Resistance is Futile: What You Resist Persists

“Resistance is futile,” say the Borg on Star Trek: The Next Generation. and they have a point. Get a little sifi, a little physics humor, a BIG kick in the reality, and a fabulous free gift to help you out in this post #SelfHelp #FreeEBook

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"Resistance is futile," is THE quintessential Borg statement in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's just as true here in what we, perhaps mistakenly, call "reality" as much as it is for the Collective.

There's a saying that what you resist persists. Do you doubt it?

If you're unsure, do this experiment right now. I twill only take a few seconds.

Physics joke: Join the Resistance"... Ohmmm

Don't think of anything yellow.

OK, you probably tried not thinking of yellow, didn't you?

Did it work?

You probably tussled with your brain, trying to resist the color yellow, but most likely, a parade of yellow things passed before your mind's eye or in your brain one way or another.

  • Bananas
  • sunshine
  • sunflowers
  • tabby cats
  • dandelions
  • daffodils
  • yellow labs
  • forsythia
  • corn
  • flax

and the list goes on.

What are You Resting in your life?

Resisting something is easy. Tired of your health? Hate your job? Feel stuck? Those are all signs that you're resting, and that's setting up an unhelpful loop that's keeping you exactly where you don't want to be.

Here's how resistance might show up for you.

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#AmReading: Crime Thriller A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson

What I #AmReading? It’s a crime thriller called A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson. Check it out in this post and share what you’re reading!

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#AmReading is a big hashtag we avid readers use. We all like to know what others are reading, and it's fun to look over someone's shoulder, so to speak, to find out what has their interest right now. I read quite a bit, and people often ask me what I'm reading, so I figured I'd start sharing it here on WriteOnPurpose.com in a new subcategory under Blissful Life called #AmReading.

One of my current reads is a crime thriller called A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson. I will be reviewing this book here on this site soon, so watch for that.  I love suspense, cozy mysteries, and thrillers (among other genres), so this book caught my interest.

This book is the second in a series, and I have NOT read the first. That isn't bothering me at all as I read. I don't feel I can't understand this book because of not having read A Lovely County.

A Lovely Murder by Lori Ericson - Book Description

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Live the Plan with Me: Picking a Planner Theme for the Week

This post gves ideas and resources for selecting and playing with a weekly planner theme #PlannerBabe #PlannerCommunity #PlannerLove #LiveThePlan #PlanWithMe #BlissfulLife

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A few months ago, I never knew I would enjoy using a paper planner so much. It's because I've trned it into a playground with useful ifo and plans, not a ruthless task-master. Here's a video in which I share some ideas for picking a weekly planner theme.

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This month, so far I've been using free planner printables from Victoria Thatcher VictoriaThatcher.com. You can print these on sticker paper or regular paper that you stick down. This month, I've used her free printable pages Cinderella, Cats, and Beauty and the Beast.

I don't always use sticker printables, but this has been fun. Watch and see what I do next week.

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Ronda’s March Writing Projects Update

Ronda Del Boccio’s book writing project update for march: #ParnaormalSuspense, #EpicFantasy #FantasySuspense, & #WritingTips #Blissfullife #AmWriting

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The first Tuesday of each month, I'm sharing an update on my writing projects so you get a sense of what is going on. It will include any funny bits that happened along the way too.

And I'm aware it's FRIDAY as I write this. Better late than never, right? I always say it's not about perfection, and I'm DEFINITELY imperfect!

I'll shot for the right day next month.

Leader Dog Jemma Close-up. Jemma is a golden retriever wearing a royal blue collar

And have I mentioned lately that I SUCK at time?

Here are my updates. Continue reading "Ronda’s March Writing Projects Update"

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My February Monthly Flip-through in My Happy Planner

February #planner #MonthlyFlipThrough: a few ups and downs, a lotof fun sticker themes,, and overall a good month.

