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Happy BOOK Birthday

March 7, 2015

March 10, 2015 I’ve waited a long time for this single day. From the moment I was first published at 11 years old for an honorable mention about an injured bird, to the day I won second for a poem about changing the world titled, “One Day”, in 8th grade, I knew, I wanted to be a published author. I would write short stories, create small screenplays (that I acted with my siblings) and even send queries out to literary…

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The Secret To Success

June 17, 2014

June 16, 2014 I wrote my first book in 3rd grade. I distinctly remember taking colorful paper from my father’s printer, cutting it in half, folding then stapling it together. I wrote and illustrated twelve pages and sold them for .75 to my classmates. While I sold a few I didn’t get officially published until I reached 6th grade for a poem I wrote about an injured dove and again in 8th grade for another poem about social change. I…

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Failing Faster.

August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 You know when you get pushed down and get back up? Then you get pushed down again and find the strength to move forward, but then you get pushed again, then again, and again – and you’re just ….tired? That’s how I feel right now. I’ve always seen business as a ballgame. Mind you, I’ve never played a sport in part because I’m scared of the ball, but mainly because I am more of an individual player.…

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The Ethics of Elderly Care

February 5, 2013

February 4, 2013 I never thought I would be in the elderly care business. Growing up my father worked for the San Francisco Police Dept and my mother was a state worker. While we had a fair upbringing, my ambitious mother always yearned for more. I watched her entrepreneurial efforts working as a consultant for various multi-level marketing business’ but it wasn’t until she finally pursued her goal of opening her own business when our family began to flourish. I…

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Living a focused life.

September 26, 2012

September 24, 2012 For the past couple weeks I’ve been working on my new product, attending meetings and embracing the overwhelming response to the picture of me and my boys. While I wanted to engage in the organic process as the photo made its way through various pages and blogs, I couldn’t fully because my life was already too occupied. I rarely get on the computer for long durations after the boys are awake and am busy until their bedtime…

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“I CAN!!!”

September 12, 2012

I have rules about my writing. I don’t write when I’m stressed or angry. I don’t write during the daytime or when the boys are awake. I don’t write about negative thoughts. Most of all, I don’t write just to write…if I miss a week or two, I will do exactly that because writing isn’t something forced. Writing is a creation of thought, a manifestation of your inner soul displaying itself for the world to read. So I haven’t been…

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The Instinct of Fear

January 20, 2012

January 19, 2012 Every time I get nervous, my left eye starts to water. I swear there is a nerve that connects my eye to the anxious lobe in my brain. As I was sitting at News10 studio this morning, I regretted not bringing a tissue to irrigate the water swelling the inside of my left eye. I was in the waiting area because I was asked to be an expert guest on their morning show to discuss kids and…

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Planning for opportunities.

January 13, 2012

January 12, 2012 I don’t get on my computer much. If I’m able to access any online connection, it’s through my cell phone, which I am able to use sometimes as I’m nursing or in-between tasks. Right now it’s nearly 11pm, the baby is sleeping and while I should be sleeping also, I can’t. I have to complete payroll, send out invoices, return emails and update my sites. I am not working too much after giving birth (especially compared to…

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Moments between pictures…

August 22, 2011

August 21, 2011 We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. Our clothes are packed, the refrigerator is clean, Christian’s backpack is full of books and toys, the house is clean and there is not one piece of dirty laundry or dish in this house. After a long week of working, organizing, running errands and completing my long to-do list, I am finally fresh-from-the-shower, in a bathrobe and able to devote my last couple hours awake to my websites. I don’t plan…

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my Care Home Business

August 3, 2011

August 2, 2011 Over twelve years ago, my parent’s opened their first residential care home.  Since then, we have opened eight more facilities in the Elk Grove and Sacramento regions. We are the largest family-owned care home business in Northern CA. When I was in college, I remember commuting home on the weekends just so I can help nail beams, paint walls and clean floors. In our earliest days we used to perform activities with the residents and supervise them…

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