Girlfriends…A Little Something For The Soul

What do you think girlfriends……Do You Need To Reboot Your Brain?

When is the last time you really had:  

  • Mad FUN                                                                                                                                                 
  • Got crazy
  • Had a little fantasy
  • Learned
  • Laughed
  • Cried                                                         

with your girlfriends?

Are you ready to go boldly into WHAT’S NEXT?

You may be a little tired, or discouraged or unsure or just not certain about  who you are and what you really want.

The economy may have you scared and feeling less than on top of your game….

For sure…. you know you could use some time without distractions… Some time to relax, reboot and re-connect with what’s important to you….not just what the world seems to expect from you.

Do you want to connect with your source and come away with something for the soul?

How about…a.. just us girls weekend?

It's easy to understand that "SHIFT Happens."  Do you remember "As The World Turns?"  It seems like our world is spinning and it might be a good idea to get off the hamster wheel and talk with people who are working through all the change with balance and joy! Once you have a new view, at a higher altitude you can help others and everyone rises to a new level.

supportive circle of women to giggle  (or cry) with.

In a simple, cool setting with all your needs met for 3 days at the gateway to the Grand Canyon?

Would this work?

Totally cool!!!! Because that’s what we have in mind

IF the ideas above are ringing any bells then "Girlfriends Reinvention Weekend to Reboot Your Brain Camp" is FOR YOU!

Embracing “Cosmic Shift Happens ™”  in all aspects of life, is part of the vision of the weekend!! 

Master Certified Coach, Joeann Fossland and I have partnered to create a way for YOU to experience a fun 3-day break from all the BUSYNESS…… Think about how taking a step back to reboot might help with forward progress.

                          Girlfriend Circle


What: A 3 day girlfriend-only "Reboot your Brain" Camp Weekend
(think… slumber party, relax, giggle, reframe and rejuvenate)

When: Friday through Sunday, August 19-21st

Where: Williams AZ (where it is cool in the mountains in summer)

What's Included: 3 Days to Connect with other Amazing Women, Time to relax and reflect, Time to Play, Structured mini-seminars to Learn & Grow, Meals & Snacks from Friday night through Sunday morning, Camp Lodging Friday & Saturday and much more!!!!

What Will We Be Doing? Here's the tentative schedule.

How Much? Early Bird Registration $322 OR sign up with a girlfriend — not just for real estate people, bring your best friend or anyone needed a reboot! — for $297 (you each save $25) OR Enter to WIN one of TWO FREE Registrations! (after July 30, the cost will be $399.)

So… perhaps it all sounds goods and you know you want to come…

Cool! Sign up now (and we'll refund your money if you win the contest!)

OR… perhaps it all sounds good BUT…

  • You are doing something else that weekend… oh my, I haven't the power to enable you to be in 2 places at once… we'll miss you!
  • It's too far away… consider going to see the Grand Canyon or Sedona and taking a few extra days to really have a vacation (you deserve it, you know!)
  • It's too much money… Enter the contest :>)
  • It's too much money or any other reason other than you just aren't interested… That may be EXACTLY the reason to take a leap of faith and come, because it IS about Rebooting and getting unstuck or at least a new, lighter'll walk away with a new excitement and empowerment to make the 2nd half of the year extraordinary!

There is a very cool contest to enter and 2 lucky ladies are going to have a place at this event for free.  Check out the rules… it's easy.. write 250 words about what you have to share and how coming will make a difference for you… then tweet, post, e-mail or video to share with the world.  Extra points are given for social media love so blog away and have some fun with this. 

We're also randomly giving away registration prizes  where you have a 1 in 6 chance of selecting one of the gifts if your registration number is one of the lucky choices! The prizes will be presented at the opening event.

Reboot camp really is a camp and a place where you will be able to connect with yourself… have some fun in Williams and even talk to the animals!                                                                The slide show should give you a great idea of where  you will be spending your reinvention weekend. 


Bear cubs at Bearizona

We will be talking to the animals at Bearizona, going to a gunfight on the street in Williams, AZ and cruising Rt. 66 to experience all the nostalgia of this historic area.

This really is a Reboot CAMP so bring your sleeping bag, cowboy boots and an open mind.

