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    The Speech Club

    A Beautiful Art: Communication

    “Communication is a science, not an art”, said my son. “Why not art?”, I inquired. Without a blink, he responded, “Because art should be beautiful and meaningful.”   The words uttered by a 13-year-old boy on a casual Tuesday afternoon started a deep conversation on how we communicate and why is so important to learn how to. All of this was sparked by a book I’m reading, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating” by Alan Alda. (I know, a long title, worth saying it and reading the book by the way).   He…

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    Book Review: A Rubber Face with a Stripper’s Name

    The title of the book got my attention for its originality. Besides, the author has twins and I like to hear what other twin mamas got to say. I was not expecting what this book has to offer. Raw and true human nature. Reality. I have been reading memoirs lately, but this one is by far exceptional. Katja Berg, the author, poured her heart out and was not hiding details.   Disclaimer: The author gifted me the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuine, truthful and impartial. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use…

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    Edel's Corner

    What Taking Time Off Taught Me

    The month of July was full of potential. I had set goals on a personal and work level. Right off the bat, my plans went to the trash can. It was evident that I needed some time off, take a step back and regroup.   When faced with problems you have two options: 1. Deal with them. 2. Go to sleep.   I choose the first option.     Personal Dilemma In July we celebrate our Anniversary. I was excited about this. The problem here was my plate. It was too full. I was trying to do so much, and in the process, I started to neglect someone. My husband.…

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    Book Review: Estate Planning for the Sandwich Generation

    A book everybody over the age of 18 should read and apply in their life. It is a topic we should not neglect. Plain and simple.  Estate Planning is an issue most of us don’t know about and should. This book teaches us the basics and helps us secure our family well-being.   Disclaimer: The author gifted me the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuine, truthful and impartial. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.   Disclosure: This review contains affiliate links. Meaning, at no additional cost to you I will…

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    3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge: Hope

    The 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge is a way to share quotes we love. I was nominated by M.G. Wells, check her blog and show her some love by liking, commenting and following her.  I appreciate you nominating me. Thank you bunches, M.G.!   Today’s topic is Hope.         My Two Quotes   After giving some thought which quotes to use, I decided on the following:   Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. ~ Alexander Pope, An Essay of Man     If you…

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    Book Review: Think & Grow Balls!

    Yes, you read that right. The title is indeed an attention grabber. A self-development book written for you to take action. Think & Grow Balls! presents you a series of chapters with one goal, to encourage you to do all you, until now, have thought was impossible to do. Based on the famous and respected book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.   Disclaimer: The author gifted me the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuine, truthful and impartial. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  …

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    Book Blogger A-Z Survey

    Today’s post involves books but is different, no reviews, it’s called Book Blogger Survey. Learned about it from Cailin at Stumbly Blog, check her blog out. It is meant to be fun and entertaining and for you to know me better. And also, if you would like to share some answers in the comment section, so I can know you better.     If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you probably noticed that I’ve been on a rolled lately posting Book Reviews. No shame on my game since I love reading and have been blessed enough to be trusted by authors to read their books and to…

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    Book Review: My Coffee Man

    This book had me at coffee. I have to admit it piqued my interest because of the name. I imagined a mawkishly sentimental novel, where a prince saves his princess over coffee or something like that. No folks, it is not that. Yes, is romantic but not mushy, it is witty and has humor. Above all, it has a message.   Disclaimer: The author gifted me the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuine, truthful and impartial. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.   Disclosure: This review contains…

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    Book Review: The Healing

    One Woman’s Journey From Poverty to Inner Riches   A powerful story of a woman that overcame an abusive upbringing and found herself through yoga and a holistic approach. The Healing is an appropriate name since that is what she did with her life, healed her childhood wounds. The book starts at the moment where change started, even though she didn’t realize it then. Her story is a testament that we should live our life at our own pace, stay true to yourself, and that if things go wrong we got to adjust our course and carry on.   I got the book for free, a gift from the author, as a…

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    The Versatile Blogger Award

    The blog had the honor to be nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. How awesome is that? This Award is for bloggers by bloggers. Recognizing each other for the hard work that is put into their space on the world wide web.   The Versatile Bloggers Award is given to those blogs whose quality of writing, the uniqueness of subject covered,  and the level of love displayed in their words and photographs can be seen throughout their website. The Award honors those bloggers who bring something special to our lives.   For those reasons, I was beyond my words when I was nominated by Witte’s World. Linda and her husband are…

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    Book Review: A Dash Of Flash

    A Collection Of Very Short Stories   I was impressed of how short some of the stories were. Nevertheless, they were powerful. The author calls her style flash fiction, hence the name A Dash of Flash. I enjoyed reading this book very much. You can open it at any page and be prepared to be delighted.   Disclaimer: The author gifted me the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuine, truthful and impartial. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Disclosure: This review contains affiliate links. Meaning, at no additional…

