Sunday, September 21, 2008

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Seeing the Other Side of the Coin

Today my youngest looked over at me and asked me why I was different than other mothers. Curiously, I asked him in what way. He replied that I come up with some pretty strange and different stuff and he didn't know any other mother who would do that. I laughed and made a freakishly stupid face, almost automatically. He laughed too, and said, "yeah, stuff like that." (Or maybe he meant when he used to get off the bus and we'd run toward each other and belly bump. Or when we walked up the road and he was going on one hundred pounds and I'd offer to carry him on my back. Or maybe it was just me coming into the woods with him and hauling out firewood blocks because I didn't want him in the woods by himself).

Well, I told him, (unconcerned to look silly in front of my kids), it keeps life interesting. He agreed and said it was never boring. Coming from a sixteen year old, that is certainly a compliment. It quite made my day and I thanked him.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Circle of Seven Interview Friday, Sept. 19

I will be a featured author on Today's Author with Circle of Seven Productions. When I was first thinking about creating a book video to advertise my book A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss, I did an internet search for book videos and trailers and what kept coming up in the searches was the company COS, or Circle of Seven. They are the foremost leader in the book video world, and Sheila English started their service in 2002.

Please drop in, the radio spot is located at> and will be at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. I will be interviewed by David Ewen, and I will be giving away two copies of A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss! Come join us.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Beyond Belief Video - September 11 War Widows

"Beyond Belief," is an award-winning and inspirational documentary film by Beth Murphy, about two 9/11 widows who cope with their grief by forming a cross-cultural foundation to raise money for widows in Afghanistan.

The film was featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last year and is now being released on DVD by Alive Mind at a>

With your help, $3 from each sale of this DVD will go to the organization formed by the two widows, Beyond the 11th at>

REVIEW by Elaine Williams, A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss>

"In tragedy, often times it is the strongest who step forward and dare to make a difference.

As 9/11 widows Patti and Susan work through their own grief and loss, they move outside of themselves to highlight the extreme poverty of Afghanistan widows. Their personal journeys are enhanced by their efforts to empower these same women, strangers, half a world away.

This emotionally charged film draws you in from the first moment - it is a beautiful testimonial to the strength and courage of the human spirit."

For a limited time you will receive a 25% discount when you make a donation with your purchase. At checkout, please enter the coupon code 911HOPE25>

Note: I am not associated with this site, nor have I received any compensation.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Greene's Release - Freedom from Emotional Pain

I recently ran across an interesting blog by Janet Greene. Janet is the author of "Heal Your Self, A Journey to FIND You" and "Heal Your Heart, A Journey to find your SOULMATE". Also, "The Little Book of Secrets" and "The Road to Integrity." Each book shows the reader how to permanently heal emotions and beliefs that sabotage their life. Janet's technique is called Greene's Release.>

Excerpted from Janet's website;

"The Greene’s Release program will show you how to realize your life potential by showing you the steps to rediscover your innate ability to permanently resolve any issue, and open the door to the extraordinary personal growth that naturally follows each release." end of excerpt.

Janet offered to show me how The Greene's Release technique worked. I was intrigued and found the session deceptively simple and yet so effective in helping one get past hurt and deep pain. As a widow I have worked on getting to the root of issues that have bogged me down, but with Janet's direction, I reached down very deep and came up with information I had not fully expected or even known was blocking me. I dealt with unresolved pain, looking it fully in the face and literally blowing it away. What is left behind is a sense of calm.

If you take a look at Janet's website, you'll see more information on this deceptively simple process. She offers a relatively inexpensive workbook on the Greene's Release method which is available through her site or Amazon.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Book Giveaway Reminder

I'm giving away two copies each month of A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss. Send an email with ENTER ME in the subject line to

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

5 Star Review by Midwest Book Review

5 Stars
A story that the recently widowed will take comfort in reading. September 2, 2008
By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) -

"To love someone unconditionally for over twenty years and then have them snatched away, this one of the most heartbreaking experiences life can impose upon any of us. "A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss" is Elaine William's reflections of her life after dealing with the death of her husbands. She deals with widowhood at a relatively young age and dealing with it through her writing, where she has done quite a few works from fiction to non-fiction to screenplays. Deftly written with an engaging sensitivity and candor, "A Journey Well Taken" is a story that the recently widowed will take comfort in reading."

New Review at

"A Journey Well Taken: Life After Loss" has a new review at>.

Below is the beginning of the review by Ellensue Spicer: You can click on the link above to read it in its entirety.

"As a divorcee, I was under the naive impression that women who were widowed didn’t suffer the way divorced women did. After all, the person responsible for some of my pain was still walking around, often causing me more pain. At least, as a widow, there was some closure. But after reading Elaine Williams moving and courageous account of her “life after loss” (subtitle of her book), I revised my thinking completely..."