Lilou's mission and vision is to empower millions of people to have joyful and fulfilled lives. Lilou's mission is to transform media (websites, newspaper, TV, magazines) so they become positive and empowering sources of information and inspiration.
The first thing most people notice about Laura is her head. At the age of 11, she lost all of her hair to a 'dis-ease' called Alopecia Areata. Besides having no hair, she is perfectly healthy. This is a condition that affects about 5 million people in America and 1.7 percent of the total population. It's not been an easy journey, though it's one that she is eternally grateful for. Laura believes that “our biggest challenges will become our biggest blessings when we are willing to look for the gifts they bring.” Laura formed her company I Shine Inc. in 2001; its mission is to generate the conversation of love around the world through speaking, TV, film and the web. Her first book, I Love You More, originally self-published sold over 179,000 copies. Since teaming up with Sourcebooks their numbers are now soaring to over 225,000 copies. She has been featured in magazines and newspapers across the country including USA Today, Writer Magazine, EPregnancy, Pregnancy Magazines Buyer’s Guide and was selected as 1 of 10 people under the age of 40 making a difference in South Florida by Boca Magazine. Her book has been endorsed by several world renowned teachers including Wayne Dyer, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, John Demartini and Alan Cohen.
Laura has created a program entitled “Self-Esteem through Love-Empowering our Children to Shine!” that she shares with students, parents and educators. She speaks to aspiring authors and self-publishers as well as management teams and marketers. She has spoken at functions for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the National Association of Women Writers, Gilda’s Club, Joe DiMaggio and Chris Everett Children’s Hospitals, Delta Airlines, New School Xango Event, The Learning Annex, as well as many others, including dozens of schools nationwide. One of Laura’s intentions for Co-Creating Our Reality is to get the whole world talking, so that it will soon occur stranger to ignore one of our brothers or sisters than to speak to one another-connecting her global family both in cyberspace and in person. Imagine walking down a street, getting into an elevator or riding on a train and having it be “normal” or expected to have a conversation with anyone that’s around you?! There is nothing Laura enjoys more than sharing her story so that it might inspire others to know that through the power of love anything is possible. www.LauraDuksta.com Laura's 100 Day Reality Challenge: www.cocreatingourreality.com/profile/lauraduksta
“Rock Star Author”, Sandy Grason is an International Speaker, the Founder & Author of the bestselling book, JOURNALUTION: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life & Manifest Your Dreams.
Last updated by Lilou Jan 26, 2009.