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 coping 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 currently blogs for 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, Happy Herald, Sports & Activities Directory, the Associated Press, 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 as the facilitator of the first middle school HOPE Club won her a FISP 2014 Humanitarian Award.
A powerful speaker, Darah shares her riveting story of faith and courage with candor, passion and wit. Adeptly weaving her “Pearls of Wisdom” into her signature story-telling style, Darah reveals what it really takes to weather life’s storms and teaches how you can emerge stronger, more confident, and more resilient after overcoming hardship.
Darah’s gutsy words and deeds have inspired many to re-frame their optic and tackle life’s toughest times empowered with renewed energy, insight and vision. And depending on her mood de jour, you’ll usually find this wannabe comedian swinging wildly between the frivolous and the philosophical on her blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.
***Darah’s available to speak to your book club in person or via Skype and has an evocative list of book discussion questions and topics that really peel back the layers and get people talking.
***Alternatively, if you have a group or organization–mainstream, religious, academic, philanthropic or in the behavioral healthcare field–and would like to inquire about Darah’s practical and empowering course curricula, simply fill out a contact request here. Thank you!