The Smile Side of Life helps you manage your life!

Customized, Informative Presentations


Lunch 'N Learn? After Dinner Speaker? Networking Group?

Conference coming up? Library Program? Adult Education?


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customized to your audience!

Noreen Braman, CLWI, CLYL member: AATH, PRSA
  • Writing Your Own Mission Statement
  • Mind full or Mindful? A Sunrise Session for Conferences & Retreats
  • Let's Talk About Happiness
  • Humor at Work is No Laughing Matter - Or Is It?
  • The Daughter of Laughter & Chaos
  • • Building Your Humor Reserve: customized presentation for leaders, teams, retreats, support groups

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Dale Ford, MS, M.Div.




  • • Cultivating Internal Harmony
  • • Developing Healthy Communication Skills
  • • Change Your Habits, Change Your Future



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Writing My Own Personal Mission

Here is my own personal mission and vision statement, created while developing the workshop. You will see it differs slightly from the mission and vision for the Smile Side of Life.


Personal mission: To use my communication skills to share joy, laughter, creativity and self-improvement with family, friends, clients and strangers.


Personal vision: My life, and the lives of those I touch, experience enhanced well-being, self awareness and understanding while increasing reserves of humor and happiness.

Reinvention Over 50

The journey through midlife and beyond can be an unsettling time. For some, the intense striving of young adulthood has cooled, or the twists and turns of life may have led to a very different place than originally planned. Feeling adrift may lead to depression, during a time most expect to be flourishing. As parts of life slow down and change, it creates the perfect opportunity to re-examine one’s sense of meaning and purpose, and create fresh vision for the road that lies ahead.


Re-examining and redefining a life purpose or mission helps you define or rediscover not only personal values and goals, but how those value and goals create you: the person, the family member, the world citizen. Having a well-thought out personal mission statement provides you with a framework from which you can draw insight into what gives you purpose, point you toward the activities you would most enjoy, define the qualities you look for in others, and help you be more self-aware, especially in how your priorities, interests, or beliefs may have shifted. This can help you realign your thinking to better keep you working toward your vision of yourself.


In these workshops, Noreen Braman, will guide participants through the rediscovery process, using advice and suggestions from some of the top minds in the field — some of which may be unexpected and surprising.


The big question to think about in advance: “What do I value above all else?”