Watch RWISA Write Blog Tour – Nonnie Jules – #RWISA #RRBC

Author Nonnie Jules gifts us with an excerpt from her new project “Prison Wives” – it is beautifully written and emotionally gripping. Thanks to Author John W. Howell for hosting Nonnie today. Please, read on…

Fiction Favorites

Rave Reviews Book Club. One of the objectives of the club is to recognize outstanding talent in its membership. A literary group has been established within RRBC named Rave Writers – International Society of Authors (RWISA). This month the club is featuring these authors on a tour. I will be hosting them throughout the month and I hope you enjoy being introduced to some excellent writing.


Nonnie Jules


By Nonnie Jules

“From one of her upcoming releases, Nonnie Jules presents…PRISON WIVES.”

I am an unlikely character to tell these stories, but, I do know that each day that we are blessed to open our eyes, we never know what surprises, good or bad, that day will bring. No matter how much and how well we plan, the universe always steps in to show us just how much, we are not as in control of things as we thought…

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Time, Stress and Denial

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie gifts us with good news: that we CAN change our relationship with Time and other things too if we are willing to change. Please, read on and be enlightened!

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

You CAN change your relationship to time
(or just about anything else)
But, of course, that means you have to CHANGE

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Time Management & Executive Functioning Series

“The adrenal system reacts to stress
by releasing hormones
that make us alert and reactive.

The problem is
that the adrenal system
cannot tell what’s a regular case of nerves
and what’s an impending disaster.

The body doesn’t know the difference
between nerves and excitement
— between panic and doubt . . .”

~ Grey’s Anatomy, Season 9, Episode 8


If you have any flavor of Attentional Struggles – orExecutive Functioning challenges for any other reason — I don’t have to tell you how tough it is to work witht-i-m-e!

If you are anything like me (or some of my former clients and students), finding…

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Chunking TIME to get you going

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie gifts us with the next installment of Getting Started with a practical explanation of Chunking Time. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Getting Started
Getting the GUI Things Done – Part 2

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
in the Time & Task Management Series

Getting back to GUI!
Looking at Good, Urgent, and Important

Found HERE

In Part 1 of this article, Getting off the couch & getting going, I began by suggesting a down-and-dirty way to tackle a number of different kinds of tasks by throwing them into a few metaphorical “task bins.”

In this way of moving through malaise to activation, I suggested that you separate your tasks into 3 metaphorical piles, and I began to explore the distinction between them:

  1. Tasks that would be Good to get done
  2. Tasks that are Urgent
  3. Tasks that are Important

In the way I look at productivity, any forward motion is good forward motion!

Making a dent in a task sure…

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So I sit. 

Bethany Kays called this post “So I Sit” – it is an emotional rollercoaster ride that illustrates EMPATHY missing and EMPATHY present. How many of us have a friend or family member who needs help? Let’s read this with compassion and resolve to do better in our own lives. Please, read on…

NOT MY SECRET...overcoming the shame of sexual abuse

So here I sit in a waiting room. My daughter had a 2:30 Doctor’s appointment. I have therapy at 3:00. My husband is our only driver. So I am sitting here for 45 minutes in the waiting room until my 50 minute therapy appointment. My daughter’s Doctor appointment will most likely be 3 hours. So I plan on driving my scooter through this neighborhood behind my therapist’s office and to some restaurants to get something to eat so I don’t have to spend a total of 3 hours here in this therapy office. I’ve never just driven my motorized scooter out and about other than my neighborhood. I will take pictures along the way. I brought a towel, garbage bags to cover my scooter, a jacket, an umbrella, water, protein bar. All the things one must think of when out alone in a motorized scooter for 3 hours.I stayed up…

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My adventure

Bethany Kays gifts us with this modest adventure that is packed with wondrous encounters with nature as she seeks to keep her personal life in balance. I found her words and photos moving. Please, read on…

NOT MY SECRET...overcoming the shame of sexual abuse

Today is my drive the car day. I only drive a few miles one way and a few miles back. But there is a LOT to see a few miles away. I went to the prairie to visit my sweet little horse and the sweet goat. That miniature horse ran up to me like I was her best friend. She kept trying to put my entire face in her nostril. I just love her so much. I’ve only seen her a handful of times but you would think we were best friends.

It poured down rain so I had to get my umbrella. The selfie with the goat was balancing my ipad and the umbrella. I was soaking wet. It was so worth it.

I watched the sky as it got dark and the rain came down. I took a picture in my car in the rain out the window…

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Featured book – Danny’s Story – Chapter 1

Author Opher Goodwin gifts us with the first chapter of his new novel set in my favorite decade – the 1960s. Please, read on and enjoy…

Opher's World

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This is Chapter 1 to give you a taste of the book. This is a novel of the sixties.

Chapter 1 – How Danny Champion stumbled upon the House

Life was not going well for Danny Champion. Even given the vagaries of recent events you could say he was having a bad day. The final bust-up with Cheryl had left him bruised, deflated and defeated. His exasperated explosive fit of temper at work, culminating in his resignation, had been the final trigger that caused Cheryl to call it a day. She regarded him as a hopeless case who would amount to nothing. Then, following a blazing row, she had thrown him out.

Not that Danny felt aggrieved. He couldn’t blame her. She was right. He was a fool. The rules he wanted to live by did not fit with the world as it was. He’d thrown in his Master’s degree…

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The tragic tale of the fondant snail

Robbie Cheadle delights us with a children’s poem. Please, read on…

Robbie's inspiration

The brown fondant snail suffered a terrible fate,

It happened last night, not very late.


It wasn’t the cat, giving him a lick,

and making him look quite pale and sick.


It wasn’t the Hamstah’s over for the evening,

and having a snack before suddenly leaving.


No, it was Silly Willy, who thought for a lark,

he’d jump on the photography table in the dark.


The snail, under his bottom, was squashed quite flat,

and resembled something like a paint splat.


Poor little Willy was quite distraught,

His Mom’s hard work had come to naught.


He silently slunk off and climbed into his bed,

Where he sorrowfully confessed while blushing red.


And that, dear friends, is the end of this tale,

About the tragic demise of the fondant snail.


by Robbie Cheadle

Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author…

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