The virtual garden begins…”Growing Miss Daisy” and “Vikki’s Marigolds” A special thank you to Rahila Khan and Katja Gersak Hernandez… Read more Marigolds & Daisies – Virtual Garden
This comes up quite often in conversations, online and more… are you wealthy? Depends on your definition of wealthy and… Read more Are You Rich?
News Flash!!! The 2nd version is out of: The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A Memoir. I originally published the eBook… Read more Updated eBook!
The Blueprint for Vibrant Health: A Guide to Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit by Gina L. Spielman, LCSW, C.H.… Read more Book Review: The Blueprint for Vibrant Health
After a long wait of trying to reformat the softcover version of my memoir: The Upbringing that Encircles Me, finally… Read more Soft Cover Version: The Upbringing that Encircles Me
I assist individuals in thinking about and putting their thoughts in writing for their end of life wishes. Did you… Read more Natural or Green Burial?
I come across articles, posts, and more about loss, grief, death, and dying. I know what I want and do… Read more Remembrance Video…
The weekend of April 13th and 14th is the official Grow Marigolds Campaign! I hope many will join me! This ‘initiative’… Read more Grow Marigolds Campaign…
Spring is right around the corner, I can feel it in the air! Yes, the air is still quite chilly… Read more Spring Brings?
This blog post will not be like any of my traditional posts. Be willing to read it in its entirety… Read more Roots Run Deep…
March is Social Work month! What better way to honour the month than to link it to an initiative that… Read more March is Social Work Month
How is your memory? Your short term memory? Your long term memory? Mine used to be VERY good, but has… Read more Memory: Good or Not Good?
We have to find ways to inspire ourselves and get the creativity flowing…nature does this for me. I am not… Read more Inspiration and Creativity
Guess what day it is? Did you guess Friday, March 1st? If so, it is the official launch of Marigolds… Read more The Official Launch of Marigolds on Social Media!
Are you the parent of a tween or teen? How is that going? Do you have good days? Not so… Read more Parenting Tweens and Teens
I am reading a book titled: This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression by Daphne Merkin. I have chosen… Read more Depression & Adults
So, March 1st is less than a week away and it is the official launch of Marigolds on Social Media!… Read more Marigolds on Social Media
Spring is almost here and it is the time to start thinking about which seeds to buy and when to… Read more Who Wants to Grow a Garden With Me?
I came across a post on social media yesterday that discussed bullying and cyberbullying with youth and described youth that… Read more Mental Health & Youth
Since announcing Marigolds on Social Media and my involvement with Cyber Parental Guardians, and the seed and plant campaign of… Read more Care of Daisies & Marigolds
Can bullying lead to suicide? Yes. And many youth have chosen suicide because of the bullying. They could not take… Read more Can Bullying Lead to Suicide?
Recently, I had someone state to me that post-concussion syndrome is bogus and used as a money making gimmick in… Read more Post-Concussion Syndrome; Real or Not?
Social media for the most part has been an extremely positive experience for me. I love the connection with colleagues… Read more Want to be a Marigold Ambassador?
My memoir: The Upbringing that Encircles Me is about my life from teenage years to present. A lot has happened… Read more Book Excerpt #3- The Upbringing that Encircles Me
None of this is easy. Most divorces are tough, full of accusations, anger, and more. If children involved, many use… Read more Divorce, Co-Parenting & Re-marriage
I find the term a bit odd, cyberbullying. Makes me thing of robots or something similar, but that is not… Read more Cyberbullying & Adults
My memoir book, The Upbringing that Encircles Me has been out as an eBook since early December 2018. Earlier this… Read more The Upbringing that Encircles Me
Let Wednesday be a crazy and weird day-do something different, do something inspirational or just be your true self!
So, it is now 3.5 months since my fall UP my stairs. Never thought that at this point I would… Read more Adjustments are Sometimes Needed
Helping just 1 person makes it all worth it!
What are bullying and cyberbullying? It depends on where you seek a definition. Each country, state, and province have a… Read more Cyberbullying & Bullying
Just about every youth and most likely any adult that uses electronics and social media will unfortunately face the newer… Read more Bullying & Youth
CPG-Cyber Parental Guardians is a group of professionals who have come together on LinkedIn for a common cause, a common… Read more CPG? What is This?
Suicides take a high toll. Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year and it is the second leading cause… Read more Suicide- Tweens, Teens & Adults
I have 2 upcoming book reviews and both happen to be books that colleagues of mine wrote! The Blueprint for… Read more Upcoming Book Reviews
As one who is still recovering from a concussion from October 12th, 2018 and a frozen/locked left shoulder joint-having one… Read more Post Concussion Syndrome is No Joke…
Anyone who knows me or has followed my blog since it began at the end of September of 2018 knows… Read more Update on Me
Hi everyone! So two books down, a co-edited/co-authored one published with Xlibris in 2017, Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the… Read more Next Book: Digital World and Youth
When we are young, we are told and taught to try our best, do our best, work hard, and we… Read more Happiness and Acceptance
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Wow! An amazing book and… Read more Quiet- Book Review
I believe I was raised well with good, caring parents who taught me, showed me, and modeled for me the… Read more Be the Change
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays! This time of year is not celebrated by… Read more Happy Holidays!
