Think Inside the Box…plus a Giveaway

In my last post, I talked about how the new year had already proven to be challenging for me personally. The passing of loved ones, in addition to a lot of illness in our house, meant a rough start to 2020.

Now, with all the recent news, many of us feel stressed and overwhelmed. I’m reminded of some of the stress-management strategies I’ve used (and written about) to help focus on what I can control. The exercise of drawing the box physically, and determining where I can put my attention, helps me tremendously. If you would like a refresher on how to do the exercise, feel free to read or download this ebook I had created a few years ago: http://optimizebooks.com/bonus/. No opt-in required, simply click on the picture of the book to read the pdf file.

I sincerely hope the exercise may help relieve your stress!

To end this post on a positive note, I’d like to mention that there is a special giveaway offer from the 5DayDeal.com site. I am participating as an affiliate and contributor (you may notice my photo on this page!)

I will have more information on 5DayDeal very soon, so stay tuned!

Wishing you all well and the best for 2020 and beyond!

Self-Improvement Giveaway (plus Update)

announcing Giveaway for personal development resources

Happy New Year! I hope all of you are doing well, and I am pleased to announce that the Better You Bundles for Good Giveaway is now open for entry! I am honored to participate as an author/course creator once again. There are three chances to win $3300 worth of personal development courses and resources. There is no cost to enter. Please visit the Giveaway page to see all the products included (note: my Optimize Your Productivity Course is included in the bundle!)

To learn more about the bundle (and the charities it supports), please visit this page: Better You Bundles for Good Giveaway.

Other News:

I have not posted in some time, mainly because 2019 was a year of family focus, reflection and learning. Some highlights from 2019 are as follows:

  • I had the opportunity to participate in the Indie Author Day at my local library in October. I enjoyed meeting and connecting with other local authors in New Jersey and look forward to participating again in the future! I now have four cozy mystery novellas under my pen name in addition to the three self-help titles. I will continue to explore expanding my writing and creativity in 2020.
  • My husband and I continue to sponsor the Kardos and Jusino Family Annual Scholarship in Memory of John F. Papetti, Sr. at NJIT.
  • I successfully simplified and redesigned the book promotion site I run (Bookwerm). I’m happy to support fellow authors. I would like to grow this site eventually so that I may provide more help going in the future.

Those are just a few of the main highlights of what I focused on in 2019 outside of my family. I’m also always learning more about finances, investing, etc. to best support our household.

Again, I hope all of you are doing well. Also, I encourage you to enter the giveaway, especially considering the charitable efforts behind the bundle that John Bardos has created (note: similar last name by sheer coincidence! I did not hear of John until he first contacted me to participate previously).

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!