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    Book Review: Free Your Life!: More Time, More Money, More Happiness

    Extraordinary book all around. It sure achieves its goal: Empower yourself, trigger change and enjoy the life you truly deserve. The way it is structured is easy to understand and follow. All the hard work (research) have been done for you, all you need is the desire to make a change and follow the pointers the author gives you.   Disclaimer: The author gifted me the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions expressed in this review are genuine, truthful and impartial. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Disclosure: This review contains…

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    Book Review: Spirituality 103, The Forgiveness Code

    This book is part of a trilogy of books by the author Ivan Figueroa. Although this is the third book, you don’t necessarily need to have read the first two to understand it. All you need to read this book is to have an open mind and a willingness to learn. Also, it is meant to be studied not as a recreational read.   Disclosure: This review contains an affiliate link. Meaning, at no additional cost to you I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   Spirituality 103, The Forgiveness Code: Finding The Light In Our Shadows Author: Ivan Figueroa Publisher: Balboa Press, A Division of…

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    Book Review: A Prayer For Owen Meany

    This year I joined a book club at the local bookstore with the goal of reading more for fun than to learn something as I have been doing lately. For the month of April, we read A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Today I want to share my thoughts on the book, so here’s my review. Disclosure: This review contains an affiliate link. Meaning, at no additional cost to you I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   A Prayer For Owen Meany Author: John Irving Publisher: William Morrow, An Imprint Of HarperCollins Publishers Format: Paperback Fiction Novel, Originally published in 1989 (Hardcopy) and…

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    Let’s Talk About Books

    “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books”, said the great Jorge Luis Borges. I on the contrary, just need to close my eyes. As a mom of two little ones that are the equivalent of 4, 8 pm comes around and I’m ready for some Zzz’s.   I love to read don’t get me wrong. But that reading time is always cut short. For one reason or another, reading has become a commodity nowadays – for me, at least. I love getting immersed in a book. Don’t you love those books that you just can not put down? Me too. Do you understand my pain now?   And don’t…

  • Edel's Corner

    Why The Name Pacemaker Blog

    Today I would like to explain why I named my blog Pacemaker.  But before I get to it, let me start by explaining why I didn’t name the website that name. The website name Pacemaker Blog was taken. And after playing with the name I didn’t feel comfortable with any of the variations. That’s why I decided to use my name.   Also because I thought in case I decided to do any kind of business I would already have a website with my name. My name is short enough and easy to remember. It makes sense to use it. Not what you usually found when searching for a blog. I know.…

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    12 Powerful Bible Verses

    Perhaps you have read the Bible and felt that certain words just stuck with you. Today, I’d like to share 12 powerful Bible verses that I treasure deeply. There are many more, since every time I read the Bible there’s a word for me there.   If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1: 9       For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7-8    …

  • Edel's Corner

    My High Risk Pregnancy

    Having a baby is the most beautiful and endearing experience a woman can go through. Feeling how life evolves inside your body. Your imagination spinning. And love, you are full of love. Then, you hear the words: High-Risk Pregnancy.  Three words that put your feelings into a hyper mode. Your maternal instincts in overdrive.   What is a High-Risk Pregnancy? Risk factor classifies a pregnancy as high-risk, for example, medical conditions and age. I had both. Then add twins to the mix and did I mention I’m only 5 ft tall? Yep, tiny old diabetic me having twins.   If you have been reading my blog, you know that I’ve said I’m…

  • Edel's Corner

    10 Random Fun Facts

    Fun facts are meant to be fun, entertaining, short, can be about anything and should be interesting. Usually, fun facts are quirky and random. Sometimes unnecessary. In short, fun facts are a humorous piece of unexpected information that will make you laugh or at least say “Oohhh!”.   My 10 Random Fun Facts Of The Day    Arctophile: A person who collects or is very fond of teddy bears.     “Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a mental disorder identified by psychologists.     Cherophobia: Is a phobia where a person has an irrational aversion to being happy.     The chills you feel while listening music are caused by the release…

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    A Change In Latitude

    As part of my learning process and of my challenges this year, I joined Toastmasters. As their slogan reads “Every Toastmaster’s journey starts with a single speech”. My journey was no different. I started with my Ice Breaker Speech, which I named “A Change in Latitude”.  I’m sharing it with you too. ** Edited some parts like dates and names. This is a shorter version of my delivery.   A Change In Latitude   Hello, my name is Edel Pace. Honduran by birth, American by decision and gypsy by heart.   Adventures In The Making Born in Honduras. The first child of 4 and the smallest one of all. My…