We are going to learn, laugh and be inspired to a new way of thinking!

You know what they say about all work and no play!

Please join us for a little something for the soul and leave our event with a new altitude of thought! 


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Book Signing Bonanza in Broomfield, Colorado

Broomfield, Colorado is the place to be if you want to meet three dynamic writers and local artists!

Carra Riley will be interviewing three local authors, Shay Fabbro, Penny Holguin and j.a. kazimer LIVE on blogtalkradio at Calico Book store in Broomfield, Colorado, Saturday June, 25 2011 from noon to 2.

Becky Chapin, Manager of the “Green Book Store”  will be sharing some of the great features her store offers readers.

  • Trading Books for Store Credit
  • Large Selection of Used Books (over 18,000)
  • Growing Selection of Local Author Books
  • Book Ordering : Hard-to-Find, Out-of-Print, and New Books
  • Watch/Reserve List
  • Book-Signings by Local Authors
  • New Book/Author Suggestions
  • Friendly Conversation
  • Free Coffee

If you ever have thought about writing a book and wondering how the process works, you will not want to miss this event either LIVE in Broomfiled Colorado on on the blogtalkradio network.  We will be talking about the following concepts with all the authors:

  1. How they got started
  2. What is writing like mixed with life in general
  3. Where does  writing inspiration come from
  4. What is it like to get a publisher or self publish
  5. What is the marketing of the book like
  6. What part does social media play in the marketing of a book or blog
  7. What advise do they have for someone wanting to write a book

Meet the authors!

Shay Fabbro is a native Coloradoan, currently living in Grand Junction with her husband, Rich, and their two cats. This high-energy author will talk about how her scifi/fantasy books:  Portals of Destiny and Adventures of Alexis Davenport and how they evolved.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Mesa State College before earning her doctorate degree in Human Medical Genetics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. While hard at work on her PhD, Shay had a series of dreams that continued to haunt her even during the light of day. The idea for a series of science fiction/fantasy novels began to take shape. Hold on to your seat when listening to her describe her journey!

Portals of Destiny and Adventures of Alexis Davenport and how they evolved.  Hold on to your seat when listening to her describe her journey! She had dreams and they spoke to her!

The Chosen: Book One of the Portals of Destiny

Finalist in the Indie Excellence 2011 Book Awards

The Mekan hoard threatens all life in the galaxy and only the Chosen, a select group chosen by fate,
can fight these metal monstrosities and save those that call this galaxy home. But when one of the Chosen is murdered, the untimely death could spell doom for all.

This series will bring the reader face-to-face with an age-old question: How much of our lives.

Dangerous Reflections: The Adventures of Alexis Davenport: Book One

Alexis Davenport wants to go home. She hates her new school, her mother for moving her away from her friends, living in her aunt’s guesthouse, and her father for walking out.

To make matters worse, Alex is haunted by the images of strange girls reflected in her mirror. It is bad enough juggling homework, a relentless bully, boys, and a deadbeat dad.

Now, she must save the world from an evil presence hell-bent on changing the past–and our futures. Who knew her A+ in history was going to be this important?


Facebook fanpage for Portals of Destiny

Facebook fanpage for Adventures of Alexis Davenport

Meet j.a. kazimer at the Sizzling-Summer-Book Signing Bonanza at Calico Books.

She will be talking about her Good Reads Giveaway!

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, j.a. escaped at a young age, and now lives and writes in Denver, Colorado. Books include, The Junkie Tales (Obscure Publishing, 2010), Stolen Kidneys, Dead Hookers &; Other Nursery Crimes (Obscure Publishing, 2010), &; The Body Dwellers (Solstice Publishing, 2011). Forthcoming books include, CURSES! A F**ked Up Fairytale (Kensington, March 2012) &; Holy Socks and Dirtier Demons (Champagne Books, Spring 2012).

j.a. kazimer holds a master’s degree in forensic psychology, and has worked as a PI, bartender, and most recently at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Giveaway ~ The Body Dwellers

The Body Dwellers by J.A. Kazimer

Giveaway ends August 01, 2011.See the giveaway details at Goodreads.Enter to win

What’s the book about? In a world segregated by genetics, a pink combat-boot wearing rebel must protect her treacherous former lover in order to save her mutated race.?
Look for j.a. kazimer’s quirky urban fantasy, Holy Socks &; Dirtier Demons to be released by Champagne Books in spring 2012.
A thirtysomething ex-soldier and playboy, a narcissistic angel, a Zen-spouting Buddhist, and a demonic feminist search for a kidnapped Baby Jesus in New York City in an attempt to stop the coming revelation.
Connect with j.a.