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I really love my Happy Planner! I've been enjoying using a paper planner to go along with using Google Calendar for appointments and time-based reminders. Here's a monthly flipthrough of my February.

blab good month.

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser

Amazon bestselling author Ronda Del Boccio and her #GoldenRetriever #GuideDog Leader Dog Jemma will provide information and wags for anyone with questions about Lions Club vision programs at the Lions Club of Kimberling City Chili Supper Fundraiser Tues., March 21 from 4:30-7 at the Senior Center. #LionsClub #WeServe #LeaderDogJemma #LeaderDog

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March is Save Your Vision Month.  Lions Clubs around the world are well known for providing assistance to those needing eyeglasses, eye surgeries, recycling of used glasses, Leader Dogs, and much more, for over 75 years.

In order to support vision programs in the community, each year, the Lions Club of Kimberling City, Missouri, hosts a Chili Supper Fundraiser. Club members prepare and donate scrumptious vats of homemade chili and a host of decadent desserts.

All proceeds go straight back into the community. The club supports numerous charities, such as food banks, a scholarship, recycling, hearing and vision programs.

Leader Dog Jemma and author Ronda Del Boccio on the Lions Club float. Behind them, a Snowman wears glasses. Beside them is the mascot Lion.

Photo Caption: The Lion Mascot beside Ronda Del Boccio and Leader Dog Jemma, who are on the Lions Club of Kimberling City float at the 2015 Kimberling City Christmas Parade.

Regarding assistance for the blind and visually impaired alone, each month, this one Lions Club collects and delivers over 100 pairs of glasses for redistribution, provides  new eyeglasses to needy community members, and supports various national and global services, including Saving Sight, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Mid-South Vision Center (Columbia, Missouri facility). The club sponsored blind author and speaker Ronda Del Boccio to get her guide dog, Leader Dog Jemma, in 2015. Continue reading "Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser"

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Fun Andy LoRusso Sing and Cook Italian Expanded Edition GoFundMe Launch

I met celebrity chef and best-seling author The Singing Chef Andy LoRusso over a decade ago, and am glad to count him among my friends. His updated cookbook comes out in late 2017, and here’s how he is launching it.

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Before I tell you about a book launch, I want to tell you the story of how I met and got to know The Singing Chef, Andy LoRusso. It's a cool story because of what Andy brings to the world with his celebrity chef and bestselling author status.

Andy-LoRusso The Singing Chef on stage

Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef, heard me sing before we ever officially met. He presented at a book conference, one of an all-star line-up of authors who have sold more than a million copies of their books. Continue reading "Fun Andy LoRusso Sing and Cook Italian Expanded Edition GoFundMe Launch"

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Writing Contest News: Nimrod Literary Awards

This is information about the Nimrod Literary Awards writing contest (2017), including rules, fees, and other details

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The 39th Nimrod Literary Awards

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication

SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Contest Rules

Contest Begins: January 1, 2017

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2017

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.  Author's name must not appear on the manuscript.

Postal mail: Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone, & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Include SASE for results only.  If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned. Send to: Nimrod Journal, Literary Contest—Fiction or Poetry, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104.

Online submissions: https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.

Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2017 to enter the contest.

Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee.  Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).

Feel free to pass the information along in any way you like—be it in emails, newsletters, or on your website. For more information about Nimrod, please visit our website at www.utulsa.edu/nimrod.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word about the Nimrod Literary Awards to the writers in your writing group. We hope to see your submissions soon!

Best,

Eilis O’Neal

Editor-in-Chief

Nimrod International Journal

Website:  www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nimrodjournal

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Quick Craft: Handmade Share the Love Card

Easy, fast, fun Share the Love Card, a handmade card you make in a minute or 2 using stickers, a card, and some adhesive. #ShareTheLoveCard #handmadecard #BlissfulLife #CardMaking #PaperCrafting #papercraft

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Whether you're crafty or not, a card maker or not, I KNOW you can make this adorable "Share the Love Card in about 2 minutes flat.