I wrote this book as part of my own healing process. I had unresolved things in my life that were… Read more The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A Memoir
Wow! Is all I can say. I just watched episode 16 and the birth father dies. Randall and his birth… Read more Episode 16: This is Us
Time to evaluate how 2018 went. What was a success? What needs more work? Anything you wished had gone differently?
I, like many, are hard working individuals that write, blog, publish books through traditional and indie means; edit, assist others… Read more Authors, Editors, Ghost Writers, Digital Marketers+
I have set-up a free giveaway on Amazon for my book: The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A Memoir. You could… Read more Free Giveaway on Amazon!
I just came across this post on LinkedIn about a new website/initiative for youth who are critically ill, https://livingoutloud.life/. On… Read more Living Out Loud.Life
My book is live! The eBook version is up on Amazon! Here is the link to Amazon.ca: Product details File… Read more The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A Memoir
If you have read my initial post about this Netflix series or the one I wrote about episode 5, than… Read more Continuation of: This is Us
Loss can mean many things; loss of a job, finances, a relationship, car, apartment, house, and then the heavier meaning… Read more Grief & Protecting our Loved Ones
So, I started watching this series on Netflix’s this week and I love it! This is Us is such a… Read more Episode 5: This is Us
I started watching this series on Netflix called This is Us. Wow-three episodes flew by and I wanted to continue… Read more This is Us
I woke up this morning to my third book review from one of my colleagues and mentors on LinkedIn who… Read more Book Review 3 – The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A Memoir
The end of 2018 is upon us. Today, is the 6th of December and there are 25 days left in… Read more End 2018 with a Bang and Set Goals for 2019
A garden can be many things…what does yours hold?
I continue to read the book Brain Save by Dr. Titus Chiu as a way to learn more about how… Read more Neuroplasticity and your Brain
Julie and I along with my PR & Digital Marketer and my editor all agree that Journey’s End: Death, Dying,… Read more Journey’s End, 2nd edition…
I am fortunate to have two men in my life that love working with wood. My father has built furniture,… Read more Writing Inspiration
Gratitude, happiness, kindness, compassion….
When the book arrived I thought, “What a small and compact book.” I noted the relaxing beach and ocean scene… Read more Book Review of: #LIVE20
I like to think I do the best I can. We are a blended family, which comes with its own… Read more Book Teaser 2: The Upbringing that Encircles Me
I came across this video last year on Facebook and thought it was awesome as it is a wonderful representation… Read more Life of Death…What???
So, for an update for those that have been following my recovery, tomorrow is 6 weeks since my fall going… Read more Post Concussion Syndrome: What is This?
When I posted I was seeking more book reviews of my soon-to-be published book, one of the #spn (Service Professionals… Read more Book Review 2: The Upbringing that Encircles Me: a Memoir
Wow! Is my first reaction and I will admit I teared up in a few places while reading this manuscript… Read more Book Review: The Man, The Moon, and the Casquette
**Andrada Anitei’s Book Review of my soon-to-be published memoir later this month on Amazon. “The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A memoir”… Read more Book Review 1: The Upbringing that Encircles Me: a Memoir
Next week marks the beginning of the official holiday season with American Thanksgiving being on Thursday. I am a dual… Read more Holidays & Grieving
In the midst of chaos, lies opportunity… Opportunity for growth and adjustments… We each have the potential for improvement and… Read more Growth: Personal and Professional
Every one of us whether hugely successful or not needs to reflect. You can be a multi-millionaire or make 45k… Read more Reflection and the Need for it…
If you have not already created one, I highly suggest you do. I have a few for myself and I… Read more FYI Smartlist
Stuck at home no TV, limited screen time gives you lots of time to think/review yourself, and your life. I… Read more What are you Grateful For?
Came across this site while doing some research to see if my post injury symptoms are normal… lucky me they… Read more Mild Concussion: Signs & Treatment
Being on your own after being with a spouse for 13 years and together as a couple for four years… Read more Chapter from: The Upbringing that Encircles Me: A Memoir
Who does not want to eat cookies or a croissant with a cup of coffee or tea? Does sitting in… Read more Food for Thought Discussion Groups
Julie and I began a journey 4 years ago when I wrote a book review for the book she had… Read more Journey’s End, Book 2 Excerpt
Okay-totally off topic from my usual message…While I am writing this I am listening to one of my favorite singers-Ed… Read more Living Anglophone in Quebec