Tribal Wisdom Radio with Shelby Alexander Griggs and Pachet Spates

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Guess who is hosting Tribal Wisdom Radio presented by Bridal Tribe Magazine? Me. This is my second week in a row filling in for Cynthia, the radio show host and magazine editor. If you missed the episode from January 7, 2014 you can find it here.

This week’s show will discuss journaling and Moving Forward with Your Business Despite the Curve Balls Thrown at You. If you have any questions about using a journal as a means to document and motivate your life or overcoming obstacles in business, you don’t want to miss this show. Please leave your questions for Shelby and Pachet in the comments below.

Featured Guest: Shelby Alexander Griggs

shelby_2013_336X428Motivational speaker, life coach, and author Shelby Alexander Griggs is an advocate for passion-driven living through her coaching and mentoring services. She makes a personal attempt to share her testimony while inspiring others to live out their dreams with aggression and determination. The well sought after speaker is often called the most inspiring storyteller on the stage. Shelby incorporates her twenty plus years of business leadership and professional speaking experience to inspire and motivate her audience. Shelby Alexander Griggs is the author of Opening the Door to Your True Purpose (affiliate link), co-author of Adventures in Manifesting: Health and Happiness; Adventures in Manifesting: Passion and Purpose; and The Motherhood Diaries. Shelby is the former radio show host for Girl Talk with Shelby. She has been featured in USA Today;; Dallas Child Magazine; GMA’s Tory Johnson’s Spark & Hustle Daring Doers; Oprah Winfrey Network; The Insider. She was also recently named one of 25 Women Who Inspire for 2014 by Hope for Women magazine.

Connect with Shelby online | Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Special Guest: Pachet Spates

pachetPachet Spates aka The Enduring Optimist is a blogger, author, creative mind and journal enthusiast. Her blog is dedicated to reflective journaling, creative productivity and motivation. Spates has been blogging for over a decade but did not truly come into her own until a two years ago when she found herself revisiting old journals and reflecting on her life as a whole.

Since then, Pachet has used the art of journaling to encourage readers to think outside of the box with reflective journal prompts, daily doses of inspiration known as Notes from The Optimist and motivating her audience to chase their dreams and uncover their purpose through journal writing.

Pachet’s love for journaling inspired her to write her first book, The Optimist Guide to Journaling (Affiliate Link) which highlights the benefits of journaling, various types of journaling and includes over 30 journal prompts. Spates will be expanding her Optimist Guide series in 2015 with two new books and an e-book focusing on creative productivity.

When she’s not blogging- or journaling, Pachet enjoys cooking, looming, painting, drinking coffee and obsessing over Optimist Prime and vampires who DON’T sparkle.
Pachet currently resides in the south suburbs outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids.

Connect with Pachet online | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on

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