Cheat sheet: Blog Writing Using Otter

Here’s a cheat sheet you can use to help you easily create blog articles, especially if you love using your phone and dictating! (It works sweet if you channel!)

  • Download Otter for your phone
  • Speak less than 30 minutes FREE (if you go over 30 minutes you’ll have to pay Otter $12.95 for at least a month to get your entire file!)
  • Export both audio and text files from Otter
  • Email these files to yourself or transfer from your smartphone (I use an iPhone) directly to MacBook via AirDrop
  • Copy and paste the text from the .txt file into Grammarly.
  • Use the web version for FREE or add the plug-in for Grammarly so while you’re editing in WordPress via your browser, you can take advantage of it at the same time you are editing in WordPress
  • Copy and paste text into WordPress to create a blog article
  • Listen to the audio file while editing, as some words do not transcribe well
  • Follow most of the Grammarly help it provides, but if you love fancy ways to write certain words like I do when I write the word aWEsOMe, you don’t have to accept those changes.
  • In WordPress, go to the Post Settings and add the category and tags on the article
  • When you feel good about your blog article, click Publish (in WordPress)
  • Go to a new browser window and find your new blog article
  • Read it as if you didn’t know who wrote it and check again for anything you’d like to add, remove, or change
  • Make any edits and click Update (in WordPress) to publish it again
  • Advertise your newly crafted blog article on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Substack, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Like, share (reblog), and comment on other posts you like while in WordPress and get involved in the blogging community–we’re all here out of a passion for sharing or desire to be helpful

Most writers want to be read. We want to be heard or at least acknowledged even if others disagree with our views or opinions. Each of us shares our unique perspective.

So, if you care about growing your blog and watching your blog stats, get involved in the WordPress community! I promise if you do, you’ll see your blog stats go UP! And you may even form friendships over time and make soul connections!

My review of this article in Grammarly

If this has been helpful to you, I’d appreciate a click on Amazon to check out my new metaphysical book–here’s the link to versions (Kindle and paperback): https://amzn.to/3WV68KF

I am volunteering as a Correspondence Assistant for Dr. Raymond Moody, author of many incredible books like Life After Life and God is Bigger than the Bible. I love it so much I want to joy/work as a Correspondence Manager for a few great people when I retire! Can you guess with whom I would love to joy/work? Leave your guesses in the comments section. Wink!

Much Love! Let’s make 2023 our best year!

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he’s a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (with over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🙏🔥☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture/chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music, or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here.

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

Cheat sheet: How I wrote and self-published my new book, Blue Eyes: Ethereal Messages of Connection

My new book, Blue Eyes: Ethereal Messages of Connection went LIVE on Amazon (available in paperback and Kindle) as of 11 pm ET New Year’s Eve! Want to know how I wrote and self-published it? I mean, the easy way? And hopefully with less time editing (I am sharing lessons learned for you, AND to remind myself should I write another book)! Ha!

Amazon screenshot showing my new book, Blue Eyes: Ethereal Messages of Connection

I downloaded and used Kindle Create to prepare both the Kindle version of the book and the paperback, and each has their own set of distinct requirements! For example, you will format (layout) each differently. But start with the Kindle ePub version in mind first because you can export from Kindle create to ePub for direct uploading into KDP publishing online through a browser, and you can then export a PDF version to open in Pages on a mac, or other editing software to add page numbers and other desired formatting changes.

But I digress. Here’s a cheat sheet of all I used to write the book (and these steps will help you blog as well, especially if you love using your phone and dictating or “channel”!

