Do you believe in Miracles?

Not too long ago, I went for my usual early morning run and soon into my run, I realized there was something different, something exciting “in the air” but I didn’t know what it was. And as I ran (with no Ipod!), out of nowhere, the song “There Can be Miracles if You Believe” from the movie The Prince of Egypt popped into my head!!!!! It’s a beautiful song but I didn’t understand why I was singing this song over and over and over again in my mind…  The more I “played” it, the more excitement I felt and the more excitement I felt, the faster I ran. And what a run I had – totally amazing! Before I knew it, I was finished with my run but the song kept on playing in my head. And I wondered why but then I listened to the words…

Many nights we pray
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there’s much to fear
We were moving mountains long
Before we knew we could

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It’s hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe…

I couldn’t help but think of my book… I wrote my book because I believed in it’s message – the importance of discovering and listening to our inner voice and of having the courage to live your dreams. As a teen, I always valued the opinions of others over my own, often times “tuning-out” my inner voice, afraid to really listen. That morning I was reminded of the importance of listening, really listening because that inner voice is always present, waiting to be heard. And what was my inner voice saying to me that morning? At one point or another, we all experience challenges and difficult times but we must always, always believe in our dreams. My dream is to get my book into the hands of as many teen girls as possible and, I remain hopeful.

The end of another school year offers us the opportunity to take inventory of our dreams and of what we are doing to achieve them… “There can be miracles, when you believe…” What is your dream? Believe it and you will achieve!

Take good care and as always…

Open your heart to what really matters,

Corin Wiser, author
Matters of the Heart

Tampa Presentations: Mothers & Daughters – Connecting Here and Now…

This week I had the great honor and pleasure of speaking at two extraordinary schools in Tampa – The Academy of Holy Names and Tampa Preparatory School.

In both schools, I had the opportunity of speaking to parents about one of the topics I enjoy most: “Mothers & Daughters – Connecting Here and Now…”

Just scroll down to check out the article Tampa Prep wrote about my visit to their school….

Matters of the Heart  

On Tuesday, March 24, the Tampa Prep Parent Education Committee, along with the Tampa Bay Ophelia Project/Boys Initiative, sponsored a parent program with Corin Wiser, author of a popular teen self-help book titled, Matters of the Heart: A guide to living and loving your teen years. Corin, a mother of three daughters, offered practical advice about how to help teens transition from adolescence into adulthood with self-confidence and self- respect. Her thoughts were inspired by her own childhood experiences and the feelings of confusion and uncertainty that often accompany the teen years. Her presentation was lighthearted and her sentiments rang true for the parents who attended. Though her book addresses the relationships between mothers and their daughters, her practical advice easily applies to any parent/child relationship. Perhaps the most important piece of advice suggested that parents spend quality time with their children, and be a positive influence – guiding their teens’ development, while at the same time, providing opportunities for growth and open communication.

What a great week! Once again, I was reminded of what I love most (besides spending time with my family!) – to speak to parents and daughters and together come up with new ways of strengthening our connection….

And as always, remember to…

Open your heart to what really matters….

Corin Wiser

Tune-in tonight to Teen Talk Live!

Hi everyone! I know this is short notice – and I know we’re all busy – but if you happen to have a few minutes tonight between 7:00 and 8:00 pm, please tune in to Chelsea Krost’e radio show, “Teen Talk Live – I will be a guest on her show and talk about my book, Matters of the Heart… The most exciting part is that my daughters, Becca and Leah will also be part of the show!!!


Chelsea is an 18 year senior in high school who knows what she wants (and that is to make a difference!) and is willing to work very hard for it… She’s an inspiration to many, especially the younger girls who are often easily influenced by negative influences. You can listen by either going to or going to 1230 AM, and you’re also welcomed to call-in during the show! The number is 1-866-75-Teens.


Have a great day and remember to…



Open your heart to what really matters….



Corin Wiser, author of Matters of the Heart at Barnes & Noble…

Hi everyone! I wanted to let you know that I will be speaking at Barnes & Noble on Sunday, December 7th at 2:30 pm. It will be an informal and interactive chat and everyone is invited to attend! The topic will be: 

How to Successfully Navigate the Challenging Teen Years…


Hope to see you there! And remember to…


Open your heart to what really matters….  

