From A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul


Raymond L. Aaron is a captivating speaker in the fields of real estate, business and motivation. A household name across Canada and an entry in the prestigious Canadian Who’s Who, Mr. Aaron has helped tens of thousands of fellow Canadians dramatically increase their wealth through creative purchases of real estate. To attend his courses or purchase his various motivational audiotapes, write The Raymond Aaron Group at 9225 Leslie Street, #2, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B 3H6 or fax at (905) 881-8996.

Steve Andreas has been a searcher and wanderer most of his life. As part of this continuing journey, he has been a learner, teacher, therapist, author, publisher, husband and parent.

Ralph Archbold has been speaking since 1983 in an award-winning portrayal of Benjamin Franklin for corporate and convention groups. For information about the topics he addresses, contact him at Ben Franklin, PO Box 40178, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Call 215-238-0871 or fax 215-238-9102.

Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., is chairman of Blanchard Training and Development, a full-service management consulting and training company. He is the author of numerous books, including the all-time bestseller The One Minute Manager. A sought-after speaker and business consultant, he can be reached at Blanchard Training and Development, 125 State Place, Escondido, CA 92029. Call 1-800-728-6000.

Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., is one of the leading psychological educators of our time. He has written numerous books, including How to Survive The Loss of a Love, Making Peace with Your Parents, Making Peace with Yourself, How to Heal Depression and The Power of Five. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker. For further information, please contact him at 1110 Luneta Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014. Call 619-481-9950 or fax 619-792-2333.

Lisa Boyd resides in Del Mar, California, with her husband and two children. She is very active in various volunteer activities and enjoys craft-work and writing poetry. Lisa can be reached by writing P.O. Box 2070, Del Mar, California 92014 or by calling (619) 755-2120. Fax (619) 755-9242.

Mike Buettell a highly respected junior high school counselor in Irvine, California. Partially disabled, he is a living inspiration to his students that courage, perseverance, and a sense of humor can overcome any obstacle. He can be reached at Rancho Middle School, 4861 Michelson, Irvine, CA 92715. Call 714-786-3005.

Ben Burton is a humorist, speaker and writer residing in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Matyrdom of Andy is excerpted from Ben Burton’s new book, The Chicken That Won a Dogfight. He can be reached at 10 Queens Row, Hot Springs, AR 71901. Call 501-623-6496.

Bruce Carmichael spent his early years on a family farm in northern Missouri. He received his degree at Northwest Missouri State University, was a decorated fighter pilot in WW II, a high school principal, and later earned degrees in both medicine and chiropractic. He is now practicing chiropractic in the Missouri Ozarks.

John Catenacci is just another being of the human type, dancing through life with his Army boots on. A practicing chemical engineer, he is also a community and environmental activist, published writer and an organizational development/team-building consultant. He can be reached at 1355 S. Winter St. Apt A-4, Adrian, MI 49221. Call 517-265-6138 (day).

Dan Clark is the International Ambassador of the “Art of Being Alive.” He has spoken to over 2 million people in all fifty states, Canada, Europe, Asia and Russia. Dan is an actor, songwriter, recording artist, video producer and award-winning athlete. He is the well-known author of six books, including Getting High—How to Really Do It, One Minute Messages and The Art of Being Alive. He can be reached at P.O. Box 8689, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 or call 801-485-5755.

Charles A. Coonradt is the author of The Game of Work and Managing the Obvious. Both books are referred to as management “must reads.” His company, The Game of Work, Inc., has been improving productivity and profitability for its clients since 1973. He is recognized as an author, speaker and consultant. He can be reached at 1912 Sidewinder Drive, Suite 201, Park City, UT 84060. Call 800-438-6074.

Stan Dale, formerly the voice of “The Shadow” and the announcer/narrator of “The Lone Ranger,” “Sgt. Preston” and”The Green Hornet” radio shows, is the Director/Founder of the Human Awareness Institute in San Mateo, CA. He conducts “Sex, Love and Intimacy Workshops” around the world. Stan is the author of Fantasies Can Set You Free and My Child, My Self: How to Raise the Child You Always Wanted to Be. Both books are available from The Human Awareness Institute, 1720 S. Amphlett Blvd., Suite 128, San Mateo, CA 94402. Call 800-800-4117 or 415-571-5524.