  • Download Otter for your phone
  • Speak less than 30 minutes FREE (if you go over 30 minutes you’ll have to pay Otter $12.95 for at least a month to get your entire file!)
  • Export both audio and text files from Otter
  • Email these files or transfer from iPhone directly to MacBook via AirDrop
  • Copy and paste the text from the .txt file into Grammarly. You can use the web version and it’s FREE
  • Listen to the audio file while editing as some words do not transcribe well
  • Follow most of the Grammarly help it provides but if you love fancy ways to write certain words like I do when I write the word, aWEsOMe, you don’t have to accept those changes.
  • Do the Grammarly step before laying out the book into a particular format in Pages, Scrivener, MS Word or such as you’ll lose all the formatting when moving content from that app to Grammarly and back again. I know. It happened to me and it sucked! (I reformatted my Pages paperback version about a dozen times, I lost count that’s for sure! Ugh.)
  • Copy and paste in Scrivener by chapter and section (or WordPress when writing a blog article)
  • Arrange and rearrange chapters and sections easily, see most used words (which is why I bought Scrivener for a one-time fee of $50)
  • If using Pages, MS Word, or other word processing application, copy and paste from Scrivener to it now and save two files: ePub and PDF
  • Download Kindle Create
  • Copy and paste text from Pages, Scrivener, or MS Word file to Kindle Create
  • Export ePub file for the Kindle ebook version and PDF file for the paperback
  • Run the checker on KDP Publishing many times and make every change they suggest but do add page numbers to the paperback version and ensure they show up.
  • Check each image to ensure it shows up in the paperback version too! One of my images didn’t show up (at all) when I got my paperback copies and I realized I could have prevented that had I changed everything to grayscale before placing the images in the paperback version. Kindle version displays all of your content and images in whatever color but the paperback does NOT (only the cover of the paperback is printed in color)!
  • Use the book cover template suggested if you are preparing your own book cover. And don’t leave the spine blank as I did on mine. I knew what a spine was but both my husband and I missed that and we’ll have to fix it at some point. And do bleed the edges on the front and back book covers, Amazon calls the whole thing, “the cover,” which includes front, spine, and back cover of your book. And no, I didn’t know that the first several times I submitted the book cover. Duh!
  • Make final edits to the PDF in Pages, Scrivener, or MS Word, whichever app used to export the submitted PDF if you used multiple apps
  • Order a printed draft of your paperback if you really want to get it right! (SEE NOTE BELOW)
  • Don’t pay for advertising until you know your paperback prints the way it should (UGH)

After reviewing a printed paperback copy of my new book, Blue Eyes: Ethereal Messages of Connection I found where one of the images did NOT show up on the page! Because of that and because no page numbers displayed (the Table of Contents isn’t too helpful when you can’t look by page numbers), I had to update the manuscript again (umpteenth time) and resubmit. I had to do the layout again, in the Pages app on my MacBook Air because when I added the page numbers the layout changed. The cover size changed too because the page length of the book grew!

Here’s where it got hairy and later, very frustrating!

I spent all afternoon today on the manuscript. Yes, AGAIN—7 days after publishing! I even added a few sentences and prettied it up by making sure each chapter started on the right hand page.

I submitted it via KDP Publishing site to Amazon. I had to Preview it again though I didn’t feel I needed to. It would NOT let me resubmit it without clicking on Preview.

When I did that, it told me my cover was the wrong size! It didn’t have a problem with the cover before (that is after I’d already updated THAT several times before initially submitting, but now with more pages the cover needs to be larger—bang my head).

Point is, I spent another hour or two and recruiting hubby to help because the software I use on the MacBook would NOT let me resize a PDF. The more obstacles I ran into the more aggravated I got!

Finally, hubby resized the PDF cover in Photoshop on our desktop iMac to the exact size dimensions the bot had specified on KDP and I got that uploaded. I did chat with Amazon though, in the meanwhile and no, I didn’t take out my frustration on the gal I was chatting with as I know it’s never their fault or problem. It’s software. But I did tell her I wanted to lodge a complaint that the bot should allow the customer, especially on a redo to force the change through.

Please make sure you give yourself the time, space, and grace to do this as it’s certainly not for the faint of heart! I now know why people pay $5k to get a book published. It’s ridiculous. I’ll use the KDP stock cover creator next time. I’m completely over this custom cover thing. Ha!

Here’s the link where you can get either or both versions: https://amzn.to/3WV68KF

I am volunteering as a Correspondence Assistant for Dr. Raymond Moody, author of many great books like, Life After Life, and God is Bigger than the Bible—and I love it so much I want to do this full-time when I retire!

