Angel Marie Monachelli was born in Buffalo, New York. Showered with love and guided by compassion from her parents. Her formative years were spent playing, exploring, laughing, connecting with nature, dancing, and engaging with enthusiasm in all life had to offer. A naturally energetic, tenacious, curious, and independent youth, Angel Marie was born with an innate sense of right and wrong. A strong foundation, supportive family, and emerging athletic talents, served as refuge and anchor through her challenges in life and education.
At the age of eight, during a parent-teacher conference, a vibrant Angel Marie bubbled with excitement awaiting her turn to proudly share academic accomplishments with her mom. This enthusiasm was ripped away when her teacher told her mom that graduating high school, attending college, or amounting to anything in life was unlikely. This was a opinion that numerous teachers and members of society would hold for many years. She was left confused, embarrassed, and knocked off balance. Her mother assured her that she was “special” and worked tirelessly to guide her daughter to success.
A diagnosis of dyslexia caused Angel Marie to be placed in a class with children of varying ages, learning challenges, and special needs. In addition she was subjected to bullying, pranks, ridicule, and socially outcast. Her strong moral sense guided her to stand up for herself and fellow classmates. The constant bombardment of negativity took a toll on her self-worth, esteem, and confidence. She diligently applied herself to her studies in order to rejoin the conventional classroom by junior high, restoring some of her lost confidence.
Her athletic talent and love for softball emerged. Her perseverance in the game paid off in a couple of short years, making her one of the youngest players in Women’s Major League Softball by the time she was a freshman in high school.
Angel Marie defied the negative labels bestowed upon her as a child. She graduated high school, received a scholarship to Golden West Junior College for softball, followed by a full ride athletic scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. The child who was told she would never amount to much received her B.A. in Recreation.
Angel Marie has resided in Arizona for over 20 years. She has owned several successful businesses. One of her businesses, Lightworkers Gifts Wellness Center, specialized in alternative healing methods. This gave her an opportunity to serve her community in a way that she found abundantly rewarding. Enjoying the rewards of healing herself while supporting others in healing was wonderful, yet it wasn’t enough for this small powerhouse of a woman.
It was time for a new chapter in Angel Marie’s life. Angel Marie began public speaking to share universal secrets to overcoming adversity, increasing self-esteem, living authentically, and cultivating greater success in all areas of life. She found great joy, contentment, and inner peace helping others succeed, bringing forth the birth of the “Shine On!” movement.
Angel Marie’s award winning book, “SHINE ON!” contains the philosophy behind the “Shine On!” movement and a blueprint to guide any person, step by step, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, culture, or age to embrace their authentic self and Shine On! with greater success and higher-self esteem.
Today, she has settled into her calling as an entertaining inspirational speaker and consultant, standing as a shining beacon of hope for positive change. Inspired by her canine companion and muse, Shine, Angel Marie shares the secrets to success and greater self-esteem. Traveling the country to spread the “Shine On!” movement with groups of all backgrounds from grade schoolers to college students, corporate employees at seminars, and in public and private events, She is always inspiring others to get their “Shine On!”
Angel Marie says,
“Shine is my Australian Cattle Dog, friend, and writing muse! During my writing process, Shine helped me find time to play, relax, and just breathe. By recognizing that animals experience life differently than people, I was able to add unique insights to the award winning book SHINE ON! In each chapter, Shine offers a fun perspective with a section called ‘Speak, Shine, Speak!’ These brief stories of how Shine sees and experiences her world allow readers to discover new ways to Shine On!
One of my favorite examples of Shine as my guide to greater personal power is her ability to be in the moment. When the writing process was especially challenging, Shine would offer up a big sigh. Her simple act of taking a breath reminded me to breathe as well. Besides always being joyous and taking the time to play ball, Shine demonstrates the importance of breathing to refocus and be more productive in life.”
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Due to dyslexia, writing a book was one of her greatest life challenges, yet she persevered because the Shine On! message helps so many people. By creating the book SHINE ON!, Angel Marie has proven that anything is possible. Share that victory and inspire others to overcome challenges in their lives.
With the SHINE ON! guidebook for higher self-confidence and personal success, readers find fifty-two chapters each containing a simple-to-implement action step. You are invited to complete one action step per week in the span of one year. She shares simple action steps to guide you to discover greater success and achieve higher self-esteem.
Accept the Shine On! challenge to create new habits and develop skills to bring more abundance, freedom, and play into your life. Sing with Angel Marie and discover the empowering lyrics in the Shine On! song!
Angel Marie says, “Many of us feel we don’t fit in because of ethnicity, personal appearance, or disability. There are millions of reasons why you might feel different than your peers. What matters is discovering that you matter! My canine companion, Shine, has taught me many life lessons about unconditional love and being in the moment. Discover her stories and unique perspective in each chapter.”
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