I’m getting right back to work after my fabulous two weeks in paradise (Maui) with a couple of old riding buddies. Although I’m still feeling the jet-lag having only arrived home Thursday night, I’m really looking forward to joining Lisa Tarves on her radio show, “Just Believe.” All of you who’ve purchased my book Tales of an Animal Communicator ~ Master Teachers know that I inscribe it with: follow your heart & believe in miracles. I hope you can join us on Sunday, Sept 29th… Continue
Added by Nancy A Kaiser on September 28, 2013 at 4:14pm —
Rick Hanson has a new book out called “Hardwiring for Happiness”. In it, he describes the fact that we can retrain our brain – in other words, create new neuron paths that allow us to focus on positive experiences and benefit from lingering on them instead of replaying thoughts and experiences that are not so pleasant. Our brains default to the negative easily – survival mechanism – and this has discouraged many of us from thinking we can be happy. Dr. Hanson… Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 28, 2013 at 12:18pm —
Just when you’ve got it all figured out – the decision’s been made. You’re going through Door “C” after weighing all the pros and cons of the situation. After all, this is the first time in weeks that you feel you’ve got it all together, and your mind is finally at rest knowing it’s solved this problem for you. And wham! The universe throws a curveball: someone’s apology, their acceptance, their vulnerability, their forgiveness…their love shows you it’s not like you… Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 21, 2013 at 12:54pm —
For Book Lovers and Vivid Readers who live in US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia, I would like to invite you to participate in my Book Giveaway event from September 16-October 16, 2013. Please, click this link below to participate.… Continue
Added by Fida Abbott on September 16, 2013 at 3:21pm —
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Added by Robert Thornhill on September 15, 2013 at 1:49pm —
A line from Barbara Brown Taylor has me thinking. Here it is: “The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.” At first glance the statement seems to project total personal surrender. We can’t do anything about our life situation so why bother making any attempt to improve it? I believe accepting the reality we are in instead of fighting against it is what Ms. Taylor is saying here. How we respond to our circumstances is key to taking care of and… Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 14, 2013 at 12:24pm —
Summer on the Park Bench with Father
Hello Fellow Mountain Taker,
It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me. The last “E-ncouragement” I sent is dated June 3rd! Perhaps you thought I took the summer off, or was done corresponding like this. Neither is true. This has been a very full, intense, and pivotal time for me. The main reason I haven’t written is because the Lord did not give me… Continue
Added by Carl Jenks on September 12, 2013 at 3:32pm —
*This was a guest post on Margo Bond Collins' blog here, but I will post it below as well.
Guest Author: Marie Lavender
Are Your Characters Fleshy?
This may come as a… Continue
Added by Marie Lavender on September 11, 2013 at 12:19pm —
What genre is Keeper of Reign and why did I write it?
Keeper of Reign Book 1 is a young adult/middle grade adventure fantasy, but it is also an allegorical fantasy, too, in that it reflects our human plight. At what point do we allow the troubles of this world to stop us from doing what is right? What is good? That was Jules's journey to maturity and growth.
Is there a specific actor/actress/person that I use as a reference… Continue
Added by Emma Right on September 11, 2013 at 2:24am —
I was babysitting my grandson the other evening. He’s a happy little guy and at 11 months full of physical energy and bright-eyed enthusiasm. However, putting him down to sleep is another matter. I watched him on the iPod – a great kid’s monitor – as he wailed, flailed, got up and stood at the crib’s side, crying for Mommy, Daddy, anybody to come fetch him out of his misery. Back down he went – tossing, rolling and back up again; he did this numerous times keeping… Continue
Added by Kita Szpak on September 7, 2013 at 2:07pm —
I’m am so fortunate to love what I do. I loved my life when I was managing our equine hospital and breeding farm in central NJ for 27 years. That was going to be a hard act to follow, but I truly love my life today. I received two canine testimonials and a review of Letting Go over the past week. Being able to help animals understand their lives with us warms my heart. Every time I hear back from a client about the positive changes they’ve seen…
Added by Nancy A Kaiser on September 3, 2013 at 3:46pm —