New Revamped Site Is Now Live!

Date: July 5, 2012

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If you are a frequent visitor to this website, you can’t fail to notice that the site has had a major revamp! I’ve added lots of great widgets to the sidebar as well as several new pages of content – all designed to give you (the reader!) more information about myself and my work.

I have added a timeline of important news and events on the News and Events page, more information about me, as well as information about my books. There is also a shiny new photograph on the top of this page – courtesy of my Canon Eos 350D camera. I hope you like the new layout!

Weird & Wonderful Finds This Week

Date: April 22, 2012

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This past week has been an interesting one. I’ve spent most of the week getting ready for a free promotion I have planned – so lots of adding people, pages & joining forums & communities.

On a lighter note, I’ve noticed a lot of weird and wonderful snippets of news, pictures & odd sights. For example, a hotel that lets you live like a hamster (courtesy of http://io9.com/5903930/hamster-hotel-lets-you-live-like-a-giant-rodent):

Hamster hotel lets you live like a giant rodent

though I am still wondering why an earth anyone would want to…  A brilliantly wonderful bit of writing kit (courtesy of http://www.myaquanotes.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx):

AquaNotes® - Waterproof Notepad for Writing in Water.  Waterproof paper

and finally the brilliantly funny/inspirational:

That’s it for this week – I’m going back to writing some more of a 6 week course that will be appearing on Self Confidence Workshops shortly…

The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible

Date: March 20, 2012

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My new book is now live on Amazon and Smashwords! The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible is has already got reviews from several influential people, including Dr Joe Vitale & Peter Jones – as listed below:

Reviews of this book:

“I believe ‘The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible’ is a good starting resource for women who wish to improve their self confidence and self esteem.”
Dr Joe Vitale, #1 best-selling author of ‘The Attractor Factor’

“SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR EXCUSES. Possibly the most concise self-help book I’ve ever read! Be prepared to have every “yeah-but” quashed as Sarah takes on anything and everything that stands between you and your self-confidence. This is a book you’ll want to refer back to again and again and again.”
Peter Jones, author of ‘How To Do Everything and Be Happy’

Description:

DO YOU LOVE YOUR FAMILY, BUT FEEL THAT YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON … WELL, YOU?

Do you feel that you are there for everyone else – except for yourself? Have you lost sight of who you are and what you wanted to achieve? Do you feel that the life you’re living isn’t exactly the life you had planned…?

In The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible Sarah PJ White presents an easy to follow, targeted resource for wives and mothers who are lacking in confidence and/or esteem. This book enables you to reconnect with yourself, build your self confidence and self esteem, to help get your life back on track.

Divided into five sections, The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible is an invaluable resource for women who want to:

  • End struggling with questions such as ‘Why do I feel like a failure?’ and ‘How do I stay positive?’
  • Stop doubting their abilities, feeling anxious and unworthy
  • Want a tailor-made action plan and a variety of solutions
  • Discover how to deal with emotions, fears and stress

With inspirational quotes throughout, The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible is a motivating and practical guide for understanding why you currently have low confidence and esteem, as well as providing help and advice for understanding, creating, building – and keeping them at a healthy level.

You can buy it now at Amazon or Smashwords – if buying from Smashwords, be sure to use coupon code KC68P to get it at 50% off the recommended price: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/143470 ; alternatively, use the link for Amazon below:

Top Secret Mission!

Date: March 11, 2012

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I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging side of things recently. That’s because I’ve been busy working on my latest non-fiction book – ‘The Self Confidence & Self Esteem Bible’. It’s due out as an ebook on Amazon and Smashwords this month, so I will be keeping you all updated. In the meantime however, I thought I’d post a picture of the cover to whet your appetite!

 

Venus Spinning Even Slower Than Thought—Scientists Stumped

Date: February 29, 2012

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Been busy this week adding the finishing touches to ‘The Self Confidence and Self Esteem Bible’. Whilst waiting for reviews to come back, I thought I’d share this brilliant link with you.

According to this article, Venus is spinning six and a half minutes slower – so a typical Venus day is getting longer!

Venus Spinning Even Slower Than Thought—Scientists Stumped.

More Chance of Life on Other Planets & Congratulations Ice Age Scrat?

Date: February 21, 2012

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According to the latest NASA news, scientists have revealed that there could be as many as 10 BILLION earth-like planets.

The study was based on observations taken over six years. Stephen Kane of NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute at the California Institute of Technology stated that ‘this is encouraging news for investigations into habitable planets.’

What a great opportunity for writers of science fiction/fantasy – and investigations into life in other planets!!

Keeping with the science theme – it has also been reported this week that Russian scientists have resurrected an entire plant!

The Ice Age Flower (the Silene Stenophylla) was regenerated from from fruit tissues in an Ice Age squirrels chamber.

For viewers of Ice Age the movie – good ole Scrat!

Topping Up Our Personal Knowledge & Solar Panels

Date: February 5, 2012

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This week has been a right old mixed bag – both with the weather and my productivity. Last week I was posting about solar flares and this week I’m posting about snow and sub-zero temperatures!

With daylight temperatures struggling to get above freezing, hiding under the duvet has been a very tempting proposition, however I have been shoe-horning myself out of bed to hit my daily word count for my new book on self confidence and self esteem (for www.selfconfidenceworkshops.co.uk). I’ve also taken the opportunity provided by the cold weather to stay indoors and devour lots of kindle books – all related to marketing, kindle and Amazon.

It’s easy to let the weather affect our moods and motivation, but if we want to do something badly enough – we cannot afford to let the weather interfere with our plans. Adapting work patterns to suit is a much better plan – and this is exactly what I have done this past week.

We went to see our in-laws this week and, as they were on their way back from Reading, decided to wait for them to come home and put the kettle on! I took the opportunity to top up both my ‘knowledge and solar panels’ by reading my latest kindle book whilst standing on their patio, soaking up the suns rays – and, surprisingly, it was rather pleasant!

I’ve also made contact with the local writers group (http://www.wordwatchers.net/). I had a lovely evening at their informal get together and am looking forward to meeting up with them all next month. My advice to anyone looking for their local writers groups – visit them to get a ‘feel’ for them and how they work – I did, and I think I’ve found an absolute gem of a group!

Supernova Remnant

Date: January 30, 2012

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I’ve been busy working on product creation again this week (the new book for Self Confidence Workshops http://www.selfconfidenceworkshops.co.uk) so thought I’d share with you another fascinating news item about the universe.

As mentioned on MSN news, the remnants of a supernova have been spotted – and it happened 400 years ago!! (http://news.uk.msn.com/blog/clicksnapwhirr-blogpost.aspx?post=7ddb8469-657f-4b76-9868-1a297e99ed1d) The picture below (via NASA and Reuters) shows the resulting bubble-shaped gas shroud  looks amazing – and somewhat akin to a jelly fish! The universe never ceases to amaze me – this gas shroud is 23 light years across and travelling at more than 11 million miles per hour – figures of this magnitude always make my head hurt!

NASA/Reuters