Category Archives: self-help

Don’t Be Ashamed to Be Grumpy

DO YOU GET tired of people telling you to “be happy,” “get over it” (whatever ‘it’ is), or to stop being so grumpy and critical (of others or yourself)? Yeah, me too. And yet, I’m one of those who’s always … Continue reading

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From Self-Isolation to Adventure

This coronavirus self-isolation has us all going a bit stir crazy. Yet, it’s the perfect time to catch up on that reading you keep telling yourself you’re going to do. There are all those classics you never got around to … Continue reading

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It’s Real…Really

WHATEVER YOU CALL it, Reiki, Bio-energy healing, energy manipulation, or just plain hoo-doo, it all comes down to the same thing…the ability to positively affect the energy field and well-being of another. Reiki shouldn’t work; by any logical thought process, … Continue reading

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“About Auras”…Better than a Mood Ring

SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES purport to capture a person’s aura on film. And while the debate as to whether these methods are real or merely a way to make money continues, I’m offering my view (and a snippet of information from … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Reading Books

IT SEEMS AS if fewer people are actually taking the time to read books. In fact, reports have stated that if something takes longer than five minutes to skim through (not read, but skim), people become bored and move onto … Continue reading

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Reincarnation: Fact & Fiction

Everyone has their own opinion on whether reincarnation is real. As for me, I know it’s real. For many of us, reincarnation is such a part of us that they find it easy to remember who they were and what … Continue reading

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Don’t Listen to the Fear

“All this psychic stuff is nonsense. You’re all a bunch of cons.” So, goes the plaintive cry of the non-intuitives and skeptics everywhere. At first it used to bug me when people said that. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve … Continue reading

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Do You Understand Your Characters?

Do you understand your characters? Do you know what your character’s self-concept is? Can you state it in one phrase? If the answer to these questions isn’t yes, then you don’t know your characters well enough to write their stories. … Continue reading

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Creating and Using Book Trailers

Book trailers are a wonderful way to help you market yourself and your books. They are great for those who do speaking tours, as you can run them before and after the speech, which helps to get the audience into … Continue reading

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Like him, but not so much the book

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke (and Todd Gold) Summary:  Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his 90th birthday in December 2015. He’s an established legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick … Continue reading

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