Corin Wiser, author of Matters of the Heart

I may have mentioned this before but it’s worth mentioning it again…. Sometimes I think my book has a life of its own, I really do! It seems that when I put just a bit of time and energy into it, the “book” immediately responds – I get calls for more workshops, my book is selected as one of the  “suggested summer reading” books, and I get book reviews… Take a quick look at the book review that follows written by Jennifer Wardrip, from TeensReadToo…

One thing is for sure: there is a need for girls to connect with what matters most to them. I believe there is another need that is just as important and as intrinsic: the need to re-connect with those that love us and deeply want what’s best for us – whether it’s our own mothers/caretakers, a close friend, or mentor.


  Let’s find time to re-connect!  


          Below is the book review from Teensreadtoo, which can also be
          found  at  www. Enjoy, and as always, remember to…


                                                               Open your heart to what really matters….







Category:  Non-Fiction
Age Recommendation:  Grades 6+
Release Date:  2/1/08
Publisher:  Trimark Press
Reviewed by:  
Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius"
Rating:  5 Stars

There are numerous self-help books on the market, and a surprising number of them are for teens and young adults. Most have a way of telling you what to do to improve your life.  MATTERS OF THE HEART, however, doesn’t tell you how to live your life.  Instead, author Corin Wiser offers practical tips, real-life examples, and ideas to help you brainstorm so that you can live the type of life that you want to lead.

The book covers several issues, all of them important, that deal with things that truly matter in life: you, your thoughts and feelings, your words and choices, your family and friends, your body, and even the world around you.  MATTERS OF THE HEART is interactive, with lists, snippets of true stories, and even journal space and fill-in-the-blank areas that the reader can use to make notes or jot down important points.

This isn’t a book geared towards giving you a perfect life.  In fact, one of the strongest points of MATTERS OF THE HEART is that perfection is a goal that can never be attained.  But with the right attitudes, goals, and mindset, teens really can transition into adulthood with confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect.

If you’re the parent of a teen or pre-teen, or even know one who could benefit from a little nudge during the difficult time of life known as adolescence, hand them a copy of MATTERS OF THE HEART.  Although the "feel" of the book definitely seems geared toward girls, I believe that guys, too, would benefit from the useful information inside this book.


Hi everyone! It’s been a long, long time since I’ve written on my blog but after yesterday’s fantastic and uplifting event, I MUST write and… I’m “back!”
I definitely took the summer off to be with my family and disconnect a bit. But yesterday’s Mother-Daughter event – Strengthening your Connection and Deepening Your Understanding of One Another – definitely reminded me of why I wrote my book and what my purpose is: to connect with teen girls everywhere (and in this case, with their mother’s too) and help them discover their inner voice and the true gift that they really are. What can I say? Over 70 women gathered – women of all ages – to discover, share and deepen their understanding of one another. There were moms, aunts, grandmothers, special friends and teens and pre-teens coming together expressing a great need to connect. Early on in my talk I expressed what my goal was – to leave having a greater appreciation for who we are and also for the person we came with. I invited all to join-in in this goal and I think that by the end of the afternoon, we all felt great, inspired, knowing that we had connected with one another. What I basically heard yesterday over and over again is how life gets busy for all of us and we don’t take the time to stop and simply talk, share and learn. But we took the time – we made the time… The women were surprised by what the teen audience expressed and I know the teen audience was also empowered by what they heard.
I know this all sounds a bit corny but the truth is that it’s obvious what we need: girls have a deep need to connect with their moms (or their caretakers) and moms share in this need as well. Matters of the Heart: A guide to living and loving your teen years is a great tool to help meet this need. Now that the school year is underway, I will be traveling to different communities and schools to meet with teen girls and sometimes even with their moms/caretakers. Like I said, I’m “back” and I’m very clear as to what I need to do…
If you’d like for me to come speak at your school or be part of an event, please let me know by emailing me at And as always….
Open Your Heart to What Really Matters ….

Corin Wiser, author
Matters of the Heart: A guide to living and loving your teen years


Mother-daughter Book Club Experience… One to be Cherished


Just last week I was invited to attend an incredibly special mother-daughter monthly girls club meeting. This group gets together regulary and participates in some type of activity. For this “get-together” (the one I was invited to attend), the group was asked to read Matters of the Heart and share the mother to daughter and daughter to mother insights. It was fun to be there - with two of my three daughters - and receive feedback not only from the “younger reader” but from the mothers themselves! I just received an email from one of  the members of this mother-daughter club. She has shared two of the journal entries she’s included in her Matters of the Heart book so far. Mind you, this 15 year old is absolutly

extraordinary and truly left me speechless the night we met. This is what she wrote:


 Thanks so much for coming to our meeting! Here are the two enteries that I read

at the meeting:


Question: This is a description of who I am…/what do you want to be when you grow up?

