Saturday, October 29, 2022

How Important is it to Know Your History?

After a happy marriage of 34 years and two children, Barbara Mojica’s husband decided he wanted an open marriage so he could have a dual life with a younger woman. She filed for divorce, picked up the pieces, met and married her soul mate, and carved out a new life as an author and mentor.

Barbara Ann Mojica has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degrees in History as well as graduate certifications in school supervision and administration from C W Post College, Long Island University.

Barbara has been a lifelong educator in the fields of early childhood and special education, having spent 40 years as a teacher, principal, and school district administrator.

Barbara currently authors historical articles under her banner Passages for The Columbia Insider and is writing her own award-winning children’s book series Little Miss HISTORY.

We are all history-makers. It is impossible to understand what is happening today if we do not understand how we got here. Yesterday plus today equal tomorrow. My motto is “If you don’t understand your history, you don’t know what you’re talking about." -- Barbara Mojica

In her interview, Barbara shares her 
mission to prepare children to become critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and responsible members of a community that will include the leaders of tomorrow.

The Little Miss HISTORY book series has garnered more than two dozen awards including B.R.A.G. Medallions, International Book Excellence Awards, International Readers; Favorite Awards, Eric Hoffer, and Independent Author Network Awards.

My main objective is to raise awareness of the message in my books and to offer my teaching resources to parents and teachers. I would like to extend invitations for school visits and speaking opportunities.











Do You Love Budgeting and Giving Up the Things You Love to Save More?

Do you love budgeting and giving up the things you love to save more?


Does the lack of funds cause you to stress? If so, you are not alone.


When Gordon Stein lost his executive role, he owed $555,000, had three young children, and was looking for a new high-tech executive role in the middle of the “tech wreck” recession in the early 2000s.


In his interview, Gordon will share his CASHFLOW COOKBOOK - $2 million of financial freedom in 60 easy recipes.

  • The shocking state of financial wellness
  • The 10-minute first step to build wealth
  • The one number to track to build wealth
  • Why budgeting can limit your wealth
  • How to add $1 Million to your wealth in 10 hours of work
  • The easy way to streamline your banking


Gordon Stein is an international keynote speaker, blogger, personal finance expert, and author of Cashflow Cookbook - $2 Million of Financial Freedom in 60 Easy Recipes. He delivers transformational talks that help people crush their number one stress – their finances.  


His mission is to improve financial wellness and help us regain focus, balance, and joy in our lives. Gordon combines his trademark wit and no-BS style to speak with employee and association groups, financial advisors,, and the media about a breakthrough path to financial wellness with no risk, minimal effort, minimal sacrifice, and no budgeting.

Cashflow Cookbook delivers financial freedom without budgets or sacrifice

It’s never been more important than right now to learn some essential recipes on how to free up cash flow and increase your savings. Cashflow Cookbook provides more than your traditional money-saving tips we’ve all heard a million times before, but instead creative techniques and detailed action steps on how to improve your financial present and future one dollar at a time.

Cashflow Cookbook ends the struggle between saving for the future or enjoying life now. It’s the book that lets you do both! 

If you have read other personal finance books, you have likely learned about automatically saving 10% of your income, setting a budget, and investing your money in blue-chip stocks and bonds. Which is great if you have some money to invest. Or if you enjoy budgeting. Or if you can break deep-seated financial habits.

Cashflow Cookbook offers a new approach. It offers easy recipes that anyone can use to painlessly reduce their spending in every category including housing, transportation, food, household, lifestyle, and finances. With minimal effort and sacrifice. And then apply those savings to debt reduction or incremental investment. All as easy as, well, following a recipe.

This is the book that lets you:

  • Move past your money stress
  • Stop overpaying for every kind of bill and expense
  • End the hassles of monthly budgeting
  • Eliminate money fights with your partner
  • Quit the hassle of living paycheck to paycheck
  • Cease the endless worry about your retirement

Gordon’s approach starts with easy savings ideas that don’t impact emotional needs. Each recipe takes between 10 minutes and a couple of hours to implement and can save between $25 and $900 a month. Each. Investing those savings at 7% can provide more than $700,000 of wealth over 10 years for a single person and over $2,000,000 for a family. In total, the ideas offer $13,000 of monthly savings ideas. Yes, really.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Do You Know How to Unlock Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

In 2013, Colleen Murphy's daughter, Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. This is a miracle story you do NOT want to miss. 

Murphys Don't Quit

Colleen Murphy is a wife, mother of seven, author, and public speaker. 

Tragedy struck Colleen’s family when her second oldest daughter, Lauren, was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. Colleen’s main focus became helping piece Lauren back together again. With the help of specialists from all over the country, her family and friends, as well as her strong faith, she was able to do just that. 

Do You Know How to Unlock Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

Today, Colleen and Lauren speak together as a team, inspiring thousands of people by sharing the details of Lauren’s tragic accident, never-give-up attitude, and miraculous recovery.

Colleen shares this raw, incredible story in her interview and how to unlock hope -- when life seems hopeless:

"There are several low points in the book but one that stands out was when Lauren was an inpatient at RIC and they sent her to Northwestern Hospital for a CT scan, the nurse at RIC did not stay with her.

Lauren was still medically fragile, and I was inept at caring for her. She had C-diff and I had to try and clean her without help. Once I finished, she began vomiting and I had to launch myself across the metal bars of the bed to try and hold her head up, so she didn’t choke. I was soaked in vomit and scared. A while later the doctor finally came in to give me the findings of the CT scans and to let me know that Lauren would need a fourth brain surgery.

Suddenly the fact that I was soaked with vomit through my bra, was freezing, and had a bag full of diarrhea-covered clothes seemed rather insignificant."

Do You Know How to Unlock Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

Murphys Don’t Quit is a story of hope and resilience as one family rallies together during a tragedy.

Colleen Murphy's daughter, Lauren, suffered severe brain damage after a tragic accident. Lauren remained in the hospital unidentified for several hours, she was not expected to survive. This story is a raw, honest account of the pitfalls and challenges a family faces while navigating life through brain injury.

Murphys Don’t Quit shows how one family combined a never-give-up attitude with faith, hope, and love. Throughout the chapters, readers see not just the highs, but the heartbreaking lows.

Never quit

Due to the family’s Irish wit, humor often diffuses the devastating subject matter. Through the many grueling hours of therapy and by visiting specialists all over the country, Lauren was able to find her way back to a life filled with purpose and is now a highly sought-after inspirational public speaker.