Improve Your Life: Honor Your Gifts #podcast

Improve Your Life: Honor Your Gifts #podcast

Slide1Welcome to Episode 21 of Live Better with your host, Yasmin Shiraz. Today’s tip deals with gifts, specifically your gifts. I believe everyone has qualities that make them unique and special. Sometimes we don’t know what our gift or gifts are. Sometimes we abuse our gifts and they disappear. Sometimes we don’t trust our gifts and so we never use them. Before you say that you don’t know what I’m…

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Scholarship for College Freshmen

Scholarship for College Freshmen

collegeThis year, in celebration of the main characters from Retaliation going off to college, my company, Still Eye Rise Media, LLC,  created a Retaliation Scholarship for previous readers of the Retaliation book. This is a scholarship for college freshmen.  In my book, Accused, Tashera and Ahmed leave Washington, DC and go off to college.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN

I’m congratulating the…

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About Depression: Top Ten Tips

About Depression: Top Ten Tips

Slide1Comedian Robin Williams recent death has brought a spotlight on depression as suicide. I’ve studied depression and other mental illnesses as mental disease is something that has affected my family. I’ve heard some pretty ridiculous things lately about depression and I want to share a small list of things that I think everyone needs to know.

ABOUT DEPRESSION
  1. Many people suffer from depression and…

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Recommended YA Book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Recommended YA Book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

lookingforalaska I started reading John Green this year. I started with The Fault In Our Stars. As an author, I think its important to know what kinds of books are out there and what books are really worth reading. I know middle school and high school teachers are always looking for books to read. I’ve decided to compile lists and include good books on my blog so people will know what I’ve been reading as well.

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Got books? Young Adult Books Wanted For Review

Got books? Young Adult Books Wanted For Review

readabookI am compiling a list of recommended books for my middle school and high school audience. I know there are lots of books out there that don’t get much publicity. I know there are books that deserve to be read. If you come across a good young adult book, let me know. If you are an author with a good young adult book, let me know. I am currently compiling recommended reading lists for my readers…

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How Deadlines Can Help You #podcast

How Deadlines Can Help You #podcast

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Welcome to Episode 18 of Live Better with your host, Yasmin Shiraz. Today’s tip deals with deadlines. Everyone runs into a deadline at some point in their lives. This Tip is about helping us to use deadlines to give us power. So, here are three questions that I want you to consider:

1. Do you ever cringe at the thought of hearing about a deadline or when you are given a deadline?

2. Do you…

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Yasmin Shiraz gives 5 minute tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou include reciting Dr. Angelou’s poem, And Still I Rise and sharing her story of meeting Dr. Angelous when she was 8.

#truth

#truth

#changeisnecessary

#changeisnecessary

Accused: A Retaliation Novel #2

Accused: A Retaliation Novel #2