3 Good Choices

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedIn life, we generally have three good choices in any situation.  This video discusses the synopsis of my book, 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment.

After the last slide is a picture of three of my great choices.  Some of you will understand!

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

hWe have all heard the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

The only thing that matters is what you behold when you look in the mirror.

Don’t let others tell you that you are not beautiful—you are.  Don’t tell yourself that you are not beautiful—you are.  We all are.

“3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It” is Available for Purchase!

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedI am very excited to announce the release of my latest book, 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment.  The video provides additional information.  Look for the extra at the very end.  Trust me, I am much more excited about my book than I was about having a third baby brother.  (Although he did turn out just fine.)

In this empowering and easy-to-follow guide for women, learn how to enact change by making positive choices, acknowledging acceptance, and letting go of troubles in all areas of your life.

You can purchase it in paperback from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can purchase it as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, and from Smashwords.

If you order the eBook, please go to my website to download a copy of the tables.  The tables are in the eBook, but it’s difficult to record your thoughts and reflections in an eBook.  For that reason, I am providing complimentary PDF tables.

For additional information and books go to my website and/or my Author Central Page on Amazon.  You can follow me to receive updates on my works.

Thank you!

Self-Empowerment for Women

dreamstime_xs_65105548, resizedEmpowerment is external.  Self-empowerment is internal.  To be empowered, we must empower ourselves.  This video discusses the concept in more detail.  I think you will find that it is a message we all need to hear more than once.

At the very end, after the last slide, is something I think you will find funny.  Well, if you like cats you will.  Self-empowerment involves self-reflection.  That might mean something different to felines.

A Little About Me

In caseHDG_2375_social you want to know a little more about me, here is a video for my website.  In this video I talk about how my career led me to be an author and why I enjoy being an author so much.  I reveal a little personal information that you might not have read before.  I also talk a bit about why I use my middle initial to assist in SEO.  (I think the story is funny, even though my mother was worried for a bit.)

To encourage you to watch the entire video (it’s very short), there is something funny at the very end, after the last slide.  For some of you this will bring back memories, for others maybe nightmares!

About Susan L. Farrell (Video Link)

“3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It” Is Now Available!

SF_ThreeGoodChoices_COVER_121317 resizedI am thrilled to announce that my latest book 3 Good Choices: Change It, Accept It, or Leave It; A Woman’s Guide to Self-Empowerment is available in paperback and as an eBook!

In this empowering and easy-to-follow guide for women, learn how to enact change by making positive choices, acknowledging acceptance, and letting go of troubles in all areas of your life.

You can purchase it in paperback from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can purchase it as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, and from Smashwords.

If you order the eBook, please go to my website to download a copy of the tables.  The tables are in the eBook, but it’s difficult to record your thoughts and reflections in an eBook.  For that reason, I am providing complimentary PDF tables.

For additional information and books go to my website and/or my Author Central Page on Amazon.  You can follow me to receive updates on my works.

Thank you!

Amazon’s Author Central

HDG_2375_socialDid you know that Amazon has something called Author Central?  It’s a website where authors can create an Author Page and post information about themselves, their books, upcoming events, and more.  Readers can go to the website and learn more about their favorite authors, their books, where the authors will have book signings, and even purchase books directly from the author’s page.

Did you know that I have an Author Central page?  I do!  You can learn more about me and my books, and order paperbacks and eBooks.  I even post my blogs there.

Would you go to my Author Central page and see what I have to offer?

If you follow me (click on the yellow button under my picture) you will be the first to get information on new books, promotions, and other items.  It would also help me out greatly with Amazon.  Plus, if you see books you like, please order them.  Each book is available in paperback and as an eBook, even though not all the covers are shown at the top.  Scroll down and you will see all the books, prices, and links to order.

Thank you!

The Power of Self-Empowerment

dreamstime_xs_65105548, resizedI was a guest blogger on self-empowerment for Polka Dot Powerhouse recently and wanted to share it with you.  It discusses the wonderful things that self-empowerment can do for us.  It also discusses how our self-empowerment can assist others.  Here is the link.

I have been a member of Polka Dot Powerhouse for four years.  It is a fantastic, international connection association for women.  For more information, go to the PDP website.

Reading too Fast

dreamstime_xs_72535759I’m a fast reader; I always have been.  There are good aspects to this.  I can read many books in a short period of time and I can grasp the overall stories well.  The drawback is that I miss many of the details.  I don’t pick up on all the subtleties of the book.

Sometimes I think we do this with life.  We go too fast.  We rush through to see what happens, to get to the end.  In the process, we miss out on the little things, the details, that make life worthwhile.

At least with books, we can go back and re-read them to experience the things we missed the first time.  We can’t do that with life.  Once an experience is over, it’s over.  We can remember it, but we can’t relive it.

Would your life be richer if you slowed down a bit and savored all that was happening in the moment?

Choices and Who We Are

dreamstime_xs_103257574My husband (Rick), granddaughter (Cassie), and I were in New York City recently.  While there, we took the subway to the Bronx Zoo.  We live in Wisconsin so taking the subway was an interesting experience.  As with most things, it made me think.

On the return trip Rick and I were sitting in the middle of one bench with Cassie between us.  A little further down from my husband was a young man.  There were several people sitting on the bench opposite us.  At one stop a woman with five young children boarded.  She told some of them to sit next to me and some next to Rick.  Rick and I both got up so that they could sit together.  I sat next to the young man on the end, Cassie slid down to sit next to me, and Rick remained standing.

As each child sat, he or she said, very politely, “Thank you.”  The woman thanked us.  I had the impression that she did not expect us to make accommodations for her and her family, but that she appreciated it.

Rick, who is in his 60’s, remained standing because there was not room for him to sit.  The young man remained sitting.

I couldn’t help wondering why this young man, apparently in good health, remained seated rather than offering his seat to the woman and her children or to Rick, who was much older than him.  In my mind, it would be the courteous thing to do.  Of course, there might be a good reason.  Maybe he had recently had surgery and was not supposed to stand for long period of time.  Or perhaps he just did not care about other people, or at least not about strangers.

Think about the choices different people made in this situation (including how the woman choose to teach her children courtesy).  What might that indicate about the people involved?

We make numerous choices every day, including choices on how we treat people.  Those choices are instrumental in determining who we become.  What choices are you making in how you treat people?  Are those choices helping you become the person you want?