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Apps for Creativity

Micro-moments of creativity throughout the day boost overall creative thinking, productivity, and wire the brain for innovation.

I’ve published three creativity-inspiring apps in the Google Play store.

They are:

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6 Word Stories

1) Choose either 6 Words (with prompt), 6 Words (without prompt), or 3 Words
For 6 Words (without prompt), enter your story in six words. For example, “Bought the cereal, forgot the milk.” Tap “Save” and the app will save your story.

Need ideas? Choose 6 Words (with prompt). Tap “Need Ideas?” and you’ll see an idea appear. If you like it, write your 6 Word Story about it! For example, if the idea is “Delicious,” you might write, “Chocolate covered strawberries in ice cream.” Tap “Save” and the app will save your story.

For 3 Words, you’ll be given the first 3 words. You enter the last three words. For example, you might be given “I ran out” and then you add the last 3 words, for example, “the door screaming.” Make every story your own. Note: if you want a different first 3 words, just tap “Need Ideas?” again. Tap “Save” and the app will save your story.

2) See Saved Stories – tap this to see your saved stories. Hold your finger on a story to select, edit, delete, download, or share. Select multiple boxes at a time to download more than one to the same document, or delete more than one. You can even edit the first 3 words that were given to you if you used 3 Words.

My Daily Haiku

Save your thoughts of the day in a Haiku poem! The Haiku is a beautiful little piece of poetry containing 17 syllables in three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second has 7 syllables, and the last line has 5 syllables. Give your Haiku a title, and then place your thoughts into the lines.
Here’s an example:

This is Haiku

Five syllables here
Seven syllables go here
Five more and you’re done!

Here’s another example:

Waking Up

My dream was replaced
by the rough tongue of my cat
abrading my face.

Be funny, be serious, be thoughtful, be creative! It’s all up to you!

Need inspiration? Click Get Ideas for some prompts you can use to get your creative juices flowing.

When you click on the Submit button, your Haiku will be saved with the date. You can revisit, share, or download your Haikus from the See Saved Haikus page.

Express your year in Haikus and then download them into an ebook. Share your favorites with your friends. Revisit your memories any time. My Daily Haiku is a wonderful app you can use any time.

Reflective Moments

Reflective Moments gives you a quick daily 30-second prompt and a place to submit and save your answers.

Your answers are saved, and can be reviewed, downloaded, or shared.

In just 30 seconds a day, you’ll have a chance to reflect and record the moments that matter.
Think of it as journaling for the busy person – just as meaningful, and designed to fit into your busy schedule!

Open the app, select Reflect, and you’ll be given a prompt to fill in. Click save when you’re done!

To review your previous entries, select See Saved Entries. From there, you can select your entries to download, share, or delete. Your saved entries will automatically display with the newest at the top. To sort with the oldest on top, click the “older” button. Hold your finger on one of the prompts on the list and you will see check boxes appear to the left. Select those that you’d like to download or delete, and touch the download or delete button.

Reiki Distance Healing Made Simple

reiki-distance-healing-made-simple-coverReiki Distance Healing Made Simple:
A no-symbols guide to offering powerful remote healing sessions

This useful ebook is for Reiki practitioners who wish to learn more about, and strengthen their distance healing practice. It offers down-to-earth information in clear language, including: explaining distance healing; traditional and innovative techniques; how to remotely assess someone’s energy; and simple methods for channeling Reiki and other healing energy modalities across time, distance, and for many uses. Resources for continued learning are included. Acclaimed Reiki Master Teacher, Alice Langholt shares her experiences, with practical examples, for anyone using, or interested in learning more about distance healing.

Find Yourself Here: Musings on the Meaning in Existence

You were never lost. But, if you feel lost, open this book to help you reconnect with your true essence, purpose, and the rich meaning in this experience called life.

This book, rich with poetry, and beautiful graphics, will inspire you to see yourself again the way you’re meant to be.

Avaifyh-cover-adjustlable on Amazon here.

Special offer – get a signed copy by ordering here. Please indicate the name (if desired) for Alice to inscribe the book to.

 

Color Into Your Life – An Adult Coloring Book to Inspire You!

Color Into Your Life coverStudies show that coloring is as effective as meditation for reducing stress and calming the mind. Let these inspiring words and beautiful designs bring out your zen for coloring. Use markers, gel pens, colored pencils, or even paints, and let your creativity take flight! Shade the words and feel their energy infuse your life.

As you fill the specially-chosen, inspirational words on the page with color, you engage the energy of those words, and you manifest more of that quality into your life. When the page is finished, be open to noticing the ways that quality begins flowing into your daily experiences.

The quotes on the facing pages are there to offer you some deeper ways to invite the words to play with you.

The process of coloring is found to be as beneficial and relaxing as meditation. Enjoy the activity and the results! Notice how you feel when you’re done.