Beverly K. Fine was first prize winner of Maryland Poetry Society. She has had essays published in The Sun Magazine, The Anchorage Daily News, and The Baltimore Evening Sun. She also had poems published in Our World’s Best Loved Poems, ed. John Campbell. Beverly is a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Scholastic Honor Society, Alpha Delta Chapter, and Honor Society.

Pam Finger is a workshop facilitator and consultant who specializes in self-esteem and values clarification issues. She is the president of the Rochester chapter of the National Council for Self-Esteem and is president and cofounder of Inner-Trek, a training and consulting organization based in Rochester, New York. She may be contacted through Inner Trek, PO Box 32, Fairport, NY 14450. Call 716-223-0153 or fax 716-223-0147.

Bob Fox, The Old Bluebird, is a newspaper columnist for the Brookville Star in Brookville, Ohio. He led the Brookville High School Bluebirds to a state championship in 1935 and went on to play amateur, semi-pro and minor league baseball. He can be reached by writing PO Box 43, Brookville, OH 45309, or call (513) 833-4396.

Stan Gebhardt is president of CompuQuest Educational Services, a global leader in computer education programs for children and adults. A public speaker, poet and singer, he addresses a variety of audiences and can be reached at 614-888-4900.

H. Stephen Glenn is an internationally acclaimed family psychologist who speaks to over 100,000 people each year. Steve has written numerous books and courses including Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World and Positive Discipline in the Classroom as well as several outstanding training series, including Developing Capable People, and Basic Substance Abuse Counseling. He is president of Capabilities, Inc. and can be reached at PO Box 2515, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, or call 916-961-5556.

Ted Goff is a cartoonist in Kansas City. He may be reached at P.O.Box 22679, Kansas City, MO 64113.

D.H. Groberg has lived, worked and presented all over the world; first as director of training for Mobil Oil’s international operations, as founding vice-president for international and key facilitator for Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; and as independent speaker/presenter/facilitator on such topics as Five Moments of Truth, Values Across Cultures, Inner Productivity and other inspirational/motivational topics. Contact him at 2163 Lorita Way, Sandy, UT 84093. Call 801-943-5529, fax 801-943-3700.

Patty Hansen has her priorities straight—being Mom is number one. As the other half of the “Mark/Patty Team,” she devotes her time between being Chief Financial Officer and trouble-shooter at M.V. Hansen & Associates, Inc., and full-time driver, caretaker and homework assistant to their two daughters, Elisabeth and Melanie. She also loves to squeeze in some time to garden, raise chickens and play on the beach. She is currently at work on her first book. She can be reached at PO Box 7665, Newport Beach, CA 92658. Call 714-759-9304.

Bob Harris is a professional development trainer and keynote speaker in business and education. Bob’s audio programs include What’s The Magnitude of Your Attitude?, How to Create Dreams Worth Living and Self-Esteem the Same in Any Language. Bob can be reached at Bob Harris & Assoc., 5942 Edinger Avenue, Ste. 113, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Call 1-800-TO-EXCEED.

Rob and Toni Harris are the owners of Re/Max Results Realtors and the proud parents of Nick. Nick has been raised to be a positive thinker, with a strong belief in himself. They reside at 11630 Woodstone Place, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. Call 219-482-7090.

D. Trinidad Hunt is an educator, international speaker and sought-after corporate trainer and consultant. Her solid business success tools shared in her Learning to Learn: Maximizing Your Performance Potential book and audio series have propelled numerous companies from mediocrity into organizational excellence. Trin can be reached at Elan Enterprises, 47-430 Hui Nene St., Kaneohe, HI 96744. Call 800-707-3526 or fax 808-239-2482.

Larry James is a professional speaker and author of the book How to Really Love the One You’re With. He travels across the nation, leading seminars and presenting keynotes of inspiration that focus on personal and professional relationship development and business networking. Contact Larry James at Career Assurance Network, P.O. Box 35294, Tulsa, OK 74153-0294. Call 918-744-9223 or 800-725-9223.

