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Win a Deluxe Gift Package of Cheer – a $300 Value!!

Deluxe Gift Package of Cheer:  from Cheerful Hearts!

1. Top Selling Inspirational home/office décor – ” Believe” matted ready to frame print

2.  Top five specialty greeting card package

3.”Slow Down” laminated book mark

4: Specialty Cheerful Hearts Tee

5.  90 minute Power Packed Strategy – Life Coaching Session with LauraBeth

A prize Valued at $300!!

Second prize winners will receive:

5 people will win a 90 minute Rapid Results Strategy Coaching session with LauraBeth $149 value

3rd prize winners will receive:

3 people will win a “Slow Down” book mark”.

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How to have less stress and more peace this Christmas!

Raise your hand if you find adding more tasks to your already busy schedule during the holiday season causes a sense of unrest? It is supposed to be a time when we take time out to celebrate and rejoice in the birth of Christ but that can easily get lost with all of the business. If you could see me you would see that my hand would be the first to go up!

But what if we slowed down enough to plan the things that mattered the most and did not allow ourselves to get over taxed? Would you like to have more peace, more joy, and feel more love this time of year? Well good news, it is really possible! When you ask yourself this question, reflect a minute on what comes up for you. What is it that you most want to see happen for the Christmas season?

Once you know your answer to what matter’s the most to you, then write down the top three things you need to focus on to allow that to happen. Perhaps you want to get a special gift for some one. Or host a family dinner. Maybe you want to make or keep a sentimental family tradition. Making memories that are meaningful and letting the hustle and bustle of the many obligations is sure to create a calmer more enjoyable Christmas. The financial pressure can be magnified this time of year. But remember that the best gifts we can give are our time and love. And when you focus more on that, you will find a gift for yourself that we all desire and that is peace!

Wishing you all a blessed and Merry Christmas!

LauraBeth Ryan December 2016

Ever Wonder When The Sun Will Come Out Again?

DSC03076I was really concerned I was not going to be well enough to make a planned trip on a Caribbean cruise that was a belated birthday gift from my mom and younger sister!  But I recovered just in time to make the trip!  It was an amazing time of relaxation and special times with my mom and sisters!

I had also been working on getting an electric wheelchair for some time, as even at my best, I can only stand/walk for short distances.  It came in the week before and made the trip that much more enjoyable.  The independence and freedom it gave me to go about the ship without needing assistance was a great feeling!

It had been such a rough two months prior with a pain flare that kept me in bed for those two months and it was hard to see out of it.  Pain, whether emotional or physical, has a way of distorting our view.   That is when we must rely on others around us for support to help us through.   My husband, Kevin, kept encouraging me that I would feel better again and said, “Hang on honey; you will have a cruise to enjoy once you get through this”.  And he was right!

Friend, there will be times in life where you feel like your problems are too big and there is no end in sight.  You may wonder if the sun will ever shine again.   When this happens, look to the Lord for His strength and rest, rely on others around you for support and I promise you, the sun will not only shine, but you will experience a rainbow of  joy again!


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Don’t Make This #1 New Year’s Mistake!


Happy 2016!  It is a new year with a new slate to remind us that we can start again.   I did well through the Christmas season and was the strongest I had been in years.  But then I overdid it and went into flare and was hit with a whammy of a sinus infection on top of that.

Not the way I would choose to start the New Year, but I have learned to go with the flow and turn to the Word for encouragement.  When we are forced to slow down it is a test of our faith in trust.  “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 NIV is a great scripture for the times when we must rest.

I am on track to wellness again and just like the New Year, each day brings about opportunity to start again.  Most make New Year’s resolutions the first of January but did you know that resolutions don’t work?  Statistics show that by February, 80% of those who made them, give them up.

What does work is using the date as a reminder to reflect and look at what changes you would like to make in your life.  And then make a commitment to a life style change.  Then take small action steps toward the new behavior every day until it becomes a habit.

Life is not easy.  It presents challenges regularly.  But the best thing you can do to make positive change is to work on your mindset.  That way, no matter what gets in your way, you will reach those goals!

Ask yourself what is important to you?  Are you achieving the things that bring you peace, joy, emotional and physical wellness, spiritual growth, fulfillment?  Then take action.  This will lead you to the success you desire!   Wishing you a very blessed, happy, fulfilling and rewarding new year!

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Writeup in the Austin American Statesman

Writeup in the Austin American Statesman

A car accident. Bending over to pick up a child while she was seven months pregnant. Kissing a child goodbye. These three events lead to LauraBeth Ryan spending 10 years mostly confined to her bed. She had almost given up hope that she would walk again when a move to the Austin area led to […]

Impactful Speaking

Impactful Speaking

Disappointments, hardships and challenges come to us all.  How does one hold on when all seems lost?  LauraBeth’s faith in God was tested greatly and through it, she went from a place of despair to one of great hope!  Through her inspirational speaking, she offers listeners a solid sense of hope, that no matter what they encounter,with determination, […]

Specialty Gift Shop

Specialty Gift Shop

At our Specialty Gift Shop, all of our Cheerful Hearts, Christian, Specialty gifts, Premium Greeting Card collection, & Keepsakes are designed to uplift, inspire, encourage, and bring joy to the heart! Whether to encourage yourself or a friend who is going through a trial, or to find  inspirational décor for your home, or looking for […]

Live Your Best Life Coaching

Live Your Best Life Coaching

Live Your Best Life NOW!  Do you find you’re not living out the life you would like to be? Are you lacking balance, having trouble solving issues with loved ones? Struggle with managing time, or money?   Dissatisfied with your spiritual journey?   Are you feeling stressed out, maxed out, and lacking joy?   Let […]



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