Karen Casey - Each Day A Renewed Beginning
Dec 4, 2021 4:45 PM

Karen Casey - Each Day A Renewed Beginning

Dec 04 | 4:45 EST

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Millions of people around the world spend a few moments in quiet reflection with Karen Casey every day. 

Banyen is honoured to welcome Karen Casey, author of the beloved classics Each Day a New Beginning and The Promise of a New Day, for an inspirational discussion of and 52 Ways of Living the Course in Miracles and her new book, Each Day a Renewed Beginning.

Sometimes we feel like the world is imploding on us: pandemics, climate change, politics, employment... The list goes on, and it becomes too much to take in all at once. Karen Casey's work offers heartfelt and hard-won wisdom, bringing a message of genuine positivity and transformation to our darkest times.

Each Day a Renewed Beginning is a collection of unique motivational experiences assembled to inspire optimism in times of crisis, both externally and internally. Karen Casey investigates topics such as hope, meditation, tranquility, and acceptance, so that we can apply them to our perception and make choices that will leave us ready to take on the ugly side of life.

Karen Casey, PhD, is the author of 28 books including the beloved classic, Each Day a New Beginning, which has sold over 3.5 million copies and has been translated into more than 10 languages worldwide. She is a workshop facilitator for 12-step recovery and an inspirational speaker who has helped transform the lives of audiences around the world for over four decades. Some of her influential books of inspiration include Promise of a New Day, Codependence and the Power of Detachment, Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow, and 52 Ways to Live the Course in Miracles.


An Evening With Fred Guttenberg | Find the Helpers
Dec 7, 2021 6:30 PM

An Evening With Fred Guttenberg | Find the Helpers

Dec 07 | 6:30 pm (EST) 

Books & Books, the Coral Gables Congregational Church and Miami Book Fair present…

An Evening with


with introduction by Pastor Laurie Hafner


Fred Guttenberg’s Find the Helpers: What 9/11 and Parkland Taught Me about Recovery, Purpose, and Hope

(Mango, $18.95)

Tuesday, December 7, 6:30 pm at Coral Gables Congregational Church


Goal-Setting Simplified
Dec 7, 2021 7:00 PM

Goal-Setting Simplified


Meetup Description: We have very experienced speakers as well as those just getting started in speaking or who want to start up your own business. Our meetings generate a lot of energy and ideas!

We host live online monthly webinars and in person quarterly events, all of which have opportunities for members to speak. Our goal is to network, collaborate, share resources and learn more about the business of speaking, being an entrepreneur and everything that has to go along with that. We mastermind, members are able to speak, there is training each month and we work on ways to help each other find more speaking opportunities or build our businesses in general.

This WEBINAR only lasts one hour so we will move quickly - be on time so you can do your introduction! Try to be on video if you can as then you'll be able to share your information, website and special offers inside the "chat room" on zoom. Recordings and Chat Room Contents are saved and shared on the Webinar Replay page linked here:, for anyone to watch and review so those who "show up" could get a lot of added exposure!

7:00 pm - Welcome from Katrina Sawa (host) and "quick" introductions from those on live

7:20 pm - Reminders from Katrina on upcoming events, member & group announcements

7:30 pm - 15 min speaker with Q&A - Debra Eckerling will be speaking on the topic of "Goal-Setting Simplified" - Set yourself up for success in 2022 with goal-setting expert Debra Eckerling. Debra will guide you through her task-based brainstorming system: The D*E*B METHODⓇ. DEB stands for Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path.

During this session, you will learn the Goal-Setting Simplified way to:
• Come up with a mission statement
• Set short and long-term goals
• Prioritize and make a plan Get ready to take on the new year with DEB!

7:50 pm - 5 minutes in the spotlight hot seat for one member on the call

7:55 pm - Last minute shout out for free gifts, links, events and more (to be placed in chat room for easy access for all) Note: Katrina will copy the chat room contents at the end of each webinar and include in a follow up email along with the recording of that month's webinar.

Try to come video ready at a computer if you can and for best communicating, use this link to join in live: Otherwise you are welcome to call in only to:[masked], Meeting ID/PIN:[masked]. *** ZOOM NOW REQUIRES ENTERING A PASSWORD WHICH IS[masked] *** Bring ideas, your 30 second schpeel, a call to action or free gift or promotion of what you would like to share with the group too.

Come on time for introductions of everyone in the group. Bring a free gift link to post in the chat room for all to take advantage of. Be ready to possibly get chosen for a hot seat in our "5 Minutes in the Spotlight".

Debra Eckerling is the author of the IPPY award-winning Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning & Achieving Your Goals and founder of the D*E*B METHOD, which is her system for goal-setting simplified. Debra helps writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, as well as business teams, figure out what they want and how to get it through one-on-one coaching, workshops, online support, and corporate wellness initiatives. She is also the founder of the Write On Online community, and host of the #GoalChat Twitter chat, #GoalChatLive show, and The DEB Show podcast.

Please be sure to tell a friend who might also enjoy our group. Send them to: If you would like to be one of the upcoming speakers for the in person events or the webinars, please go to that page and click on the link that says "Apply to Speak".

Heart Wisdom: Holiday Storytelling
Dec 8, 2021 4:30 PM

Heart Wisdom: Holiday Storytelling

Dec 08 | 4:30 pm (EST) | To register, please email:

During the pandemic, we all learned the importance of true connections and depth of relationships. One of the ways we experience these relational connections is by sharing stories. Our stories are a way we can be open, honest, vulnerable, scared, or joyful with others. Our stories help us feel the whole range of human emotions. Join us at this week’s Mango Publishing Author Panel to hear our  experts talk about how to use storytelling during the holidays to connect with yourself and others. 

