Patricia Lorenz is an inspirational, art-of-living speaker and writer and lifelong Catholic. She's the author of 13 books, over 400 newspaper and magazine articles, four dozen anthologies, contributing writer to 50+ "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, award-winning newspaper columnist (Catholic Herald in Milwaukee), and contributing writer to 23 "Daily Guideposts" books. She has spoken across state lines many times in the past twenty years.
Patricia Lorenz's speaking topics include:
HUMOR FOR THE HEALTH OF IT
Learn the five things laughter can do for you physically and the five things laughter can do for you mentally. Then, if you think you're not that funny, discover simple ways to put loads of laughter into your daily life. This is the talk Patricia has presented most often to thousands upon thousands of people in different states. It's a hit at religious conferences and retreats as she shows the audience the importance of keeping laughter in our lives. At religious events she points out places in the Bible where laughter is mentioned and encouraged.
THE FIVE THINGS WE NEED TO BE HAPPY
This program will help set your priorities, adjust your attitude, eliminate stress and appreciate the blessings you already have. This is the title of Patricia's 11th book.
LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR STRUGGLES
Learn how to appreciate the struggles we have in life and how they make us strong, more interesting and people of great character. Discover how to take life's stumbling blocks and turn them into terrific building materials.
CELEBRATING THE WILD, WONDERFUL SIDE OF WOMENS' FRIENDSHIPS
Discover the importance and the power of having friends. Learn how to make them, how to keep them and why laughter is such a key element in the very nature of friendship.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS WHILE YOU'RE STILL AWAKE
Discover what your goals and dreams are and how to make them come true, now, while you're still able to do it. Learn the "row gently, merrily" method of dream fulfillment.
LISTENING FOR THE VOICE OF GOD
During our busy lives we often get in the habit of just talking to God, asking the good Lord for things. We sometimes forget to listen for God's answer. Learn how to hear God speaking to you directly and also learn how to hear His voice through others.
STUFF THAT MATTERS FOR PARENTS
Single parents, step-parents, grandparents, married parents, harried parents and those thinking about being parents, learn about the stuff that matters: family, friends, faith, time, tough love and laughter.
RETREAT FOR A DAY…AND COME OUT SMILING
This 5-to-7 hour retreat for women of all denominations is an upbeat, faith-building opportunity for women to learn, think, ponder and plan for the rest of their lives.
HOW TO BE AN INSPIRATIONAL WRITER AND/OR SPEAKER
As a prolific art-of-living writer of books, articles, columns, devotions and stories, Patricia will share the steps, systems, grit and glamor of how to be a published writer and/or speaker. This seminar can be scheduled for one to seven hours.
Patricia Lorenz raised two daughters and two sons in Illinois and Wisconsin as a single parent and now lives in Florida with her new husband (married June 16, 2012) where she loves her empty nest and the freedom to follow her dreams while she's still awake.