If today was my last day on Earth and I had the opportunity to leave an unconditional love letter for humanity, I would share with the world that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, people DO change and LOVE is available everywhere, all the time, just like air, and it’s free. Start spending time with your children in life and just listen to them and watch them and see how they play and what they enjoy. Play with them, listen to them, and stop telling them what to do all the time. Love them, hug them, embrace them… Read more.
Author Archive for: Helice Bridges
Helice "Sparky" Bridges is "The First Lady of Acknowledgement," "Mother Teresa of Self-Esteem," "The Blue Ribbon Lady," and the Founder of Difference Makers International, a non-profit organization that empowers kids to lead extraordinary lives one kid, one community, one nation at a time.
"Sparky" is the creator of the world famous "Who I Am Makes A Difference"™ Blue Ribbon, "One-Minute 10-Step Blue Ribbon Ceremony"™ and "Standing Strong Together"™ Community Building Youth Program for teens and adults.
"Sparky" ignites the human spirit and brings out the greatness of all people. She has received recognition along with former First Lady Barbara Bush, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Oliver Stone for her work in raising the self-esteem of children and adults.
Sparky's signature "Who I Am Makes A Difference" ™ Blue Ribbon story has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and made into a television movie, DVD, and You Tube video with over 3 million views in three months. Sparky's "Who I Am Makes A Difference" ™ Blue Ribbon DVD and You Tube video was produced by Mary Robinson Reynold's company, Heart Productions & Publishing.
Her work has been featured in Women's World magazine and her music has been played on ABC's 20/20. Sparky is the recipient of the prestigious Gandhi Nonviolence Award.
In 1983, "Sparky" founded Difference Makers International, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping children of all ages reach their highest potential. Difference Maker's work has impacted over 30 million people worldwide, averting teen suicides, ending bullying, enhancing academic excellence, building positive relationships, and making dreams come true.
"Helice 'Sparky' Bridges follows in the footsteps of great leaders like Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Her powerful acknowledgement system gives children and adult of all ages the long overdue right to be appreciated, respected, loved and nurtured by the society in which we live."
- Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and Success Principles.
For more information, please visit blueribbons.org.
Entries by Helice Bridges
Subscribe to Life-Changing Inspiration
Are you tired of your child’s moods being out of control? Do you yell at your kids more than you’d like? Elaine Taylor-Klaus & Diane Dempster's Minimize Meltdowns will help you become the calm & confident parent you want to be – which is the best way to raise your child to be an independent and successful adult! A comprehensive training program, Minimize Meltdowns is available online, 24/7, ANY time you need it. That way you can go at your own pace and learn how to support your kids – without having to drive anywhere. The program combines training and coaching, exercises and strategies, and includes monthly group calls with an ImpactADHD Coach. Don't surrender to emotional catastrophe: you can learn the tricks and tools you need to calm yourself down and teach your child to do the same.