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Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

I love Diana Nyad. I heard her speak a few years ago and her spirit ignited the room. She was funny, passionate, honest and utterly captivating. She had just turned 60 and was fueled by the notion of swimming from Cuba to Florida, without the aid of a shark cage. She, and many others, had attempted this 100 mile feat to no avail. Her last attempt had been in her 20’s when she was already a very accomplished swimmer. Last year her vision became a reality. After FIVE attempts, she reached the shore, 52 hours in the water, 64 years of age. A jaw-dropping accomplishment. This week I feature her story, not simply for the sheer awe of what she achieved but because she so clearly articulates the power of the human spirit. She is a born leader with a beautiful soul, a dry wit and a message that that will inspire you to DREAM BIG. Watch her TED Talk below!

So, what’s your dream for this year? What have you longed to achieve? Please share your thoughts here. I will be making a special announcement soon. I believe that together we can break through invisible barriers to make our dreams a reality. Are you ready to step into the water and swim with me?


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Alexa Fischer

Meet Alexa Fischer

Wishbeads founder Alexa Fischer is an actress, teacher, author, and speaker whose work helps people go after their dreams, build their confidence, and break free from fear. It’s time to ignite your light.


Meet the Magnificent Joyce Aimee

Let me introduce you to Joyce Aimee. To glance at her is to fall in love with the human spirit to create, reinvent, perform, and delight. In her nineties, she decided to take on television after a life in the performing arts - singing in cabarets, running a talent...

Awkward on Camera? How to Overcome Your Habits

Awkward on Camera? How to Overcome Your Habits

Years ago as an actress filming a shampoo commercial, the director yelled, “Cut!” and then he said to me: “Alexa, can you please stop licking your lips?” Embarrassed, I became suddenly super self-conscious of how I hold my mouth on camera. (And all I could think about...

The Benefits of Healthy Boundaries

The Benefits of Healthy Boundaries

Years ago, I worked with a freelancer who set the most perfect ground rules at the beginning of our relationship: Don’t call - instead, email me, I prefer email. If you email after this time, I won’t respond until that time. And we won’t discuss work on the weekends -...

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