Children’s author, Penny Holguin speaks to educators, parent groups and others about the escalating tide of bullying (which begins in preschool!). She addresses the neurology of learning and how simple acts of kindness taught repetitively and rewarded publicly can make huge shifts in behavior that have a transforming impact on young children.

Penny’s children’s picture book ‘Sarah O’Hara ~ Gift of the Fairy Wings’ has won three national awards. She was inspired to write it because her ADHD daughter had difficulty picking up on social cues. A background in visual arts, aided by Penny’s understanding that lessons told through story and character are a much more effective way of teaching children, helped bring her book to life. It’s about Sarah O’Hara, who receives a pair of fairy wings for her birthday. She’s anything but a princess when she bullies her classmate. Ultimately Sarah discovers the most important gift of all; that it takes more than a pair of fairy wings to be a real princess.

Penny Holguin lives with her husband and two children in Denver Colorado.



Award Winning Author

“Sarah O’Hara Gift of the Fairy Wings”;

Publisher, Charmers Press

Facebook – Penny Eisenoff Holguin

Facebook – Fans of Sarah O’Hara ~ Gift of the Fairy Wings

Twitter – @pennyholguin




Listen or call 347-994-1903 on June 25, 2011 noon to 2 for LIVE  blogtalkradio or come in person to Calico Books 300 Nickel St. Broomfiled, Colorado and meet the authors, book store owner Becky Chapin and local artists!  If you have ever wanted to write a book this is the show to listen to!

Meet the authors up close and personal!

Calico Books

300 Nickel Street,
Broomfield, CO 80020

Calico Books

Twitter @CalicoBooks



Sins Of A Queen

Find Out Italian Design and Cooking Secrets!

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior and Fashion Designer, working in the USA and Europe. She blends well fashion and interior in any of her design work. She loves to remodel homes and loves to create the unusual. Her design reach is global and she is always ready to serve.

“I build spaces that do not exist yet, but they exist in your mind. I build your dreams!” Valentina

Valentina is the coordinator for the San Francisco Bay area event with different stores called “October the Month of Italian Style”. The event revolves around Valentina talking on a design subject related to the merchandise the store sells, they have food, wines, raffles and good time while people learn from her expertise. She makes the event really fun, lot of laughter and joy fill the event. One of the topics this year is about “Etiquette at an Italian dining table” (when in Rome, do like the Romans).

Filming is ready to commence for a design show with an Italian T.V. company which will feature the most beautiful homes she has designed in San Francisco Bay Area. The show will air in Italy close to the end of the year.

Valentina is available for anyone who needs the magical Valentina’s touch.

“Italian Luxury for Comfortable Living” – Pure – Elegant – Original.”

Listen to Valentina on blogtalkradio, June 14, 2011 9 a.m. PDT.  Call in and ask her any design questions at 347-994-1903 and find out about her cook books!  She will be talking about how she combines the cook books with design work for the kitchen.

Valentina has been an Interior Designer since 1990 to present · San Francisco, California

  • Architectural Interior Designer
  • Designs new beautiful homes
  • Remodels ugly homes
  • Turns shacks into a castles
  • Designs any space with architectural drawings

She has received awards from: U.S. Commerce Association “Best Of Local Business” July 2010. U.S. Local Business Association award “Best Of Sunnyvale Award” December 2008.

The focus of her design is on kitchens, Wine Cellars/Grottos, Bathrooms and Entertainment Centers. In her designs, she includes landscaping concepts, lighting, architectural color analysis, furniture and custom designed furniture, which she always manages to produce locally, resulting in a good saving for her clients. She also designs office spaces and restaurants.