Much Love, Happy New Year, and many blessings to ALL!

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🙏🔥☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here.

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

The new book, Blue Eyes: Ethereal Messages of Connection has launched!

My new book, Blue Eyes, has passed the Amazon review process and is now LIVE (available in paperback as of 11 pm ET last night)! It was incredibly exciting to receive the email notice just before midnight last night and ring in the new year knowing the work was complete! Ha!

Amazon screenshot showing my new book, Blue Eyes: Ethereal Messages of Connection

The book had to be put on hold for a couple of months because of my husband’s stroke and all the new caregiver tasks and responsibilities of mine (plus I still work full-time too). Thus, I took a week off work—to get the book done—between Christmas and New Years.

Many synchronicities abound and show us God’s grace! We are humbly blessed at every turn, that my husband can walk unassisted (he’s getting a bit better every day), is talking better (clearer, but still with less volume than normal), able to do a little work on the computer (like designing the cover for the book), and re-learning guitar (on a new Spanish acoustic that has a neck that fits in his hand better)!

I’m so excited to release this book out into the world! This past week has really been a birthing labor process to be sure! I knew it might take me a few days, but I had no idea! I used Kindle Create to prepare both the Kindle version of the book and the paperback, and each has their own set of distinct requirements! I see why many authors pay someone else to do this process! Ha!

Every time my husband and I would get frustrated over making yet another change to correct something, I would breathe and remind him to breathe, and I would say aloud, “I am a Technical Writer so I can do this or can figure this out.” Haha! I guess that helped as we’re still here and with hair on our heads too! Didn’t pull it out. (Wink!)

Here’s the link where you can get either or both versions: https://amzn.to/3WV68KF

Please do reach out to me (email or comment below) if you buy it, as I would love to start building a community of like-minds, perhaps on weekly Zoom calls or such?

I am volunteering now too, for Dr. Raymond Moody, author of many great books like, Life After Life, and God is Bigger than the Bible—see how the Universe conspires for our bliss?

Much Love, Happy New Year, and many blessings to ALL!

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🙏🔥☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here.

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

Let’s talk about text color CONTRAST on images

I love an art challenge

Let’s talk about CONTRAST, in particular when it comes to adding text to a digital photograph or image.

A blogger friend of mine (and no doubt soulie sister too) tried something new, for which I applaud her! She was drawn to take some photos and add a note to each of what they meant to her, how her soul resonated with what she was photographing. And that’s huge! To be the observer, and to do something different with your art! What expression! What JOY! 

And her actions sparked an observation within ME! I realized I had not written specifically about the contrast of text on photos, and how this correlates to the CONTRAST of, or within Life! 

So, here we go. I’ll show what I mean by the best way to contrast text on your photos (and yes, I have a degree in Visual Communications and specialize in 508 compliance during my day job). 

Adding text on photos and images can be tricky

Here’s one of her photos that I couldn’t see the text of very well, in fact, I missed it the first time I read her post: https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/2022/12/01/the-journey-2/

And here’s how I color corrected the text so I could see it. You could also just add a white glow or outline to the text as well (but I took the easy way out):

Now, just so you know I’m not picking on AmyRose, I noticed this white text on a website I viewed and how it sort of “gets lost” within the lighter areas of the Yew tree branches, making it difficult to read: 

Example 1Example 2

And this is how I fixed it: On AmyRose’s blog image, I attempted to match the font and size in a lighter color and place it over her text. If I had Photoshop on my laptop, I’d have cloned out her text and then added mine, but alas when you pay Adobe for the Creative Suite (as we do for our iMac) they don’t allow you to use it on another device. (Not so good of you, Adobe Products.) 

