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Neither a stressful divorce nor a traumatic accident killed me, though they could have. To find my "plan B", I had to get back up, open my mind and my heart to possibilities. Real Talk, not sympathy, is how I got past toxic relationships, life's curve balls and other obstacles that stood in the way of my joy.

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As an author and speaker, Donna Valentino offers REAL TALK to inspire a breakthrough that only happens when you get honest about what's holding you back, open your mind to practical advice but listen to your heart as well.

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Donna's new book, Heartstrong, offers honest, practical advice for unexpected life struggles. Instead of staying stuck, she guides you to see possibilities. A new outlook uncovers your resiliency, opportunities, freedom and forgiveness so you can discover what path to take in the next chapter of your life.

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