Tag Archive: Inspirational

Oct 07

Addictarium by Nicole D’Settemi

  Welcome to my tour stop of Addictarium by Nicole D’Settēmi.  The tour runs from October 3-7 and you can follow the tour here. ABOUT THE BOOK When creative spirit, and inhabitant of bohemia–Danielle Martino–starts to lose her eyesight from shooting a poisoned bag of heroin, she flees to New York City for surgery, and then to rehab. However, …

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Aug 15

She Stood for Freedom by Loki Mulholland

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland was a white teenager in the South during Segregation who put herself on the front lines of the Civil Rights struggle. This is the first biography about her experiences, published simultaneously in picture book and middle grade editions, detailing the many events she participated in. She attended demonstrations and sit-ins and was …

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Jun 08

WIP Wednesday: Cocoon

Inspired by my friend, Mercedes M. Yardley’s post, I decided to do my first ever WIP Wednesday. For those of you wondering if WIP stands for Rest In Peace for those with a lisp, the answer is no. It means “Work In Progress.” Now, that could describe a lot of things going on in my …

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Jun 06

Hiking for Health

Hiking For Health After nearly a decade of chronic illness and trying every possible treatment available, no matter how weird or sometimes even dangerous, I think I might have finally found my magic pill: Hiking. During my makeover, Carol Tuttle asked me if I used to enjoy hiking when I was little. I told her …

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May 23

Artist Date: Finding Nemo

Artist Date: Finding Nemo Week 7 of The Artist’s Way is all about learning how to take risks. With that in mind, I decided to watch one of my favorite films, Finding Nemo. Oh, Marlin. I get you. I totally do. Marlin is haunted by the past and worried about the future. His love for …

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May 16


“I do it.” My daughter, Kyara, was a toddler, and she had discovered her independence. She wanted to do everything by herself. Get dressed, climb in and out of the car, seat herself at the table, feed herself. All of it. I let her try, of course, even though I knew I could do it …

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May 09

DYT: Me, Type 3?

The moment I knew I was Type 3: The day after my makeover, I panicked. I felt like Cinderella at the stroke of midnight. Even before the Great Type 4 Purge of December, I had had very little clothes in Type 3 colors. I had to scramble to find something to wear. I needed a …

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