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.
teensreadtoo.com. 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 corin@mymattersoftheheart.com. 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 (www.teentalklive.net). 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.


Well, here it is… My first appearance on TV on NBC 6 South Florida Today. If you’d like to watch, just go to the link below…. All the best and remember to… 

Open your heart to what really matters!





On the NBC 6 South Florida Today Show…


Read bellow… as posted on the NBC 6 South Florida Web Site …

On Monday’s Show

South Florida Today, April 14, 2008

POSTED: 10:03 am EDT April 14, 2008

UPDATED: 11:19 am EDT April 14, 2008

Matters Of The Heart
In a time when teenage girls are being bombarded with images of troubled celebrities, author Corin Wiser saw a critical need for a guidebook that would help young women connect with their inner voices. Matters Of The Heart: A Guide To Living And Loving Your Teen Years is written proof of her determination to empower girls. For more information, visit www.mymattersoftheheart.com.


It was a lot of fun to be on the NBC 6 South Florida Today show this morning and although I haven’t seen a clip yet (I hope to post one soon on the blog!), feedback so far has been great (but then again, what else would my husband, parents, sisters and friends say?)… The truth is that if at least one viewer was compelled to buy the book as a result of the interview, then the interview was a success! Now more than ever I clearly know what my purpose is: to have the book reach the hands of those teen girls that really need it!    


Latest Events Coming up…


I just wanted to share a few exciting things that are happening with my book, Matters of the Heart… 

*First of all, this coming Monday, April 14th, I’ll be a guest on NBC’s South Florida Today show, between 11:00 AM -12:00 PM. I know it’s a tough time to watch, but I wanted to share!!!

*On Wednesday April 16th at 7:00 PM, I’ll be doing a book signing at Books and Books, a terrific book store in Carol Gables (www.booksandbooks.com).

*On Tuesday night, April 22nd at 7:00 pm, I’ll be a guest on a great new radio show for teens – Teen Talk Live (1230 WBZT AM), hosted by Chelsea Krost, an amazingly talented 17-year-old teen!

*And finally, Alene too, one of the top women’s clothing boutiques in South Florida (6006 SW 18th St., Boca Raton), will be hosting a book signing at their store on Wednesday, April 30th and a portion of the proceeds from the books and clothing items that sell will go to a SOS, an amazing non-profit organization that is the home for 66 chidlren and adolescents who’ve been removed from their original homes due to abuse or neglect. 

Busy month, but all with great things!  And remember to…

Open your heart to what really matters…   


In the Boca Raton Observer this Month…


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