The idea behind this handmade card is that the front is covered in stockers that the recipient can simply pull off and use on cards, in planners, etc.

Here's a photo.

Share the Love Card by Ronda Del Boccio: This is a card covered in stickers that the recipient can peel off and use on greeting cards, envelopes, planners, etc.

You can use a blank card or some card stock. This card is standard A2 size, which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

Get stickers that you can cut to fit the card. Leave them on the backing so that the card receiver can peel them off to use them on cards, envelopes, lanners, etc.

And watch this super short video. .

This is super easy for anyone to do, even the non-crafter! I hope you have fun making your own Share the Love Cards Show me! Use the hashtags #BlissfulLife and #ShareTheLoveCard.

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

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#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Handmade Planner Stickers Using Diecuts, Stamps, and Cardstock

This is a fun and easy craft project for making your own stickers – planner stickers or gift tags or whatever – using card stock, stamps, scissors or a trimmer, and optionally, die cutting. #PlannerCommunity #PlannerStickers #stickeraddict

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I love crafting. Last summer, I was introduced to the wonderful world of alcohol markers, adult coloring, and card making. Then in fall, I turned into a planner junkie as well.

Handmade Planner Stickers

I love making my own cards and planner goodies. You can use this idea for cards, gift tags, or any other purpose that inspires you, as well as planners.

So here's what I did:

Handmade Planner Stickers

First, I picked out some cool cardstock from my stash. I have some nice patterned paper that isn't too thick.

I cut out some full boxes using my paper trimmer. For the Happy Planner, that's 1.5 x 2.5 inches.

I have some small rubber stamps that I used for some of my stickers. Sentiments included, "yay," "on the LIST," and "Good Times."

You could fussy cut these with scissors, but I have some dies of the right size for those sentiments. I even have a talk bubble that I used for a few.

The "BEST DAY!" sticker is a die. If you don't have a die, you could use a stamp or hand print it onto cardstock and cut with a trimmer or scissors.

Finally, to turn them into stickers, I used quarter inch double-sided tape, a staple in any crafter's stash. You could use any adhesive, but that isn't messy, and it holds well.

Watch the video about this craft project to make homemade planner stickers.

What do you think of this project? any questions?

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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My Golden Retriever Enjoys Breakfast in Her Kong Wobbler

Watch my beautiful #GoldenRetriever #guidedog #LeaderDogJemma enjoy breakfast in her Kong Wobbler #DogToy!

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I love watching my dog have fun. She loves getting her brrrrrrrrreakfast (repetition on purpose) in her Kong Wobbler. Watch the video and smile!

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Leader Dog Jemma Enjoys Her Himalayan Dog Chew

This post has a video of my #GoldenRetriever #GuideDog Jemma #LeaderDogJemma enjoying her Himalayan Dog Chew. She has such a good time!

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My beautiful golden retriever guide dog Leader Dog Jemma turned 3 yesterday. I can hardly believe it! I got her some Himalayan Dog Chews for her birthday (well, she would get them anyway, but that's a good excuse!).

Watch the video of her enjoying ne while we listen to one of our favorite songs, "Good to Be Alive, hallelujah" by Andy Grammer.

My dog is a big part of my writing life. She makes me laugh and smile every day, and I adore her.

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

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Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Book Review: Time Travel Romance Little Bit out of Time by Alice White

Welcome to another #BookReview by #1 Amazon best selling author & top #BookReviewer Ronda Del Boccio. This one is a time travel romance called Little Bit out of Time by Alice White. #TimeTravel #FantasyRomance

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Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. I share well-written books. I highlight what makes each good from the reader’s perspective, and reveal what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers. This time, it's a time travel romance set in Scotland titled Little Bit out of Time by Alice White.

This is a time travel tale with a splash of rmance. Here's the description from Amazon.

Little Bit out of Time is definitely a worthy read for anyone who enjoys magic, humor, and  time travel with a dash of romance.

