COLORADO SPRINGS — Beenie Mann, born and raised in Germany, has always looked at the brighter side, even when there was only darkness.

Local author has been helping change mindsets for more than thirty years, during most of which her husband was active duty in the U.S. Army. 

Beenie’s drive to encourage and empower people has earned her the Shield of Sparta – Heroine of the Infantry award from the National Infantry Association, the Essayons Award from the Army Engineer Association, and the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the Department of the Army. 

For guidance from Beenie to unleash your happiness, email her at