Women should be living — not just making a living. Valda Ford discusses work-life balance and why women should stop and take care of themselves. In her rags to riches introduction she discusses how neighbors used to care for each other, but now, women feel they have to do it all.

Valda’s “Guide to Living, Laughing and Loving” is an hilarious romp that had an audience of 700 women falling out of their chairs at the “Seasons of a Woman’s Life” annual event hosted by Southwest General (Midwest, OH). This is pure Valda Boyd Ford — as incisive as she is humorous.
In this excerpt from “Guide to Living, Laughing and Loving,” Valda shares with the audience in a humorous way a few ideas to compel men who are 40 years old or older to have a prostate exam.
Are you getting in your own way of having a life? In this clip from “Guide to Living, Laughing and Loving,” Valda shares the circumstances behind her feeling that she was not “good enough” when she was growing up, and how she overcame those feelings of shame and doubt.
The indigenous people of Bogotá, Columbia, South America, had a “grande” time when Valda came to visit while she was in town to lecture at a World Health Organization (WHO) conference.
Did you know that older women are just as likely as our younger generation to get STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)? You CAN protect yourself with just a few simple steps!
In this excerpt from “Guide to Living, Laughing and Loving,” Valda shares with the audience that they must ‘Live out loud!’ and stop ‘…buying into the myths’ that cause them not to hear or see the good things when they come.
Remember who you are. Live, laugh, love, and share those moments with people in your life who want to live, laugh and love, too.

“The Paralysis of Political Correctness” is a Valda Boyd Ford signature keynote presentation and has earned her rave reviews at national conventions of WorkForce Diversity in Rochester, NY; Society of Human Resource Managers, Las Vegas, NV; and Frito-Lay Pepsico Sales Division Executives in Dallas, TX.

Talk Show Host Valda Boyd Ford discusses “Exploring White Privilege” with nationally acclaimed author, Dr. Robert Jensen on “Valda’s Place,” her long-running cable television show.

Talk Show Host Valda Boyd Ford discusses Native American culture with nationally acclaimed Navajo historian and Pow Wow dancer Terri Nakai Kalinowski on “Valda’s Place,” her long-running cable television show.

Talk Show Host Valda Boyd Ford discusses healthy tips to reorganize personal household nutritional habits on “Valda’s Place,” her long-running cable television show.