-- Ronda Del BoccioRonda Del Boccio head shot Icon

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Little Bit out of Time by Alice White

Little Bit out of Time by Alice White - Time Travel RomanceIn a small, Scottish town, a peculiar event at the local loch makes Ellie McTavish question reality—and her sanity—on a cool spring evening excursion.
Jolted out of time, she encounters strange folks, strange places, and even stranger events.
But how did she get there?

I gave the book a 5-star Amazon review. You can read my 5-star review here.

5 Star Review Graphic

 

What made tis quirky novella a worthy read?

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Book Excerpt: “Just Growl and Mean It” from I’ll Push You Steer

True story, book excerpt “Just Growl and Mean It” from the humorous & inspirational I’ll Push You Steer – This performance recounts time a guy menaced me, a blind woman, at a bus stop. #TrueStory #BookExcerpt

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True story. Back when I lived in Minneapolis, I was standing ata bus stop (in broad daylight, as they say), and this guy started circling me. Here's what I did. This is an excerpt from the humorous and inspirational I'll Push You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders on by me and Bonnie Tesh. It's on Kindle now.

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"Just Growl and Mean It" Nonfiction Book Excerpt by Ronda Del Boccio from I'll Push You Steer

I'll Push You Steer Kindle cover

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Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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I’ll Push You Steer Authors Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh on TV

Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh were interviewed on local TV about their inspirational book of true stories, I’ll Push You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling Through Life with Blinders On #AuthorInterview

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We had to leave the house in the middle of the night to drive up to Springfield, MO, on a COLD winter day to go on TV and talk about our book I'll Push You Steer...and that was just fine with us!

It's hard to believe our book has been our for over 10 years! And thanks to digital publishing, we can bring you our book on Kindle even though our publisher closed his doors. yay!

I'll Push You Steer Kindle cover

Bonnie Tesh is a cancer survivor 3 times over who can't drive. I'm mostly blind since birth. Yet we find ways to live life on OUR terms. No pity pot here!

I'll Push You Steer includes humor, inspiration, and some tear jerker moments as we recount parts of our life.

Download I'll Push You Steer now.

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Receive: Self Mastery Focus Word, Feb 11-17, 2017

This week’s self mastery word is Receive. Find out how I’m living with this word and maybe get inspired! #BlisfulLife #SelfMastery #intention

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What you focus on expands. That's the power of intention.

I love giving. Gifts, smiles, encouragement...big fun for me. Yet being able to receive is just as vital as being able to give. This week, my self mastery focus word is "Receive." I put my focus word in my planner, just beliw the monthly calendar.

To give without graciously receiving is like haling without inhaling. You need to do both in order to breathe.

Self-Mastery-Focus-Word

This week, I am paying attention to and feeling gratitude for all that I receive. Here are some examples of how I am living with this word: Continue reading "Receive: Self Mastery Focus Word, Feb 11-17, 2017"

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FREE Story: An Angel Came” from I’ll Push You Steer, by Ronda Del Boccio

Updated Excerpt from I’ll Push You Steer in which recall a real encounter in which a woman I met is certain an angel came to her. Update reflects new cover and publisher change.

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Important NOTE: This post originally came out December 20 of 20165. It is updated to reflect a publishing change. AWOC Books closed its doors, and my co-author and I just released the book on I'll Push You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders On on Kindle.

People around the world are celebrating miracles at this time of year, which is December, in case you read this some months in the future. Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil, Hindus the miracle of light, and Christians the miracle of the savior's birth, just to mention a few.

I'll Push You Steer Kindle cover

I was thinking about one of the stories in my first book, I'll Push You Steer, with my fabulous co-author and dear friend Bonnie Tesh. We each shared tales from our journey in what many would call "disability."

Award Winning & Best Selling Author Ronda Del Boccio's Books On Amazon

One of my contributions, "An Angel Came," is the story of how myt belief trumped the church's teachings when I went to visit a comatose woman in the hospital. Martha was not expected to awaken.

