FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS: Get Down, Get Funky



I’ve been thinking about a lot of different things this week. About how the heart hurts when you have to say goodbye to a good thing. I got comfortable over the past three years with certain routines…maybe even complacent…and that’s not always a good thing.

Maybe that’s why the whole world seems to have tilted on its axis and shook my life to its very core. While the rug was pulled out from under me, I landed with a thud and now I have to reinvent my world into some kind of “new normal”. 

But I’m not alone.

Everywhere I look, I’m seeing and hearing from friends all over the world who are experiencing the same thing. THEIR world has tilted as well and we are ALL having to rethink how we are going to continue to move forward in our lives.

While dodging a pretty mean virus.

And battling hurricanes.

And wild fires.

And social unrest.

And a tanking economy.

And a political upheaval counting down to an epic election.

I’m almost afraid to wonder what is next in 2020.

So I’ve decided to set aside all the craziness associated with the Cornona Crazyland we live in these days and just go crazy on a whole different level.

Have a little fun. Get down and get funky. 

Dance a little.

Laugh a lot.

Walk around in nature.

Have a big, ol’ heaping of self-care. Then I can brush myself off, take a deep breath, and get back in the dance! Who will join me?





Friendship Dancing



Funky Chicken Dancing


Uptown Funk




HM Hunting Gris-Gris Epub cover

Amelia Earmouse travels back through time to uncover little known events. You may THINK you know your history, but wait until you see what Amelia uncovers in book three of HISTORY’S MYSTERIES.

Eleven-year-old Emma misses her father who’s serving in Europe during World War II. He leaves behind a treasure box with six compartments to be opened during her birthday week. He also tells her to watch for the gris-gris while he is gone. Looking out for swamp creatures and dealing with wartime rationing is hard enough, but now there’s a British refugee staying at the house! How will Emma enjoy her birthday and keep her decision to hunt the gris-gris a secret with a stranger following her around?




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Best-selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.




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