Entries by Chrissanne

Answering His Call

I have always been a sensitive soul – (I know, many of you would recommend that I don’t share something like that in such a public way) easily hurt, idealistic and passionate about the entire human experience. Longing to feel connected, valued and understood. Often feeling far from all of these. Feeling ALIVE has really […]

My Mother’s Voice: A Cuban Memory

“My Mother’s Voice – A Cuban Memory” My body hungers to see you, my long lost island, to watch your palm trees swaying, with the sun on my face, carrying me back, through my childhood hallways. Even decorated differently, they will be the same. They will bring back memories of my stolen youth and let […]

Leadercast Lakeland: Awaken the Leader Within

My personal mission: To inspire the citizens of Polk County to Awaken the Leader Within themselves and share their greatness with our community. I am on a mission.  When I speak to friends, business owners, teachers and leaders in our community, I am always amazed at the quality of people I encounter. The conversations and […]

Welcome to the Light

Every day that I wake up and get out of bed is a victory. Inexplicable darkness is worse than monsters in the closet… at least when there are monsters in the closet, you can close and barricade the door. Inexplicable darkness is that shame, guilt, sadness that you can’t explain – and when you try, […]

Be Part of the Solution

In response to the commentary found on an Editorial published today on the Ledger.com I share these thoughts.  The Internet is powerful.  I believe we must use it for good.  In our country, we can speak freely. Yet, it seems more people choose to speak freely negatively than to create positive change.  This message is my small effort […]

My “Crazy” Vision for Lakeland

“Authenticity doesn’t mean listening to people and parroting back what we hear. It means telling people what we believe and then waiting to see who is attracted by what we espouse and who isn’t. This is why we are drawn to an authentic brand over a non-authentic brand” I watched this video, and as always […]

You can be Better

I really don’t care whether you believe me or not – you can be better than you are today. You can be more valuable, more consistent, more loyal, more kind, more considerate. It’s not what you say to others or behind someone’s back that determines how remarkable you are. It’s in your own beliefs that […]