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Interview with Carla Woody

Carla Woody has been mentoring people toward conscious living for more than twenty years. In 1999 she established Kenosis LLC to serve human potential and support the vision: “One tribe, one world.” In 2007, she founded Kenosis Spirit Keepers, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to help preserve indigenous wisdom…


Added by Christine Rice on June 26, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments

Review of “Conscious Calm”

Conscious Calm by Laura Maciuika is a self-help book that explains how to reduce stress. Most people think stress is caused by outside circumstances. While that is partly true, how your mind reacts to those stressors is what causes the feeling of stress. Therefore, stress is mostly internal. This book…


Added by Christine Rice on June 24, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

It’s been a while…I’ve missed you!

Hi everyone,

It’s been forever since I’ve posted here. I want to tell you everything that has gone on since my last post.

Honestly, I haven’t lost any weight this month (yet – I still have one more weigh-in tomorrow). I gained 2.4 lbs during the first two weeks of the month from not working out much and eating late at night. I’ve lost most of it now, which is great. I’m back to trying not to eat late, which is after 8 pm. I’m doing fairly well with it.

I’ve also…


Added by Christine Rice on June 24, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Review of “Acceptance: A Workshop for Perfectionists”

Acceptance: A Workshop for Perfectionists by Liisa Kyle, Ph.D is a self-help book with writing exercises and activities to help perfectionists accept circumstances, others, and themselves.

The book is very well-rounded in the information it covers to help perfectionists grow…


Added by Christine Rice on June 17, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

What Inspires a Nonfiction Writer?

For me, inspiration is a spiritual experience that happens unexpectedly. I simply go about my day while thinking about what I’m doing, what I’ve done, what needs to be done, what I would like to do, what I will do, and suddenly an idea comes to me that perks my interest. I feel inspired to learn about it, which is possibly a new slant on a topic I’m already interested in or something completely unique. I’ll look it up, I’ll buy books on it, and I’ll read until I’ve quenched my…


Added by Christine Rice on June 14, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Interview with Valencia Roner

Valencia Roner is a writer and blogger living in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Her work has appeared in Black Enterprise Magazine,, and the Los Angeles Times. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA). She is completing her book, The…


Added by Christine Rice on June 13, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments

Interview with Carrie Golden

Carrie was born in a small city of Plattsburgh near the border of Quebec, Canada and grew up in the Adirondack Mountains. She now lives near Raleigh, NC with her husband and son, and a small cat farm.

Christine: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

Carrie: As a girl, I…


Added by Christine Rice on June 3, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Review of “Brain Fog and Stress”

Brain Fog and Stress: Better Brain Health by Managing Stress Now is a book written by an expert on stress’ impact on the brain and how to deal with stress to improve brain health. The author discusses all aspects of stress and how it affects the brain. The author tells us that not all stress is bad;…


Added by Christine Rice on June 1, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Review of “Chasing Joy”

Chasing Joy is a self-help book on the topic of how to live a joyful life. The author points out that joy does not mean being oblivious to what is going on, but, rather, being realistic about life’s circumstances and choosing to be joyful even in negative times. Joy is a state of mind that stems from our…


Added by Christine Rice on May 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Review of “Top Life Coaching Tips”

Top Life Coaching Tips is a self-help book that offers multiple ways to live life with more peace, passion, energy, and joy. It is a book that everyone could benefit from, because any one of us could use more of those traits in our lives.

The book has 31 tips on how to live a better life. It…


Added by Christine Rice on May 29, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Weigh-in, Measurements, and BMI

I am SOOO happy right now! Today was my weekly weigh-in and monthly measurements. I’ll cut to the chase. I lost 2.8 lbs this week! My total for the month is a loss of 5 lbs and 3 inches. I also checked my BMI and I am now officially “overweight” and no longer “obese.” I am SO proud of that. As of today, I’ve lost 79 lbs! It took me 13 months to lose that weight. Not all of it was peachy keen weight loss. I plateaued for almost 3 months at one point, which was kind of disheartening. But I…


Added by Christine Rice on May 28, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments

Interview with Jennifer Raygoza

Jennifer Raygoza was born in Riverside, California. She attended Fullerton College with a Major in Psychology.

She lives with her husband and two children in Corona, California.

“I have always wanted to write a book that readers would love. I spent a lot of my High school years writing poetry,…


Added by Christine Rice on May 27, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

So Sorry I've Been MIA!

Hi everyone!

I realize I haven’t been around for almost a month. Sorry about that. I’ve been so busy with my home business and my workouts that I haven’t had time to write! I will update you on what has gone on over the last 3 1/2 weeks.

The last time I posted, I had a substantial loss of 4.2 lbs. I continued my lifestyle the same as always, but on the next weigh-in I gained 1.2 lbs. I was devastated, but not discouraged or hopeless. If anything, it made me work harder. The…


Added by Christine Rice on May 25, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Review of "How to Relax - Mind Body & Soul"

How to Relax – Mind Body & Soul is a self-help book for people who are uptight and could use some tips on how to let go of stress and relax. This book is for everyone, since we all need to relax sometimes. The book is written with calming language that makes it relaxing just to read. It is a helpful and…


Added by Christine Rice on May 25, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Review of "Losing Control, Finding Serenity"

Losing Control, Finding Serenity is a self-help book about how being controlling – over people and events – disrupts the natural course of life and hinders life and relationships. This is a book for everyone, because almost everyone does some degree of controlling in their lives. This book…


Added by Christine Rice on May 24, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Great Blog Hop of 2013

Hello everyone,

For a little fun today, I’m participating in a blog hop, which is an interview with myself about my soon-to-be-published book and some fun trivia about myself. I hope you enjoy it!

1. Tell us a little bit about the book you’re promoting.

I’m in the editing stage of my memoir – Chronicles of a Troubled Girl. It is a collection…


Added by Christine Rice on May 20, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

Interview with Will McClinton

I’d like to welcome Will McClinton to my blog for an interview. Here is a little about him:

In high school, my passion for writing grew. By the summer after graduation it was a possibility. Then I was blindsided by a MVA (motor vehicle accident) that changed the direction of my life. I lost sight of my…


Added by Christine Rice on May 15, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

Exciting News...

I can barely contain myself. I weighed myself this morning with the thought that I stayed the same weight over the past week – not because I hadn’t eaten well or exercised enough, but because I didn’t feel much different, and I don’t like to get my hopes up. I stepped on the scale and couldn’t believe the number. I had lost 4.2 lbs! Oh my gosh, I was so happy.

I’ve now lost 74 lbs since April 20th, 2012 and I’ve gone from a size 3X/24 to a L/14. Even some of my larges and 14s are too…


Added by Christine Rice on April 29, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Really enjoying working out

Hi everyone. Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans? If the hiking boots I ordered arrive, I’ll be going hiking, probably on Sunday. I’ll probably be power-walking on Saturday, because the weather has just been so nice and I’ve been really enjoying my power-walks. I reached my goal of a 15-minute mile! My usual walk is 1.9 miles. I’m thinking of taking the long route back home, instead of taking a side street, to make it two miles. At least I think it will be two miles; I’ll have to…


Added by Christine Rice on April 27, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments

Interview with Stephen Brayton

Stephen L. Brayton owns and operates Brayton’s Black Belt Academy in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is a Fifth Degree Black Belt and certified instructor in The American Taekwondo Association.

He began writing as a child; his first short story concerned a true incident about his reactions to discipline. During high…


Added by Christine Rice on April 27, 2013 at 9:10am — No Comments

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