About the Author

Miriam Laundry

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Miriam Laundry is a Canadian author and sought after speaker with a goal of empowering children to believe in themselves and to know they CAN! Bestselling author and mother, Miriam Laundry, writes books that inspire and empower children to make choices that promote confidence, happiness and responsibility. Miriam is the creator of the” I CAN” children’s book series.

Miriam lives in St. Catharines, Ontario in beautiful Canada. She is married to Mark Laundry and has 4 children, Sarina , Alissa , Aiden and Lucas. She loves to travel, read, attend transformational seminars, spend time with her family and write.

Her book, I CAN, is making a difference in children’s lives. “I CAN Believe in Myself” became a #1 Bestseller on Amazon on its release date in June 2013 and has remained in the Top 10 since then. Her book has received many endorsements by global transformational leaders including bestselling authors, Jack Canfield (co-creator Chicken Soup for the Soul), Dr. Kevin Leman, Carol Kline and many others. Click Here to read the testimonials for “I CAN Believe in Myself”. Click Here for “I CAN Make a Difference”.

Her book has been featured on countless newspapers, blogs, radio shows and TV Stations such as CTV London, CTV Edmonton, CHCH News, Rogers TV, and Breakfast Television and is wildly popular in schools.

Miriam’s passion is to empower children through her book and her Author Appearances and presentations to schools. She teaches children about the “power of their thoughts”.

Miriam has enjoyed attending Transformational Seminars for the past 10 years.

She has completed the Anthony Robbins Mastery University as well as several of Jack Canfield’s Breakthrough to Success seminars.  IMG_3383Miriam is a current graduate of Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer program. Jack Canfield is America’s #1 Success Coach, the Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series and author of the Success Principles. He is one of the Top 10 Leaders in Self-Improvement.  Through this training, the graduates are equipped to teach the Success Principles through workshops, seminars and coaching. Miriam uses this training to teach children and youth.

Miriam’s belief is that if children are taught these principles at an early age, they will grow up to be responsible individuals who will better our world. These children will grow up with this knowledge and influence the people in their lives.

“It is incredible the amount of people I have met through the years who say ‘I wish I would have learned this when I was younger.’ It is my goal to teach them younger,” she explains.

 

The Inspiration behind my writing

It is in the times of our biggest despairs that we find our purpose. This journey started for me June 9th, 2012. On this day, I was at the hospital waiting to go home with my 2 day old baby, when I heard the news that would change everything for me. My husband told me that we had lost our 17 year old niece to depression. This was a complete shock! The days and weeks that followed are a complete blur. Between caring for a new baby and the sadness of our loss, I don’t remember very much of that summer.

My husband noticed that I was not myself. He sent me to a week-long transformational course. I came back a new person, a person with a purpose. It was there that I figured out what I was to do. I took an intensive writing course and began writing. At first, my book was a book for adults but quickly turned to a children’s book. I kept thinking that I needed to do something to help children grow to be happy and confident. Children became my audience. Teaching children a positive, empowering message now occupies my thoughts. I wanted to help kids believe that they can overcome any difficult situation. Writing is my attempt at doing something positive for children, in hopes that as they grow up to become teenagers they can draw upon their empowering beliefs to help them through life.

Mental disorder is a very complex illness, one which I don’t fully understand. What I do know is that it is tough; tough for the person going through it and tough for the families affected. More people need to be aware of it and help remove the stigma around it. Mental disorder is not something freely talked about. The children, teenagers and adults affected by it are in this alone; alone with little help and little hope.

According to Health Canada 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. The remaining 4 will have a friend, family member or colleague who will. About one in four American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.

Proceeds from the sale of the “I CAN” Series are donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association. www.cmha.ca

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