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Sunday Book Review - October 2016

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You Being Beautiful: The Owners Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty  is my October Sunday Book Review.  You may wonder why I selected this book. Well, after 18 months of outrageous comments on beauty and body image, I thought it was time to resurrect a book that really address healthy beauty.   Michael F. Rozien, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. dedicated this book-  "To all who radiate outer beauty because  they treasure inner beauty." These  doctors prescribe measures for a healthier life which in turns makes for a happier you. If you are  healthy you radiate beauty. You don't need plastic surgery, expensive gym memberships, or costly creams and potions. You need to take care of yourself. I recommend this book for everyone. It is a great read for busy parents and stressed out career couples. Placed this book in the bathroom or on your kindle. I promise, it inspires. Below is the "Inner Beauty Quiz" link. It

Be Strategic: Mind Map

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Another tool for managing  a story, scene, chapter, blog, character, or planning a novel is "Mind Mapping." It is not outlining in the traditional sense. It doesn't require a writer to use Roman numerals, the alphabet, or Arabic numerals. The following link takes you to a utube.com site that demonstrates various types and uses of mind mapping. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLWV0XN7K1g  Mind mapping maintains status among management skills. It cuts through clutter for several Quality Process Improvement systems. It keeps a group of highly charged and motivated individuals on task. Mind mapping tools are simple. A large white board, an erasable marker, and eraser works fine. My preference includes large "stickie" pads. Write you ideas down.  Paste them on a wall. You can move the parts around anytime in the writing process. Mind Map Applications exist. Google Play's mind maps on located on https://play.google.com/store/searchq=mind%20mapping%20ap