April 15, 2018 Chicago bipolar Weather

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I am not good with photo’s but see Chicago Illinois on 4/15/2018!  Oh My!

Now on to the biggest news: I have a friend who writes books….http://sherylsteines.com/

Sheryl writes for women, urban fantasy, and she is listed on Amazon.  Please check her out if you love to read.  http://sherylsteines.com/author-sheryl-steines/

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As a self-proclaimed television junkie and an avid reader, Sheryl Steines writes what she loves. From the character/relationship story from one of her writing inspirations (Judy Blume), to the fantastical world of magic and mayhem in another inspiration (J.K. Rowling), to the strong female character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sheryl uses the world of magic and mystery, mashed with a bit of detective work, to weave a story of women who face challenges, overcoming them with dignity and honesty, using her own challenges as inspiration.

Sheryl has written two books in her Wizard Hall Chronicles series (The Day of First Sun and Black Market) and working on a new series, The Empaths (Gracie Madison Feels the World). Both series introduce the reader to young women battling demons of the supernatural kind and the personal kind, each fighting to find their way.

Sheryl Steines has been writing since she was seven years old, since she picked up her first Nancy Drew novel and hasn’t stopped. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found tooling around in her convertible, supporting causes and raising her kids, dealing with extra ordinary challenges.

For more about Sheryl Steines, her books and her life check out http://www.Sherylsteines.com, @SherylSteines, FB Sheryl Steines Author, and Instagram at Wizardhall.

Thank you from Jackie Paulson Author

Working full time

College Full time for Human Resources Mgmt

Happy Sunday and may you be blessed.

 

 

 

 

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Book Review Time To Lie by Phil Taylor

phile taylor a time to kill read booksHave you ever wanted a future version of yourself but that it could come back and be a force working against you? Time to Lie by Phil Taylor is a thought provoking novel to show you how your truth is I just a lie chosen to believe and everyone has this choice.  The book starts out when the main character is Landon a man who is rushing to run down the stairs to catch his first kiss with a girl, but the first kiss is just looking with his eyes.  Landon will get the opportunity to studying physics in college under a renowned professor.  Landon misses the bus ride.  He has two friends in college and loves the college life of independence.  His father was a firefighter and has passed away whom Landon misses.  Doctor Kuroda plays a role in Landon’s life and at the first meeting Kuroda hands Landon a worn card first edition of Joe Namath rookie card, it was just like the one his dad gave him on his tenth birthday, the one he thought was in his wallet, which he would for years pull it out and reminisce about his father and his love of the JETS team. How did that happen?  I think that this is where the reader wants to keep reading!  It was interesting to learn that Landon has Asperger a which is a syndrome that is on the high functioning end of the spectrum. Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive actions. Therefore Landon, I believe is a geeky nerd type of personality which others judged him. This was a unique take on the “time traveling” concept, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Book Review by Jackie Paulson @ 2017 All Rights Reserved

The Kindness Challenge Book Review

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The Kindness Challenge that takes 30 days is a great challenge for any spouse or relationship to test how you can sweep away your negative biases. The author introduces you to a host of people from around the world that she has tested  in her research to prove this challenge works.  The author addresses the denial most of us are in about how we treat other people. Just being kind to others will help change our culture.  This is a very inspirational book.  Thank you to “Blogging for Books” for my advanced copy for an unbiased review to be posted.  @ 2017  JACKIE PAUJLSON

Book Review of The Kind of Torts by John Grisham

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Can a drug which was tested on human subjects make them commit random and senseless killings?  Do pharmaceutical companies want to pay settlements to cover it up?

This couldn’t be more perfect to read as I am in college and learning all about legal issues.  This is one of my favorite authors now that I have read this legal and suspenseful book.  I was surprised how much I already knew in the legal issues with regarding how pharmaceutical company’s make bad drugs with so many side effects that it is easier to make the drugs and settle out of court and still make a profit for drugs that should not be given to consumers. D1.jpg

The Character of Clay Carter is very realistic!  The book opens with Clay being a Public Defender with a law degree working in Washington D.C. in a police department.  Yes, his pay being very poor, who would rather practice law at a much higher pay rate.

Clay is given a case to defend Tequila Watson, a man accused of a random street killing.  But to his surprise, he is visited by a mysterious man named Max Pace.  He wants to arrange a series of large pay-offs to a bad drug nicknamed “Tarvan.”

