Flamethrower: Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton might not know it, but he’s one of my mentors. I always love reading what he’s up to, and his book FORCE OF NATURE is on my coffee table and is one of the tomes I am modeling my own book after. In fact, if I had to describe the editorial voice of Ember Living I would say it is equal parts Laird Hamilton, Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey (in alphabetical order) filtered  through the lens of sustainability and parenting.

Here is a recent LA TIMES article on Laird with his 10-tips for staying active and vital at 51, but applicable at ANY age!




Interview with Sheryl Roush, Professional Speaker

I love being an active member of Toastmasters International. If you are looking for a great way to grow as a person or as a professional, Toastmasters can help you with either of those! It’s also a wonderful community.

This year I was asked to conduct some short (3-5-minutes) interviews with the professional speakers who will be presenting at our next conference (or TLI as we call it: Toastmasters Leadership Institute.)

Here’s my first one with the lovely and very help Sheryl Roush of Sparkle Presentations.