November 20, 2015
Hosted by Nelinia Varenas
My mother and father left their homeland because they believed that life would be far better in America. They were the first in their families to immigrate to the United States and, therefore, had no personal proof that their notions were true, but they took the leap of faith any way. Little did they know how profoundly their actions would impact the core of who I am.
I believe that everyone is a gift to the universe that is looking for ways to be expressed. I believe that every person has within themselves the ability to improve the lives of others and their own lives in so doing.
I have been on a journey to discover, understand and honor the gifts that people are to others. My journey led to the creation of this show which is a celebration of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for selfless reasons. I will share stories of some who have stood out in my life and have become my personal heroes. I hope these stories will resonate and inspire you.
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Why do people decide to take a bold action or to do nothing? This smart, spirited and fun show takes you on an inspiring tour through the life-defining experiences of remarkable people who, with grace, selfless purpose, vision and drive, have saved lives, infused hope and provided critical help to others. These true stories delve into the thoughts, perspectives and emotions of guest speakers as they juggled decisions that ultimately altered lives of others for better. Provocative and yet sincere questions will reveal motivating touchstones for you as you apply what you hear to your own life. Our program is designed to provide authentic, frank, and at times humorous conversations. The undercurrent of the program is to help you expand the legacy that you leave in your wake and to become an inspiration and a beacon of joyful living to others.
Nelinia’s parents immigrated to the United States with the dream of living a life of which they could be proud and that would grant fulfilling opportunities, happiness and intrinsic satisfaction. Nelinia’s father and mother instilled the values of integrity, responsibility, respectfulness, curiosity, knowledge, sacrifice and hard work. Throughout her life, Nelinia has surrounded herself with role models who encouraged her to set high standards, achieve and succeed. These same role models also helped her evolve into the caring and compassionate person she is today. Nelinia is committed to helping people in the same way that she was helped: through encouragement, kindness, selflessness and vision. As a perennial student of life and boundless optimist, Nelinia stays engaged with people in all walks of life. She is a member of Rotary International, Junior League, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International and Business Networking International.