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    Barbara De Angelis Ph.D. is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of relationships and personal growth. For the past twenty-five years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her positive messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives. As a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, Barbara has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation as one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980′s, and as one of the first nationally recognized female motivational teachers on television.

    Barbara is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over eight million copies and been published throughout the world in twenty languages. Her first book, How to Make Love All the Time, was a national bestseller and launched Barbara′s career. Her next two books, SECRETS ABOUT MEN EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW and ARE YOU THE ONE FOR ME? were #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for months. Her fourth book, REAL MOMENTS, also became an overnight New York Times bestseller, and was followed by REAL MOMENTS FOR LOVERS.  She is also the author of WHAT WOMEN WANT MEN TO KNOW, CONFIDENCE, ASK BARBARA, THE REAL RULES, PASSION, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE ROMANTIC SOUL, SECRETS ABOUT LIFE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, and the #1 New York Times bestseller CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE COUPLE′S SOUL.  Barbara has written regularly for magazines including Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCalls, Readers Digest, Redbook, and Family Circle.    

    Barbara′s latest book is HOW DID I GET HERE? Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns.

    Barbara′s television career has been just as prolific as her publishing career. In 1994, she wrote and produced the TV infomercial, “Making Love Work,” which won numerous awards, and was seen throughout the United States by hundreds of millions of people. “Making Love Work” was the most successful relationship program of its kind.  Barbara appeared weekly for two years on CNN as their Newsnight Relationship Expert dispensing advice via satellite all over the world.  She has hosted her own daily television show for CBS TV, and her own popular radio talk show in Los Angeles.  She has been a frequent guest on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Geraldo, and Politically Incorrect, as well as a regular contributor to E Entertainment and Eyewitness News in Los Angeles. Barbara also produced and starred in a one hour special for PBS entitled “Love Secrets.”

    For twelve years, Barbara was the founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Personal Growth Center. She is currently president of Shakti Communications, Inc., dedicated to bringing transformational education to the world through all electronic and print mediums. Over the past twenty years, Barbara has been in demand as a motivational speaker in North America, giving hundreds of presentations to groups including AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, Crystal Cruise Lines, and Young Presidents Organization.

    Barbara lives in Santa Barbara, California, and is known for sharing her inspirational presence, authenticity, and passion with her audiences.

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    AT & T
    Proctor & Gamble 
    Colorado Realtors Association
    Body Wise International, Inc.
    National Infomercial Marketers 
    Book Expo of America
    YPO-Young Presidents Organization
    National Selected Morticians Association
    Junior League of Memphis
    Miss America Organization
    Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. 
    Crystal Cruises
    SELF Magazine
    LA Times Festival of Books
    American Contractor’s Inspectors Group
    Century Plaza Hotel & Tower
    California Parks and Recreation
    Young Professionals Organization
    KLAS-TV-Las Vegas
    John Laing Homes
    Masters Group
    Southern California Deli Council
    Northridge Fashion Center
    Women in Business 
    Hay House Publishing 
    Northwest Woman’s Show

    Health And Wellness

    Sharp Institute
    Pritikin Longevity Center 
    College Hospital of Cerritos, California
    John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary
    St. Joseph’s Hospital
    Hiline Community Hospital
    American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    Sedona Medical Center
    Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
    Community Hospitals of California
    UAW Local 148 Women’s Committee
    North Carolina Chiropractic Association
    Landmark Medical Center
    Sharp Healthcare Women’s Symposium

    Non-Profit and Educational Institutions

    Spyglass Hill Philharmonic Committee
    Santa Barbara Community College
    Idaho University
    Learning Tree University
    The Quest Alliance
    South Palm Beach Jewish Federation
    Jewish National Fund
    Brandeis University National 
    Women’s Committee
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    Victorville Community College
    North Orange County Community College
    National Association for Campus Activities
    The 92nd Street Y
    YWCA Phoenix House  

