Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tanya Brown, Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, to Join "The Power of the Platform" Experts
sister of Nicole Brown Simpson
and an advocate for mental health, will be joining Jack Canfield, Les Brown, Brian Tracy
, and other experts in "The Power of the Platform: Speakers on Life,"
according to Robin Jay
, president of The Las Vegas Convention Speakers Bureau
and publisher of the speakers anthology series.
"I was delighted when Tanya agreed to write the foreword for this book, the third and final edition of the series. Her message will resonate with readers everywhere," said Jay. "People from all over the world watched her and her family's ordeal on television. What they don't know is what Tanya went through in the years leading up to the tragedy when her sister, Nicole Brown Simpson
, was brutally murdered, and the course her life took after she lost her sister. Tanya is in a unique position to connect with the readers and empower them to positive action." "The Power of the Platform"
series offers messages of motivation, inspiration, and even business how-to. "Getting to work with the incredibly high caliber of experts who come together in these books has made publishing the series a life-changing experience for me," said Jay. "And, it is fulfilling to know that the readers are going to benefit from the life lessons that our speakers, coaches, and consultants have experienced. These books are positively transformational
Having Tanya Brown
on board to write the foreword is such a gift. She is an incredibly special individual who will make a difference in every life she touches. I could not be more excited to have her share a special message in this important book."
Most people are aware of the work that Tanya and her family have done in the prevention of domestic violence.
But her untold story on how to prevail through the darkest moments of your life will captivate people. Tanya knows first-hand what it feels like to not want to get out of bed everyday and to lose the life you once knew. She knows what it is like to be trapped by anxiety and to be afraid to take a step forward into the unknown. She believes we all have the capacity to live the life we choose; whether that is a violent-free life or a life that is filled with abundance and gratitude.
Tanya's story began in the summer of 1994. On the night of June 12th, her sister, Nicole Brown Simpson
, was murdered. Her pain was indescribable and insurmountable. Because of the notoriety, it became difficult for her to go through the normal grieving process. She suppressed her emotions and became a master at concealing her feelings. She says, "I not only lost my sister; I lost myself."
Later in 2004, Tanya was to be married when, shortly before the big day, her fiancé cancelled the wedding. She became so clinically depressed that she found it impossible to even get out of bed. Her body went into survival mode and she found herself unable to move. She literally was paralyzed. Tanya recalls, "It was though every nerve in my body was exposed and the wind was constantly blowing on me."
Tanya recalls, "This was the most excruciating pain I had ever felt in my life. Little did I know that this was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back. All of the emotions from Nicole's death that I had stuffed deeply inside now came pouring out of me. I didn't realize it at the time, but this was exactly the trigger I needed in order for me to grieve properly and to finally face my pain."
"But," Tanya explains, "I had no coping skills. I became self-destructive. I drank heavily and I was horribly angry. I was always a happy girl who lifted people out of despair. Now, I was in that space. I did not know what to do." Tanya was not alone.
Many people feel this way every day. Tanya found the methods and cognitive tools she needed to regain life skills and coping strategies so that she could live a productive life. Today, she shares her insights and skills in her emotional, uplifting presentations. She is also currently pursuing her Masters in Psychology. Her goal to help others will be exemplified in her uplifting foreword in "The Power of the Platform: Speakers on Life."
Currently, there are just four more chapters still available in the final edition of "The Power of the Platform: Speakers on Life."
If you are an expert in your field and want to share your insights by becoming a published author along with Tanya, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy,
and Les Brown
, please contact Robin Jay at the Las Vegas Convention Speakers Bureau
at 702-460-1420 or e-mail her at Robin@LVCSB.com
. For more details about "The Power of the Platform,"
please visit the bureau blog at www.LVCSB.com/blog