Anyway, similarly, on the Yew page, I matched their Times font and white color, but because of the kerning involved I couldn’t match it exactly. I wanted to simply type their “The yew tree baffles…” paragraph in a black font and lay it under the white so I could overlay their verbiage and be able to see a couple of the words better. In particular, the “is” which happens to lay on a lighter part of the yew tree image making it very difficult to see. I ended up adding a black font “is” over the white font paragraph I’d placed there, to call a bit more attention to it, though in a perfect world, and again, if I had Photoshop on my laptop, I could do an A+ pro job on this. We have to work with the tools we’re given though! LOL

Tip: Rule of contrast 

Remember this rule, light on dark or dark on light works best for text on pictures. And stay away from the red or pink tone colors as these are difficult to read for anyone who may be visually challenged (color blind).

As for my day job, I don’t have any graphic tools on the PC laptop. So, I do all my changes in Paint. I yearn for a day when I don’t have to work so hard in order to make changes to application screens. I also used to use Snag-It which was very helpful, but currently only have access to the Microsoft Snipping Tool that comes standard. 

One former place of employment used a fuchsia color for all of their image callouts. I challenged that decision based on contrast ratios but I didn’t win the argument. Sometimes, you have to follow what the company’s design guide dictates. If you have a choice however, always opt for the highest contrast you can work into your design.

If all else fails, you can reach out to me. I’m available a few hours a week for freelance side gigs and do proofreading, editing, color corrections, etc. 

Giving and receiving artsy advice

I’m so glad AmyRose understood what I was talking about when I commented on her post that I was having difficulty seeing the text on some of her photo images. Yes, initially, I’d viewed her post here: X on my phone, but even when I opened it from my laptop, full screen, I still had an issue seeing the text. And the point of her post was that she was trying something new, both by adding her comments ON her photographs, as well as sharing this part of her on her blog (the thoughts she’d had while observing nature and taking the pictures). 
 
I knew with some of our first exchanges we were “birds of a feather” mentally and emotionally, so I was sure hoping she’d take my “help” or advice with the love and intention I’d had in mind and she did. She didn’t let her ego get in the way, and that’s sooo important when one’s goal is to help and to build a bridge of communication. Many artists, unfortunately, allow their ego get in the way. 
 
You don’t always have to add a contrasting fog behind the text, outline the text, or go with an outrageous color, sometimes a highlight, double layer of the same word in a contrasting color, shadow, or such is all you need to make the text a bit easier on the eye.
 
Remember, black or darker color text font color on white / light backgrounds, and white or light text font color on darker backgrounds. It can be that easy.

Tip: Here’s a helpful color contrast ratio chart: https://contrast-grid.eightshapes.com/

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, the brand new book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here.

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Second teaser from my new book, Blue Eyes

Second Teaser from my new book, Blue Eyes

My new book, Blue Eyes, has passed the editing process and is now in the formatting and layout phase. It is getting a new cover and subtitle. It is due out soon. (Let me know if you’d like to be on the book launch team and be one of the first to read it!)

I thought I’d take a moment to share a page (from the ePub formatted version) in the screen capture along with the text of this story and how closely it aligns with the post, “She sees with her soul,” from Miyoshi. What synchronicities!

Unfortunately, just as we were finishing the book, my husband and love of my life, suffered symptoms of a stroke and is currently in the hospital! While we hope, pray, and believe (plus taking all the actions we can), together with hundreds of friends and family members for his complete recovery, we’ve had to stop the book cover and formatting process. Please join us in prayer for the love of my life’s recovery as well as my continued ability to be present with him as much as the hospital allows.

Many synchronicities abound and show us God’s grace! We are humbly blessed at every turn! I’ll write additional posts about “strokes” soon for those interested in that.

Again, I’m so excited to release this book out into the world, so do reach out to me (email or comment below) if you’d like to be one of the first to read it, and join the book launch team to buy it for a couple dollars and review it for me!

Much Love and many blessings to ALL!

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🙏🔥☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here.

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

Teaser from my new book, Blue Eyes

Teaser from my new book, Blue Eyes

My new book, Blue Eyes, is with the editor and due out within the next few weeks. (Let me know if you’d like to be on the book launch team and be one of the first to read it!)

I thought I’d take a moment to share a page (from the ePub formatted version) in the screen capture along with the text of this story and how I believe my experiences ties into what I’ve learned from Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief.

