Valerie R. Sheppard joins Mark to talk about her new book “Living Happy To Be Me”. Valerie teaches Self-Awareness, Self-Acceptance, and Self-Love. Mark and Valerie discuss why being Happy is important for your health.
Valerie is a former corporate America executive. She learned how fulfillment and happiness is a journey but anyone can get there. Despite her success in the corporate world she was stressed, overwhelmed and unhappy. She learned over time where real happiness comes from and her life has changed dramatically. She now teaches other people how to be happy in their lives.
Valerie was teaching in California, and doing what she loved one afternoon, when she had a catastrophic hemorrhagic stroke where a blood vessel had burst in her brain. Valerie didn’t fully understand what was happening at the time. She was rushed to the hospital and slipped into a coma for a period of time. She was 53 at the time. She’s made a full recovery but the incident changed her life.
Valerie spent a lot of her time in the ICU laughing with her family. Her dynamic personality and genuine happiness was not swayed even though she was recovering from a very serious life-threatening stroke.
Valerie was in the process of writing the book during the time she had the stroke. You can order her new book “Living Happy To Be Me” on her website: www.happytobeme.net
air date: 5/27/16