Monday, August 29, 2011
Come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children as the hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth chat with youth author LaNiyah and her mother about her debut book, NOT FAT Because I Wanne Be, being a youth writer, publishing a book and her experiences along withtips on how to deal with bullies.
The show will be live August 29, 2011 at 8pm EST.
In her debut book, Not FAT Because I Wanna Be, LaNiyah details the struggle of Jessica, a fictional girl who has an underlying medical issue that causes her to gain weight. Bullied by her peers, Jessica learns to accept her body and eventually opens up about her condition to her classmates.
LaNiyah is not only speaking to other children through her book, but has become an
advocate for anti-bullying organizations. With a message that words can hurt and that not all weight gain is due to an unhealthy lifestyle, LaNiyah hopes her book will enlighten and entertain her young readers.
“I just wish this book can help other kids like me...and I wish it can help people see that [even though] you might be big that you are not unhealthy or… a monster like people may make you feel.”
You can find out more about LaNiyah Bailey, her book and World of Ink Author/Book Tour athttp://storiesforchildrenpublishing.com/LaNiyahBailey.aspx
Friday, August 26, 2011
Was it Plato? Was it Socrates? Whoever the old Greek was who first said "know thyself," he was onto something. Self knowledge is absolutely essential for self improvement and development. How can you know if you are improving if you don't know where you are? One of the best ways to discover who and where you really are in life is to keep a journal.
Getting to Know Yourself: Journaling to Self Discovery
There is a catch to journaling your way to self discovery, however. That catch is honesty. Yet even as development of the self is a journey, so is becoming more and more honest with yourself. It can be difficult to be honest with ourselves. In fact, it is probably one of the most difficult tasks we ever face, because it is so easy to lie to ourselves.
Journaling to self discovery can involve several areas. First of all, there is the honest (there's that word again!) assessment of your skills, talents, gifts, and interests. The unique package that makes up you includes all these things. Psychologists have suggested that many people tend to evaluate their own abilities above what is really the truth. Surely there are just as many who sell themselves short.
Especially if you are considering a career choice or have a desire to start a business, it can be invaluable to put these special talents down on paper. Look for places where a special course might fill in a hole in your education. See if you have some strikes against you. Is there some way to overcome them?
When journaling to self discovery, don't forget about your values and how well you are living up to them. What do you really think is important in life? While good self esteem is a critical part of mental health, often the quickest way to joy and peace is giving of yourself in service to others. Are you loyal to your friends? Are you compassionate when someone else is hurting? Journal about your attitude toward others. You don't have to beat yourself up for being less than perfect, but there is nothing wrong with challenging yourself in the area of kindness and thoughtfulness.
You can also discover a lot about yourself in the area of health when you keep a journal. It is very easy to kid yourself about just how well you are taking care of yourself. Many times we think we are exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet, yet when we really keep track honestly, we find out we've been lying to ourselves. It's possible to go a couple of weeks without exercise or cheat on the diet six days in a row and not even be aware of it.
Self discovery can lead to self development, which means you might just see your dreams fulfilled. One aspect of pursuing dreams is your attitude toward what you long to see happen. Do you believe it can happen? Do you believe it is OK for it to happen? That is, assuming the dream is in itself a positive thing, do you realize it's OK for it to happen to you? Write about your attitudes honestly. Do they need to change? How can you make that happen?
A journal is a great place to write down statements of affirmation about your dreams and aspirations. Bible verses and great quotes can make a big difference in how motivated you stay as you pursue your goals. Write your own great quotes, too. Take time to meditate on those motivating statements. Spend time every day (or at least every week) journaling your way to self discovery.
Copyright © Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
In the world driven by instant gratification, Tal Yanai’s unique voice as a teacher, writer, and speaker guides today’s teens deal with their every day challenges with a fresh spiritual perspective.
His book, Life is Not a Candy Store: It’s the Way to the Candy Store, is a spiritual guide to the road of life for teens. The book invites them to engage in both the critical process of self-reflection and the experience of connecting with the larger world.
Tal, and I will be discussing about his life’s journey, and his mission to help today’s teenagers find enlightenment.
Please call 347.327.9995 on Tuesday August 23rd from 10-11 am U.S. CT to join us live on the air with your questions and comments.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
One year may not seem like a huge milestone for most, but it is for Magicblox.
Magicblox has a goal to make tons of colorful, interactive, and fun eBooks available to as many parents, teachers and children as possible through their unique kids eBook library.
Jason Lane - Founder & Chief Executive Officer is a technology veteran who has his career building digital media systems and other business applications for the entertainment industry.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This week's guest is
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
LET'S CELEBRATE - This is going to be one fun show ! Romance usually is!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Debut Author Tal Yanai on Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children –August 15, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
For those visitors who left a comment at either this blog or my other two blog sites had their name entered into a drawing for two books.
Today the winning names were drawn from all the entries. Here is the winner from The World of Ink Network blog job giveaway.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who visited The World of Ink Network on Blog Jog Day!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Come join us this month as hosts Kecia Burcham and VS Grenier talk about Stalkers and Abuse. There is help out their and they want to share information so you or a loved one can get the help you need.
Drama does not keep boyfriends
By: Kecia Burcham
Monday, August 8, 2011
Please join Marsha Cook on Tuesday August 9 at 6 PM-EST 5PM CST 4PM MT 3PM PST for an entertaining and informative discussion on writing screenplays and books.
The co- host on this weeks show is Bennet Pomerantz their very special guest this week is Jerry Robbins, who opened The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air is an award winning (Parents Choice Award, Ogle Award) radio drama production company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Officially established in 1995 by Jerry Robbins and Mark Vander Berg, Colonial can be heard nationwide on XM/Sirius Satellite radio. They have collaborated with such authors as Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Halloween Tree, Dandelion Wine) and William Luce (Barrymore), and Walter Koenig (Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot)
http://colonialradio.com/ check out this website - it's all about Colonial Radio.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Welcome to Blog Jog Day! Please enjoy my site then click over to Bertram's Blog at http://ptbertram.wordpress.com to see what the next Blog has to offer! Lost in the links? You can always go back to the main Blog Jog Day Blog at http://blogjogday.blogspot.com and find a new link to jog from. Thank you for stopping by my site!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Debut show on the World of Ink Network here on Blog Talk Radio. This show is all about answering the questions of success and how others have or are reaching their goals. We'll be talking with professionals who have found ways to reach their fan/customer base.
This week's guest is Author John Wilson.