Author Archive for: Deborah Parker
Deborah L. Parker views herself as someone who uses the wits and gifts that God gave her to be of service. A person of faith, she was raised by a determined single mother in the home of her wise grandparents, who planted in her the importance of a strong belief system.
Building on this background along with her early experiences in a Civil Rights era rural Virginia town, Deborah has authored two books. One is a motivational memoir entitled, Navigating Life’s Roadways: Stories of Insight from My Odyssey and Inspiration for Your Journey, released in July 2011. Deborah shares poignant narratives about her setbacks and successes in this book, including honoring the lessons from her family and heroes that provide her solid identity. And in her second book Life is A Review: Observations and Collections of My Passages Through the Times, released in June 2012, Deborah invites readers to browse her 25 year compilation of essays, blogs, speeches and poems around the same themes.
Deborah’s career life has taken her to positions in the army, corporate companies and now owning a motivational speaking and leadership development company, The DPJ Training Group. She has degrees in Sociology and Human Resources.
When taking a break, Deborah enjoys travel, reading and long walks.
For more information, please visit navigatinglifesroadways.com.
Entries by Deborah Parker
Sometimes, we conceal ourselves from ourselves. Not wanting to acknowledge the person we are, in all our special gifts, until we are forced to be guided by the wits of what life has taught us. A failure to engage, stuck in the rut, feeling unfilled, because…. We do that until we grow into this ever-evolving trail of life, eventually seeking ways to find meaning after challenges have found us with no zap in our story. Then we start on the quest to find value in our narratives. We are each bestowed with abilities of wonder, making us this unique blend…. Read more.
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