About Lynnie Vessels


Lynnie Vessels, Inspirational Speaker

and author of To Soften the Blow

Lynnie Vessels has a master’s degree in Secondary Education and has been teaching English in the public school system more than twenty years. She has taught over forty graduate education courses in the areas of communication and discipline, including Teacher Effectiveness Training, Self-esteem for Educators, Resolving Conflicts in Classrooms and Schools, Stress Management for Teachers, and Reaching Today’s Students. She appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has traveled the country as a surprisingly candid motivational speaker. She lives in Virginia with her Maltese, Okie. To Soften the Blow is her first book.

“Aeschylus, the ancient Greek playwright, held that there was suffering so great that, even in our sleep, it dripped upon the heart until ‘in our own despair, against our will,’ comes a terrible wisdom.”