Avril Johannes was born in England and is a professional aviculturalist. Author of short stories published in Alaska Magazine and various newspapers, she is presently working on a book of short stories about Alaska, where she lived for 20 years. She can be reached at 8070 New Hope Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97527.

Leadership . . . with a human touch is a pocket-size magazine published every four weeks by The Economics Press, 12 Daniel Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004. It contains short anecdotes and common sense advice about the art of leading and dealing with people in the workplace and in the community. In addition, subscribers can expect a lot of humor and an occasional poignant story to lift their spirits. For a free sample issue, write Arthur F. Lenehan, Editor, at the above address, or call toll free 1-800-526-2554 or FAX (201) 227-9742 for subscription information.

Art Linkletter has been a television and radio star for more than 60 years. He has won two Emmy Awards and received four Emmy nominations, a Grammy Award and ten honorary doctorate degrees. He has written 23 books. Art has served on President Nixon’s National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse Prevention and on the Presidential Commission to improve reading in the United States. He can be reached at 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 205, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Call 213-658-7603 or fax 213-655-5173.

Donna Loesch is an inspiring speaker as well as a writer/producer of motivational products for empowerment through self-love and positive self-talk (videos, books and cassettes). She is president and founder of Creative Dreams for Self-Esteem, Monterey, California. Write to her at 1152 East 3200 South, Bountiful, UT 84010 or call 801-295-7313.

Diane Loomans is a dynamic speaker and best selling author who speaks internationally on the topics of self-esteem, communication and the power of laughter and play. She has written Full Esteem Ahead: 100 Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Children & Adults, The Laughing Classroom: Everyone’s Guide to Teaching with Humor & Play, The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem, Positively Mother Goose, and Today I am Lovable. She is a frequent guest on national radio and television, and is the President of Global Learning, PO Box 1203, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Call (619) 944-9842.

Patricia Lorenz is an inspirational writer, columnist, writing teacher and speaker. Of her articles and stories, 400 have appeared in over 70 publications including Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, Working Mother and Single-Parent Family. “But mostly,” Pat says, “I’m a mom from Oak Creek, Wisconsin who loves to write.” You can write to her at 7457 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154.

Tony Luna is founder of Tony Luna Creative Services. He is also an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in the field of creativity and business. Tony is a member of the board of directors of U.P., a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people through the arts by promoting talented youth into education and employment in the creative industries. You may reach him at 819 North Bel Aire Drive, Burbank, CA 91501-1205. Call 818-842-5490.

John Magliola Jr. graduated S.C.C.C. Cum Laude and was elected to the ranks of Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Haven. He can be reached by calling 203-269-5352.

Lisa Manley is in the business of promoting individuals who are working to make the world a better place. She presents their ideas and causes through a variety of media, including audio-cassettes, videos, graphics and writing. You can contact her at Coral Communications, PO Box 5243, Balboa Island, CA 92662. Call 714-675-9989.

Dennis E. Mannering for 45 years has researched the mysteries of life, searching for ways to live more fully and to help others get more out of their lives. In the past 15 years, Dennis has spoken to over 150,000 individuals, sharing these experiences with them. He is the author of How Good Managers Become Great Leaders, plus several audio-cassette albums, including Motivation in Action. He may be reached at Options Unlimited, Inc., 617 Sunrise Lane, Green Bay, WI 54305. Call 800-236-3445.

Dr. Barry McAlpine graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1971. He enjoys a very successful chiropractic practice in Holland, Michigan. He can be reached by calling 616-392-7031.

Hanoch McCarty, Ed.D., is an educational psychologist, author and nationally known public speaker. His keynote addresses, seminars and workshops are noted for their high energy, great humor, participant involvement and perceptive insights. He is co-author, with Meladee McCarty, of the best-selling books, Acts of Kindness: How to Create a Kindness Revolution and A Year of Kindness: 365 Ways to Spread Sunshine. He can be reached at 209-745-2212.

Meladee McCarty is a program specialist at the Sacramento County Office of Education. She finds placements for severely handicapped children and works with families, teachers and children in a special-education setting. She is co-author, with Hanoch McCarty, of Acts of Kindness: How to Create a Kindness Revolution and A Year of Kindness: 365 Ways to Spread Sunshine.. She can be reached at 1-800-KINDNESS.

