AUTHOR. SPEAKER. COACH. ACTIVIST.

Darah shares what motivated her to pen the memoir and defines the message she wants to share with the world.

Darah challenges survivors of suicide loss to reach for new heights in their own lives at NSU’s Out of the Darkness Walk.

ABOUT DARAH…

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DZ FRONT COVER withawardstickers Darah Zeledon is the devoted mom of five and wife of one. When she’s not mothering or “wife‐ing,” she’s a suicide prevention activist, author, inspiring speaker, life coach, and trained group facilitator. Darah’s completely fluent in Spanish, holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in International Relations, and is a Certified Life & Success Coach (CLC, CPSC). She joined The Miami Herald’s MomsMiami as a featured blogger in 2010, began writing for the print publication, The Parent Notebook in 2011 as their family editor and founder of the witty and provocative “This Parenting Gig” column, and worked as an editor and features columnist with the South Florida monthly newspaper, the Happy Herald.
In addition to maintaining her website blog, she also blogs over at the Huffington Post. Darah’s been featured in local and international media including: WLRN’s (NPR) Topical Currents radio show, Sun-Sentinel, Plantation Town Times, Sports & Activities Directory, Our City Weston, Weston Lifestyle Magazine, Costa Rica’s La Nación, Radio Monumental, and Canál 2, Angie’s Diary, FIU Magazine, the Associated Press, Deseret News, and Conexiones Internacional. Her debut book, Girl with the Crooked Smile – Stuck in a Moment, has received several awards and professional accolades. Her tireless efforts for her work with teens as the founder/co-facilitator of the first middle school HOPE Club won her a FISP 2014 Humanitarian Award.
A powerful speaker and storyteller, Darah shares her riveting journey of courage, faith and survival with candor, insight, and wit–thus, revealing what it really takes to weather life’s storms. She teaches how you can emerge stronger, more confident, and more resilient after overcoming hardship. And indeed, Darah’s gutsy words and deeds inspire many to re-frame their optic and tackle life’s toughest times empowered with renewed energy, insight and vision.
Depending on her mood de jour, you’ll usually find her swinging wildly between the frivolous and the philosophical on this website’s blog, her Twitter feed, and Facebook page.

***Darah’s available to speak to your book club in person or via Skype and has a compelling list of book discussion questions and topics that peel back layers and get people talking.

***If you have a group or organization and would like to inquire about Darah’s practical and empowering leadership and life skills seminars and course curricula, simply fill out a contact request here.

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