Do you expect miracles? I do. P

lease enjoy "An Angel Came. I've posted just the beginning here. Those who have joined Ronda's Readers get the full tale free as a downloadable PDF.

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An Angel Came

by Ronda Del Boccio

from I'll PUsh You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling Through Life with Blinders On by Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh

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Inspiration with an Attitude: I’ll Push You Steer 2nd Edition Now on Kindle

My first book, I’ll Push, You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders On is out of print but now available on Kindle.

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I can dly believe that it's been almost 11 years since my co-author Bonnie Tesh and I started working on our first book. People kept - and still keep - telling us how inspiring we both are. She has survived cancer 3 times now. I am mostly blind. Neither of us lets these supposed disabilities stop us.

We were sitting beside each other at a regional writing conference listening to a group of 4 women share their journey co-authoring their book.

We started to think we could do that. We could turn our spunky attitude into a book that could provide comfort, inspiration, and a kick in the pity pot.

We met in May to plan our book, and we finished it in 10 weeks. The next month, a publisher picked it up, and we had it in our hands 6 months after the journey began. Below is the cover (which neither of usever liked) of our original print version of I'll Push, You Steer: The Definitive Guide to Stumbling through Life with Blinders on.

I'll Push You Steer by Ronda Del Boccio and Bonnie Tesh

Our publisher AWOC Books just closed his doors, and we ciate Dan Case for helping us get our start.

A New Version of I'll Push You Steer

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Live the Plan With Me Week of Feb 5

In this Lie the Plan with Me video, reveal a fun mind hack that can help you get more done and have more playfulness in your life! #BlissfulLife #planning #PlannerLove #PlannerCommunity

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You may have seen plan with me videos in which someone shows herself laying out her planner stickers. This isn't that.

This video is about me sharing ow my week is going and helping you live the plan...with me.

One tip I share in this video is a m ind hack to help you get more done and make it fun at the same time

Watch the video now. Please leet me know if it helps, and also let me know what else you need to help you live your own plan.

to your #BlissfulLife!

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Dreaming Up Stories Literally!

Strange things can happen in dreams. Here’s how one became a best selling story! #BlissfulLife #WritersLife

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Writing is a funny business. I never know what will spark my imagination It could be anything from a line on a TV show to a song lyric to an encounter at the grocery store to a misty morning...

to a dream.

Yep, I have actually dreamed up stories. The Assassin and the Prince, one of my fantasy novellas, is just such a tail...and tale.

While the purrsonality of feline assassin Aree owes inspiration to my former companion, Tica, that's where the connection to anything here in earth reality ends.

Cover of The Assassin and the Prince YA fantasy romance novela by Ronda Del Boccio

My Muse gifted me with an exquisitely detailed dream about this assassin who found what looked like a cush job, a short gig working for a family seeking a security guard to protect their son, who wanted to go on vacation without his parents.

Aree soon regrets her decision to take a job protecting a pampered young prince who seems to her little more than a spoiled brat of no substance.

For his part, the sheltered Crispin has never been around other sentient species, so he has a lot to learn about how to treat those who are different. (So do most humans living here on earth who need only encounter different nationalities and religions...but I digress.)

OK so I guess hat's another relation to reality.

The dream provided every detail of the story, including characters, fight scenes, conflict, and loads of funny bits. It's definit3ely a humorous paranormal story.

I will post an excerpt in a few days. You can read The Assassin and the Prince on any device. It's available both on Amazon and on Smashwords.

You never know what will come of a dream.

To your #BlissfulLife!

&Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Self Mastery Focus Word:Strength, Jan 29-Feb 4, 2017

My Word for the Year k, I select an aspect of power on which to focus my attention and intention. Read about this week’s word. #SelfMastery #strength #intention

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My word for this year is Power. To help me live from my power, I choose a self mastery focus word each week. This week, it's "Strength."

