Welcome to Message a Day!
Message a Day was founded on the idea that IF change & good decision-making were so easy, we would all be fit, successful, and ... EVERYTHING!
We all know it's harder than that. Information isn't enough. It's not enough if you really want change. People need support and encouragement. And they need it over a period of time.
Change requires effort. And while we LOVE books, we know that simply reading a book doesn't work.
We believe that when it comes to personal change and evolution, a slow and steady information drip, accompanied by encouragement and opportunity for practicing the new skill, is an effective way to achieve change. And the data agrees. Researchers have proven this concept in clinical trials related to smoking cessation where smokers were twice as likely to remain continuously abstinent with the support of regular text messages.
You can imagine with that kind of data, we are really excited about the positive change that's possible through Message a Day. Having said that, we do not promote Message a Day as a substitute for therapy or a doctor's advice. We do recommend our message streams as an adjunct to other resources you may be using.
Amy & Wendy, Message a Day's Co-Founders
Message a Day Advisory Panel
Cynthia Beck, CCHT, CDC
Certified Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapist
Cynthia is a graduate of the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute in Nederland, Colorado where she studied with renowned Master Hypnotherapist, Yukio Hasegawa. In her practice, Cynthia uses integrated hypnotherapy techniques such as guided imagery, progressive relaxation and positive suggestions to aid clients in reaching emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
Cynthia has also studied with Marcia Wieder, CEO of Dream University and coach to Jack Canfield, to acquire her Dream Coach Certification. Cynthia assists individuals identify their purpose, remove road blocks and achieve their dreams.
Erin Kleinman, PhD
Erin Kleinman earned her PhD from Ohio State University where she studied the influence of computer-mediated communication (and communication technology in general) on individuals' self-esteem and identity construction. Her dissertation focused on the influence that feedback has on an individual's construction of their identity and future self-expressions.
Now at the University of Pittsburgh, she is working with the Center for Instructional Design and Distance Education as an instructional designer with a special focus on how to structure online courses to provide students with the most authentic college experience possible. Erin's work is published under Erin M. Schumaker. Read what Erin has to say about Message a Day here.
Faydra Koenig, MA
America's Divorce Coach®
Faydra Koenig, MA is a mental health professional, author, speaker, podcaster and certified life coach. She works with men and women to help them avoid the pitfalls of divorce and get the lives they deserve. A child of abuse and neglect, Faydra rose above her circumstances to make her mess a message. After surviving the affects of divorce and raising her children as a single mom, she became the go-to life coach for men and women experiencing divorce. She has practical and no-nonsense methods that help families ditch all the divorce drama and reclaim their dignity. She lives in Northern California with her family.
About Amy & Wendy
Amy Sluss, R.N., heads up Message a Day's message stream content with over 27 years of experience as an educator, nurse and communicator helping families access appropriate medical care and reach optimal health through her workshops and educational materials. She is the author of 3 books, "Family Faith Communities, "Health Care Your Way," and "Talking to Your Kids About Sex."
Amy received a B.S.N. at The Ohio State University in 1980. She has lived and worked in Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin, and California over the course of her nursing career. She brings a clinical nursing background, a community and family perspective, and a deep regard for the dignity of each person to her work.
Amy is a national keynote and workshop presenter. Her topics have included Happiness and Health, Health Care Advocacy, Growing up Female, Strengthening your Family Life, and Family Spirituality.
Amy has conducted adult programs and intergenerational programs where family members of all ages gather together for fun and engaging learning sessions. She has also conducted training and continuing education for R.N. and L.P.N. employees.
Wendy Goody, MAIPS, leads the business side of Message a Day with over two decades of experience in business & entrepreneurship in the area of financial services, publishing, and web site development.
Wendy is a public speaker and co-author of the bestselling children's title "A Peek Into My Church" a personal project she spearheaded when her kids were young. This project led to her co-founding the children's publishing company, WhipperSnapper Books.
Wendy co-founded Message a Day after coming from the network security start-up, Red Lambda, where she was in charge of marketing and corporate communications.
"I Love this...perfect for me today...Thank You. Oxox"
"I have been taking this message in and wrote it down and it really makes perfect sense. Thank You and Have a Great Day."
"You know I never looked at it like that...but it sure does make perfect sense.....I love all the messages, for one thing. It causes me to stop what I am doing.....and take it in. Oxox"