My Real Life

March 27, 2013

Sharing Day!

I’ve been very blessed in my life to have been surrounded by people who have been supportive and kind.

Today, I’d like to pay it forward and share with you some of the amazing things my friends are doing.


I’d like to start with my friend, who you’ve heard me speak of (probably ad nauseum), Michaela.

Michaela is an artist and a photographer and has traveled the world capturing images that make you smile, think, and dream.

These days, Michaela has put her artistic talents to work creating unbelievable mandalas that she sells on her website Wanderlust Mandalas.

In her own words:

What is wanderlust? For me it is a state of mind…a lifestyle…something that is a necessary part of my life…it’s a love of travel. For me, traveling is one of the best ways to truly feel alive and appreciate the world that we live in. Travel inspires my life and my creativity.

Wanderlust Mandalas are digital images created with photos from my world travels. Mandalas, an ancient word for circle, represent wholeness and have been used for millennia in cultures worldwide as a tool for self-expression, spiritual transformation and personal growth. Each WanderlustMandala represents the emotional and spiritual essence I experienced on my various trips and invite the viewer to have their own contemplative experience of my journeys.

I think Michaela’s Wanderlust Mandalas make for great artwork in your home, office, or studio.

Here is a mandala Michaela created after her trip to Laos:



Here is a photo of Michaela’s own living room with two of her mandalas on the wall.  Gorgeous.


Please check out Michaela’s site or her Facebook page and consider purchasing a mandala for your own space.

They are truly incredible.


Ed Territo is a friend of mine from high school.

He’s a genuinely good guy.

Ed is in a band called Bubba Grouch.

Believe me, this may be the first you hear of them, but it definitely won’t be the last.

Please head over to their page and listen to a few of their songs.

Like their page on Facebook.

You won’t be sorry.


I certainly feel all special now that I’m part of a best-selling book.

However, I haven’t had anything I’ve written on my own published yet.

Not like my friend, S.W. Hubbard.

She is a kind and intelligent person who I have known for many, many years.

I actually taught her older child 8th grade history, and can attest that she’s a great parent, as well.

What I want to share with you today, though, is her incredible writing talent.

I’m a huge fan and have read all of her novels.

If you go to her website, you will find information on all of her novels, as well as a wealth of other information.

The most exciting news about S.W. is that she is running a contest right now.

If you go to her website, you will see all of the rules for entry, and you could walk away with a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Please go check out her site, read her books, and enter the contest!


Finally, I want to share with you an event that highlights some of my new friends (and me, but let’s pretend like it’s just about my new friends).

On April 18th, the NJ co-authors of I Just Want to Pee Alone, who I linked to here, will be selling and signing books during the annual Girl’s Night Out Event in Westfield, NJ.

If you are in the area and want to meet some awesome women and have your book signed, then please make sure to register for the event and show up!

The Facebook page for the event can be found here.

Hope to see you there!

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