Flip through the whole book here:

50 images and inspirational quotes on each facing page. 106 pages. $7.99 Order on Amazon here.
Sample pages:
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A Moment for Teachers

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Self-Care for Busy Teachers
101 free ways for teachers to become more inspired, peaceful, and confident in 30 seconds

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

You will need 30 seconds. That’s all.

Start at the beginning, or turn to a random page. Every page has a title, a benefit, and simple directions. Read and complete the task on the page.

If you know that you are in the mood for a creative, confidence-boosting, stress-releasing, or peace-promoting task, use the Index at the back of the book to choose the one that fits your interest.

Notice the positive changes you go through because you took that 30 second break. Many of these tasks can also be shared with your students, allowing them to benefit too.

The changes you’ll experience will last for far more than 30 seconds. You’ll find yourself gaining more presence, patience, confidence and becoming much happier if you do this regularly. The energy in your classroom will positively change, and your students are sure to notice too. Using this book could become a wonderful little daily ritual.

By the way, the writing tasks have a blank page beside them for jotting your notes. This means that all you need for those is a pen. If there isn’t a pen nearby, use a pencil. Even a broken crayon will work. You probably have plenty in your classroom. It’s ok to write in the book. Later, when you read what you wrote, it will become part of your reflective process, displaying how you’ve grown.

137 pages
Available on Amazon
Paperback $7.97
Kindle $2.99

First Family

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You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents? Why did Abel and Cain decide to make an offering to God, and what were God’s reasons for rejecting Cain’s? What happened when Cain killed Abel, and what was it like for Adam and Eve to discover what had happened?

First Family is a modern language journey through the story of Adam and Eve, told by the characters themselves, as they fill in the gaps in the story with breathtakingly real first person descriptions of growth, discoveries, angst, joy, determination, and heart. First Family is today’s voice for the story behind the familiar story of Adam and Eve. Themes of love, loss, grief and faith will resonate with every reader.

Awarded 5 stars by Readers' Favorite
Awarded 5 stars by Readers’ Favorite

Literary Fiction, Biblical Fiction
Available for Kindle and paperback.
Paperback, 146 pages, $7.97
Kindle, $4.99

Here are some video readings from the book.

Read this When… Empowering Messages for Powerless Moments

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Read this When…
Empowering Messages for Powerless Moments

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK

1. Turn to the Contents page.
2. Select the situation that is closest to how you are feeling.
3. Turn to the page designated for that situation and read the empowering message(s) in that section.
4. Let the message speak to you.
Repeat as needed.

Tragedies in the world, financial struggles, and personal crises can leave us feeling outraged, angry, grief-stricken, and most of all, powerless. The situations that produce these powerless moments are usually beyond our control.

For example:

• The news delivers stories of violence, hatred, and tragedy. Murder, rioting, looting, and destruction are presented in abundance in the news and social media sources daily.

• There are articles proclaiming that our food and water are unsafe, tainted, or making us sick. We hear that our elected officials have voted to support organizations that are withholding information from us about the ingredients in our food or its origins. Then, we read that the pharmaceutical companies are benefitting from creating drugs for treating symptoms instead of finding cures. Fear, frustration, and mistrust pervade our lives all the time.

• Work life can be another source of powerless feelings, as we juggle office politics, money struggles, and trying to please everyone while striving for work-life balance.

• Home life can also be overwhelming, overloaded with responsibilities, expectations, demands, children, teens, hormones, drama, arguments, enforcing rules, and trying to find time for ourselves.

• People can be mean. People can be thoughtless, condescending, rude, selfish, and insensitive. We can too. And then we feel crappy about it.

• People we love get sick, have accidents, and sometimes die. Or we get sick, have accidents, and might die sooner than we had expected. It seems unfair. Powerless moments can feel overwhelming. These moments hurt. We often react to them by experiencing even more emotions: despair, frustration, anger, hopelessness…Sound familiar?

I noticed that when I’m experiencing one of those moments, writing a message to myself helps me feel more empowered. Sometimes the message is a prayer to my Higher Wisdom, or, a poem, or a series of affirmations. Sometimes I’ve liked what I’ve written enough to make it into a graphic and post it on my Facebook wall. After a while of doing this, I had a little collection of them. So, I started putting them into categories organized by what powerless feeling I was trying to change by writing that particular message. I realized that the writings were becoming something cohesive; a little guide to choose an empowering message based on the situation I was facing in the moment. That’s how this book emerged.

It is my hope that this book will be useful for you, and become a source of empowerment when you are facing a powerless moment. I hope that when you’re feeling powerless, or any of the unpleasant emotions that often follow, that you’ll pick up this book, identify how you feel, and read something that speaks to you in such a way that your powerless feeling is replaced by something better. Let this full color book of empowering messages and beautiful graphics help restore your optimism when you need it.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents

Here’s a video made from one of the poems, When You Need a Fresh Perspective :

my life won't ever be the same
From “When Someone You Love Dies”
first, a dream
From “When You’re Stuck in a Rut”

Full color, 44 pages, category: inspirational poetry
Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats
Paperback, $9.97; Kindle $2.99

A Moment for Us: Care for Busy Couples

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101 free ways for couples to enjoy more love, caring, and togetherness in 30 seconds.

