A former Miss Hawaii and television actress with over 100 appearances, she is author of the book Fire Up Your Life!, Fire Up Your Intuition!, and Fire Up Your Healing! a captivating account of the momentous events that reshaped her life and revealed her calling to inform and motivate.
*On March 1, 1978, she survived a fiery DC-10 plane crash that transformed her life in seconds and inspired her to successfully change airline safety regulations.
*On March 1, 2002, she was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma and today is cancer free. She is an active spokesperson for cancer awareness as 1 out of 7 persons will develop skin cancer.
*On March 1, 2006, she triumphed over unexpected open heart surgery to replace a faulty aortic valve. Today she is a health advocate for women’s health programs since 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease.
She is the author of her own meditation CD and its accompanying workbook Healing Meditations Insights. Her compelling story has been featured on NBC, ABC, PBS, and in The New York Times. A sought after expert on piloting the changing tides of life, Donna is a member of the National Speakers Association and is the owner of Hartley International. Donna has a background in sales from selling pots & pans door-to-door to motor homes and real estate. She was the host of her own television show, Get What You Want. Donna has 6 stories in the Chocolate for a Women’s Soul series and in September 2010 her story, “George” was featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Book of Miracles which focuses on the adoption of her daughter and how instrumental her down home, Oklahoma mentor was in her life.
Topics: Humor & Medicine; Mind, Body, Relaxation Techniques (MBRT); Spirituality; and Stress Management