Scully Love Promo Nominated for a Super Sweet Blogging Award

Super Sweet Blogging AwardOne week ago today, I had the pleasure of being nominated by Easter Ellen of Overcoming To Becoming for something called a Super Sweet Blogging Award.  Now, it’s been quite a long time since I’ve been nominated for any kind of blogging award, so I’ll take it, with gratitude! Thank you for the nomination, dear Easter!

Easter is a Christian writer, poet and a beautiful soul who inspires her readers through her life stories and poetry. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her online for many years and have read her blog quite often. She is an honest, intelligent, kind mother of four who hasn’t had an easy life but she has never succumbed to anger, self-pity or bitterness.  Instead, she has fought her battles, soldiered on and continues to turn to God for His support and guidance as she continues along her life’s journey.  Easter is a Christian whose light shines from within by the example she sets in her own life.  While I’m not a Christian, I enjoy her writing very much.

I confess that I don’t read as many blog posts as I’d like to because of time constraints, but the blogs that I’m nominating are all blogs that I have read and enjoyed quite often and their authors totally deserve to be recognized for their consistently interesting, thoughtful, entertaining and inspirational content.  I don’t expect any of them to carry on and participate in this Super Sweet Blogging Award post-a-thon, but if they want to, that’s great!

Your time online is precious, I know, but if you’re looking for some wonderful bloggers to follow, please take note of my suggestions.

Here are the steps you need to take now:

1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.

2. Answer five super sweet questions. 

The 5 sweet questions:

Cookies or cake? — Very tough decision, but I’ll have to go with cake. There are so many kinds of cake that I adore including chocolate layer cake, carrot cake with caramel icing, peach torte with whipped cream, red velvet cupcakes, lemon cake, almost any kind of cheesecake, you see where I’m going with this!

Chocolate or vanilla? — Chocolate all the way, baby!

Favourite sweet treat? — Brownies, with icing of course!

When do you crave sweet things the most? — At that time of the month, ladies.

Sweet nick name? — Christine Jellybean

3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post.

4. Nominate a dozen other bloggers. The following list is in no particular order. You all have fantastic, interesting blogs. 

Here are my choices to nominate for this thoughtful award: (and all of you deserve it fully!)

Easter Ellen from Overcoming to Becoming

Robyn Gibson from Up With Marriage (Note: I’m not married nor ever have been, but this is still a very thoughtful and provocative read for anyone who is in any kind of partnership, romantic relationship or simply wants to be the best person they can be for a relationship in the future.)

Dr. Samita Nandy from Fame Critic

Deborah Kimmett from One Funny Lady

Cheryl Hiebert from Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre Ezine

Dawn James from Raise Your Vibration

Jim Barber of Jim Barber Writing Services

Jeff Brown from Soulshaping’s The Soul Blog

Jay Aymar from Road Stories

The Swede from A Swede Talks Movies

Dan Stone from First A Dream

Steph VanderMeulen from Bella’s Bookshelves

A big, heartfelt thank you to all of you for writing really interesting blogs!!

All my best,

Losing Willow: Grieving The Loss Of An Animal Companion by Cheryl Hiebert

Cheryl and Willow

My good friend Linda Drew inadvertently “introduced” me to Cheryl Hiebert today via email when she wrote me to tell me about a contest that Cheryl is participating in at The Next Top Spiritual Author with the hope that it will land her a book publishing deal for her invaluable and moving new book, Losing Willow: Grieving The Loss Of An Animal Companion. As someone who lost her beloved canine companion when he was two months shy of 16-years-old in December 2006, I am all too familiar with the grief one suffers when losing a treasured pet. So that is why I’m going to tell everyone who will listen about the contest Cheryl is in so that you can vote for her book.

BY MAY 2, 2010

attention animal lovers
for anyone who has ever lost their animal companion,
please vote for Cheryl’s new book:


My inspiration for this book:

I was inspired to write this book when I found out my dog Willow was diagnosed with lymphoma and had 3 months to live. I began to journal about our life together and a book began to evolve. After his passing, I realized that a resource like this was not available to anyone grieving the loss of their faithful animal companion. It is now my mission to bring this book to the world. Help me to do this by placing your vote before May 2, 2010. Your vote will provide me with a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a publishing contract and make this book a reality!

This book is for anyone who has had the wonderful profound relationship with an animal companion. It will help those who are grieving the loss of their animal companion, and they will learn that they are not alone in their deep feelings of loss and sadness. This book celebrates the life and relationships we have with our pets, it talks about the grieving process and how to handle that loss, as well as offering insights and stories from others.

How you can help:

Please go to this link and place your vote: and enter: Hiebert or ID# 2975. You will have the opportunity to read more information about this book, as well as the ability to view Cheryl’s video.

Thank you so much for helping get this important message out to the world. Please pass on the word and ask your friends and family to vote.

Cheryl D. Hiebert M. Div.
Sacred Journeys Healing Arts Centre
Kingston, Ontario
T: 613-634-8220

Note: “In the second week of June annually, pet owners and advocates from around the world collaborate to remember the furry, feathered and scaly; to remember the ways our pets made us laugh, the way they helped to dry our tears and the way they worked their ways into our hearts for the rest of our lives.”

Join WORLD PET MEMORIAL DAY on Facebook now.