Friday, September 22, 2017

All Connections Matter: Change Your Circumstances by Changing Your Connections by Lesia M Banks EDD MBA

Don't apologize! Sometimes it may be necessary; other times it's absolutely imperative that you disconnect. Don't procrastinate. If you need to disconnect with certain people, do it now, not later. Why? The company YOU keep, determines who YOU are! "It has been said that our lives are positively or negatively impacted by the five people with whom we spend the most time. It has also been said that "teamwork makes the dream work". In other words, you can go further, faster with greater fortitude when CONNECTED to the right source(s).

“Dr. Lesia Banks is a "tried and proven" source of wisdom that if you as the reader take heed ~ your life will surely change for the better." - Dr. Vikki Johnson, Chaplain, Speaker, Author, Mentor & Creator, Soul Wealth

"Through diligent research, personal life lessons, passion, and inspirational quotes, Dr. Lesia M. Banks has captured a method to assist individuals with making positive, healthy, enduring, personal and professional life Connections." - Dr. Carnel L. Smith, High School Principal, Natural Mentor

"Working in academia, I found Dr. Banks' first book, C3 CreatingCareerConnections, to be a useful tool for college students preparing to enter into the world of work. All Connections Matter... delves even deeper into career development and assists the reader in creating connections (relationships) that are pertinent to career success. Dr. Banks gives the reader a practical guide on how to develop a circle of influence, how to check existing connections, and the confidence to disconnect from individuals who 'choke your dreams." - Aziz Abdur-Ra'oof, Educational Consultant & Performance Coach

All Connections Matter: Change Your Circumstances by Changing Your Connections -- An A to Z Guide to Checking Your Connections: Are They Stretching Your Vision or Choking Your Dream? is available at

Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Sybrina Durant

Everybody loves unicorns! OK maybe they don't but for those who do, they will love this story about a little unicorn who was born into a tribe of magical, metal horned unicorns. The little guy has no magic and he has no metal but somehow he must save the tribe from an evil sorcerer. Read this book for teens and older readers to find out if he can do it!

The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Sybrina Durant is available at

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Book Review: Save-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journey by Natalie Harris

Book Description:

This intense and engaging memoir is based on the true life of Natalie Harris. Mental illness, post-traumatic stress syndrome, overdoses and addiction are some of the demons this paramedic turned author deals with--stemming from a horrific double-murder call. This incredible story makes public the very private battles many face. This book is raw, honest and a window into the mind of someone facing mental illness. Although a serious topic, this biography is at times laugh-out-loud funny, poignant and simply a good, entertaining read. This is a must-have for anyone who wants a cover-to-cover read, keeping you on the edge of your seat.

My Review:

I love a good memoir and this one is just amazing. "Save-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journey" is raw, real, brutally honest, and a shatteringly descriptive lens into the author's life and mental health journey.  In this well written true story, Harris takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster of tears and laughter as you delve deep into her story of dealing with post-traumatic stress syndrome and addiction triggered in part by her work as a paramedic.  A must read for anyone facing mental health challenges, and their loved ones, regardless of whether they work in emergency services or not.  I highly recommend!

Reviewed by Sarah Holloway, Blogger, Indie Book Reviews and News

Save-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journey by Natalie Harris is available at