"Thanks again for speaking to our group. It appeared that many of
the guests were moved by your story and inspired to take action."
— Corinne Berenson, National Association of Women Business
"Your presentation to our members at our monthly dinner meeting
was a big hit! The forum of blending humor with thoughtful
introspection by yourself and members was interactive and fun
– and enlightening. Your books were also well-received. The
only problem was that the time went too fast!"
—Carol Powell, President Elect, Ventura County Women's Professional
"Thank you so much for being
our guest speaker at the National Charity League Board Retreat.
You were just perfect! Everyone thought you were humorous and
spoke from the heart. You are so gifted with your ability to speak
to groups! I was particularly impressed at how well you tailored
your speech to fit our particular group."
— Gratefully, Marila Cook
President, National Charity League, Inc.
“ Mothers & Daughters Serving Communities Together”
"Very practical with simple techniques and
perspectives that need to be brought up and that we forget or never knew,
but that are helpful."
— Richard, West Hills, CA
"Your workshop contained many powerful reminders as well as new tools and
techniques to give yourself the nurturing one gives to so many others."
— Wendy Phelps, www.moreavailable.com
"It helps to shed light on what you
may be doing to comfort yourself in a toxic way.
— Dawn O’Connor, Los Angeles, CA
"I want to thank Patricia for sharing her thoughts and book, The
Book of Comforts,with my friends at the monthly
speaker’s luncheon of the Friendship Connection. Patricia is articulate,
enthusiastic, caring and dynamic. Her presentation was enjoyed by all."
— Madalyne Esrock, Ventura, CA
"Her ideas are simple and yet powerful and profound.
This woman has a huge heart, walks her talk – and just listening to
her voice is soothing and comforting!"
— Alana Pratt, Internet Radio Host, “How Mama Got Her Groove Back”
Los Angeles, CA
"Thank you for your seminar for my team members.
It was very professional and informative. My team members learned a lot and enjoyed
themselves. The application of this new learned knowledge will serve them, not
only with our residents, but also in their personal lives – most especially
in their ability to care for themselves."
— Rebecca Isibor, Health Care Coordinator/Brighton Gardens, Camarillo,
"Great tools for a great life!"
— Connie Estes, Santa Paula, CA
"If finding comfort is difficult, this is a
very comfort-friendly introduction to self-empowerment."
— Shannon Pinegar, Ventura, CA
"I enjoyed your workshop and left feeling enlightened.
As caregivers, we have a tendency to care for others and not ourselves. Your
seminar made me realize the importance of taking care of myself with simple,
effective ways to create happiness in my surroundings. I have put some of
your ideas to work in my life and I am already feeling a stronger sense of
— Rebecca, Camarillo, CA
"The women at our retreat were delighted! The Book of Comforts has been
a useful tool for my own life as well as a resource for small group conversation.
I found helpful ideas for me to take care of myself – and the women
I have presented this too have been uplifted as well."
— Rev. Susan Gonzales Dewey, Ventura, CA
"Refreshing and thoughtful – like a yoga session without the mat!
—Toni Santana, Ventura, CA
"I loved the inspiration you provided. It brought back being centered and
it made me remember and appreciate all my wonderful qualities!"
— Pearly Chesser, Camarillo, CA
"You really made me think about my actions in front of my daughter. I will
be conscious of it now."
— Rebecca Pecsok
"Excellent presentation. Enthusiastic and inspirational. A perfect way to
spend the morning!"
— Nancy Variotis, Ventura, CA
"Thank you – wonderful! You were very enlightening. It was very relaxing
and mind opening at the same time.! Kudos!"
— Lisa, Camarillo, CA