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A Woman’s Survival Guide to Disasters in Rural Mexico

I don’t know about you, but the constant death count being broadcasted by every single social media outlet has been stressing me out. Seeing exhausted doctors and nurses, watching politicians squabble, and still not being sure whether we are or are not under quarantine where I live makes me feel helpless. 

Because of this, during this unforgettable month of March, I stepped up my efforts on my “disaster” book, the latest in the Women’s Survival Guide series. It reduced my endless scrolling on Facebook and kept me focused on what I could do to prepare, rather than all the things I couldn’t. With all that attention, I was able to finish the book several months ahead of schedule.

Today I’m pleased to announce that A Woman’s Survival Guide to Disasters in Rural Mexico: A Framework for Empowered Living Through Crisis is available on Amazon. 

Since my main goal is to help other women create fulfilling lives in Mexico, the eBook version of A Woman’s Survival Guide to Disasters in Rural Mexico: A Framework for Empowered Living Through Crisis will be free for the next few days, so that everyone who wishes to, can get a copy. 

As we continue our daily activities even in the face of uncertainty, my hope is that going forward, we won’t feel as helpless about our situation when we have a plan of action to work with.

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2020 Improvement

Here we are in 2020 and I’ve decided that this year I’d choose the word IMPROVEMENT for my one-word focus. The aspects in my life that I’d like to improve on are:

  • Work: career and finance
  • Health: physical and mental health
  • Learning: personal development
  • Social: relationships with others
  • Home Environment: living conditions

Work

I hope to create a few more books and courses this year. While books don’t generate a lot of income for me, it does bring me intrinsic satisfaction. 

  • Specific goal #1: Complete three new books by December 2020.
  • Specific goal #2: Create one new course.

As always, I will keep my eyes open for new opportunities for improving my cash flow. These schemes and jobs don’t always pan out but if I have learned something in the process, well then it wasn’t a total waste of my time and energy.

  • Specific goal #1: Find two new sources of short term income.
  • Specific goal #2: Find one long-term income source.

Health

I need to step up my game in the health department. I’m not getting any younger and I’d like to remain active for as long as possible. This year I will concentrate on physical rather than mental health since that’s what needs the most work. 

  • Specific goal #1: Lose 20 pounds by December 2020.
  • Specific goal #2: Engage in 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

Learning

My BFF in Tennessee and I challenge each other to keep learning even at our advanced age. To that end, we’ve taken several classes online together, providing each other motivation to finish and holding each other accountable for applying what we’ve learned in our lives. Currently, we are both interested in learning more about becoming life coaches and are enrolled in a Cognitive Behavioral Theory course as the first step.

  • Specific goal #1: Finish the CBT course and obtain CBT certification
  • Specific goal #2: Complete a second life coaching certification course. 

Social

Living where I do it’s easy to become socially isolated. Many of my relationships these days are online and that just isn’t as satisfying as it could be. This year I’d like to travel and spend more time with loved ones in person. 

  • Specific goal #1: Make one trip to the U.S.
  • Specific goal #2: Make one trip in Mexico. 

Home Environment

Our house is still under construction. I’ve found that if I don’t make specific goals to complete sections of the house, it just doesn’t get done. 

  • Specific goal #1: Finish the back porch.
  • Specific goal #2: Finish the front of the house.

Since my 2020 word is improvement, even if I don’t meet all my goals, as long as I have IMPROVED, then I’ll have achieved my objective. What are you planning this year?

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Black Friday Deals

So many of my favorite sites are having sales this weekend, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to mention a few of them. 

Herbal Academy Sale Thursday, November 28th – Sunday, December 1st

First, Herbal Academy is offering some great discounts. All Goods Shop Products are marked down 15%  and The Herbarium is $10 off registration with the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYDEAL

Herbal Academy Goods Shop – Botanically inspired products

The Goods Shop has just the thing for the herbalist in your life, even if that person is you! There you’ll find workbooks, herb journals, botanical recipe books, tincture and cream containers, and even complete complete textbook series. 

The Herbarium by the Herbal Academy

While the Herbarium is an excellent resource for anyone interested in adding herbs to their healthy lifestyle.  Furthermore, with membership to the Herbarium, you’ll get access to the recently released Herbs for Animals Intensive Short Course as well as the Herbs for ADHD, Cognition and Focus Intensive and Ayurvedic Approach to Joint Point Intensive.   

These deals are available from Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 1. So don’t wait too long! Remember to use the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYDEAL to save!

Ultimate Bundles Sale Friday, November 29th – Tuesday, December 3rd 

My other favorite site is also hosting several Black Friday bargains. From Friday, November 29th until Tuesday, December 3rd, you can get any of the following bundles at a reduced price.

What's inside the Master Your Money Super Bundle!

The Master Your Money Super Bundle 2019 is on sale for $37. There are 45 products worth $1206.41 including 13 eBooks, 9 printables/workbooks, 12 eCourses, and 11 videos.

Self Care Mini Bundle 2019

The Self Care Mini-Bundle is only $11.97. This delightful bundle has 10 products worth $231.89 including 4 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 Workbooks, 1 Video and 1 Membership Site.

Invest in Your Faith Mini Bundle

The Invest in Your Faith Mini Bundle is just $7 for the full bundle. It has 10 products worth $234.97 including 4 eBooks, 4 eCourses, 2 Printable Packs, and 2 Workbooks.

And in case you missed these other gems, they are still available from Ultimate Bundles for a limited time.

Photography Super Bundle 2019

The Photography Super Bundle 2019 is available until October 2020 for $49.97. This bundle designed to help you make your photographs stand out has 19 products worth $1,195.98 including 12 eCourses, 6 eBooks, templates and presets.

Get your bundle now!

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2019 is available until February 15, 2020 for $49.97. Get more out of your time with 14 eCourses, 5 eBooks, 26 printable packs/workbooks, and 1 summit valued at $1,506.90.

Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019

The Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019 is only available until December 31, 2019. Make the most of your meal planning with 1,072 recipes across 12 categories plus 200 dessert and beverage recipes, 30+ ready-to-use meal plans with shopping lists and prep notes, 5 ecourses, 5 ebooks, and 4 printable packs/workbooks for $49.97. This huge bundle is worth $1,038 if the items are purchased separately.

What's inside Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle

And finally, if you missed the flash sale last week, the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2019, which includes my own herbal contribution, is still available but at the regular price of $47. The 40 products in this bundle are worth $701.14 and include 29 eBooks, 4 Printables, and 7 eCourses.

Happy Shopping!

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