Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Finding Your Sparkle with Joan Steffend

This week’s guest is Joan Steffend, popular TV and personality and author of And She Sparkled. Although her professional success and personal accomplishments have filled her with gratitude, Joan always felt as if there was much more to life than what she had already achieved. Her book is a little gem of wisdom about a young woman who learns to honor her own specialness and brilliance. Joan describes how the book relates to her own experience of not feeling valued enough and how this insecurity affects so many of us, despite the outward appearance of our success. She shares suggestions for how parents can help their children “find their sparkle.” She also provides information about how doing meaningful work helped her ‘find her sparkle’, especially regarding her current passion, a non-profit organization, Peace Begins with Me Project. For more information, please visit