Today's guest is Sheira Brayer, creator of Motiv8: 8
Ways to ROCK Your Own World, an interactive, multi-media-based
empowerment program for women and girls. Sheira spent over a
decade as the co-creator, music supervisor, and head songwriter of
"Dittydoodle Works," the Emmy-nominated and nationally distributed
children's television series for which she wrote 170 songs.
Moving people through her music is Sheira's mission. She
uses music, humor, poetry, personal anecdotes, and proven skills to
motivate and inspire people to improve the most
important relationship - the one we have with ourselves.
Working predominantly with mothers and daughters, Sheira opens
the door to awareness of how people treat themselves. She
helps girls and women see themselves with new eyes.
Sheira understands how unhealthy and abusive patterns of
behavior are passed from one generation to the next, AND she also
understands how to break those unhealthy cycles by consciously
choosing healthier thoughts and actions.
Unlearning is an important process for each of us to embrace,
especially if we aim to gain a healthy mindset. Unlearning is
a practice, not a one-time event.
Music is a deal-sealer for Sheira. Music helps us to
stay present in our lives.
Her book, Motiv8, has a companion album of songs that
accompany it. Her songs are available on Spotify and
"Attitude affects action. Action affects outcome."
This quote came from Sheira's husband, and they say this all the
time in her household. Smart man!
For Sheira, the most magical word is AWARENESS. Once you
are aware of something, you can never go back to being unaware of
We learn about Shiera's father, a Holocaust survivor who lost
his entire family in a death camp in WWII when he was only 13 years
old. It's a unique story of hiding and surviving in the
forest. Be sure to check out her father's book, Hiding in
Death's Shadow by Allen Brayer.
Satori - a Buddhist term meaning sudden awakening or sudden
enlightenment. Listen to hear about Sheira's satori.
Stay tuned...there will be exciting new online material and
collaborations coming from Sheira in the near future!
She understands the need to be a positive influence for our
children, and working with both parents and children is
Meditation has changed her life in positive ways. It's a
skill that helps us open-up to our full potential.
Keep music in your life, and make your life joyous, humorous,
Speak intentionally. Slow down your speech, and bring your
Connect with Sheira Online:
Her book and her dad's book are Must Reads! Check
by Sheira Brayer
by Allen Brayer