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Meet Author Dr.Laurie Hollman - Interview by Novelist, Lu Ann Dill

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has bee...

Seinfeld Writer Peter Mehlman on Life During and After Seinfeld and His Book, It Won't Always Be This Great

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Writer and Co-Executive Producer of Seinfeld, Peter Mehlman, joined me in Los Angeles to discuss how he fell into writing for the show and what it was like being a part of what the Writers Guild of America called the second "Best Written TV Series of All Time."

Expectations: Why You Should Have Them

Melissa McCarty | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

When I think about past friends who mocked my expectations over the years, I noticed a common thread between them, their lives remain stagnant. There's no growth because they don't push themselves or others around them, and they're not happy.

Juicy January Hints for Listening to Kids & Having Them Listen to You

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

It's a new year and time for building new relationships with kids. How do we listen to them and get to know them better, so we're really there for the...

Meet Jake Marcionette, the Youngest New York Times-Bestselling Author

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Xaque Gruber

When he was twelve years old, Florida-based Jake Marcionette released his debut book, Just Jake, a loosely autobiographical, laugh-out-loud comedy adventure.

Uncovering Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Corporations Leverage Multiple Abilities in Their Workforce

Debra Ruh | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Happy New Year. People with disabilities are gaining recognition as a significant and growing market for products and services. This will only strengthen as we turn the corner.

The Wings of Children

Gina Ann | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Ann

Her name is jojo, a fairy angel. She has ripped her wing and cannot fly. The generosity of spirit is on its way as she meets a sweet bee, a hard wor...

25 Books By Black Authors From 2015 You Need To Read

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices

This year was filled with thought-provoking, page-turning, nail-biting and "aha" inducing literature.  From fiction to non-fiction, there were s...

10 Successful Career Women and Mothers -- Drawing Some Conclusions in 2015

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Author Bill Natale on His New Book and Race Relations in Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Is it possible to see people for who they are and not the color of their skin? Will we ever learn from our bloodied past of events like 1968 in Chica...

Successful Novelist Bridges Motherhood and Career with an Exciting Pen Name

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

5 Things Everyone Says to First Time Authors

Angela Keck | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Angela Keck

I was thrilled last month to sign a contract with a publisher to publish my first romantic suspense novel under the pen name, Angela Evans. The reactions I have received from friends and family as I share my news has been varied, and yet still followed a predictable path.

Finding Myself in a Book

Kelly Haworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelly Haworth

Writing this book let me express the emotions of trying to figure everything out -- the pain, the awkwardness and the strength -- and I emerged on the other side knowing that this pendulum inside me, this duality of male and female was exactly who I was.

I Need Coffee: Writing Isn't Sexy, But It Can Pay the Bills

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

So I'm here to tell you that you can make a living as a writer, but you (might) have to let go of some notions of what "making a living as a writer" means.

5 Thank Yous to Say Now

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

When I was a child, one of my least favorite phrases was, "You should be grateful." So, I'm not telling you that. What I am suggesting here is that this month is a great time to say these five thank yous. It's a heartfelt endeavor. You'll see. It does a soul good.

Filmmakers Rally Support To Release Maya Angelou Documentary

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

A little more than a year after her death, Maya Angelou is finally getting her own documentary and directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules have ...

A Narrative About Motherhood & Career by an Author and Social Media Expert

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

A Salute to Warrior Women Past and Present

Alicia Nunn | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Alicia Nunn

Being the Warrior Woman that I am, I break down every barrier placed in front of my goals, even my own limiting beliefs. A woman can do anything she puts her mind to. And she is more than a secretary, sex object, and maid.

Cure for Writer's Block

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

I don't know about you, but when my task is to sit at the computer and write, getting out and doing something seems like a distraction. I "got out" and made a damn chicken pot pie and where did that get me?

David Baldacci's Never-Ending Love of Writing

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.15.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

David Baldacci has to be one of the most prolific writers writing today. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion pictu...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Memories of Who We Are

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.

Is There a Book in You?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

So many of us ask ourselves this question throughout our lives. And many of us try to get that book out, writing a few or many pages that often end up forgotten in a drawer or a computer file, never to be seen or read (unless you're Harper Lee).

Meera Gandhi Excells At Giving Back

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Ms. Meera Gandhi's open and generous heart can be felt by all those who encounter her, and she loves to give.

Want To Feel Good? Gratitude Might Just Be the Answer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

According to a national study on gratitude, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, it seems that 94% of Americans believe that people who are grateful are more fulfilled and lead a richer life, but less than half of us express gratitude on a regular basis.

Herta Müller: On Inger Christensen

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Herta Müller (b. 1953) is a German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, typically set in communist Romania during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime, which she herself experienced.