By Janis Fontaine
Since 1982, May McCarthy has founded and grown seven successful, profitable companies, sold a ton of books, spoken at colleges, churches and universities throughout the country and fulfilled the goals she set for herself with better-than-average success.
You can find out how she did it at the workshop “The Power of Why in Creating Abundance” from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Unity of Delray Beach, 101 NW 22nd St. (at Swinton Avenue), Delray Beach.
McCarthy attributes her prosperity to her use of spiritual principles and her solid partnership with her “chief spiritual officer.” Her 2015 book, The Path to Wealth; Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance, is a mix of motivational talk and personal finance.
Her 2018 book, The Gratitude Formula: A 7-Step Success System to Create a Life That You Love, teaches that success is a system, not a secret.
The goal of the workshop is to help participants discover their purpose and achieve greater success and prosperity in their personal and professional lives. Learning to live your life with purpose creates more joy, better health, fulfillment and true prosperity.
Jack Canfield, the co-author and man behind the prolific “Chicken Soup” books, says, “If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.” Register at www.unityofdelraybeach.org.
Voice contestant at CROS event
Christmas According to Jazz, a fundraiser benefiting CROS Ministries, features the Julius Sanna Quartet, The Voice competitor Michaela Paige and Jody Marlow, who plays sax, flute and clarinet, among other instruments. The show takes place at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Trinity Delray, 400 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets are $10. Kids younger than 10 get in free.
CROS Ministries has one mission: feeding hungry people in Palm Beach and Martin counties. Visit www.crosministries.org.
Tips to navigate the holidays
Not everyone looks at Santa Claus or eight consecutive nights of gifts the same way. When the Interfaith Café meets on Dec. 19, you might hear something that will smooth the road to the holidays.
The meet-up will focus on family interactions during the holidays, with Rosemarie Rose-Spencer facilitating the discussion.
And facilitating is what Rose-Spencer does. A life coach, family mediator, career coach and teacher, she specializes in helping military active-duty and veterans and their families adjust to life in and out of the military.
The Interfaith Café group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Light refreshments will be served.
Last chance to see ‘Rescuers’
Adolph Rose Levis JCC Sandler Center has been hosting an exhibition by photographer Gay Block, “Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust,” since the start of November. This exhibit, which debuted at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, shows people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust, their experiences and the reasons behind their heroic actions. The exhibition will close on Dec. 22. The gallery is at the Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton.
Catholic news on airwaves
A new faith-based radio station is on the air in Palm Beach County. Turn your dial to 98.3 FM, where you’ll find the Catholic Voice of the Palm Beaches. You can also listen online at the station’s website. Right now, programming is from EWTN, but local programming should be added soon. Listen at 98.3 FM or visit www.WPBVRadio.com.
Holiday volunteers needed
The 14th annual project Holiday Packing Day needs volunteers to help fill 500 care packages from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW First Ave.
The packages will be shipped to military men and women deployed overseas who have Delray Beach connections. Reserve a spot on the Project Holiday Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/508322729920063/
Boca Helping Hands needs volunteers to prepare and serve food from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7, at 1500 NW First Court, Boca Raton.
You’ll be in good company: This is the day Boston University alumni living in Boca Raton come out to serve their community. Registration is at http:// bit.ly/2PaNbFQ.