She’s been dubbed “The Oprah Winfrey of the Internet.” I can’t think of a more perfect title.
The “she” I’m referring to is Lilou Mace, who is perhaps one of the most genuine, adorable, sweet, inspiring human beings I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. She drives across the country in a bus marked “The Juicy Living Tour,” stopping in various places to interview famous motivational speakers such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, among others. Click below to watch my interview with her:
As magnificent and charismatic as she is, Lilou never calls herself an inspirational guru. She’s a humble leader and role model; she follows her heart, and ultimately, always triumphs by climbing out of life’s valleys to reach its peaks. Lilou’s second published book, “I Had No Money and I Liked It: The Abundant Journey of an Open Heart” is an honest, emotional account of her journey to happiness and soulfulness in an economically distraught society. She writes in diary / stream-of-consciousness form, explaining how she experienced doubt and sadness before finding great joy in trusting the Universe and opening herself up to abundance. Lilou expresses her own thoughts about money (especially in the aftermath of losing her high-paid job, which she chronicled in her previous book “I Lost My Job and I Liked It”) as well as the advice of others who’ve brought her comfort during her times of distress. Lilou delves into many areas, including “setting an intention,” “stepping outside your comfort zone,” “surrendering to what is,” “trusting the Universe,” and turning to good friends for genuine words of wisdom. She speaks candidly about her own inner voices of low self-worth and faltering self-esteem, and how she managed to pull herself out of temporary periods of depression. She’s never preachy or aloof; she’s just one of us–struggling with us, understanding us, inspiring us, and rising with us.
On HollyPinafore.org we teach people how to live a delicious life. Lilou Mace teaches others to live a “Juicy” life. I love this philosophy, because it’s similar to ours, yet it adds a different flavor that’s equally delightful. Please pick up a copy of her book by visiting Amazon or Lilou’s website. This is an absolute gem of a read that you need to get through today’s tough economic times. It’s also a wonderful story of self-realization that we all can use to carry us through the uncertain times in life, even those unrelated to finances.
We love you, Lilou!
Photo credit: Lilou Mace