Saturday, November 28, 2009

Conscious Holiday Tips, Authors Read & more!

-- Quote of the Day --

"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. "

~ King Whitney Jr.

-- Conscious Holiday Tips --

Today, as promised, we continue to offer more conscious holiday tips, ways to green your events and green eco-gifts that benefit the planet and the gift recipient. Consider the following

- Dimmer switches or compact fluorescent bulbs; don’t forget those 3-way CFL bulbs for lamps, the smaller ones for chandeliers and outdoor lighting. The gift recipeint benefits by having a convenient way to reduce energy consumption. Some retailers and power companies continue to offer rebates, so be sure and keep the receipts for these purchases and you might be able to save a little money too!

- For the gardener on your list a subscription to an organic gardening magazine or a membership to a seed organization might be appropriate.

- There are lots of gifts to consider for the nature-lover. If they are handy around the workshop perhaps bird, bat and butterfly house kits, books or patterns. Or buy the premade versions of these instead. Solar heated bird baths, various types of bird feeders, or perhaps a bird feeder station (a pole with places to hang feeders from). A
membership with an environmental group might also be appropriate..

- A home owner might enjoy a composting bin, whereas a condo or apartment dweller would benefit from a three-tier worm bin or one of the many other composting alternatives available for people who do not have access to a yard.

- Alternatively: Tickets to a performance, season tickets to a theater or sport of choice.

--Contest Reminder--

This week's prize draw (Nov 23th - 29th) is for the following:

-- Nancy Jarvis offers an autographed, inscribed copy of Backyard Bones & the "Mysterious Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe - standard or large print available.(

-- Susan Finelli's family saga novel: Behind the Shadows (

-- Lillian Brummet's poetry e-book: Towards Understanding (

To enter the draw all you need to do is:

Email me at: ldbrummet @ yahoo . com (**remove spaces before sending**) with the word "prize" in the subject line. Deadline will be on Nov 29th @ noon (pacific).

-- Authors Read Radio --

Vaishali Vashi joined the Authors Read radio show to share another excerpt of her 4-CD compilation titled: Wisdom Rising. The excerpt we heard today was "Lucid Dreaming" - check it out by clicking on the hyper-links above or look to the right side of this site to find links to recently aired
Authors Read episodes.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at

*Help Dave & Lillian continue to offer fun prize contests every week, fresh interesting content in their daily blog, bi-weekly newsletter & their 2 radio shows by purchasing one of their three books that are available in paperback or e-book formats - visit for information.*

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