Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Founder of Authors Speaking, To Keynote Girl Power Day

'Authors Speaking' serves as a community of authors, teachers, librarians, teens and tweens, book clubs and bloggers. Girl Power is an all day free event for 75 girls from disadvantaged families who are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley to be held on Sunday, June 12

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known positive psychologist and author of 'The Truth: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything', chosen one of the top 100 books by The Best You Can Be Foundation, and creator of the website 'Authors Speaking', will talk to girls about building self-esteem.

Girl Power is an all day free event for 75 girls from disadvantaged families who are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. All girls attending are required to be part of the Club’s book club. Beginning the first week of April, the girls will be reading the book by the keynote speaker, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, 'The Truth: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything'. In addition, the clubs will have discussion groups after the event.

"As a positive psychologist I know how important it is to help girls grow up strong and to feel their power is real. We know that tweens and teens struggle with so many pressures, including peer pressure, bullies, drugs, self-esteem issues, absent parents, weight, body image issues, etc. I feel so privileged to have the time with these 75 girls to teach them how to recognize the power that they already have within themselves and how to recognize, refine, and cherish it so that they can live up their unique potential and not cave in to all the pressures that surround them. We will have a great time learning and doing, getting to know ourselves better and having fun with 'The Truth: I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything'."

Dr. Holstein's new site,'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. Each author can develop a personalized page. In addition the site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

More information on Stillheart Institute is available at the group's website at More information on the 'Authors Speaking' site is available at Questions about either can be addressed to Dr. Holstein at . Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach, is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for increasing happiness. Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for over 25 years. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Her pathfinder book ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ was published in 1997 by Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. Her second book ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ has received rave reviews as a wonderful inspirational story book. ‘DELIGHT’, Dr. Holstein’s third book is available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

Her book, ‘The Truth: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything’ is a first in positive psychology. It is a fiction book for girls, tweens and teens.

Her second book in The Truth Series is Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…maybe!’ All books are available at the author’s websites below, online booksellers and stores nationwide.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740