August 27, 2014

Cindy will be interviewed in the virtual book launch online party for Midlifestyle RNventor, Mary Buchan, author of "Over iT."

Cindy will be live online on September 12th!

I've been invited to join the virtual book launch party for Midlifestyle RNventor, author and songwriter, Mary Buchan, whose book "Over iT" is designed to help you do just that. We all have an iT to get over -- some challenge in life that seems difficult, if not impossible, to overcome. These may be health problems, traumatic experiences in our pasts, or stressful situations in our finances or careers. Sometimes the iT stems from broken relationships or negative judgments we've encountered during our journey.
From 11:30am-12:30pm, I'll help promote the idea that there really is a better way to think about life. Register here. You might even win a free copy of my novel, "The Aliquot Sum," and take advantage of other great giveaways! Or join Mary and eight other authors anytime between 10am to 5pm EST.
To register for Mary's virtual book launch, click here. To view her book trailer, click here.
For more information on how thoughts become things, check out Cindy's blog here.
As always, thanks for your support!


Authors joining in this promotion:
Mary Buchan, Midlifestyle RNventor, Songwriter and Author
Laurie Dupar, Coaching for ADHD
Carla Wynn Hall, The Wisdom of Success
Cindy Falteich, Novelist, Blogger and Screenwriter
Sarah Wilson, Soul Visionary
Susanne Hernet, Collective Herd, Transformational Coaching, Speaking & Learning
Odette Laurie, Women on Top Business Coaching
Julie Flippin, Small Business Savvy. Power. Plan. Profit.
Phillip Hatfield, Motivational Speaker & Author

August 21, 2014

Is There Any Such Thing as Luck?

Good luck, bad luck, fate, destiny, karma.

Each word elicits an emotional response. Each describes something that seems out of my control. As such, I don’t care for them. I don’t appreciate my emotions jump-roping through commas like an Indy car leading the heart of my emotional soul by the nose. There is only one thing I can control and that is my thoughts. How I choose to feel in any given moment is up to me.

So what do I do when those words are jumping through a conversation? I choose another.

Here’s the one I like: opportunity. And the number one item on my wish list is “Opportunities for my son.” Money wasn’t abundant growing up. I wouldn’t inherit it nor did I marry into it. But whenever I looked at that little guy I knew very strongly it wasn’t about money. In my mind it was about opportunity. That delineation is very important.

I’ll tell you why.

July 24, 2014

A book review of the Inspirational "Over It" by Mary Buchan

Recently I read a book called Over It by Mary Buchan. I didn't know who Mary was but now after reading, I feel like if we met, we would instantly be friends.

She is well-read, a fact evident in the references, passages and inspirational quotes she shares from others who have contributed to building the foundation of self-awareness. Then she takes it one step further. Throughout the book, she shares her failures as well as victories in stories that are inspirational and relatable, confirming the connected-ness between us all. The concise chapters help add balance to the busiest of schedules and introspective questions help the reader embrace her message.

If you’re looking for portable, easy-to-read, concise affirmation that it’s time to get "Over It," Mary’s writing will definitely fill that bill.

In Mary’s words, she wrote the book for women in midlife who feel they are at a cross roads in life. Her purpose was to share life-changing insights to help people get unstuck and break free from the circumstances holding them back. In Over iT: How to Live Above Your Circumstances and Beyond Yourself, she tackles the “iT” situations that often hold people back from their optimal life.

To learn more about Mary, the Lifestyle RN, check out these links: 

July 7, 2014

Why Are You Here -- A Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego for the Wonderer

You Are Here
I arrived, anxious and hesitant, even with my husband by my side, wondering what the day would bring. 

Then instantly in the sparsely populated room, I sideswiped a stranger, making me feel like an imbecile. Politely she apologized, as did I since it appeared to me to be my fault, but I found something familiar in her stature and her face. She failed to recognize me but took the conversation to the next level, saying, “Well, let’s see how we’d know each other. For starters, why are you here?” 

In any given moment, in any given venue, isn’t that always the big question? “Why are you here?” 

She was there to watch the short movie that documented an essential part of her life, filmed by the same man I was there to see who intended to make a feature film based on my novel.

What were the odds?

June 29, 2014

Reflecting on the Now

(This article also appeared as a guest blog at Dragon Intuitive online.)

It’s overcast so I intend to speed past, believing that without the sun, nothing will shine. But I’m wrong— admittedly. I stare into the still water, opaque darkness obliterating what I might see beyond the surface. As I watch, wondering why I was called to the edge, the messy, majestic forest that lines the opposite shore like a crowded cityscape, points to its reflection, a perfect replica of what I believe I see, lying silently in the water. A mirror image obscured from reality yet evidently just as beautiful. The depth of hues and shades of nature on a morning so still there are no scents, have a message.

Then a croak. I don’t see the source but I know it’s there. My ears tell me and they don’t lie. The only deception is in what I see when I look. Or thinking I need to see to believe. So I resign to be. Ripples take flight from an opposite shore. Tiny, perfect, uniform ripples. Waiting to see where they reach is a lesson in patience. As I watch, the reflection, once a perfect selfie, is pixelated, showing me a new possibility.

Then my attention is intercepted by another ripple from yet another unknown source.

June 18, 2014

How to Segue from "Great Summer Reads" to "Thoughts Become Things" (In Case You Were Wondering)

Ever wonder how a discussion on great summer reads could lead to a conversation on why "thoughts becomes things?" Probably not. But if you did, wonder no more! 
Join me with Happy Hour host Annmarie Kelly on WCHE 1520am this Friday, June 20th at 3pm ET as we talk about my New-Adult novel The Aliquot Sum, a book readers call "a great summer read," and segue from its theme on connection, spirituality and purpose into a discussion about the work supported by numerous writers including Dr. Joe Dispenza, the author of my current summer read, You Are The Placebo.
To learn more about how powerful thoughts can be, read my article on how to bloom called Blank Slate or visit my web pageTo subscribe to events and blogs via email, click here.

Thanks for your support!


May 13, 2014

Blank Slate

For one reason: to bloom.

That’s why a flower exists. That’s why we exist. That’s why I exist. But it wasn’t always like that.

If you desire something other than what life has become, the shift you’re looking for will never occur until you embrace one thing: awareness—simple recognition of the thought you’re thinking that drives the behavior you use in every single interaction that has created the life you currently live—one you now claim you don’t prefer.

The fact that you realize you’re tired of where you are is good.

The fact that you want something different is great.

The fact that you want to know how to get there is key.

That key is awareness.

April 23, 2014

Overcoming Fear -- Lesson One: Don't Shoot the Messenger

He came with the name Pony-Pony. For obvious reasons, we changed it. But we didn’t go with my son’s suggestion: Brownie. To the child who’d named the goldfish with big eyes, Eyes, and the one with a gold cap, Hat… well, you get the picture. Instead, we admired the overgrown mane of this plain Jane equine and equated it with our favorite vintage cartoon character.

Shaggy it was.

Shaggy wasn’t very big but he came with a bad reputation. If you’ve ever seen a horse whisperer, you’ll know that people probably caused the problem but the reality was I had an animal I’d been warned about and I was the only one who could do anything about it.
Since I’m a protocol person, I did what I normally do—started with groundwork. That’s how you flush out trouble before you get yourself into a mess on horseback. The first problem was he had great ground manners. He was a little barn sour and herd bound, but well behaved. I didn’t want to discount what a tyrant he might have been and was hopeful it had been a personal thing but experience kept me on guard.

It wasn’t until I climbed aboard that I noticed the glitch.