Blessings in the New Year!

by Christiane on January 1, 2013

Blessings and New Hope for 2013! 


New fallen snow hides the slumbering grey landscape, giving it a bright and radiant appearance.

Having lived through many winters, I always consider snow the first hint of newness, even before Spring appears.

It's in Winter that I plan my garden, and Spring when I sow the seeds.

In our businesses, this is when we make new plans and look forward to planting new ideas and putting them to work. 

If your business plans for 2013 require written content, let's talk and see if my services would be a good fit. 

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Suzie Gets Advice — Social Media Overwhelm Part 3

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Social Media Overwhelm

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Group Process and the Creative Mind

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Grammar Help for Your Content — and a Little About Style|Its or It’s?

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