A man is taking a solitary walk on the beach and notices a the beach is littered with starfish; starfish which have washed ashore and which need water to survive. He also notices a little boy frantically running from beach starfish to beach starfish, picking each one up and throwing them back, one by one,… Read More A goal for 2018? Live Life Like The Starfish Story
Take a moment and read this. Throttle back your crazy day and really think about this for a second. I believe everyone needs a dream. A direction. Something to shoot for in life. Got it? Good. Now think of this; dreaming is one thing…DOING is another. If you haven’t taken those “steps” towards… Read More If you knew you could not fail
We all have hopes, dreams and goals. We all have things we wish to strive for. They don’t have to be monsterously big or fancy either. These goals can be as simple as losing a few pounds to learning how to kayak for the first time (done!). They can also be as extreme as creating a… Read More Get Out of Your Own Head | The Key to Getting Un-Stuck
Your worth is not determined by the scale I am a plus-sized woman. It’s a fact. It is, what it is. Am I thrilled about this? No, I am not. My weight truly holds me back from adventures and opportunities. Am I trying to change things? Hell YES. But it’s a looonnnggg road and once… Read More Your worth is not determined by the scale | rant of a plus-sized mom
For the very first time I am participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series! The multicultural location I have chosen to visit is Rome and the book I am reviewing is an awesome middle-reader book called Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic Press). Read around the world this summer with great books recommended by the… Read More MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series review of Moving Target
You need to find your purpose, they say… You need to follow your passion, they say… You need to determine your “why”, they say … But sometimes it isn’t all that easy. It’s not easy to figure out exactly what your “why” is. Sometimes we feel stuck and we’re not even sure what our purpose… Read More Following Your Purpose Isn’t Always Easy – But It Is Darn Well Worth It
There’s a quote that’s worth pondering: “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. “ Think about this for a minute. Finding your purpose becomes a lot easier when you think about it in these terms. What skills and traits do you have that could help… Read More Find Your Purpose and Get Happy (er)
When you get up in the morning you have a choice. You can look forward to the day ahead, or you can dread it. And much of that choice depends on how much you like what you’re getting ready to do for the next 16 hours before it’s time to hit the hay again. I… Read More Do What You Love – Love What You Do
I can’t believe I am about to flip my calendar to the 6th month of 2017. SIXTH! The year is half over…how did that happen? So at this point my January “how-am-I-going-to-master-this-plan” need to be more of a “am I still on track? And, if not, how can I get back there?” plan. We all… Read More Solopreneurs-have you lost sight of your “Why?”
Today is the last day of school for both of my Middle-Schoolers. In my mind, this milestone is a both a welcomed break, and an “oh crap” moment now that summer vacation is HERE. The First School-less Week will be an exuberant. We will laugh, do crafts, work on our No Bummer Summer list, dance and… Read More Parenthood Lament-The School Year is Almost Over. I am Happy. I am Sad.
I know I am not alone when I say sometimes spending hours hunting down links and share-ables for social media makes me want to snatch myself BALD. If you are like me, you are probably constantly trying to keep up with social media, and figuring out what to say on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and running… Read More 600 Premade Social Media Updates=Massive Time Saver!
How to market books, build a platform and get our work in front of potential buyers is always an ongoing….journey for any author. The list of marketing ideas that can lead to book sales is a long one, but leveraging social media is still somewhere towards the TOP of the list. Some channels are more… Read More Instagram 101 for Children’s Book Authors