This Week's Authors:

Kate Farrell is a storyteller, author, and librarian. She founded the Word Weaving Storytelling Project and has published numerous educational materials on storytelling. Kate is author of "Story Power: Secrets to Creating, Crafting, and Telling Memorable Stories.”
Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer, actor, and visual effects producer. Rosen has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour.  He is an on-air personality for Alice Radio’s “The Sarah and Vinnie Show,” the #1-rated morning show in the San Francisco area. A performer at BATS Improv, he is also a writer and creative director at Tippett Studio.
Virtual Overnight Cinnamon Roll Demo
Dec 8, 2021 4:00 PM

Virtual Overnight Cinnamon Roll Demo

Dec 08 | 4:00 pm (EST) | Register this this FREE event HERE

Discover all of the secrets to making the best cinnamon rolls, from scratch, with trained chef Kristin “Baker Bettie” Hoffman. These delicious rolls can be prepared the night before and baked the next morning; perfect for a holiday breakfast!

When: Wednesday, December 8th @ 4pm Eastern (3pm Central // 1pm Pacific)

What to Bring?: Download Recipe

About the program leader:

Kristin "Baker Bettie" Hoffman is a trained chef, baking educator, cookbook author, and creator of the popular baking blog Kristin also owns an online baking school, The Better Baking School, where she teaches virtual classes on a variety of topics. She also teaches beginner bread and sourdough workshops in the Chicago area and is very active on social media.

Goal-Setting Simplified for 2022
Dec 8, 2021 12:00 PM

Goal-Setting Simplified for 2022

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm 

Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference.

This event is virtual and held via Zoom. Please register for the event and the Zoom credentials will be sent to you.

Now is the perfect time to make new plans and set your 2022 up for success! The Mechanics Institute welcomes award-winning author Debra Eckerling, Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals. During this event, Debra will take you through the D*E*B METHOD®, which is her system of Goal-Setting Simplified. DEB stands for Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path

You will:

  • Visualize a successful 2022
  • Take stock of where you are and what you want
  • Create a mission and motto
  • Set personal and professional goals
  • Discover wellbeing strategies for work-life balance

Start 2022 right! Bring your dreams. Get ready to take lots of notes. And have some fun! Ready to reboot your goals now? Grab your copy of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals and join the Your Goal Guide Facebook group to ask questions and share your journey.

About Deb: Goal-Setting expert Debra Eckerling is the author of the award-winning Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning, and Achieving Your Goals and creator of the D*E*B METHOD® system of goal-setting simplified. Deb is on a mission to change goal-culture! A workshop leader and corporate consultant, she helps entrepreneurs, executives, and individuals figure out what they want and how to get it. Debra is also the founder of Write On Online, a website and community for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, as well as host of the #GoalChat Twitter chat (Sundays at 7pm PT @TheDEBMethod), #GoalChat Live on Facebook and LinkedIn (Mondays at 4pm PT), and The DEB Show podcast. Learn more at, follow @TheDEBMethod on social media, and reach out to

About the Book: One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that people often don’t put enough thought into what they really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. Eckerling presents readers with her own tested and proven method: the D*E*B METHOD®, a brainstorming and task-based system, which stands for: Determine Your Mission, Explore Your Options, Brainstorm Your Path. Through a combination of writing exercises and systems, Eckerling provides readers with a process for making and setting goals that is stress-free, easy-to-manage, and even fun.




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The Healing Power of Grief: An Online Conversation
Dec 9, 2021 8:00 PM

The Healing Power of Grief: An Online Conversation

Dec 09 | 8:00 pm (EST)| Register for this event HERE
Explore ways to embrace the healing power of grief.

About this event

Grief is a universal experience, and we will each suffer the loss of loved ones. During this special online event, New Thought leaders will address the impact of grief on our lives, explore the effects of compound grief, and share how to uncover gratitude during the grieving process.

During this two-hour conversation, you’ll hear from authors, ministers, and teachers about their own experiences of grief—and how we can all embrace the healing power of grief. 

Topics that will be discussed include: 

  • How the gift of grief changed my life
  • Telling your story about your loved one
  • Understanding compound grief
  • Saying goodbye when you didn’t get to say goodbye
  • Finding humor during grief



Please consider a donation amount of $25, $50, or $100, or choose a different amount.

The Milton Erickson Foundation Presents : The Evolution of Psychotherapy / Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Event
Dec 9, 2021

The Milton Erickson Foundation Presents : The Evolution of Psychotherapy / Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Event

The Best New True Crime Stories Facebook Live Event #23
Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM

The Best New True Crime Stories Facebook Live Event #23

Please join Mitzi Szereto at Facebook on Friday, December 10 at noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, 8pm UK, 9pm CEST, and Saturday 7am AEDT, for a special livestream event for "The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge." She'll be chatting with her contributor Joe Turner, who will be joining her live from the UK!

Event link:

Holiday Bread Class & Book Signing at NAPCA
Dec 12, 2021 11:00 AM

Holiday Bread Class & Book Signing at NAPCA

Dec 12 | 11:00 am (CST) | Buy your ticket for this in-person event HERE

Spend the afternoon with Baker Bettie for an in-depth baking demo, Q&A, and book signing of her new book, Baker Bettie's Better Baking Book!

Baker Bettie will first demo a master yeast dough recipe from her book as she explains the science of how yeast works and the differences in types of yeast dough.

She will then show you how you can use this one master dough recipe to make endless varieties of yeasted baked goods. Her variations will focus on holiday breads.