A new addition to her business is design GLOBAL consultation on-line any where in the country and abroad.

“As the professional who is always ready, I shall be prompt and ready to help you with any of your needs, whether it will be decorating, designing, or remodeling.”….”Every person who has a home deserves to live in beauty, harmony and comfort. My goal is to touch and transform people’s lives.”

Valentina’s cook books will delight your palate with healthy Italian recipes.

Valentina was born in Bari, Italy to a family of artists, designers and food connoisseurs.

Valentina goes to Italy! She organizes culinary tours that delve into the rich history, beautiful architecture and the discovery of hidden corners and food of her homeland. Valentina is an avid, passionate cook. She takes interest in cuisines of the world and she is especially interested in food in the history. She is an intellectual, entertainer, teacher of cooking classes, a designer and world trotter.

Cook books available NOW:

Sins Of A Queen Sins of a Queen

The book is easy to read with large font and beautiful pictures of her delicacies handed down from her Italian Heritage. An added bonus is the color prints of her original artwork. This woman is someone you want to connect with on facebook and buy her cook books! She has a third book coming out on color.

Come Mia Nonna- A Return To Simplicity

This book is a tribute to slow food and appreciation of life, a life made with human rhythms. A return to simplicity because these recipes from the Region of Puglia, in Italy are so very uncomplicated that even if you have never cooked in your life, you will be able to put an attractive dinner together in a short, short time.

valentinadesigns blog

Book Come Mia Nonna

Book Sins Of A Queen

Connect with Valentina on facebook

Valentina has been invited to write a new column about deisgn for the Philippe Matthews site

She will be on his radio show and will be filming her homes for the TV side of the PM Show in the next few months!


Set a reminder and don’t miss Valentina Cirasola on blogtalkradio, June 14, 2011 9 a.m. PDT. Call in and ask her any design or cooking questions at 347-994-1903 and find out more about her cook books, her cooking classes along with trips to Italy!

Meet Valentina Cirasola and share her design and cooking secrets Tuesday June 14, 2011!

Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison and Murder

Jeannie Walker has authored “Fighting The Devil” a True Crime story of consuming passion, deadly poison and murder.

Join me Friday, June 3, 2011 9:00 A.M Pacific Daylight Time for a blogtalkradio program that will have you riveted to the show as we talk to Jeannie about the unexplained phenomena and supernatural elements that permeate this TRUE crime drama.

Call 347-994-1903 to listen or press 1 to join the conversation and talk to the author. The chat room will be open on the blogtalkradio website where you can listen to the show and ask questions in the chat room.

Jeannie Walker is an Award Winning Author –


The Indie Excellence Awards are reserved for the “best of the best” in books published in various genres. The criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence in presentation. This award celebrates the highest achievements in independent press and self-publishing, a sector of the industry that has grown exponentially in recent years.

“Fighting the Devil” is a saga of murder, abuse, embezzlement, poison, and premonitions. Readers who enjoy suspense, strong female leads, and crime drama, will cling to every word.

Jeannie Walker is a real-life Sherlock Holmes. She follows the evidence to “Fight The Devil.”






Jerry Sternadel, a self-made Texas millionaire, Jeannie’s ex-husband was poisoned to death in 1990.While hospitalized, he told nurses and doctors alike that he was being poisoned. The staff did not heed his frantic pleas, allowing the suspects continued access to him as he lay dying in the hospital.

No arrests were made for three years. Read about the woman ultimately convicted of first-degree murder sentenced with only a fine and a lengthy probation; she was finally sent to jail a full 13 years after she committed the murder because she violated her probation.

To this day, a main suspect has yet to be brought to justice. There is a twisted triangle “hate” that will chill you to the bones.

Walker, who played a key role in helping law enforcement investigate many aspects of the murder, says she felt compelled to write the book. “I owe my ex-husband a voice, as he no longer has one,” she says, adding that “when I see injustice, I want to fight it.” She continues that fight now by raising new awareness of her ex-husband’s case. The ex-wife-turned sleuth and author says that she hopes fans of crime stories have an appreciation of the pain, trauma, and grueling battle for justice that the family and friends of real-life victims experience. Additionally, she wants them to realize that if their lives are ever touched by anything as horrific as a murder, “they have the ability and right to become their loved one’s advocate, and to become their own, real-life Sherlock Holmes.”

