Category Archives: News

Interview of Heidi Siefkas, author of When All Balls Drop, on WendiBTV

Wendi Blum talks with Heidi Siefkas, author of When All Balls Drop, about her powerful story of survival and life change. In the brief video interview featured below, get the reasoning behind the title of the book, Heidi's advice on going through struggles in life, and the explanation behind her mantra of Looking Up. To…
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True Story: How Losing Everything, Redefined Having it All – Trekity.com

Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all—until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted…
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Looking Up Feature on When All Balls Drop by The Garden Island

LIHUE — On Sept. 27, 2009, Heidi Siefkas was visiting upstate New York’s Hudson River valley. She was happily married. A globetrotting marketing and public relations executive. She had everything. “In one fell swoop a 1,000-pound tree limb fell — healthy tree — while I was taking out the trash,” Siefkas said. “Broke my neck…
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Kauai’s Best Kept Secrets Featured on Trekity

What’s the best time to visit Kauai Island? You can visit anytime of year. It’s really that kind of island. If you want the mildest temperatures, aim for April to June or September through November. However, if you are coming for exploration of the Napali Coast via catamaran, kayak, or zodiac, I would suggest the…
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Heidi’s Interview with Trekity about Life-Changing Walkabout

Not too long ago, Heidi was a thirty-something, married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all. Then, in one fell swoop, a tree limb knocked her out cold, breaking her neck, and stopped her hectic juggling act of a successful career, marriage, and life instantly. During a slow, yearlong recovery, Heidi lost her career and…
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Desk Job to Dream Job

When I made my decision in 2013 to officially leave an executive level desk job conveniently located just 15 minutes away from my home to become a freelance writer and tour guide, I made some heads turn. Not only was I taking a gamble, but by colleagues I was viewed as taking a big risk…
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Legal Travel to Cuba for Americans and Why NOW is the Time to Go!

Cuba is slowly opening up to Americans. Contrary to popular belief, Americans can go to Cuba and do so legally. I’ve asked fellow blogger and Cheesehead Heidi Siefkas to give an overview for how Americans can travel to Cuba and why they may want to consider doing so now. Take it away Heidi….. When I…
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Discovering Peru’s Sacred Valley One Bite at a Time

Fueled by coca tea and an explorer’s curiosity, I discovered the beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley and its cuisine. From the red tiled roofs and ruins of Cusco to the Urubamba River to the view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, I climbed countless stairs, gasped for breath at unforgettable vistas, and guiltlessly savored…
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