Before an author publishes a book, it goes through a rigorous editing & revision process that includes a team of beta readers. What is a beta reader? To first answer that, let me try to explain a touch about the writing process. Development When done writing their book and an author has revised and polished it to the best of their abilities on their own, they get outside eyes to make sure the story makes… Read More »What is a beta reader?
I am not here to help you question your ADHD or bipolar disorder diagnosis. I am certainly not a doctor & I am simply here to share my own experiences & musings on this topic. However… Everywhere I look on social media these days, it seems there is someone new revealing an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis that had previously gone undiagnosed. I am glad the diagnosis is coming as a relief. I understand… Read More »ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?
I am a firm believer that if we do not aim for something, we will wind up hitting nothing at all. I don’t want to wander aimlessly through life. But I also don’t want to fall into the hustle culture we seem to all be prone to. That’s why I decided to write my goals for this year again. I hope to make it an annual habit. Life is such a rat race, isn’t it?… Read More »13 Peaceful & Productive Goals for This Year
This post is part of the Mental Health Monday series & is written by a guest blogger. Read all about this author at the end of this article (which originally appeared with modifications here). Low self-esteem can impact various aspects of your life, whether it is with your personal or professional relationships. Many people find that having low self-esteem is connected to feeling shame, guilt, self-doubt, or inadequate. The best way to overcome these feelings… Read More »7 Effective Ways to Work through Low Self-Esteem with Talk Therapy
This post is part of the Mental Health Monday series & is written by a guest blogger. Read all about this author at the end of this article. Community is valuable for self-care in early motherhood. When I became a mother nearly a decade ago, I had no idea how valuable community would be in caring for myself. Self-care was beginning its rise as a pop culture buzzword. The transition from working full-time to being… Read More »Your Self-Care Repertoire: Community Is Valuable
This post is part of the Mental Health Monday series & is written by a guest blogger. Read all about this author at the end of this article. On Fridays, I don’t make any decisions. By this I mean, after a long day at the end of a long week, what I know about myself is that my capacity for making emotionally wise choices is depleted. Something as small as deciding the agenda for the… Read More »Make Decisions When You’re Ready: 4 Simple Ways to Give Yourself the Grace
Starting Monday, September 13, 2021, a new mental health & self-care series will begin to post as a new weekly feature right here on RetaJayne.com. I am currently seeking GUEST BLOGGERS for this new series. The topics need to be centered around SELF-CARE &/or MENTAL HEALTH. I am seeking guest bloggers to write about self-care &/or mental health topics. If you are interested, here’s all that is needed for this opportunity: A 600-word (approximate minimum)… Read More »Seeking Guest Bloggers for New Mental Health & Self-Care Series
Working for yourself from the comfort of your own home has a lot of perks! But, just because we are enclosed by our four walls doesn’t mean our business needs to be as well. Bust out into the World Wide Web! Let me line out all the top reasons your home business needs a website. 1). Online “real estate” is a valuable commodity! Many people who run home businesses online do not own their own… Read More »4 Advantageous Reasons Your Home Business Needs a Website Today
When you get started with email marketing, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the advice out there. But, really, the best thing to do is to take stock of your basics, then simply begin. So, with that in mind, here are the 5 core guidelines for email newsletters. 1). The main purpose of an email newsletter is to engage your readers. Overall, your email list might have a purpose to increase your… Read More »6 Core Guidelines for Email Newsletters
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