This is a must listen to show as some day you might be seeing the story in the BIG SCREEN!

Jeannie Walker’s story aired on TV as a segment of The True Crime Story on “SNAPPED” Season 1, Episode 12:

Twenty years after the murder, Jeannie Walker penned “Fighting the Devil”. Walker had fought the devil even before her ex-husband was murdered, but was she prepared for the unexplained phenomena of the evil supernatural being from the belly of hell?

Connect with the Author of “Fighting The Devil,” Jeannie Walker:


twitter @JeannieWalker1

buy the book on Amazon

Jeannie Walker website

Video book trailer

Join us Friday, June 3, 2011 9:00 A.M Pacific Daylight Time for the blogtalkradio program. Call 347-994-1903 to listen or press 1 to join the conversation and talk to the author. The chat room will be open on the blogtalkradio website where you can also listen to the show.

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Cosmic Shift Happens™ Launches!

Cosmic Shift Happens™ Launches May 12, 2011

The “Cosmic Shift Happens™” e-book  includes valuable content from INTERNATIONAL digital citizens consistently contributing to educate the public through their blogging and social media efforts. This e-book has been “crowd-sourced” with individuals working in cyberspace from around the world.  The term “crowd-sourced” refers to the fact that a group of people collaborated, sharing ideas to create the e-book.

As the Cosmic Shift Happens™ this book will help anyone take control of social media and have fun! Find tips on how to engage in cyberspace and how to keep your head screwed on straight in the virtual world!  The e-book should help readers ease the anxiety of engaging in cyberspace and feel comfortable about some of the things that could happen out there.

Being aware of what may come up takes away fear and gives a feeling of power!

Meet the crowd and see what they have to say!


Meet The Crowd

“Cosmic Shift Happens™” an  international collaborative e-book was written by:

Carra Riley

Williams, AZ

Writer, Speaker, Small Business and Real Estate Consultant

Joeann Fossland

Tucson, AZ

Cybergrandma, Enthusiast, Coach to Extraordinary Clients, International Speaker

Brad Hanks

Denver, CO

CEO of Brad Hanks Seminars, Senior Instructor for the Colorado Association of REALTORS, Master Instructor for CRB, and “Chief Evangelical Officer” of Connecting People With Success

Karin Hanna

Gold Coast, Australia

Author, Coach, and Social Media Genie

Sadie-Michaela Harris

Plénée-Jugon, France

French-based “go to person” for all things Local, Mobile, and Social, Founder of Lifestyle Management France and iLocal Search, Bi-Lingual Small Business Consultant and Speaker

Anna “Banana” Kruchten

Phoenix, AZ

Owner/Broker of Phoenix Property Shoppe Arizona Realtor®, Speaker, Author, Coach, and Trainer

Carolyn McAndrew

Perth, Austraia

Social Media Expert, Event Planner, Writer, Publisher, Designer

John Panico

Gainesville, GA

Social Media Consultant

Mary R. Roberts

Lake Havasu City, AZ Arizona REALTOR®
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty

Margaret Rome

Baltimore, MD

Broker/Owner HomeRome Realty Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome, and Author

Bernice Ross

Austin, TX

CEO of, Author, and co-host of

Darity Wesley

San Diego, CA

Privacy Guru, Speaker, Lawyer, Business Consultant

CJ Yeoman

Houston, TX

Communicator, Writer, editor

Faces of our crowd may have been seen around the virtual world and can be trusted. Each of them have participated in creating a resource e-book which will help newcomers to the digital world feel better about engaging in cyberspace. Feel free to connect with all the participants on their social media sites and read what they have to share.

Come join the fun for our e-launch on blogtalkradio!

Get a FREE chapter of Cosmic Shift Happens™ right NOW and then join us on blogtalkradio May 12, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time where we will be talking about navigating cyberspace.  Call into the show to talk at 347-857-3056.  We will be the guests on Cheryl Resnicks blogtalkradio show “Unforgettable Facebook Connections.”

Connecting around the world as the Cosmic Shift Happens™.