barbara allen inspires
Speaking

BARB’S SPEECH TOPICS

Barbara Allen is the premier keynote speaker for “Turning Trauma Into Triumph.” Her combination of inspiration, humor, and proven results-oriented strategies add up to an

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Rub Out The Idiocy

Two things that make my skin crawl are kangaroos and the sheer, embarrassing, idiocy sweeping our great nation. While I never thought I’d be faced

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dog taught me
Life

The Dog Who Taught me

I’m glad it hurts. I’m glad my heart is splitting open as a familiar presence takes hold, for the depth of this pain is a

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Gary Sinise Gets His Star

Hollywood doesn’t always get it right, but now it has; Gary Sinise’s star has been added to the Walk of Fame. If ever a person was

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Never Apologize for Patriotism

Stop apologizing for being patriotic. Just stop it. You have nothing to apologize for. When did this happen, this national shaming? Who says we must

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Memorial Day
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Memorial Day Tribute

I have seen a great many posts about Memorial Day by people from all walks of life. Some post about their vacation plans or their

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