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10 Truths About #PitchWars2017

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10 Truths About #PitchWars2017

Me and My Drum#PitchWars 2017 1. I have the best mentors ever! Gail Villanueva & Isabelle Adrid 2. The writing community is extremely supportive 3. There are many, many talented writers in Pitch Wars 2017 4. I've never written this much in this short a time in all my life 5. Time moves faster when you have a deadline 6. Time moves slower when you are waiting to see if you get a request - (how does that happen?) 7. Me and My Drum is one of my best works 8. Stepping out on faith works 9. This is what...

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Victim Blaming and Shaming vs. Information

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Victim Blaming and Shaming vs. Information

Victim blaming and shaming has been overused to the point were good information is being discredited and undervalued. We need to give the words “shaming" and "blaming” a rest and replace it with information. When we are given information, we are more likely to assess it and decide whether to take it or leave it without being impeded by an emotional roadblock.

When it comes to sexual harassment and assault, there is a notion that women don’t have any power to deflect the negative actions of others. And the minute someone suggests ways that women can protect themselves, they are immediately charged with victim blaming and shaming. It is very difficult to change the culture and actions of millions of men at the same time. So in the meantime, we need to educate and empower women on ways to stay safer. A celebrity recently said that we can’t educate ourselves out of sexual assault. I can’t believe she meant it the way I took it so I won’t mention her name. But educating young women is one of the ways we can help.

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4 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

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4 Steps to Get Your Child Reading

Start reading to child as soon as she enters the world and you will be amazed at how fast she learns. Turn off the television, computer, and phone. Enjoy spending time with your child and follow these 4 steps to get your child reading: 

Gage your child's ability and adjust accordingly. Don't forget to praise your child when he/she attempts a new milestone and succeeds. This should be fun and never forced. And play games to enhance the learning process (i.e. checker, Tic, Tac, Toe, Scrabble, flash card, dominos, any dice game - great for counting and learning numbers).

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Pitch Wars 2017

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Pitch Wars 2017

When I got selected for 2017 Pitch Wars - #TeamPatatas, I was like...   Then I was like, oh nooooo. But a dear friend said... Now I'm like....

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Be Aware of the Pink Elephant: Getting Healthy

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Be Aware of the Pink Elephant: Getting Healthy

We all have pink elephants attached to us at times that can block the people around us from coming close. It’s important to understand that it’s not that people don’t see you or love you or think you are important. It’s just that the big ol’ pink elephant is in the way and it’s crapping up the room. Watching someone consciously sabotage his/her health is painful especially when it’s someone you love.

For individuals who have begun to take control of their weight, please know that people aren’t flocking to your skinniness. We are drawn to the fact that you now see the pink elephant, which immediately makes it disappear. We are drawn to the new elephant-free atmosphere that fosters conversations.

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