Saturday, November 2, 2013

Monday, November 12, 2012


Welcome to my FUEL YOUR BODY WITH HEALTHY SNACKS blog event! I am happy to announce that my sponsor will give away three boxes of these great bars. Go here to learn more about the bars. As a busy mom of three who teaches high school French and Spanish ; I am always looking for a quick healthy snack. I love all three flavors. What I like most about the bars is they are not too sweet. They are also gluten free. I keep several boxes in my desk at school for a quick and healthy snack. I carry the bars with me when I do author signing events to help keep my energy level up. If you have a busy schedule like I do and need a healthy alternative , I recommend you try these bars.

You may wonder why I am hosting an event about nutritional bars on a book blog.  I believe in fueling both the mind and the body.  In fact, I keep a few boxes of the bars and give them away to students when they come for after school tutoring.  A well nourished body will help the brain do better in rigorous intellectual tasks.

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§ Toasted Coconut

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§ 170-200 calories per serving
§ Great-tasting nutritious snack alternative

You can also purchase individual bars:

Perfectly Simple by ZonePerfect is available nationwide in the nutrition aisle at grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers. ZonePerfect Nutrition products also can be ordered online at or by calling 1-800-390-6690

If you would like a chance to win the three boxes of these delicious nutritional bars please use the rafflecopter below to enter. To  qualify you must follow me via GFC and become a fan of my Facebook page.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012


I can't believe it is already October. Before too long it will be Christmas. Well, here's a great chance to win a great phone for yourself or for a gift. See information below on how to enter to win.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Want a chance to win this great phone?  Be sure to come back for more details on this great giveaway that will start on October 6th- October 29th. The event is hosted by  Joys Of Life and Empowered Mommy  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

How to Avoid Bad Karma

Before too long, the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 will be upon us.  I can't help but think about what happened that horrible day. The word compassion  comes to mind when thinking about 9/11.   So many people came to the aid of those in need.  Today, I decided to write a post about karma .  Usama , eventually paid for his wrongdoings.
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Avoiding bad karma is not too difficult.  Follow the rule of doing good and not bad.  There are people who think they are invincible.  I believe by applying the simple rule of doing good you put yourself in position for good karma to come your way.

We all know that bad things most often happen to good people and sometimes the wicked seem to have the best of luck. Take for instance Idi Amin Dada, known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’ for his brutal despotic rule. He seized power in a military coup in 1971 and was responsible for killing 100,000 to half million people. Finally, karma caught up with him.  Ugandan nationalists ousted him in 1979. He later fled into exile.  Idi Amin, in my opinion is lower than a worm.  He killed all the members of my friend’s family. She managed to escape and was later able to come to the United States.

I do not understand why people have to be cruel. All I know it is better to do good.  My friend forgave Idi Amin for killing all the members of her family.  Her forgiving heart brought good karma to her life. She is doing extremely well financially.  She is married to a wonderful man and has two wonderful children.

I believe people that go out of their way to harm others will eventually pay for their wrong doings.  It is a law of nature.  Eventually you will reap what you sowed. It takes less energy to do what is right.  Why do so many people prefer to subject themselves to bad karma by doing wrong? Are they blinded by self-hatred?  I do not know the answer. I have seen too many people in my circles suffer the consequences of ill doings; I am compelled to do what is right towards others. Life is already hard; I cannot afford to make it harder. I will do everything in my power to avoid bad karma.

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So how do you avoid bad karma? Four simple words: Do good, not bad , easy , right?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Creating a Culture of Giving in the Home

You can talk about charity all day long but what your children will really notice is what you do to make the world a better place.  I believe children learn by example.  The best place for children to learn about giving is in the home. If they see you giving back, they too will develop a spirit of giving.

In my opinion, you must start with small projects and you must allow your child to take an active part in the giving.  For example, you can start by having your child help you prepare bag lunches for a local women shelter.  You and your child can deliver the bag lunches.

If you have a children’s hospital near you, you and your child can drop off toys and books.   The hospitals are always in need of new books and toys. 

Do you have elderly people that live nearby?  This is another great opportunity to teach your child about giving.
The two of you can bake cookies or even cook a simple meal and deliver it to the elderly neighbor.

Local schools always have food drive for the poor.  Make a big deal out of this, take your child shopping, and have him/her pick out the foods. 

Whatever you decide to do be sure to make the Project “Relatable.”  The more the child can relate strongly to the project the better. Children should not be forced to participate in a project.    The 2010 Haitian earthquake prompted many schools to participate in fundraisers. Locally in Denver, my students raised a lot of money.  They came up with the idea on their own because they wanted to help.

As a Haitian American, I decided to donate all proceeds from my book sales to Haiti relief.  This is an ongoing project, because I believe Haiti still needs help before recovering fully from the 2010 earthquake.  

Creating a culture of giving in the home is not too difficult.  Every family is different; you must find what works better for your family.   Donating my book proceeds prove to be the best way for me to give.  I am accomplishing two goals:  I am helping my native homeland and providing books for children to read.   I derive great joy when I get a positive response from a reader.  My life is great, and I want to share my blessings with the less fortunate.