Mystical vision / visitation!

One night, I was shook awake by a profound and mystical vision of my mother! This was unlike any mere nighttime dream. 

The wholly encompassing presence of my mom (when she looked like she did in her early 40s) was something intensely surreal and mesmerizing… I shall not forget the experience. This experience was incredibly unfettered, I wanted it to last forever.

It felt as though we talked at the foot of the bed for HOURS, though I bet it was only a few minutes. I didn’t recall anything of what we discussed, save for this one message from mom:

I Am in your blood.”

I sat up in bed—stunned. I feel this message from my mom is still applicable for you dear reader, even if you were adopted, as the ones who loved and raised you affected you! The book, Biology of Belief about the science of Epigenetics, proves that nurture is as important as nature. Those who raised you are in you also, because they programmed you.

From that morning forward, I felt a very real awareness, or knowing, that those on the Other Side are often very near to us (we simply move about unaware) because WE are busy with life—and that’s okay too!

They send us little messages (like winks from the Universe) and are thrilled when we acknowledge them and their messages. We can simply acknowledge our awareness of their presence by blowing a kiss, smiling while thinking of them, patting our arms/legs, giving ourselves a hug, whispering their name, and so on. We don’t have to explain what or why we are doing anything to anybody else. ❤️😉

Our loved ones in the Grand Beyond are living in the most beautiful, vast, indescribable place! And if we could glimpse it, we’d never grieve or wish them back here in the physical.

Therefore, I have wished to save others some grief. I’ve sent those whom I knew were grieving the following messages:

“I woke up with a thought for you about your mom (or dad, other relative).”

“Kiss the palm of your hand. Then place your hand on the side of your face.”

“Our mother’s / father’s blood (and love for us), is in our blood.”

Oh, and mom says anytime we use something they gave us, wear a piece of clothing or jewelry they bought for us, cook with a pot they used, drink from a cup of theirs, eat from a plate they left us, whisper their name, or simply think of them, that acknowledgement, or action—honors them greatly. And they feel it. (Kiss!)

Sheila Murrey, Blue Eyes

Again, I’m so excited to release this book out into the world, so do reach out to me (email or comment below) if you’d like to be one of the first to read it, and join the book launch team to buy it for a couple dollars and review it for me!

Much Love and many blessings to ALL!

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🙏🔥☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here.

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takeonyourself/

Let’s go Primal!

Remember this previous post about sugar? (from 2018!): 

Well, thanks to Eric Edmeades and WildFit, I’ve learned there’s even more names for sugar! And if you haven’t heard of WildFit, message me and I’ll share my coach’s contact information (as she’s currently only coaching via word-of-mouth and personal referral). Here’s another post about that: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2022/08/14/wildfit/

Also, if you comment only with your email address, I’ll share a PDF with you of the other names for sugar. I will NOT post your comment publicly.

If you’ve been told that you’re pre-diabetic or think you may have insulin resistance, you really owe it to yourself to check into WildFit, Sugar Busters, and start reading every label for each product you buy in the grocery store–as many (almost all packaged foods) include some form of sugar.

And guess what?

The human body doesn’t need all of that sugar! Sugar is NOT a food group!

Check out the new review, “Review: I can eat ketchup again! Thank you, Primal Kitchen!” https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/?p=3498

I found Primal Kitchen when I was looking for a tasty barbecue / BBQ sauce… this BBQ sauce really impressed me! That’s how I came to learn about all the other Primal Kitchen products (and switched every sauce in our fridge to this brand–including the ketchup)!

I actually am still amazed at how much sugar is in condiments! Is nothing sacred? I don’t need sugar in my ketchup, mayo, or mustard! And I am voting with my dollars, so I hope these food companies will start taking notice!

So, here’s a way you can save some money when you order–tap or click this link: https://prz.io/qkYrYONHE

(I am not paid or compensated in any way from writing this article).

When you visit PrimalKitchen.com enter “HELLO20” as your coupon to save 20% off your first order. That’s it! Easy, right?

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here.

