Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#MotownWriters: The Art of Juggling by #MichLit Author @SylviaJordan



There is a lot of talk these days about work-life balance, and no wonder.  Cultural and technological shifts – not to mention economic need – has us running around like proverbial hamsters on the wheel.  

Humanity seems more stressed than ever before, and the marketplace has responded with a plethora of books, lectures and modalities on how we can balance our obligations with fun in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Sylvia Jordan’s The Art of Juggling: The Successful Women’s Guide to Balancing Life is a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on life balance.  She does not rely on the popular lingo of the day, but uses plain language – and a healthy dose of tough love – to demonstrate how we can lead very full but efficient, purposeful and joyous lives.  

What sets Jordan apart from other experts is her willingness to tell the unvarnished the truth – juggling takes mental discipline, not only when our pins are in the air, but when we are choosing those pins. It begins with an honest assessment of our lives as they currently are.  

Do we lack the time to go back to school, volunteer at a charity or fulfill some other goal we have? While this many seem to be the case, an examination of our routine will likely reveal that a portion of each day is spent on burdens that are not ours to carry. 

Chock full of practical advice and a-ha! moments, The Art of Juggling encourages us to get clear on what matters most. Becoming an expert juggler is not about that “superwoman” label often bandied about, but about understanding that we have the capability and the right to achieve and maintain everything life has to offer.


What I found most compelling with Jordan’s telling of her own mother’s story. What greater juggling act can there be than raising nine children? 

Her book is a must-read!  Get the book on Amazon or at www.SylviaJordan.com 


-- 
Pam Perry, PR Coach
www.pamperrypr.com
Office: (248) 426-2300
Mobile: (248) 690-6810
SOCIAL links on website


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Meet&greet other mystery/suspense/crime writers @ the 1st Michigan Sisters/Misters in Crime Event on July29, 2pmAunt Agatha’s #AnnArbor via @MI_SinC

SAVE THE DATE

 

Meet-and-greet other mystery/suspense/crime writers at the first Michigan Sisters/Misters in Crime event on July 292:00-4:00, at Aunt Agatha's mystery bookstore in Ann Arbor.

A panel, consisting of a mystery author, an investigator, and a district court judge, will discuss "Bad Guys/Gals."

 

Open to everyone interested in the genre. Space is limited. The opportunity to sign up for this free event, coming soon!

Email us at:Michigansinc@gmail.com for more information. Find us on Facebook and Twitter; @MI_SinC.  



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

#MotownWriters: The Art of Juggling by #MichLit Author @SylviaJordan



There is a lot of talk these days about work-life balance, and no wonder.  Cultural and technological shifts – not to mention economic need – has us running around like proverbial hamsters on the wheel.  

Humanity seems more stressed than ever before, and the marketplace has responded with a plethora of books, lectures and modalities on how we can balance our obligations with fun in order to maintain our mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Sylvia Jordan’s The Art of Juggling: The Successful Women’s Guide to Balancing Life is a refreshing, no-holds-barred take on life balance.  She does not rely on the popular lingo of the day, but uses plain language – and a healthy dose of tough love – to demonstrate how we can lead very full but efficient, purposeful and joyous lives.  

What sets Jordan apart from other experts is her willingness to tell the unvarnished the truth – juggling takes mental discipline, not only when our pins are in the air, but when we are choosing those pins. It begins with an honest assessment of our lives as they currently are.  

Do we lack the time to go back to school, volunteer at a charity or fulfill some other goal we have? While this many seem to be the case, an examination of our routine will likely reveal that a portion of each day is spent on burdens that are not ours to carry. 

Chock full of practical advice and a-ha! moments, The Art of Juggling encourages us to get clear on what matters most. Becoming an expert juggler is not about that “superwoman” label often bandied about, but about understanding that we have the capability and the right to achieve and maintain everything life has to offer.


What I found most compelling with Jordan’s telling of her own mother’s story. What greater juggling act can there be than raising nine children? 

Her book is a must-read!  Get the book on Amazon or at www.SylviaJordan.com 


-- 
Pam Perry, PR Coach
www.pamperrypr.com
Office: (248) 426-2300
Mobile: (248) 690-6810
SOCIAL links on website


Check out more


Check out other weekly featured authors at:  https://motownwriters.wordpress.com/category/feature/

To be a spotlight author, click here

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Auburn Hills Writers' May Session

Hello Writers!
Our group meets Thursday, May 18th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  


Writers' Conferences and Events:

When on Facebook, check out our page:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

See you Thursday!


Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

Monday, May 8, 2017

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice Family Engagement in Early Learning

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster
The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set!  Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5:  Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11:  Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11:  Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7:  Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning
· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017.  Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.
  
The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017.  Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5@michigan.gov or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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