Tag: #Northup

Happy Holidays To All!

I have learned in life that people enjoy getting their panties in a bunch, especially over stupid things. I have, also, come to understand that when someone says something like, ‘bless you’, they aren’t trying to convert you. Rather, they are expressing a meaningful gesture towards you. It doesn’t matter what you believe; to them,…

National Author’s Day

It takes a lot to take write a book. There are many steps involved to go from concept to publication. From draft to sales, you have multiple rewrites, edit passes (including self, professional editing services, and beta readers), formatting, cover design, blurbs, and what avenue you want to pursue for publishing (traditional, small press, or…

FREE eBook for National Young Readers Week

The second full week of November is National Young Readers Week. This year, it will be celebrated from Nov 9th until Nov 13th, 2020. This is an observance founded by Pizza Hut and the Library of Congress in 1985. It is meant to help encourage reading in our youth. Literacy is of particular importance to…

It’s World Mental Health Day!

Mental Health has been looked at in many ways over the centuries. From ancient beliefs of demon possession to modern understanding of the medical and physiological issues behind it, this is a topic that needs further research, education, and awareness. World Mental Health Day was first recognized in October 1992, but with the current COVID-19…

A Week For National Awareness – MENTAL ILLNESS

National Mental Illness Awareness Week is celebrated the first full week in October. This year, that means October 4th through the 10th, which happens to be World Mental Health Day. There has always been a stigma with mental health. This stems, I believe, from fear… fear of the unknown. However, we know psychiatric disorders aren’t…

BE KIND – Stop Bullying!

I truly believe that we are not born with hatred; it is taught to us. Society teaches us the ‘rules’ of our cultures. Unfortunately, one of the biggest things taught – whether intentional or inadvertently – is bullying. Often, when we are angry, we lash out. We get frustrated and become REactive instead of PROactive.…

Native American Day / Indigenous People’s Day

THIS IS ALSO KNOWN AS Indigenous Peoples’ Day Though National American Indian Heritage Month is in November, NATIVE AMERICAN DAY is enjoyed on the second Monday in October (FYI – some states observe it on the fourth Friday in September). This year, that means we will be celebrating on October 12, 2020. I have a…