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Denise Ryan
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A motivational fireball who likes to start fires and eat chocolate She engages audiences around the country with humor and actionable tips and techniques..
A motivational fireball who likes to start fires and eat chocolate She engages audiences around the country with humor and actionable tips and techniques..

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Latest FlameThrower!

As I write this, Hurricane Matthew is speeding toward the US. It looks bad and I’m thinking of all the things we take for granted. The biggest? Electricity. We are so dependent on it, when it goes out, we lose our minds. It is like oxygen for most of us (or maybe crack cocaine) . We don’t think twice about the electric company on a daily basis, but the minute the power goes out, we scream about how inept they are. And when something isn’t working - it’s always “they.” I can’t believe “they” are taking so long to get my power back on! “They” make so much money they should get gasoline to me right now! “They” suck!

You know who works at the power company? On the pipeline? In customer service? “Us.” Your neighbors. The people who shop at Target with you. People just like you. People we take for granted every single day. Right now, there are trucks and trucks of linemen, National Guard members, and others headed to help where the hurricane is projected to hit. They are going to put their lives in danger so we can play Pokémon Go. And they do it every day. Being an electric lineman is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Every time we flip a switch or send a text we should be grateful for all the people who make it possible.

Losing something makes you realize how much you came to take it for granted. We should all be more aware that we could lose anything we have at any time. We should be more appreciative of all those who are helping us right now - there are people keeping our power on (or trying to get it back on), picking up our garbage, ensuring our safety, producing our food and helping us in a million different ways. You put your life in the hands of countless others on a daily basis without even thinking about it.

So try to thank everyone who helps you when you can. Try to appreciate all you have. Consider all the people who helped create the things and services in your life. And realize when there are problems, there is no “they.” There is only “us.”


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So honored to receive this from NCACPA!

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Can't wait to head to Arizona to speak at Summit Healthcare's Women's Health Conference!!

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New Year's Day in Mt. Zion - my theme for this year - embrace life!
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