Tequila Watson and others are recovering drug addicts and were experimented on illegally by an unnamed pharmaceutical company.  This was a total page turner!  Pace pays Clay a lot of money to set up his own law firm to handle the victims.  Clay got enough money to specialize in the litigation of torts and he hired his friends who he knew could handle such a task in a fast manner.

Of course the book has a romance with a twist.

As fast as Clay earns the top ten highest paid lawyer in the country he later becomes reckless and is subject to investigations for various crimes, including insider trading.  In the end Clay is beaten up by men from Reedsburgh, which send him to the hospital.  He loses a huge case against Goffman and previous clients sue him.  To that end, Clay loses his wealth, his dreams, and flies to London on the private jet, to start a new life, with his girlfriend only to sell his jet to keep afloat financially in his future.  I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion to learn about law.  Of course this is a fast read and total entertainment.  @ 2017  Jackie Paulson

Wake up to the Joy of You by Agapi Stassinopoulos

 

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This book is 52 light posts guiding you on the way back to yourself.  Each chapter has a meditation if you choose to do it but if you don’t that is okay because the content in the book will be a great motivation to keep reading.  The chapters are organized to begin with the building blocks of self-care and leads you to understand your road blocks to self-care.  Roadblocks are giving your energy to other people like when you should not or living in denial of some aspect of your life.  I loved the chapter on how to get over your childhood.  I loved that I can now make changes in my life, trust my creativity, let go of any possession that no longer serves me.  On page 11, asks the question are you a people pleaser?  Rob Reiner said it best when he said, “everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself.”  Overall this is a morning and evening meditation book for anyone who wants to live a happier life permanently. I have to Thank Blogging for Books for the free copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review. @ 2017 Jackie Paulson
Biography

 

AGAPI STASSINOPOULOS is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece.

Happy New Year My Statistics Total in 2016

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I wish to thank all of my followers who encourage me to keep blogging.  I  just started my first class in College:

January 1, 2017

Jackie Paulson

Video Case Study: Court Systems and Jurisdiction—Supreme Court Sides with Walmart

I am very analytical and my instructor is an Attorney, I want to get an A in this class as I love law and we are doing the FIRAC which means: Facts, Issue, Rule of law, Analysis and Conclusion.  IN law this is very important and I love to analyze cases!  I bet that is why I love reading John Grisham books and Iris JoHansen and other authors!

I wanted to post this page to keep as my remind as I blog for another year.  Since this blog is three months old I am proud of all my followers.

I have so many words to make my 2017 –  I came up with sueewnwe.jpg

  1. Surrender
  2. positive
  3. empowered
  4. Authentic
  5. Focus
  6. Learn
  7. Concentration
  8. Letting go
  9. Worthiness
  10. Deserve
  11. Receive
  12. Break Free

I hope to make College a Priority and use all of the words above to keep me Focused.

Priorities:

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Letting Go of my past Issues

Getting straight A’s in College

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Read Books and do Book Reviews

Get more Authors to offer me books

Be Creative

I WANT:

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Find a Job down the road to fulfill me-because with my AA and BA I have not found work in a field of study and it leads me back to cutting hair which I did for 20 years and since found I am burnt out of it.  I also did SECURITY but the legal, ethical and political crap is not for me!

My Dream is to ATTEND LAW SCHOOL.

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Everything You Need You Have by Gerad Kite

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Is it true that everything you need, you have?  While reading Gerad Kite’s book you will learn how to look at things in a different perspective as well as living in the present moment.  It’s not about doing more it’s about being more.   Home is where you feel at peace it’s a permanent place inside yourself. This book gives you a ten-step program to find your “calm.”

“Wanting thigs to be a certain way is NOT freedom.”

“Achieving what you set out to do is NOT freedom.”

“Being the person you want to be is NOT freedom.” (Kite, 2016, page 20).

 

The journey the author takes the reader on beings with admitting you are lost.  You will learn how to use a pendulum.  What is a Pendulum?   A pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely.   To find your true rest means getting your thoughts and actions away from chaos in the physical world and even your thoughts in your mind.  One way to get back to calm is to make a list of the activities you know will bring you back to a happy state of mind.  Extreme highs and lows are what you choose to do with your state of mind which is a manifestation of a mood or thought at a particular time in a particular place but they have little to do with “you.” When you take away all the labels we have been programmed to be, we are all the same, “a person.” What we all learn from Mr. Kite is the ten steps to find your natural rhythms, view your emotions from a different perspective, and finally experience a state of bliss that you can return over and over. “I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”  @ 2016 Jackie Paulson