Self-Mastery-Focus-Word

As I go through my life this week, I shall put my attention and intention on how I can doesn't just mean weight-lifting. Strength is about strong character, strong choices, strong nutrition.

Do  you have a focus word for the year? Let me know

Follow your B.L.I.S.S.

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Meet Ronda Del Boccio at 5th Annual Meet the Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library Sat., Feb. 4, 2017

#1 Amazon best selling author Ronda Del Boccio will be among over 30 authors at the Kimberling Area Library Meet the Author Festival Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 fro 9:30-2 in Kimberling City, Missouri #MeetTheAuthor.

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It's so exciting to have a gathering of local authors with their books - to meet them in person, and maybe do some shopping!

I'm elated to be involved with the Meet the Authors Festival at Kimberling Area Library Sat. Feb. 4 9:30-1.

2017 Meet the Authors Festival

I'm a backup speaker in case someone cancels, but for sure you can meet me and maybe even get a book or 2...or 3...from me or any of the other authors.

I'll have books and cards there, plus a chance to win a fun prize.

You can download the PDF and read about all the authors here.

I can hardly wait to meet you!

Follow your B.L.I.S.S.

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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A Milliner, a Haberdasher, and a Scrivener Went to a Bar

A friend asked me wat a haberdasher was, and it got me thinking about cool words I haven’t seen since school (decades ago, ehem, ehem) Here are a few I remember. #wordplay

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Does that sound like the beginning of an arcane joke?

The other day, somebody asked me what a haberdasher was, and I started thinking about words I haven't seen since school.

I don't recall when I first encountered Haberdasher, but I know  it was in a British story taking place a couple centuries ago. I associated it with gentlemens' hats, handkerchiefs, and the like.  The Canterbury Tales includes 3 of the notions peddlers.

Cool Words ya Just Don't See Anymore

I don't remember my first literary encounter with a milliner, but since ladies' hat-making isn't that big these days, it was also in an older story.

Where I met "scrivener" sticks out clearly inmy mind. IT was in a super-annoying story I had to read in sophomore year of high school, "Bartleby the Scrivener.." Maybe it says something that the story stuck out for well north of 3 decades, but not for the right reason. Scribes back in the day, writers in more modern parlance.

Here are a few other words I first met in grade school that aren't used in the same aspect today.

  • Ginger, as in careful (not the root),
  • Ecstasy as in supreme joy (not drugs), and
  • Elated, as in overjoyed (close cousin to ecstatic).

What out-of-date or out-of-time words do you remember from school? Add them to the comments below.

If you love words, come play Word Streak, Word Chums, or Words with Friends with me.

&Follow your B.L.I.S.S.

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Author Resources: Writing Inspiration, Tips, and Tools on Pinterest

If you’re an author wanting writing help, you’ll want to follow my Writing Tips & Skills Pinerest board. Details in this post #WritingTips #WritingSkills #NovelWriting #WritingABook

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Looking for writing tips? I have a board called Writing Tips and Tools that's here to help!

If you need help in any of these areas, this is a helpful board to follow:

  • Novel writing
  • Short story writing
  • Character development
  • Plotting
  • Pacing
  • Word choice
  • Setting a scene
  • and more

Please follow my board, because every time I find a great resource, I share it with you

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Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Happ Mail from Run With Craft Scissors

I share a short video of me unboxing #happymail from Lesley, Run With Craft Scissors #planning #PlannerCommunity #PlannerLove

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My "planner sister" & new budding friend Lesley sent me happy mail! She was thanking me for sharing her Etsy shop whenever I show a planner picture that includes stickers or clips I bought from her. Here's the short video.

I love the coffee clip, taco stickers, and coffee stickers I bought from her RunWithCraftScissors Etsy shop.. If you love planning, go check her out.

Follow your B.L.I.S.S.

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author, speaker, and Amazon Top Reviewer

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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