My mother's mental illness took everything. My family, my home, my friends, my future.

Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

It is a great honour to have the talented author, Lori Schafer share with you her thoughts and a brief excerpt from her book today on the blog as my guest blogger. I wish her great success with her memoir, On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental … Continue reading Lori Schafer : A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness

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Reasons and tips why you may not be successful as a couple when it comes to creating a budget and am becoming financially stable.

5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple

It was a major cause of divorce in our parents’ day, and it still is today: money. It’s right up there with infidelity and incompatibility, and even tends to rate higher than abuse and alcohol in most surveys conducted with experts like divorce lawyers and marriage counsellors. We hear about it and we know it, … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Are Failing Financially As A Couple

Blog Of The Day: Introducing Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure

I have the pleasure of introducing to you today one of my favourite bloggers. Terri Webster Schrandt is a leisure educator, self-published author, blogger, and retired recreation and parks practitioner living in Northern California. Her blog, Second Wind Leisure Perspectives is about living a leisure lifestyle plus so much more!   Terri's blog inspired her to … Continue reading Blog Of The Day: Introducing Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure

How I Got Over 60,000 Pageviews In My First 3 Months

Ask a group of bloggers what their number one goal is and I can almost guarantee that, "Increase Pageviews.", will be in the top 3 if not in the first spot. It doesn't matter if some blogger tells you to stop looking at your stats or that income is not tied to pageviews, if you … Continue reading How I Got Over 60,000 Pageviews In My First 3 Months

One way I find inspiration is to look at my photos. Between my old digital camera and my Samsung phone, I have thousands of photos! They say a picture is worth 1000 words. I am here to tell you a thousand words (in a blog post) are worth a picture!

How To Use Your Existing Photos To Create New Blog Posts

This piece first appeared on Second Wind Leisure. See Terri’s complete bio and contact info below the post.   This time of year always seems like a great energizer to either begin a blog or to re-energize a current one. With another season/quarter over, have you met your short-term blogging goals? Are you still inspired … Continue reading How To Use Your Existing Photos To Create New Blog Posts