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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What they don’t tell you about Lifetime guarantees

Lifetime guarantees

This may be one of my shortest blog articles. But that’s part of the point.

When you see or hear the marketing message on a product that it is “guaranteed for life,” or for a service that you can “use it for life,” there is an assumption built into that promise.

Lifetime guarantee?

The grand assumption

The assumption we make when we fall for that “lifetime guarantee,” is that the product will last for the rest of our life, or that we can use the service for the rest of our life.

But the reality is that the “life” that the product or service is guaranteed for is the “life” of the company—it is not for our life, not for the life of the buyer.

When the company goes out of business

When the company shuts its doors forever, the lifetime guarantee (or length of service you thought you bought), vanishes. Poof!

Think about it. And don’t fall for their misleading marketing tactic ever again. ❤️🦋🌀

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Online advertising works!

Attracting your true fans

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur who would love to attract your dream clients? You know, the clients that light you up when you serve them. And the customers who love and trust you. #DreamToWorkWith #RepeatCustomers

Are you a musician or performance group who desires to gather more raving fans?

Do you often get stuck working with clients who drain their energy, demand perfection, or make you feel less than the authority you really are?

Well, keep reading!

Finding the words

We’ll help you find the most unique, high vibrational words (resonating words) that stir you deep inside and draw your most aligned and ideal clients to your business. #StirsTheSoul

But, you probably already know, advertising is more than words…

Crafting your attractive message

Yes, it’s true that most of us are:

  • Getting smarter
  • More tech savvy
  • More inclined to watch than get involved

Thus, with such a limited time to view new material, it’s no wonder that online videos have become all the rage. #ThinkSexy #VideoSells

But, we still crave Connection.

While most of us prefer audio and video to reading (due to short attention spans), sometimes the integral, intangible, ethereal depth within a marketing message is missed.

So, how do we know if someone, some activity, or some place is worth our time?

What if you could sample a bit of an experience before actually having to show up in person? And at a deeper level, what if you could get to know the person behind the activity or place in a meaningful way?

For the small business owners and entrepreneurs:

The multimedia advertising services we provide reach deep to gracefully pull in your dream clients. When your marketing messages and blog articles are tagged appropriately, you’ll be amazed at the increase in your readership, and ultimately your conversion rate.

Speaking of your increased readership and conversion rate, we test to measure the success of the new digital marketing messages (should you choose us to help you with your marketing) as well as the SEO. #AlignedMessagesWork

Example of blog readership growth

For the musicians and performance groups:

The eye-catching videos we create help you quickly reach new audiences to build a stronger and more loyal fan base. When your YouTube videos and Instagram posts are tagged appropriately, you’ll notice a dramatic rise in show attendance at your concert and shows. We’ll use current tracking methods to monitor the results.

Check out our flashy new multimedia ad here:

Not sure this is for you?

I understand because I can be skeptical too of new things. And I love to research and give things a try before I buy. But sometimes, a leap of faith shows the Universe that we’re open to receive.

I have 30+ years in technology (in multiple roles: analyst, writer, and tester). My degrees are in business administration, visual communication and digital design. Thus, I know how to research, innovate, and test for successful results.

Introducing Murrey Makers

My name is Sheila Murrey. And along with my award-winning, artist husband, Richard Murrey, we have founded, Murrey Makers—a focused digital marketing team. While Richard is a master illustrator and musician-songwriter, my focus is to work with you to ensure your website, blog, and social media ad copy attracts your dream clients and positions you as a leader in your space.

Together, Richard and I are available to support your digital marketing needs.

Let’s increase the numbers of your dream clients and loyal followers from a trickle few to an ever-increasing FLOW…

Contact us

Send an email for more information. Virtual programs and DIY courses will be available soon.

Or text, then call: 321.289.2262 (as we don’t answer spam calls). 

Thank you!

Attract your dream clients today!

A bit about us:

My husband is an award-winning illustrator, plus he is a seasoned guitarist, bass player, and songwriter (of over 400 original songs). You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs at: http://listen4music.com

Here’s us: https://vimeo.com/416711742?ref=fb-share

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. 

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.