Glenn McIntyre, founder of Creating Magic, is unique: a police officer, a nationally ranked wheelchair tennis player, and an inspiring speaker/consultant who, along with his talented service dog, Merlin, helps businesses and public agencies address the needs and opportunities of the disabled community. A nationally known expert on the Americans with Disabilities Act, Glenn teaches how to capture the “almost untouched market” of persons with disabilities, while complying with regulatory requirements in a common-sense, low stress, cost-effective manner. Glenn can be reached at 6349 Via Cozumel, Camarillo, CA 93012, or call 805-388-2352.

Jann Mitchell is a feature writer for The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon. She has received national awards for her coverage of social issues, features, humor and mental health. Her popular Sunday column, “Relating,” provides insights into our relationships with others and ourselves. She is the author of two books, Codependent for Sure and Organized Serenity. She also lectures frequently on self-development.

Nancy Moorman has been conducting dynamic staff development, parenting and student presentations across the nation for 10 years. She has coauthored the book, Teacher Talk: What It Really Means and has available numerous books, articles and videotapes. You can contact Nancy at PO Box 1130, Bay City, MI 48706. Call 517-686-3251.

Stanley D. Moulson is a recovering alcoholic from Aurora, Ontario, Canada, who has chosen a path of self-improvement and self-awareness. On this journey he has worked with Raymond Aaron, real estate guru, Robert Allen and Wright Thurston. Stanley’s story, “Love Never Leaves You,” was written after reading Chicken Soup for the Soul which gave him the courage to open up and share this story for the first time.

Erik Olesen is a professional speaker, psychotherapist and author who helps people become more confident, relaxed and productive. He has spoken for over 80 organizations throughout North America. Olesen’s book, Mastering the Winds of Change: Peak Performers Reveal How to Stay on Top in Times of Turmoil (Harper Collins) features a complete conditioning program for mastering the pressure of change in the 1990s and beyond. His book for children, The Little Sailboat and the Big Storm (Coming of Age Press) helps kids become more confident and optimistic. To order books, or to contact Erik Olesen, please write to 2740 Fulton, Suite 203, Sacramento, CA 95821, or call, toll-free, 1-800-STRONG-U.

Carol Lynn Pearson is widely known for her books of poetry, most recently Women I Have Known and Been. Goodbye, I Love You tells of her life with a homosexual husband who ultimately died of AIDS. She wrote the popular Christmas book, The Modern Magi, and has performed internationally her one-women play, “Mother Wove the Morning,” a search for the female face of God. She can be reached at (510) 939-0757; 1384 Cornwall Ct., Walnut Creek, CA 94596.

Willa Perrier, a native of Louisiana, writes historical events in verse. Her love of poetry is recorded in early life through recitations and writings. She is a retired educator with experience ranging from primary grades to the junior-college level in both her native state and in California.

Dawn Philips lives near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta, taught in one-room schools, and developed programs to integrate special needs children into regular school systems. She is married with four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pastor John R. Ramsey is a highly acclaimed pastor with a motivational message that has propelled him into one of America’s fastest growing ministries. His weekly television show can be seen in four states and in over 800,000 homes. He can be reached at John Ramsey Ministries, 3238 E Hwy 390, Panama City, FL 32405-9305. Call 904-271-9647.

Robert Reasoner is a highly respected educator and international authority on self-esteem and motivation. He currently holds the office of president of the International Council for Self-Esteem. He is the author of Building Self-Esteem: A Comprehensive Program for Schools. He can be contacted at 234 Montgomery Lane, Ft. Ludlow, WA 98365. Call 206-437-0300.

Dee Dee Robinson has worked at a small restaurant for the last five years in Atlanta, Georgia. She is renowned speaker and author on the subject of spirituality and self-love. Dee Dee started writing about five years ago and enjoys sharing her writing with others. She can be reached by writing to 2644 Marietta, GA 30067 or by calling 404-973-0422.

