When You’re Hurting in the Holidays

November 23, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk 2 Comments

Have you ever felt like just skipping over the holiday season altogether? Does your heart ache while those around you are rejoicing during Thanksgiving and Christmas? Do you find yourself anxious, depressed, or experiencing pure dread when you consider this time of year? Can I just say that you are not alone? The holidays are … Read More

One Simple Question

January 7, 2016By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk No Comments

I’ve been blogging lately about multi-level marketing in the church using as a foundation the content of my first book, Consumed by Success, Reaching the Top and Finding God Wasn’t There. I wrote the book over 20 years ago, yet as I share it anew I can see the same vulnerabilities that drew me into … Read More

Are You Missing Something?

October 6, 2015By AthenaAthena Dean Holtz, Real Talk 5 Comments

Last night our local writers group hosted a presentation by long time industry colleague and brother in the Lord, Mick Silva. His topic was “Writing to Heal—Ourselves and Others.” As we chatted at the back of the room, attempting to play catchup on the years that had past since we last saw one another, he … Read More