Category Archives: Book News

Little Baby Divine Awakening

She’s here! She’s really here!!

The time has come for me to announce the birth of a new baby!


Yes, she’s a baby book and, like all new moms, I’m over the moon in love with her. While she’s not my first baby book, and she’s in fact not actually mine, she is just as special and as precious to me as all of my baby books.

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Live Inspired and Feed Your Spirit

“If we try to pour from an empty pitcher, everyone ends up thirsty!”

Recently, Angie Mozilo (@azmomofmanyhats on twitter and AZ Mom of Many Hats on Facebook) and I discussed this idea, as well as my book Live Inspired, on her Mom of Many Hats Radio Show.

You can click here to download our show on iTunes.

As Angie says,

Mom of Many Hats Radio is a place for moms to hear a loud and resounding “MOMS ARE IMPORTANT!” It is also a place for women who wear the mom badge to have a community that truly believes that they have value beyond simply the day to day tasks of “mommyhood.”

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Calling All Runners!

I have another fun contest for you! This time, I’m looking for runners.

My Running Moms Rock cofounder (Erika Westmoreland) and I are writing a new book on running and inspiration and we’d love to hear from you! If we select your ideas, your name will appear in the book! This book will be target toward ALL runners, both men and women.

 1. What (or who) inspires you to run?

2. Please share your favorite running tips, healthy recipes, or any other words of advice for fellow runners.

3. We’d love to hear an awesome running story. Inspire us! 

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See Your Words in Print!

It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a contest, and I’ve got a super-fun one for you!

I’m way excited to be writing a new book on social media and inspiration with my dear friend Joseph Ranseth and we want YOU to come and play with us! This book will explore the ways that social media is positively affecting our lives and we are looking for real-life examples from people like you.

Ways to enter our “See Your Words In Print” contest:

1. Take the Survey:
Share with us your awesomest, most inspiring social media story.

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Day 1: The 10 Commandments of Leadership Blog Tour

“Make What Really Matters Matter”

Welcome to The 10 Commandments of Leadership Blog Tour, by For 10 days, 10 blogs are highlighting and discussing each of The 10 Commandments of Leadership. Regardless of if you are leading a large organization, a small group of peers, or your own family, you need to be effective. Read on. Lead on. Choose to be the most effective and respected leader you can be.

“Leadership is the essential skill for individual and organizational success in the 21st Century. And, The 10 Commandments of Leadership will give you the inspiration and leadership application skills you will need to meet these challenges.”

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O Canada, Live Inspired!

Late last spring, I received a heartwarming email from Sheila Swier, the principal of West Country Outreach School located in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada. Much to my delight, Sheila had chosen Live Inspired as the theme for the school year and wanted to present each graduate with a copy of the book at their upcoming graduation ceremony.

Today, I’m sharing with you the article Sheila wrote for The Rimbey Review. (If you double click on the article, you should be able to read it.)

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Great American Taste Test

This weekend, we participated in the Great American Taste Test, coinciding with the release of More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes by Ron Douglas.

I knew my mom was the perfect person to help me with this project: she loves to cook and loves having any excuse to dress up my kids in costume. Here’s YaYa (my mom) with the kiddos, all donning their Chef attire.

We chose the Mongolian Beef recipe from PF Chang’s. For the Taste Test, we compared our homemade version (Choice #1) using the recipe from page 218 of the More of America’s Most Wanted Recipes cookbook with the restaurant-made dish (Choice #2). 

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Thanks Dad!

Father’s Day is right around the corner and what a great time it is to say Thanks Dad!

My dad is one of my best friends. I can always come to him when I need advice, to hear a compassionate point of view, or just a friend to talk to. That’s why I’m especially excited to announce that my story Crazy Curtains was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Good Times. In the telling of this story, I’m able to express to my dad my gratitude for his unwavering love and support. So, I’ll just go ahead and say it again: Thanks Dad!!

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Wrapping Up the Blog Tour with Michele Deville

After a bit of a break (life’s unexpected events sometime get in the way!), I’m wrapping up the Live Inspired Blog Tour. So please take a moment to visit Michele Deville’s site: She’s written a lovely post that I’m happy to share with you. And also, please check out her book: The Path to Forgiveness.
Thank you and thank you to all of you who were a part of my Live Inspired Blog Tour. It meant so much to me.

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Wendy Christensen on the Blog Tour

Today, my interview with Wendy Christensen is featured on Author Beginnings. Please take a moment to also check out her other site: Little Moments That Matter.

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