Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Matthew L. Swayne, author of Haunted World War II.
It must have been one boring, leafless November 4th or something like that—right about the time when the Jack O’Lantern started to turn to mush, the leftover trick-or-treat candy began to dwindle away in the plastic pumpkin bowl, and movies about couples hoping to get married by Christmas suddenly replaced all the cool movies about serial killers who seemed to target just such couples—that I thought, “Why can't every day be Halloween?”
I was born on Halloween, and the holiday raced valiantly in a dead heat with Christmas for my favorite holiday. (It's hard for a fistful of
Congratulations to Daily Writing Resilience and Bryan Robinson, winner of the 2018 New York City Big Book Award (Writing and Publishing Category)!
The NYC Big Book Awards are for independent authors and publishers as well as big and small presses.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Robert Butera, PhD and Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, authors of the new Body Mindful Yoga.
Hundreds of descriptive names exist for the eyes, nose, teeth, legs, feet, arms, ears, hips, stomach, and more. As kids, we are often given nicknames based on our physical features, usually the awkward or "imperfect" ones. Some of our childhood nicknames make us smile, and others sting. We could ask you to mentally name a few parts of your body that cause you embarrassment or a few of your "imperfect" features that have been nicknamed by others (or yourself). You can probably name them very quickly. We know we can name ours!
Sometimes the labels we
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Vannoy Gentles Fite, author of the new Essential Oils for Emotional Wellbeing.
Essential oils have been used throughout history in conjunction with sacred rituals and ceremonies. I feel I can't begin to fully embrace a ritual or practice until I have my diffuser going with a blend of spiritually enhancing aromas wafting throughout my room. When I get a hint of cedarwood in the air, my mind instantly turns to meditation.
Using essential oils is as easy as knowing which oils work best for which practice. For meditation, I like to use either cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, helichrysum, hyssop, lavender, or vetiver. Using the