Happy Thanksgiving


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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

It is the day to feel blessed, grateful and alive. Here is a page I found that allows me to feel grateful everyday starting this thanksgiving day. You can create your own personal gratitude journal at http://thankfulfor.com/ and make every day a day of thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

Watch this Thanksgiving Turkey Fun video by 123GreetingsCom 🙂

What to do this November


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Happy Halloween Everyone! November starts tomorrow and there are some few things going on that many of us look forward to.

First, here is a photo for you; an owl at CSN saying hello, and Happy Halloween.

 One legged owl blending with the rocks-perfect for halloween

One legged owl blending with the rocks-perfect for halloween


As every November, the National Novel Writing Month, many writers look forward to participating in Nanowrimo to complete a new novel. So, starting tomorrow, I will be one of those writers dedicating some time daily to write and write some more.

Tip of the month for this Nanowrimo project:

  • Reserve a spot in your calendar for at least 30 minutes that you know you can spare every day.
  • As you sit down to write, shoot for at least 3 pages that day or more if you can. You may need to go over 30 minutes of course, but stay with 30 minutes as a minimum. That will allow you to sit there and focus and just do it.
  • Follow the advice of the Nanowrimo team and update your word count daily, no matter what that number is. That will keep you motivated and looking forward to more.
  • Good luck if you are participating.


Also happening this November is the Kindle Fire contest held by the Independent Author Network which will be rewarding some lucky wonderful readers one of three giveaways:

One 7″ Kindle Fire

One 7″ Kindle Fire HDX


One 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX

The contest will begin November 1st tomorrow, so make sure you check the contest page at the IAN blog for the giveaway on December 24th of 2013. And the best part about this is that each Kindle has over 100 indie published books pre-loaded for you.


Mark Black Friday on your calendar for all these gorgeous markdowns on your favorite brands. Also remember you can beat the crowd and get great deals online. We all know Amazon of course.

Shop Amazon – Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week

Hiking Guide Kindle Ebook Launch


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What could an author do in his/her spare time? Well, I usually like to go hiking occasionally and I make it a point to work out at least every other day. I have been working out to BeachBody’s DVD challenges and will be posting some reviews on that in later posts. But for now, I am so excited to say there is something new on Amazon.

Yes, I am so excited to share with you my new book Hiking Companion: Easy guide on what to wear, hiking essentials, safety and checklists. Back in September, I have taken part of the yearly Challenge by Ed Dale and unlike last year, I did complete the 30 day challenge this time. Although it was indeed challenging, I am happy to say I have learned so much in the process. And as a result I have created a new kindle book related to my outdoors website campingnstuff to encourage more and more people to get outdoors. This guide was written as an informational ebook to set beginner hikers on the right track and mindset to having a pleasant outdoors experience.

Hiking Companion: Easy guide on what to wear, hiking essentials, safety and checklists

So here is a description of what Hiking Companion can offer you

An easy to read manual on all you need to know to start your day hikes on the right foot and go forward. It is about getting you prepared on what to expect and need to know before you begin.

How to plan

What to wear

Tips on safety

Essential emergency items and why you need them

Basic survival skills and links

Fitness and basic skills advice

Tips on hydration and nutrition

References and links to famous trails

Overnight backpacking advice

3 ready to print checklists for emergency, hiking and overnight essentials and gear

Get your gear ready by checking off items from the checklists before you go out hiking.

You can take your hiking companion with you on your hikes, right from your phone and have access to all the information you might need while on the trail; like how to tie knots or just as a reminder or some precautions and safety measures.

I hope you will find the information and checklists in this book useful and clear to help you begin your outdoors journey safely and enjoyably.

I encourage anyone wanting to get into online marketing to keep an eye for next year’s challenge.  And tell everyone you know there is never been a better time to get outdoors.

Get your Hiking Companion guide book at Amazon and get your hiking checklists by signing up to my CampingNstuff newsletter page.

Success Quotes


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Some of my favorite inspirational quotes on success, motivation and positive thinking.

Henry Ford

If you think you can, or if you think you can’t – you are right.

Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Tony Robbins

As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the how will reveal itself.

Albert Einstein

In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.

Napoleon Hill

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.

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Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

James Allen

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Andrew Carnegie

You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.

William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

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Working out away from PC


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It has been a while since I last published an update on this page. I have been working on my outdoors camping website for the past half of the year, sharing cool information and products on outdoor activities. As a writer and one who is working from home, there is a lot of sitting down so I decided to change my Gym training routine to something more extensive. And I started working out to P90X baby. Some tips for writers should include move around and exercise.

For anyone considering getting this program, I must say that when I first started P90X, I found the classic work out to be a little tough on my joints. I have always worked out at the gym 3-4 times a week with weights and did a lot of cardio as well. But getting airborne with plyometrics for example is not something I was ready for yet. So with that in mind, mid way through the classic routine, I switched to something more in harmony with my own strength and energy levels. I started again for 90 days with the lean routine.