Jim Rohn has focused on the fundamentals of human behavior that most affect personal and business performance for more than 30 years. He now concentrates his creative skills on Jim Rohn International, a diversified corporation engaged in the worldwide marketing of personal development, management and sales-oriented seminars and training programs. In addition to his best-selling books, Seasons of Life and The Seven Strategies for Wealth and Happiness, he has recently written The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle. He can be reached at 9810 North MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 303, Irving, TX 75063, or by calling 214-401-1000.

Bill Sanders has shared the speaking platform with Presidents Ford and Reagan, Zig Ziglar and others. He has written 14 books and is the host of TV’s only teen talk show, “Straight Talk,” shown in 43 million homes. To contact Bill for your school or business talk or seminar, write to him at Bill Sanders Speeches, 8495 Valleywood Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49002. Call 616-323-8074.

John Wayne Schlatter is a speaker whose topics are inspirational, full of insight and rich with his own special brand of humor. Jack is a former speech and drama teacher as well as an author of many works. Jack was listed in the 1990 edition of Who’s Who Among Teachers in America. He is a member of the Professionals Speakers Network. In 1993, he was honored by his peers with the prestigious Speaker of the Year Award. Jack can be reached at P.O. Box 577, Cypress, CA 90630. Call 714-879-7271.

Floyd Shilanski is a recognized and dynamic speaker, motivational trainer, and sales person who travels internationally doing money management seminars and workshops for schools, organizations, and other sales organizations. Floyd is well known for his simple approach to managing your money. He is the author of Learn to Win at the Money Game and can be reached by writing to Shilanski and Associates, Inc., 236 W. 10th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 or by calling 907-278-1351.

Marlon Smith the “high-tech” motivator, is a fitting name for who is utilizing his electrical engineering background to empower individuals. Using innovative multi-media presentations, he entertains, inspires and motivates everyone through his unique program to incorporate a systemic process for reinforcing the keynote message long after his presentation. Marlon has developed the Help Me! Series: A Solution Guide for Today’s Youth. This motivational program includes 13 work-books, audio tapes, instructional video and teacher-parent lesson plans. Marlon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia in electrical engineering. His corporate experience includes working for two Fortune-500 corporations, IBM and Hewlett-Packard. He can be reached by writing Success By Choice, 25125 Santa Clara Street, Suite #321, Hayward, CA 94544 or call (510) 887-1311.

Dottie Walters is the president of the Walters International Speakers Bureau in California. She is the author of The Greatest Speakers I Have Ever Heard, featuring Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen; and Speak and Grow Rich with her daughter, Lilly. She is founder of The International Group of Agents and Bureaus and she is the editor/publisher of Sharing Ideas news magazine—the largest in the world for paid professional speakers. She can be reached at PO Box 1120, Glendora, CA 91740. Call 818-335-8069 or fax 818-335-6127.

Lilly Walters is the executive director of Walters International Speakers Bureau, a professional lecture agency with 20,000 world-famous celebrities and interesting and entertaining business speakers. She has authored many books, videos and audio albums, including Secrets of Successful Speakers—How You Can Motivate, Captivate and Persuade; What to Say When You’re Dyin’ on the Platform!; Speak and Grow Rich and many others. Call 818-335-8069 or fax 818-335-6127.

Larry Winget is a motivational humorist, business speaker and author of several books, including Money Stuff, which ties the spiritual principles of love, service and giving straight to the bottom line, and Stuff That Works Every Single Day. His personal story of triumph over financial disaster and his hilarious business stories make him a sought-after convention speaker. He can be contacted at Win Seminars! PO Box 700485, Tulsa, OK 74170. Call 800-749-4597.

Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., is one of the nation’s most respected voices on the role of self-esteem as it detracts or empowers vitality in health, achievement and personal growth for both children and adults. She is also highly regarded for her knowledge of developmental stages and their contribution to meaning, purpose and actualizing potential. Bettie is the author of 14 books published in 27 languages including How to Develop Self-Esteem in Your Child, Safeguarding Your Teenager from the Dragons of Life, and Values from the Heartland: Stories of an American Farmgirl. She can be contacted at Bettie B. Youngs & Associates, 3060 Racetrack View Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014. Call 619-481-6360.

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