You will need 30 seconds. That’s all.

Start at the beginning, or turn to a random page. Each page has a title, a benefit, and simple directions. Read and complete the task on the page.

Or, if you know that you are in the mood for a communication-enhancing, self-reflective, or time-together-oriented task, use the Index at the back of the book to choose one that fits your interest.

Doing the tasks in this book will give you and your partner a chance to learn about each other, grow closer, express appreciation, have better communication, and value each other in new and meaningful ways.

People are busy. Working on the relationship can take a back seat to a full schedule. This book will help you strengthen your bond in just 30 seconds, whenever you want. And, it works.

These 30 second tasks will bring about benefits which last far longer. A Moment for Us will help if you use it alone to improve your part in the relationship, or if you and your partner each try the tasks inside.

Feel good about this 30 second time. Just trying the tasks in this book means that you want to have a stronger relationship, even if your time is severely limited. That intention is all you need to get started.

Take a 30 second Moment for Us. Let these moments help you and your partner nurture a strong, loving relationship.

Category: self-help, 110 pages
Available on Amazon, in paperback and Kindle formats
Paperback $7.97; Kindle $2.99

A Moment for Mom

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You will need 30 seconds. That’s all.

Use in order, or turn to a random page. Each page has a title, a benefit, and simple directions. Read it and do exactly what it says.

Or, if you know that you are in the mood for a creative, emotionally uplifting, physical, or spiritually-oriented task, use the Index at the back of the book to choose one that fits your interest.

Notice the benefits you experience because you took that 30 seconds just for you.

Yes, you deserve it. And yes, there is more to life than just being that caregiver, and maybe also partner, business owner, student, staff member, woman, sister, and friend…all of the roles we play.

Because, no matter what, if we are not feeling worthy, balanced, and okay, we really can’t manage any of our other roles well, can we?

So, take that 30 seconds. And use it for YOU. The benefits will last far longer than 30 seconds. They might just become a wonderful little daily ritual.

But, start with 30 seconds. Enjoy. This is your time.

By the way, the writing tasks have a blank page beside them for jotting your notes. So, all you need for those is a pen. If there isn’t a pen nearby, use a pencil. Or, a broken crayon. We moms have lots of those around. Or, use a partially dried-up marker, eyebrow pencil, or lip liner if that’s what’s handy. It’s ok – write in the book. Later, reading what you wrote will be part of your reflective process, showing you how you’ve grown.

Feel good about this 30 second you-time. It’s an accomplishment for busy moms to take even that much for yourself. You’ll find yourself becoming more present, more patient, more loving, and happier if you do this regularly. People might even notice, and comment about the positive changes in you. But it isn’t about what they think. It’s about how you feel.

Basically, we’re frazzled people who are loaded down with an unreasonable amount of responsibility for raising little beings to hopefully be kind and productive members of society without too much emotional baggage, while maintaining the house, our work, the kids’ extracurricular and social plans, and also being a present, loving, and emotionally supportive partner, who’s able to maintain friendships and relate to our parents, sisters, and anyone else who is vying for our attention.

Take a 30 second Moment for Mom. It’s your turn.

Category: self-help, 137 pages
Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats
Paperback: $9.97; Kindle $2.99

Read a sample here.

Practical Reiki: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health

practicalreikinewhandsPractical Reiki: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health – A guide to a strong, revolutionary energy healing method

If you’ve never heard of Reiki, this book will explain it in plain, clear language.

Reading the book will help you understand what Reiki is, how it works, how it helps, and how it can be learned. This book presents a down-to-earth, “woo-woo-free” approach that’s easy to understand whether you’ve had any experience with intuition or none at all. Anyone who wants to learn to connect with the innate, natural power for healing is capable of doing so.

If you already practice Reiki, this book will show you the true essence of working with energy, beneath the ritual, symbols, and mystery surrounding the practice.

It will widen your knowledge and strengthen your connection.

Practical Reiki  is a new, revolutionary Reiki modality for everyone who wishes to quickly and easily learn to practice Reiki energy healing for themselves and others. It is simple, strong, and will change your life. The entire method through Master level can be learned in just three weeks.

This book is the manual for the Practical Reiki (TM) method. In order to become a practitioner or teacher of Practical Reiki, one needs to receive attunements and training from a Practical Reiki Master, a person empowered to pass on this ability. It can be learned in person or via distance. Find a teacher at ReikiAwakening.com.

Reading this book will not provide the necessary attunements to be a Practical Reiki  practitioner or Master teacher. It will teach you about Reiki in a no-nonsense way and inform you about a great Reiki method to learn.

137 pages, category: alternative healing, energy healing
Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and at ReikiAwakeningAcademy.com (as a set with The Practical Reiki Companion Workbook, which includes a 2 hour instruction video by the author)
Paperback: $13.18 (Amazon) or $25 for the book and workbook set from Reiki Awakening Academy
Kindle: $7.99