Shaun T's Focus T25 workouts
Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout

I love this routine because it includes a lot of variety, martial arts, stretching, core work outs and some resistance band training. I do resistance though others might prefer weights. I am almost done with my 90 days and I am so excited that I want to start another program. There was so much I learned from doing P90X, and unlike my gym work outs there was no boredom because the routine kept changing. I so loved the meal plan and learning about the phases to burn fat and then maintain energy. I am no better at including protein in my diet which was something I missed in my previous training.

Beachbody workouts - Tai ChengAlthough there is a new program out, the Focus T25, I am more inclined to do Tai Chi movements with Tai Cheng. The purpose is to get more balance and flexibility. So, if you are like me, sitting in front of the PC most of the day, you will feel the urge and need to move your body for more than just a little walk. I recommend exercising to professional, rewarding, stress relieving, satisfying and fun workouts like P90X and others.

If you have never worked out before, start with something light like a dance incorporated routine. If you have exercised and want more, then surely P90X2 or the new Focus T25 workouts. If you have issues and pain, go with Tai Cheng. If you are more into wanting to lose weight, then get Turbofire or Power90 bootcamp.

And do not forget to eat right. Follow the meal plan, if you get the work out. And if you don’t eat right anyways.

See all workouts on Amazon.com

Think and Grow Rich Free Book


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Think and Grow Rich

Click here for a free Think and Grow Rich Book

So many people in the world today aspire to be a millionaire or to get wealthy. Think and Grow Rich has made more millionaires than any other book in the market. According to Wikipedia, Napoleon Hill’s book Think And Grow Rich, first published in 1937, has sold over 70 million copies worldwide.

Think and Grow Rich is based on more than 20 years of study of the richest men on earth; such as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and Rockefeller who were the richest people at the turn of the century. In his book, Napoleon Hill reveals the mastermind and principles upon which any one of us can be rich as well.

The title is called Think and Grow Rich and will reveal to you when you read it, the power of your thoughts and attitude among other things to get wealthy and be a millionaire if you choose. It is said that this book has  Already Created a Million Millionaires! So this post is for you, to grab a free original 1937 edition of the book to hold in your hands and read at your leisure. Get Your Free Copy of Think and Grow Rich

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To your success,

May you live and prosper!

And do let us how this book changed your life.

Rocket Cash Cycler


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Rocket Cash Cycler

Do you ever think that you want more out of life, maybe you want to succeed in something, or you just want more cash in your pocket? Sometimes, if not most of the time, making money and having success go hand in hand.

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Travel photos


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Here are some pictures from my Euro trip last year. If you have not gone to Europe, I definitely recommend you do. Here is an overview of some of the cities I have seen.

Puerto Banus, Spain

Puerto Banus, Spain

This is Puerto banus in the Marbella area, in Spain. I was told it is where the rich and famous gather. This harbor has plenty of high end shops to visit, and very nice restaurants to eat in while watching the view of the sea.

Another area where the rich and famous live, and where George Clooney is said to own a home, is Lake Como, in Italy. A beautiful view I might add, of the lake and the majestic Swiss Alps in the background.

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

In Europe, you will find many plazzas, with walkways made of cobblestones, full of shops and cafes, where locals and tourists gather. It is full of life. This picture is taken in Zurich, Switzerland, at the right time before the crowd.

Old town Zurich, Switzerland

Old town Zurich, Switzerland

When I was in Europe, I felt the ancient nature of things, from cathedrals to historic monuments. This below is a 17th century church in the town of Parma, North of Italy.

Church of Annunciation, Parma, Italy

Church of Annunciation, Parma, Italy

Speaking of churches, here is a picture of the famous Notre Dame de la Garde in the south of France, Marseille.

Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France

Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France

You can also tell the houses in Europe are much smaller than those in the United States. This is a view of Lyon, France. The old architecture and roof tiles are dominant here.

Lyon, France

Lyon, France


For more, or download any images, check out my Photodune travel images

Maybe I will see you somewhere in Europe!


Love – Valentine


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Remember Love?

Remember Valentine?

Remember the book “The Four Letters of Love”?

Now is the perfect time to share Love in poetic form and allow yourself and your loved one to soar in emotional bliss and imagination.

The four letters of love

The Four Letters of Love! If you have not read it yet, I recommend you do.

Book Promo


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It has been a year now since the release of my first self published book, “The thinking man, paralysis by analysis.”

A quick read that will make you simultaneously laugh and wonder about your own character. Set in the Elizabethan Era, the thinking man’s analysis extends to our modern day world.

For this one year anniversary, I am giving a promotional free book available on Smashwords for those who have not yet read it or are still wondering. It is free for a limited time. Give it a try!

The Thinking Man

The Thinking Man



Please make sure you access the book at

this link on smashwords

and use the promotional coupon code: NW22R

Feel free to leave a comment, share your thoughts or give

feedback right here on this blog or better yet on Smashwords.