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The voice of insight and optimism needed for today's generation.—Forbes

Writer, Founder, TED Speaker, Author, Award-winning Storyteller.

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I'm so happy you're here.

Hello, friend. I'm Mandy. To answer your question, it is pronounced "Ant-toe-notch-ee." I am a lover of stories, long runs without sound, the New York Yankees, my puppy, Dante, the musky scent of a new book,  teas that don't begin with chai, and every sunset I've ever met.

I am an eater of plants and a peddler of words—partial to the uplifting ones. 


You probably landed here because you read something I wrote.  Or perhaps you heard me speak on the topic of optimism, resilience, or storytelling.  Or maybe you discovered The Daily Uplift™ and wanted to learn about the gal behind the pen and puppy shenanigans. ​

Whatever the reason, I'm so grateful you made it. ​


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