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Jun.20.2010
Having released the book and announced it within the networking channels that I have, has been great.  I am on a host of sites including Facebook, Redroom, and WordPress.  I have performed book giveaways and will do a few more on Shelfari, LibraryThing, and Goodreads.  I haven’t consulted the...
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Jun.02.2010
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I have finally published my first book "The Conversation That Matters Most," through BookSurge Publishing. The book is about rethinking your strategies for success when things haven't worked out as originally planned.  We have so much that we can share through our experiences.  We are not...
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Apr.27.2010
Do you get mad at the person who takes advantage of you or mad at yourself for letting them?  Do you get upset when you can’t get help from someone or acknowledging how much you don’t want to help when it’s you? Are you disappointed with all the ugliness of the world or disappointed in those times...
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Apr.16.2010
I have come to realize with time and age that you don’t always recover from certain events you go through.  Whether your physical experiences take a toll on you emotionally or your emotional experiences take a toll on you physically, in either case, your health is affected.  And there you have it....
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Apr.10.2010
Okay so I didn’t necessarily get to this idea of writing for healthy conversation on my own.  I was influenced by experience and observation.  I had many people to thank…popular culture, peers, family, and friends.  I struggle with blogging sometimes because I don’t have anything to say.  I believe...
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Mar.25.2010
I’ve been a big advocate of writing for healthy conversation. Although I don’t have my physical book yet, I have entered into a community where there is conversation, compassion, and growth.  People see the things you’re going through and many can relate.  They have been through similar things too...
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Feb.21.2010
I took a few weeks off from book promotion so that I could “Be My Own Agent.” I am learning first hand as I’m reading other author’s posts that the self-publishing world is an all encompassing endeavor.  I realize how important marketing is because you have to let the world know that your book is...
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Feb.21.2010
I took a few weeks off from book promotion so that I could “Be My Own Agent.” I am learning first hand as I’m reading other author’s posts that the self-publishing world is an all encompassing endeavor.  I realize how important marketing is because you have to let the world know that your book is...
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Jan.27.2010
In recently discussing “Failure: A Valuable Assistant" by Sandra F Carrington-Smith, with fellow authors, it gives me the opportunity to share closing thoughts from my chapter “Don’t Let Someone Make your Extraordinary Ordinary,” on success and failure. I end the chapter on this note:  ...
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Jan.21.2010
Earlier, I talked about the number zero in relation to emotional balance and peace of mind.  I did so to settle my mind into focus on what I'd like to accomplish over the couple of days and months.  I did so understanding why spending some time alone is essential for success.  I did so because I...
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Jan.14.2010
I spoke with a friend yesterday and despite my efforts to have a positive conversation about a series of things, he just wouldn’t allow me to have a nice talk with him.  If we talked about the job, he wanted to talk about conspiracy theories and gossip.  If we talked about news, the despair in...
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Jan.07.2010
Any discussion into why “common sense isn’t that common,” requires understanding that different groups of people (personal, social, professional, etc.) make use of varied degrees of intelligence identifiable mainly to the group(s) in which they belong.  It isn’t that intelligence is “common” to...
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Dec.30.2009
Everything is under way.  The draft book covers have come back and I am enjoying building my first book.  I move into phase two after I accept the draft of the book cover and inside design.  Life couldn't be more grand or could it?  As a first time self-publishing author I cannot believe how much...
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Dec.18.2009
As my publish date draws near and the structure of the book is coming to life, I feel reflective, calm, at peace almost.  Aaah, who I am kidding, I feel giddy and so excited.  Can you believe it? I wrote a book. I am publishing a book and it is so exciting.  I finally get to share with others in my...
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Dec.17.2009
When I was a child, I always thought I be an obstetrician.  I come from a large family and felt that being a doctor would really help.  After my first year in college in the pre-med curriculum, that vision no longer felt correct to me.  I didn’t have the heart or passion to dissect animals in my...
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