Barbara’s book: Wishes for a Mother’s Heart


This inspirational yet practical paperback was co-written with friend and author Tricia LaVoice, foreword by Leeza Gibbons.

“A heartwarming book of inspirational ‘Wishes,’ intuitive and experiential wisdom, and pragmatic actions; for creating, maintaining, and expanding the connections with all the women in your life.

A lasting gift of love that can be enjoyed for years to come by ALL the women in your life; moms, daughters, sisters, mentors, your children’s teachers….

For more about this book, visit

If you would like to share a wish, please go to our Facebook page, Like the page, then post your wish.

Some words from Barbara Lazaroff

The women of Wishes

Wishes for a Mother’s Heart is the brainchild of my friend Patricia LaVoice; a brilliant concept that was initially born out of love and profound friendship.

During one of the most trying periods of my life; having recently lost a dear friend, enduring the disappointment of divorce, living with everyday pressures of my businesses, as well as trying to be a good mother, daughter, and friend, Tricia conceived a unique and enduring gift of love. She had decided to write me a beautiful wish of support and inspiration every evening for the month of September. She offered, “I will be your sounding board; I will not only be the best listener in the world, I will ‘wish’ you something every night.” As the weeks progressed, I found myself wondering what that evening’s wish would bring.

At the end of the month, I received a stunning bound book with all of the month’s wishes. I told Tricia that I thought this idea would make an extraordinarily beautiful book if published one day. She, however, felt September Wishes was born out of deep friendship and should remain private.

Soon after, our dear friend Leeza Gibbons was experiencing some personal difficulties of her own and Tricia started writing loving and comforting words to her as well. Leeza came to feel as I did, that Tricia’s poetic insights and intuition needed to be shared with the world. It was then that Tricia began to write universal wishes that, although so many people can relate to them, they retain a touchingly intimate voice — as though she is speaking only to the reader. Leeza shared her perspective in the foreword of the book.

I am honored to add my life experiences and personal viewpoint, and am pleased to share a work of inspiration created from a place of friendship, trust and sisterhood.

~ Barbara Lazaroff


About the authors of Wishes For The Heart

About us, excerpted from Wishes For The Heart:

Tricia LaVoice ~ Wishmaker

“I write Wishes for those I love and to share with you. My friends, Leeza Gibbons and Barbara Lazaroff add their beautiful insights turning each Wish into a passage of wisdom. … As we began our voyage forward to release our book we ourselves have traveled through our own learning process both individually and together. It felt as though the universe would not grant us the privilege to share with you our inspirations and thoughts until we were fully committed to bringing more love and peace into our own lives. Three friends learning how to accept losses, let go of anger and fears, slow down and try to love without condition or judgment. Of course this is an ongoing process but we are committed to working at it each day and it is our hopes that you will join us.”
~Tricia LaVoice ~ Wishmaker

Barbara Lazaroff ~ Wishimagineer

“None of us are licensed therapists, nor are our lives “perfect” whatever that would look like. We are three friends, all mothers, married, some divorced, having experienced losses, loves, successes, failures and change. We are going to all give the best we can to enhance, inspire and hopefully positively affect people to change, grow, hang in there and even LAUGH.”
~Barbara Lazaroff, Wishimagineer