Living with Enthusiasm is filled with 105 immediately useable and doable tips and 105 questions for self-discovery and self-appreciation
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Living with Enthusiasm

"Start everyday with a smile and get it over with." 
~ W.C. Fields

"We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom."
~ Rosario Castellanos

"What I've learned in my years as a competitive wheelchair athlete is this -- what separates a winner from the rest of the pack is not raw talent or physical ability; instead it is the drive and dedication to work hard every single day, and the heart to go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is." 
~ Linda Mastandrea

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“I admit it …I’m a skeptic. There can’t be a way to teach people to be happy.  How can you improve people’s enthusiasm by asking them to smile more? Was I ever wrong! Not only does Mary Marcdante give you a practical guide to improve your state of mind …she does it in a way that goes beyond simplistic ideas. 

This step-by-step guide walks you though daily activities that make a difference and in a way that even a recovering attorney like me will follow. 

Bravo Mary Marcdante…I’m on that Smile Diet!”

~ Linda Swindling, JD
The Consultant’s Legal Guide

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Did you know that 64% of people smile less than 20 times a day at home and 72% of people smile less than 20 times a day at work? Take this quiz and discover your smile personality and where you could add more smiles, laughter, and enthusiasm into your life. 

The Six Characteristics of Enthusiastic People
by Mary Marcdante
excerpted from Living with Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic people RADIATE ENERGY. The #1 characteristic of enthusiastic people is their ability to radiate positive energy. When these people walk into a room, heads turn and people gather. Their smile lights up a room. Also referred to as charisma, their power comes from within. Famous Energizers: Mother Teresa, Julia Roberts, Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Oprah. MORE...

Turn Your Funk into FUN with 
The 21-Day Smile Diet!
  • Shift feelings of lethargy, apathy, and mediocrity to energy, passion and an extraordinary day every day! 

  • Triumph over fear, anger, and self-doubt and take the risks you know will lead you to greater richness in your life. 

  • Learn seven powerful strategies to keep your enthusiasm alive during challenging times! 

  • Find and follow your smile and live your dreams sooner and with more joy. 

  • Discover your core values and how to make the perfect decision for YOU every time.


Living with Enthusiasm: How The 21-Day Smile Diet Can Change Your Life
is a unique, self-guided 21-day program in book, keynote presentation, teleseminar, and workshop formats that helps you create joyful moments every day, even in difficult times. More importantly, Living with Enthusiasm reminds you that it is critical to your health to make time on a daily basis to feel enthusiastic. You will be touched and entertained with true stories of inspiring people. You'll be informed about the latest research on smiling, laughter, and the healing power of enthusiasm, and you'll receive 105 practical tips to create more enthusiasm and 105 empowering questions to enhance your self-discovery.



Chapter 1      What is Enthusiasm?

Day 1            The 21-Day Smile Diet

Day 2            Oh What A Beautiful Morning

Chapter 2      Why is Enthusiasm Important
                        To You?

Day 3            Accomplishing – Whistle While You
Day 4            Influencing – May I Help You?
Day 5            Healing – The Doctor is In
Day 6            Enjoying – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Day 7            Loving – All You Need is Love

Chapter 3:     What Are The Characteristics of 
                        Enthusiastic People?

Day 8            Radiate Energy 
Day 9            Be Curious and Interested in Life
Day 10          Focus on the Good
Day 11          Feel Deeply, Laugh Often
Day 12          Do Something You Love
Day 13          Serve a Greater Purpose


Chapter 4      The Secret of Daily Enthusiasm

Day 14          Practice The Super Smiling Enthusiasm
Extravaganza Daily Delight Ritual

Chapter 5      Keeping Enthusiasm Alive During 
Challenging Times

Day 15          Know What’s Important

Day 16          Choose Your Path

Day 17          Renew Your Spirit

Day 18          Act on Your Dreams

Day 19          Let Go and Live in the Moment

Day 20          Nurture Your Support System

Day 21          Appreciate and Celebrate Yourself



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"Mary, you really made me stop and think about a lot of things - yes things have been bad for me in the past, but we all have to look for the positive in every situation we are given. I just wanted to let you know that you really inspired me, and that has not happened in a very long time.
     So for all of this I want to give you a big thank you, and I also want you to know how much I appreciate it.

Christie Strong

P.S. I also want you to know that you have inspired me to take up the violin as I have always wanted to do, so this weekend you can find me at the music store."

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You're Worth It. 

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