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Season Four Reflections, Gratitude, Praise and Next Season Projections

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Cider Enterprises Book Club concluded Season Four on their April 20th conference call with featured author Dr. Lewis Baskins and Betty Muhammad, discussing his book “Uncover the Missing Peace.” And just like Tasha Cobbs expresses in her song, I’m gonna “Put A Praise On It” in appreciation for all of the authors, readers, listeners and technological support I received during this season.  I offer up praise in gratitude for the many creative thoughts and ideas I harnessed to showcase the great works of Season Four’s authors.  Each author had life-altering experiences that revealed their overcoming spirits.   To Asadah Kirkland, Kathleen Robinson, Carla L. Hawkins, Wanda Jenkins Clemons, Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet, King Teasdell, Zakiyah Ameedah, Dr. Janice Fortman and Dr. Lewis C. Baskins – my sincere thanks to each of you. Your presence in this season met the goal.

 

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A Month for Manifesting Miracles and Love

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In light of the annual Valentine’s Day hoopla and romance energy that permeates the atmosphere, February – that sacred time of the Aquarius – is an opportune month for manifesting miracles and love. It is also the month we celebrate Black History and my birthday on the 11th (Yeah Claudette!). And because I am ever the romantic optimist and cheerleader for the underdog, it is imperative that I make room for joyful periods during the cold winter months. So, I am happy to announce that Cider Enterprises Book Club is featuring author Zakiyyah Ameedah (Zee) and her book, “Jamaica: A Memoir of Miracles, Manifestations, Love,” on the February 16th conference call at 7 pm.

 

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An Opulence and Abundance Theme of Published Writings in 2017

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Happy New Year!  Twenty-seventeen (2017) is the year of expansion in the number of new authors.  This is exciting news for the Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call.  In fact, this year’s list of new authors will include me and brother-friend, King Teasdell.  Yes, we are going to unleash our own stories of “overcoming” the barriers that have delayed our publications.  We know that our truths about our lives and the barriers we eliminated will be encouragement for others who have stories waiting to be written and published.

I’ve been told that 2017 is the year of Opulence and Abundance, which reiterates my own heightened feelings about what this New Year means to me. Twenty-sixteen (2016) was the year of completion; and in the case of my book, I made the decision to get it done.  Near the year’s end, I was blessed with a nine day opportunity to work at my own pace, and committed several hours to writing each morning.  I set up my spiritual music in the background and was amazed at the results this devoted time produced.  The writing flowed.  After three or so hours passed, I took food breaks and walks for about 7,000 steps.  During this refreshing and invigorating time in nature, I had time to review and clarify what I had written earlier.  I concluded each of those days reluctantly reminding myself that “this is enough for now, go out and walk the last 3,000 steps to meet the daily goal”.  I eagerly returned home to get busy again with a renewed enthusiasm to tell my story.  My working title is “Instant Ain’t Everything” and is planned to be released in February.

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“Mama Never Told Me” by Carla L. Hawkins

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Carla L. Hawkins, author of “Mama Never Told Me,” is the featured guest for Cider Enterprises Book Club Conference Call on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm CST.  Carla’s new release gives praise and an account of her ‘now’ just in time for this Thanksgiving season.  From the perspective that there were “things Mama should have told me, but never did,” Carla’s story pours out the trials and triumphs that operated her life over as a child though adulthood.

I personally know Carla as a Mother, Wife, acclaimed Actress, Educator, Producer of the Destination Manifestation Sunday evening prayer call, and a very valued member within my spiritual community.  Now as a first time author, Carla has once again shown me why she rightfully and respectfully is an over-comer.  I see this tall, beautiful, statuesque, humble and poised person as living proof that in spite of what Mama didn’t tell her, she discovered enough on her own to successfully maneuver her way to the truth of her being. Read the rest of this entry »

Fourth Season of Cider Enterprises Book Club Returns September 15

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Welcome back to the Cider Enterprises Book Club Blog.  The fourth season of our Conference Call begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7PM Central Standard Time with a NEW CALL-IN NUMBER at 218-548-7622, Access Code is 20112#.

Our focus on ‘Over-Comers’ will feature several Chicago based authors and promoters who tell their stories of overcoming Chicago’s Literary Desert.  And in recognition of the 100th year of the Great Migration, we will also feature personal stories from authors who’ve experienced a time period when ‘failure was not an option.’

13909065_10208734437591928_4339919626153792773_oOur first guest of the season is Asadah Kirkland, the Soulful Chicago Book Fair founder and promoter.  Asadah and her book, “Beating Black Kids,” was also featured last season on the Cider Enterprises Book Club. Since then, she has elevated her status and increased her accomplishments to produce the first Black Literary Art Fair. To her credit, Asadah not  only sold the City and corporate sponsors on the idea, but she additionally gathered an overflow of quality authors from a multitude of genre’s to the extent that  Soulful Book Fair is already set for 2017! Read the rest of this entry »

Learn to Fearlessly Take Care of You with Health & Lifestyle Coach Peggy Riggins

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Cider EntPeggy Riggins bk-21-Dayerprises is pleased to bring Peggy Riggins to the Book Club Conference Call on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7 PM CST to discuss her new book, “You Taking Care of You – 21 Day Fearless Self-Care Challenge.” Peggy’s story of reinventing and caring for yourself has helped to encourage and motivate men and women alike. Her purpose is to motivate people to take ownership of their own health, while taking the actions to achieve their optimal state of health and wellness. In addition to being an author, Peggy Riggins is a Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach, the Founder and CEO of She Heals, and a retired registered pharmacist (RPh). Peggy is also regarded as one of the original pioneers of the self-care movement, where she is transforming lives daily.  She is quoted as saying, “Always give yourself to yourself, before you give yourself away daily.”

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2016 – The Year of Completion

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riseup1.jpgI declare 2016 as “The Year of Completion!”  In keeping with tradition for a New Year, I also have a few predictions, expectations and desires for 2016.   I predict that: Entrepreneurship will be more greatly influenced by the politics of the youth and women; and many economic engines will be ignited by their direct action to create more accessibility and accountability in the existing systems.  I expect that I will attract more clients seeking excellence of service through the Cider Enterprises Business Coaching and Consulting network of partners.  I desire that the physical evidence of “Sistah’s Home – The Place of Love in Action!” is manifested here this year.

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