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Marion Crook on telling stories

Why write?

Telling stories is an ancient skill practiced in public at community festivals, around the campfire, in religious rites, and in private at the cradles of the young. It involves an innate ability to pick dramatic words in a way that paints a mental picture and gives the tale a sense of pace and tension. The story becomes important, even if only for a short time, to the one who hears it or reads it. It is a way of communicating excitement and the optimistic belief that the world is a remarkable and knowable place. Many writers have an enthusiastic following of readers who want to share in their adventures. Continue reading

#DivorceColoringContest: Win a copy of My Divorce: A Coloring Diary

Divorce Coloring Contest

Divorce Coloring Contest

We are celebrating the release of My Divorce: A Coloring Diary with a contest. Submit your entry before November 30th for a chance to win a copy of this innovative and therapeutic new book.

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What Marijuana’s Future Holds: The launch of Jay Currie’s book

Jay Currie's book launchWe don’t know how marijuana will be regulated in Canada and what it’ll mean for potential “potpreneurs” but if you attended the book launch of Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop by Jay Currie on October 25 at Book Warehouse, you may have a better idea of what to expect. Continue reading

For Aspiring Cannabis Entrepreneurs: Cannabis, Marijuana, or Pot?

Are you thinking of joining the Green Rush and opening your own marijuana retail business? Know your product — and know your business options!

Cannabis, Marijuana, or Pot?

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Ongoing Effects of Birth Order

Sigmund Freud was the first of the psychotherapists to note that “a child’s position in the sequence of brothers and sisters is of very great significance for the course of his later life.”

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Writing for Children and Young Adults blog tour

Between September 20 and October 3 Marion Crook, the author of Writing for Children and Young Adults, was on a blog tour visiting various bloggers all over the world, writing guest posts and being interviewed. These were exciting two weeks, and we’re pleased to see that the new edition of her book was well received by readers and reviewers!

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Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment

World Animal Day is celebrated annually on October 4. Its mission is to “raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe” (source).

Self-Counsel Press is proud to have published a book on how to improve the well-being of companion animals by adopting a greener lifestyle. One of  the green solutions Darcy Matheson, the author of Greening Your Pet Care, suggests is adoption, which she calls the “ultimate recycling.” However, a decision to adopt a pet should always be well thought out as it is a lifetime commitment. Continue reading

Where Should I Put My Will?

If your will was prepared by a lawyer, finding a place to store it isn’t a problem because lawyers are happy to do that for their clients. But when you make a will yourself you don’t have that option.

Some people think the probate court or a government office should store it for them because a will is an important legal document. Unfortunately, this is a service they do not provide, so you are on your own. Continue reading

Book launch: Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop by Jay Currie

We are pleased to announce the book launch of

Start & Run a Marijuana Dispensary or Pot Shop by Jay Currie!

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