Answer: I believe that everyone grows up at different points in thier lives through experiences, no matter how young or old. So instead of saying when I grow up…in twenty years, where would I like to see myself? My answer is that I have no idea what I would like my profession to be or where I would prefer to live. All I know is that throughout my life, I would like to be happy.


Question: If I could choose a special purpose in my life, I would chose to…

 Answer: Help people. Whether it is helping a woman cross the street, getting a friend through a difficult time, or flashing a smile that could make someon’s day, the high I get from volunteering myself for the good of others is indescribable. For community service this year, I went to a temple where a group of special needs patients called Best Buddies came to play with volunteers. Throughout the day, I began to realize how the little things I did like complement a woman’s shirt or read a book to a boy would make their faces light up and gave them grins that lasted throughout the day. I believe that people are mean to do what makes them happy. After the day had ended, I was left with a stronger sense of self and happiness than I knew could ever be obtained.


Eventually, I would like to finish reading/writing entries in the book. If you would like, I can send them to you as I complete them. Thus far, by re-reading my answers that have come from my heart, I have already learned a great deal about myself and the type of person that I am and will always strive to be.


Thanks so much,

            B. Z. “


Thank you to B.Z. for your great email!  You are already a great role model to younger girls that clearly look up to you, and an inspiration to all that know you! And a most heartfelt thank you to the rest of the mother-daughter group members for inviting me to attend - I had such a great time! Your feedback on the book as well as the conversations that sparked as a result of our discussions, were insightful, helpful and, empowering to us all! 

And as always, remember to…


Open your heart to what really matters…

Alene Too Book Signing Event … and Pictures!


On April 30th “girls” of all ages gathered at Alene Too, an amazing boutique in Boca Raton, for an all-day Matters of the Heart book signing event. The day was a lot of fun, and I got to meet and speak with some wonderful women and girls. Events like these give me the great opportunity to talk one-on-one with mothers and daughters who feel that they can use a “bit more help” when it comes to the challenging teen years. Although I know my book does not offer the answers to all the difficulties teen girls face, I do believe it offers relief and help, and an empowering and refreshing voice compared to what’s out there.  The bottom line is this: as women – regardless of our age (although the earlier the better!) – we need to be better at tuning-in to our inner voice… The answers, often times, are within. I know there are endless pressures to look and behave a certain way in order to be considered “cool.” Ask yourself, is it worth it? Or better yet, are you worth it? And as always, remember to…



Open your heart to what really matters…


Pictures from the Alene Too event on April 30th 


Last night was a great and empowering night!


What a great night last night! I was a guest on Chelsea Korst’s great radio show, Teen Talk Live ( Although the topic was bullying and how our friendships matter, the discussion was more about what we can all be doing to avoid getting to the point were bullying/violence takes place. The answer was simple: If we spent more time giving of ourselves through volunteer work with worthy causes, violent incidents like the one with the cheerleaders in Lakeland a couple of weeks ago, or even the one described by a caller last night at her middle school (a boy was being ridiculed for wearing a religious cap to school and for looking a bit “different” than the other kids), would not be a part of growing up. Last night, during the radio show, I felt a true sense of connection, not only with Chelsea and the discussion panel, but with all of you who were fortunate enough to tune-in. I think we all felt empowered knowing that we can all spread some “positive energy” through our words and through our actions. There is a challenge though… We must take and be a part of this positive action NOW – not tomorrow, but NOW!


Chelsea and her show is an amazing way for teens to be a part of something positive, and to become empowered to take action.  Congratulations to Chelsea and her teen panel – it was an honor to be the guest!  If you’d like to listen to the segment of the show, please visit her web site.  In a couple of days I’ll have the link to the show on my site as well!  All the best and remember to…



Open your heart to what really matters…



Corin Wiser, author

Matters of the Heart: A guide to living and loving your teen years


Great Comments from Two Young Women I met at the Books and Books Signing…


Meeting Corin Wiser was a privileged experience where I got to share a common goal with her, and that was to know that we girls need to find ourselves and not let the bad influences of the world around us affect who we are.  I think that Wiser is a wonderful person who let God inspire her to write such a positive book where daughters and mothers can connect at a level that was never done before.  We need some purity in this world and that purity is going to help us shape who we are by staying pure to ourselves.

Thank Corin,



Hi Corin,

It was really great meeting you Wednesday at Books & Books and it was an honor to have you speak to us about “Matters of the Heart”. It was a great motivational chit-chat we had. =)

I know the book will be a a guide and help to all those teenage girls that go through their growing up stage.

Take Care
I wish you the best.

Priscilla E.

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