A Gift of Poetry by Debbie Monteggia – Win Major Brownie Points with this Gift Idea

A Gift of Poetry by Debbie Monteggia – Win Major Brownie Points with this Gift Idea

Arts, Culture, Mom Life
A friend who makes thoughtful considerations when sending something, planning dinners, making movie or book recommendations because they've known you for a long time. But what if a book or poem you just read throws you for a loop? You read it and wonder how does this author know me so well. That's exactly how I felt when I started reading "Tears of Change" by Debbie Monteggia last week. The book contains numerous poems, reflections, and quotes that make you think of how you'd like to lead life. Not only do the poems make you introspect your thoughts, but they also reunite you with the dreams you let get away from you. And just like that, Debbie's poetry beautifully translates your tangled emotions into simple words. Words that you can't…
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Still Dealing with Lingering Crankiness from the Pandemic?

Still Dealing with Lingering Crankiness from the Pandemic?

Arts, Entertainment, Health, Mom Life
Steven Joseph’s CrankaTsuris Method is here to help. It is no secret that the pandemic has put a strain on most relationships in more ways than one. Steven Joseph writes A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method in a silly self-help style which will reassure you that your crankiness is not only natural, but also waiting to be healthily expressed. The stay-at-home orders, being stuck in close quarters with immediate family members, and general stress brought about by the pandemic certainly increased crankiness globally. While some can see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of going back to normal, others may feel in a darker place than ever before. Joseph writes this guide at the perfect time with just the right amount of humor…
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Have You Heard of The BookFest?

Have You Heard of The BookFest?

Arts, Culture, Entertainment
Book lover’s everywhere are thrilled to see another installment of The BookFest this April 17th  and 18th at Thebookfest.com. If you haven’t heard, The BookFest is an online book event that brings authors and readers together like no other book event in the world. As the leader in online book festivals, the award winning event is totally free to attend. The programming with book lovers is on Saturday the 17th of April. For those who love to write, check out the panels and discussions on Sunday the 18th. What is The BookFest? Let me explain, instead of going to a book convention (because you can’t – they’re all cancelled), grab your laptop, tablet, phone, or desktop, and go to TheBookFest.com on April 17that 10:30 AM PST. You’ll be able to…
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8 Books That Will Make You Think

8 Books That Will Make You Think

Arts, Culture, Life
In this day and age, it’s so easy to surround yourself with things and people that reinforce your way of thinking rather than challenge it. From new outlets to social media to targeted ads, we rarely get a chance to see things from a perspective much different than our own. We’ve compiled a list of thought-provoking books that do just that: challenge us to experience life from other perspectives.  1. Clean Water for Developing Countries by John Dracup   Everyone deserves clean water, and John Dracup is helping people in developing countries learn how. Clean Water for Developing Countries tells us about the best strategies needed to create clean water, based on years of academic research and his experience in water resource engineering and related fields. It may not seem the most exciting read, but offers an insight…
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3 Books Coming in 2020 You Don’t Want to Miss

3 Books Coming in 2020 You Don’t Want to Miss

Arts, Entertainment
You’re going to want to add these intriguing books to your To Be Read 2020 list. Three different books in three different genres—biographical fiction, international thriller and mystery fiction, and political fiction. Each book listed has a main character on a journey to hope, or freedom or power. This is the perfect genre mix that you do not want to miss, here are three books to be released in 2020: 1. The Legacy Book One Pre-order now on Amazon! The Legacy Series: Book One is the debut novel for award-winning singer, songwriter and filmmaker Brandyn Cross. In this novel, we follow a confined 12-year-old boy who finds refuge on the internet by developing a close friendship with a group of virtual teens. In an era surrounding the hysteria of the…
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8 Keys to Living a Truly Awesome and Fabulous Life

8 Keys to Living a Truly Awesome and Fabulous Life

Arts, Beauty, Champagne, Culture, Entertainment, Environment, Food, Health, Luxury, Style, Travel
I live a truly awesome and fabulous life, and I’m not saying this to brag. I’m saying it because there is no reason you shouldn’t be doing the same. They say that turning something into a habit takes more than 30-days of repetition. You have to do the same things over and over that contribute to you having an amazing life. It really doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. Figure out what works. Do it over and over. Rinse and repeat. There are eight things that I do all the time that I believe are a major reason why I live a life that I love so much. They are in no specific order. Maybe something will grab your attention. Give it a shot. What’s the worst that…
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