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Kindle Giveaway Promotion, July 1-5, 2020

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If you’re a reader that enjoys #nonfiction #memoir, Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor offers a unique perspective on how #childhood #trauama and #family #dysfunction follows a child into adulthood.

The history of abuse in my family didn’t start with me; I made sure that it ends with me. No child should ever have to experience such heartbreak and trauma.

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#amwriting, #MeToo, Abuse comes in many forms, Adoption, Amazon Kindle, Best Selling List, Book Promotion, Book Sales, Goodreads, Leave a Review, PTSD/CPTSD, Self Help/Healing, Self-Publishing, Stigma/Taboo, Victims of sexual abuse/sexual assualt

Kindle Giveaway Promotion, July 1-5, 2020

If you’re a reader that enjoys #nonfiction #memoir, Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor offers a unique perspective on how #childhood #trauama and #family #dysfunction follows a child into adulthood.

The history of abuse in my family didn’t start with me; I made sure that it ends with me. No child should ever have to experience such heartbreak and trauma.

 

 

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Author Spotlight: (Not) Born This Way, by Sara Weiss

Have you ever experienced something negative that turned into a limiting belief and has held you back from reaching your true potential, happiness or income? We all have, especially some of the happiest and most successful people on the planet! Have you ever thought to yourself “I know I’m capable of much more! What am I doing wrong?”I thought that for a lot of my life until I was given the recipe and began to follow it. I turned my limitations and disadvantages into my super powers and realized that everything I wanted in life was right in front of me, I just had to learn how to see it! This book will help you see it too and empower you to step into YOUR superpowers! Here is your recipe. Message From The Author-I’ve been abused. I’ve been lied to and cheated on and it’s cost me friends and family. I’ve been fired from jobs I loved, I’ve been on welfare, I’m a single mom and my name is Sara Weiss. I’ve been ridiculed for being different and endured hatred as the label “transgender” has been forced upon me. It was a lonely existence as I was buried deep in victim mentality.I found the strength to rise above, creating a level of self confidence I never imagined I could have. I’ve overcome my challenging experiences to create an enriched life that I’ve always dreamed of. Now I am a leader, a coach and an inspiration for people to live their greatest lives. I have become a source of motivation to help people achieve the highest version of themselves. Looking at all of my accomplishments, it’s clear I was not born this way and taking control of my life made all the difference. Reading this book will not only reveal the path I took, but might be the guiding light you need to empower you to redefine your story!

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The Life-Cycle of Retail Returns

Have you ever wondered what happens to the items that get returned? Does it go back on the shelf? Does it get sent back to the vendor? Does it get donated? Does it get thrown out?

It depends on what the item is and how the vendor wants us to process their merchandise. What I hope to accomplish by sharing this information, is that you the consumer will make better choices in the future because you may be surprised to learn about how many perfectly new in box items get thrown out.

First, let’s start with food items. All food items that leave the store and get returned get thrown out. It’s not just the expired, moldy, stale items or the items that have been opened and you didn’t care for it after one bite. It’s also the food items that you buy in excess of for parties, BBQs, family dinners that are perfectly fine, unopened, or simply bought the wrong kind. That all goes right in the garbage. Do you really need that $3 for the pack of hot dog buns that bad? You know that you can freeze them, right? You could offer them to a friend, a neighbor, or donate it to your local food pantry.

While there is a lot of perfectly good food being wasted, it’s not as bad as all of the infant and baby products. All strollers, car seats, cribs, bassinettes, high chairs, beds, walkers, formula, baby food, diapers, pretty much anything that an infant or toddler would use or consume is an automatic garbage item. Yes, even if it is brand new in the box that has never been opened. Why? Liability.

What if the item I bought was not the right color, the item on the box looked teal, but when I opened it, the color is more of a powder blue. It’s new, never been assembled. It gets thrown out.

What if the item is the wrong size? They grow so fast and are in the next size up in diapers. Diapers, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers all get thrown out.

What if I ordered the changing table online and I received one at my baby shower before my order arrived? The answer is still the same, it will get thrown out.

We know those baby products aren’t cheap, the store will still give you a refund. We just can’t put that merchandise back on the shelf.

When you’re putting together a Gift Registry for a baby shower, make sure that your friends and family know the importance of clearing any items they purchase off of the list to avoid duplicate items. If you are creating multiple Gift Registries at different locations Babies R’ Us, Target, Wal-mart, Sears make sure that you are not including a crib from each store, unless you do need more than one.

Thanks to social media, many areas have set up Buy/Sell/Trade pages to allow local residents the option to make personal sales with each other. If you find that you have a duplicate item that is brand new in the box and you don’t want it to get thrown out, why not list it for sale to recoup your money. Thus allowing another family the opportunity to make use of a perfectly good item that would have gone right in the garbage.

Food and baby items are the biggest contributors to unnecessary waste. Please consider an alternative before returning these unopened, perfectly good items to the retailer.

 

 

Negativity, Self Help/Healing, Shared Link

How to Identify and Deal with a Negative Person.

Welcome back blog readers,

Today’s discussion is about identifying and dealing with a negative person. We’ve all dealt with a negative person at some point; maybe it’s a loved one, a co-worker, a customer/client, or a friend.

Negative people are easy to identify because they are often chronic complainers, they are never happy, rarely have anything nice to say. No matter how much you go out of your way to please them, it’s never good enough. More often than not, you are left feeling emotionally drained after your interaction with them.

You may recognize that the behavior of the negative person is not normal, it’s not healthy. Everyone around the negative person sees the same thing. The negative person fails to see that their behavior and attitude are a problem. The negative person doesn’t recognize that they need help, even though their words/actions are often a cry for help. How can you help a person that doesn’t acknowledge that they are the problem, or avoids seeking help?  Easy, you can’t. The vicious cycle continues and nothing ever changes.

When they do come to you for advice or seek your opinion, it’s not what they want to hear and in most cases, they shoot down any options and suggestions that you provide. Seeking advice from a negative person will only backfire. Any positive news you do share will more than likely result in the negative person to rain on your parade. It’s not that they aren’t happy for you, they see what could go wrong and what might backfire. They prepare themselves for the worst-case scenario to avoid being disappointed.

I raise the question, “Why are some people so negative all of the time?” Research suggests that a negative mindset is acquired during childhood. Perhaps the parents were negative or made the child feel insecure. The parents primarily focused on failures and faults. The child learns to see only the mistakes, faults, and failures. The child was rarely praised, or there was a lack of affection or any accomplishments weren’t acknowledged or celebrated which takes a toll on a child’s confidence and view of the world.

A negative person ultimately craves Love, Respect, and Control. For those closest to them, it’s a difficult position to be in. Love and Respect are earned and most of us don’t want to be manipulated or enjoy being guilt-tripped into doing something. Since the negative person won’t change who they are, you have to change your reaction to them.

The above statements are merely my opinion. I am not a professionally trained or certified mental health professional. With that said, below are links to articles related to Negative People, their traits and behaviors, and how to deal with them or recognize that maybe it’s you.

https://psychcentral.com/blog/when-you-cant-stop-seeing-the-negative-in-everything-even-though-youre-grateful/

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/sapient-nature/201303/dealing-negative-people

 

https://www.developgoodhabits.com/negative-people/

 

https://www.bustle.com/articles/201271-8-surprising-signs-youre-a-negative-person-how-to-fix-the-problem