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Please Help Make A Coward’s Solace the Best It Can Be!

The manuscript of my book A Coward’s Solace is with my first beta reader, but that is not to say that the book is anywhere close to ready to publish for the public.Writing a self-published novel does not end with getting a finished manuscript.  I still have to decide on a blurb for the back of the book, rewrite my bio and there’s the final cover design to choose. Would you help me choose the best cover?

 

 

Based only on these cover designs, which one would you most likely pick up to read?

Based only on these cover designs, which one would you most likely pick up to read?

 

                  Click here to vote for your favorite bookcover for A Coward’s Solace!

 

 

2014-04-07 07.07.08

Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. For info on how you can get books by Cygnet Brown, and follow her click on this link..


glass ofwaterDrinking Water is Like Flushing a Radiator

A few weeks ago, I was having problems with my car’s cooling system. The problem wasn’t that it was overheating. The problem was that it was not running my heater like it should have been. part of the problem was that the thermostat was not working, but the main issue was that the radiator needed flushed. To flush the radiator, my mechanic ran a hose into it and ran water into the radiator to flush out the rust and dirt. He had to do it several times until the the water ran clear. After the flush, the heater ran like it were new.

If we don’t get enough water running through our bodies, our bodies clog up as well. Sixty percent of our bodies are made up of water. Every system in our bodies are depends upon water to keep it functioning. Water is the vehicle which brings nutrients to every cell in our bodies and moves toxins out. It keeps our skin from becoming dry, wrinkled, and flaky.

Staying Hydrated

I have been focusing on keeping my body hydrated this winter, and so far it has been working for me. I have been drinking plenty of fluids. I have also been eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, because fruits and vegetables provide as much as 20% of my daily fluid intake, but ingesting fluids are not the only way that I stay hydrated. After my morning shower,  I have been using good moisturizers  that absorb well into my skin and keeps the moisture in my skin.  I also keep the air in my home well hydrated.

In addition, Ito the minimum of 64 ounces of water that I drink per day and the fruits and vegetables, I try to avoid the things that dehydrate me. Because caffeine dehydrates,  I try to limit my caffeine intake to one cup per day. I don’t drink alcohol another way that dehydrates.

2014-04-07 07.07.08

Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon.Find Cygnet Brown’s published books and follow Cygnet Brown Here


 A New Affirmation

Its the beginning of a new month. No matter what the groundhog says, (Happy Groundhogs Day, by the way) most people are glad that February is a short month because they are tired of the winter and are ready for Spring. Also, the resolutions to lose weight set by most people in January are a sad memory. That is why I have decided that I would not have a goal to lose weight this year. I made the decision last year not to focus on losing weigh and guess what. I have lost almost 25 pound since then. I wrote a Hubpage article about it  last year (with a recent update) called Healthy Habits that Trump Dieting.

No Shortcuts to Great Health

This is the body that dieting got me. Let's see where a healthy lifestyle leads.

This is the body that dieting got me. Let’s see where a healthy lifestyle leads.

I have learned that there are no shortcuts to healthy living, therefore  I am focusing on is developing healthy habits that will last me a lifetime. Think of it this way. Why did I gain the weight that I gained in the first place? I gained it because I practiced poor health habits, therefore, doesn’t it make sense that by practicing good health habits, I would lose the weight? I embrace NO MORE DIETING! That is exactly what I have been doing, and it has been working, and do you know what? I do feel more energetic, even though it is February and the middle of winter. I am more fit and stronger than I was before. Lately I have been fighting off a cold instead of succumbing to it.

Eating for Nutrition

Healthy eating involves eating for nutrition rather than eating for other reasons. So many reasons exist for eating other than nutrition. Sometimes we eat because everyone else around us is eating. Sometimes we eat because we are bored. Sometimes we eat because it gives us pleasure. Sometimes we eat to punish ourselves. Sometimes we eat to reward ourselves. I have done all the above.

Exercise Is Not a Four Letter Word

Exercise is a healthy habit that I used to think was a four letter word! However, it doesn’t have to be. A walk around the block in the evening can be time connected with loved ones who walk with us. (Who says exercise should be a solitary activity?) Exercise’s benefits are often paradoxical. Exercise helps us sleep, but gives us energy at the same time.

Other Healthy Habits

Healthy habits are more than just diet and exercise. It is also more than just giving up alcohol and cigarettes. It also involves getting enough sleep and relaxation. It involves learning how to effectively deal with stress. Healthy habits also include learning how to simply breath and enjoy the sunshine. (What little of it there is in February). Healthy habits involve getting help when regular measures aren’t working. These measure include going to the doctor, trying out alternative treatments, and taking vitamin and herbal supplements.

 

 

 

2014-04-07 07.07.08Cygnet Brown has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener

 

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. Her upcoming book A Coward’s Solace will be available soon. Check out published books by Cygnet Brown by clicking on this link.

 

 

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