    Personal Growth

    Chopra Center for Wellbeing
    The Omega Institute 
    Mind, Body & Spirit
    Conscious Living
    New Life Expo
    Whole Life Expo
    Body & Soul
    Living Enrichment Center
    Open U
    Learning Exchange
    Southeastern Health & Wellness Expo
    Seminarios Imagen, Puerto Rico
    The Learning Annex
    Discover U
    Empowering Woman Conference 


    Unity Church of Dallas
    Pacific Church of Religious Science
    Church of Religious Science, Huntington Beach, CA
    Church of Religious Science, Redondo Beach, CA
    Mile Hi Church
    Unity Expo
    Unity Church of Atlanta
    Unity Church of Houston
    Unity Church of Phoenix
    Unity Church of Walnut Creek
    Unity Church of El Paso
    Unity Church of Birmingham
    Sacred Living Conference
    Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church
    Unity Church of Kansas
    Unity Church of West Palm Beach
    International New Thought Alliance

    How Did I Get Here?: Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns
    All of us find ourselves, at one time or another facing the unexpected and asking "How did I get here?" Whether because of disappointments in love, crises in health, family or finances, professional dissatisfaction, or events beyond your control, life doesn′t look like you expected or intended it to.

    HOW DID I GET HERE? is a groundbreaking inspirational handbook for anyone of any age going through change, challenge or reevaluation in any aspect of their lives. It is about finding your way to renewed hope and happiness from wherever you are. Renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis masterfully guides you through an understanding of your own life lessons, and teaches you how to successfully use whatever you′re going through as a springboard for regeneration and rebirth.

    We live in turbulent times of profound change, and many of us find ourselves at emotional and spiritual crossroads.

    HOW DID I GET HERE? offers illuminating teachings and practical, innovative techniques that free you to move forward into a life of renewed optimism, true contentment and courageous awakening. With her remarkable blend of timeless wisdom, practical techniques and down-to-earth advice, Barbara De Angelis helps you to :

    • Recognize and understand the significant transitions, turning points, and wake-up calls on your path
    • Transform fear into courage, confusion and into vision, and self-doubt into confidence
    • Turn what appear to be dead ends into doorways
    • Reclaim your passion and purpose for living and loving
    • Discover freedom, fulfillment and authenticity from the inside out

    Written with Barbara De Angelis′ trademark eloquence, honesty and compassion, and containing the treasures of her own thirty-five year quest for enlightenment, HOW DID I GET HERE is a more than uplifting, intimate and moving--it is a true transformational manual for achieving emotional and spiritual rebirth that will change your life.
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    Real Moments: Finding Fulfillment and Meaning in Life
    The Transformational Life: Secrets for Living with Passion and Courage
    How To Motivate Yourself Through Success, Change and Crisis
    From Mediocre To Magnificent: Understanding the Secrets For True Success
    Living Your Dream: Building A Life of Passion and Purpose
    Being Successful From The Inside Out
    Secrets For Creating Happiness In Love and Life
    How To Be A 100% Person
    From Fear To Freedom: Living As A Risk Taker
    Confidence: Finding it and Living it
    The Secrets Of Successful Leadership
    Taking Care of Yourself: A Seminar for Professional Caregivers 
    The Psychology of Successful Communication


    Secrets for Making Love Work
    Real Moments for Couples
    Men, Women and Love
    Love Secrets In and Out Of The Bedroom
    Love, Sex and Intimacy
    Secrets For Understanding The Opposite Sex
    Finding Love: For Singles Only


    Women in Transformation: The Path To Personal Power
    Real Moments for Women
    Love, Sex and Intimacy: What Women Need To Know
    Power, Boundaries and Balance: Becoming Your Most Courageous Self
    Women and Spiritual Discovery: Finding Your Center and Awakening the Sacred Within You 
    Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know
    Women Coming Into Wholeness
    Healing the Feminine Spirit


    The Power of Love In Spiritual Growth
    Everyday Spirituality: Finding Fulfillment in Love And Life
    Healing the Heart, Healing the Spirit
    How to Live with Spiritual Passion
    The Journey Home: Understanding and Navigating The Spiritual Path
    Awakening the Power of Love Within You
    Relationships As A Spiritual Path

    Additional titles and custom designed presentations specialized to a groups particular needs are available on request.

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