You Are Who You Associate With

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There is an old saying “you are who you hang with.” If you hang out with positive-minded people, you are positive about your situations and can grow in a positive direction. If you hang out with negative people, you will generate negative outcomes. Your friends can be the most powerful influence on your attitude, opinions, and how you handle different … Read More

Summer Bugs

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We are full into summer and the bugs are bigger than ever! No one wants to see unwanted pests in the home. This includes roaches, spiders, ants, flees, and mice. If you have pets in the home, be careful what you leave on the floor. Do not leave poisons where your pet could get into them. Make sure to limit … Read More

Step-Parent Roles

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Who are you to your step-children? It is only natural you would want your step children to love you, respect and obey you. It is also only natural you might feel you have no right to their love, respect or obedience. The only thing you may be certain of is you feel out of place and uncertain of what your role … Read More

New Podcast

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Open Pages Publishing has started a new podcast. You can access the podcast from the top selections on the website. Why a Podcast? Many people are turning to podcasts for information instead of reading a book. Podcasts are shorter and give the most information in a short period of time. I believe everyone needs the best information possible to help … Read More

Dyslexia and Anxiety

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Do you have a child with dyslexia? Do they suffer from anxiety? Here are some tips from “Dyslexics are Orchids, Mothers are Gardeners” by James O’Leary, MD and Cindy Jayne Brewer: Tips for Anxiety: Change the goal from trying to eliminate the worry to learning how to manage it. You can never eliminate uncertainty and discomfort. So, help your child … Read More

Your Book – Your Responsibility

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Unleash the Marketing Power of the Internet It’s no longer adequate to write a book, put up your Website, and expect people to find you. You need to maximize your websites value through interactivity, sharing, and building relationships. Leveraging social media marketing to build your platform and to make yourself stand out from the crowd is not that difficult. I’ve … Read More

Nominated 2019 Top Female Author Award

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I’ve been nominated for my book “Teens Dodging Bullets” in the 2019 Top Female Authors Award Contest! It’s always so exciting when someone receives value from my books and takes the effort to nominate me in a contest. Thank you to everyone who purchases and/or leaves comments for my books on the different platforms (website, Facebook, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, … Read More

Are You an Expert? A Leader?

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What is your purpose in writing a book? Are you an expert on a certain subject? Are you a leader in an organization or business? This post is for those in leadership that are thinking of writing a book. How do you define leadership? John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence – nothing more – nothing less.” I define Leadership as … Read More

Interested in Writing a Book?

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We all have a book inside us, but are we willing to go through the process to write and publish? Here are 10 tips to get you started: What is the purpose for your book? The “Why”? Fiction or Non-fiction? Who is your audience? If you say “everyone,” you don’t have an audience. Depending on your subject, there are many … Read More

Teens and Substance Abuse

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Substance use among teens ranges from experimentation to dependence. The consequences range from none to minor to life threatening, depending on the substance and frequency of use. Even minor use raises the risk of significant harm, including overdose, motor vehicle accidents, and consequences of sexual contact, such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Parental attitudes and the examples parents set … Read More