Dear Worship/Program Committee
Do you look for guest speakers who can move audiences
from thought to action, from despair to hope?
When you add my name to the head of your list, we will both be glad you did!
UU ministers and laypeople alike have been moved and inspired by my work.
My Great Own Determination: Defining God & Goals
My spiritual journey from believer to atheist to agnostic & beyond.
When belief is not enough, what actions determine our hells & our heavens?
What we must believe in & do to make a difference in our own lives & in the world.
has spoken at
well received at Unitarian Universalist churches
Maine to Hawaii.
IT'S NOT A CARD; IT'S A WHOLE DECK -
HOW RACISM HARMS US ALL
I cringe when I hear people say, with disdain in the voices,
"Why are they playing the race card again?"
I want to help people realize that the "cards" are a very real fact of our every day lives and the lives of our children & grandchildren; actual events that have and continue to affect and wound us.
Until then it will continue to be us vs. them and we all pay a price.
Regaining Civility in an Angry World
Anger & fear have turned us into a people who shout rather than discuss. Communication stops when anger takes over - on a national level, in congregations, at work & in the home. Events make it absolutely essential that individuals & congregations deal with this reality by learning & using helpful strategies & tools to move beyond the mask & effect peace in one’s own mind.
Reverend William Graves
as a terrific speaker.
She delivers a moving message from the heart
in a manner
that keeps the listener
on the edge of his/her seat.
Here story of her
from despair to finding
love & hope in a
UU congregation is an inspirational testimonial."
Parents Day & Other Celebrations -
The Bitter and the Sweet
Every coin has two sides, a 24 hour period has night & day, food has both bitter & sweet flavors. Here we will explore the little know bitter side of mother's or father's day of celebration & why there are some who normally choose to not be present.A Parent's Day is often the day when one feels the need to avoid the celebration. A message of invitation to comfort & learn that they are not alone.
Now - the Time for Joy & Celebration
One of the first joys an infant experiences is the smile that looks down on them, a look
of wonder, of happiness, of pleasure. S/he can't express it in words but often they express
it right back as a coo or smile ofthier own. As a result our joy increases.
From that moment on they & we continue to want & need expressions of joy, to crave them.
Too often we fail to notice moments that can recreate that emotion
& also fail to provide oportunities for joy to come into our lives.
People often feel that taking a backward step is an indication of failure. Not so. Let's take a
step back & look at how simple joy can be created & experienced. Let's explore the childhoods
we had or the ones we wish we had. Now is always the time for Joy & Celebration.
speaks from a
lifetime of personal experience & education.
energetically & convincingly.
She interests people
in her topic & is able
to move them to action.
I highly recommend
Marta as a speaker & workshop leader”
Rev. J. Bradbury Mitchell, Minister Emeritus
Fun, Focus, Finish:
Parenting Ourselves &
Our Children in Stressful Times
First, explore one of my philosophical mantras:
where we want to finish,
& having fun
during the process.
2nd, the reasons why
“now is the time to have a happy childhood”.
Learn how to improve your relationship with your
children, friends, families, co-workers & yourself.
Extraordinary Living thru Self-Care:
Managing Change & Other Life Situations
A Humorous & not so humorous look at societies’ licensing requirements
of every thing from driving to barbering to marrying - -
while neglecting the all-important license of Parenting.