Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Professionalism in Publishing - Interview at MOD

From http://beautybyella.blogspot.com
FFYF at Market of Die

The wonderful and talented, Jennifer Fusco, asked me for a little Yada on the subject of professionalism in the publishing industry.  Pop on over to Market Or Die for a quick read.  Let me know what you think!

Fran Friel on the Industry and Professionalism 


Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Pain Relief Summit (FREE) - Day Two Update [Yada Health]

Head Exploding by Lilian Burgler
Pain Relief Summit Update
As I mentioned yesterday in the blog post,  "He don't know me very well, do he?," EFT/Emotional Freedom Technique is a great process for pain relief, stress reduction, and so many other physical and emotional conditions.  The first night of the Pain Relief Summit 2011 was quite good, especially for a FREE event.  So I thought I'd just give you a quick update on this evening's topics.  And remember you writers, artists and athletes, tapping can really help to improve your productivity and help you break through the blocks that stand in your way of ease and success, so it's well worth a look.

Click here for free registration and the current Summit recordings:


From the Summit email:

Tonight in the red room we have Mary Ayers on:

Anger and Physical Pain: The Hidden Connection  

Margaret Lynch in the greenroom on:

The Unfairness of Pain

At 8pm EST (and for 24 hours afterwards) you’ll be able to listen in to these life changing presentations.  Remember, the presentation starts whenever you show up, so don’t worry about getting there exactly at 8pm EST.

In Mary’s call, she’ll cover:

-The hidden connection between anger/rage and pain (and if you don't think you have any anger, then this is a MUST listen to!)

-The two different "camps" when it comes to pain in the body.

-Specific tapping to release anger on a variety of topics

And Margaret will cover:

-How to have your energetic "day in court" to right a wrong

-A quick test to determine if you truly and fully let go of your injuries

-Tapping to move from being a victim to being empowered

Migraine pain humor...or not.
Available FREE Until 8PM Tonight

The recording for last night's seminars are available for FREE until 8PM EST tonight (Oct. 4):

Gwenn Bonnell - Basic and Advanced EFT Tapping Techniques for Pain Relief

Stacey Vornbrock - Tapping Protocols for Injuries, Accidents, Falls, Surgery and more...

I listened to both talks and they were excellent.  Gwenn Bonnell offered great advice on more advanced techniques to improve the efficacy of tapping, and the best circumstances in which to use them.  Stacey Vronbrock (a sports performance specialist) offered a specific (and VERY thorough) protocol for pre and post-surgery tapping.

So there you have it.  I hope you've found this helpful.  Please do let me know what you think.


Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

PS - I have no connection to the folks leading this summit (ie. not getting paid, etc.).  I'm just sharing this info with you because it's been such a help to me and my family.  Just sayin'... :-)  More fundamental info on EFT can be found at:  http://www.eftuniverse.com/

Monday, October 03, 2011

"He don't know me very well, do he?" [Yada Health]

Tweetie and Me
Sylvester always underestimated Tweetie, didn't he?  The little yellow guy seemed small and fragile, but he was so much more than he appeared to be.  Well, there's more to me, as well.  One of the many things you may not know about me is that for nearly two decades, I was in private practice as a holistic therapist.  I'm a graduate and former faculty member of the internationally renown, Barbara Brennan School of Healing.  Um, is that the first sound of readers stampeding for the door?  I understand---you've loved me for my good looks and nasty horror writing, right?  Not this airy-fairy crap.

Well, it's true.  I am a card carrying, tree-hugging, granola eating, holistic therapy practicing, SF/H/F writing wackjob, grasshopper (see I Am Not An Ant), but I hope you'll stick around despite my mad ways.  In fact, part of what has urged me to move into a broader range of blogging, is that I see so many people suffering these days, whether it's health, financial stress, or emotional upset.  The world just seems to be in crazyville overdrive, and I'd like to help whether to entertain and distract you for a few minutes, or provide a helpful resource.

Risky Business
I  know this goes against popular belief in the blogging world of narrowing ones focus/blogging topics, but I know stuff that might help my readers, and I feel like it would be selfish not to share.  Simple as that.  And I want you to share, too.  If you know something awesome, put it in the comments section, or email me if you're shy.

So, as you can see, part of my catalyst for expanding the Yada Feast into more "yada, yada," is to share what I know and what I discover that can help your life and your happiness.  As writers, readers, artists, IT people, or whatever your vocation, feeling better helps us do whatever we do, better. 

Well, I've fluffed on enough about me.  What I wanted to share with you is a simple technique I learned about over a decade ago, but have only just begun to practice...and I would add, with amazing results.  The process is a meridian tapping exercise (similar to acupuncture) called EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique.  It's excellent for reducing or eliminating physical pain and emotional disturbances, such as stress, depression, anger issues and anxiety.  It's been used extensively and very effectively for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) for Veterans.

The following video is mind-blowing, showing results of EFT for Vets with severe PTSD:

The process is simple and once you know the basics, you can jump right in.  There are thousands of sites and videos on the subject of EFT, but I'll provide a few of the essentials so you can know where to start.  The founder of the current practice of EFT is Gary Craig, who has recently retired and passed the reigns to his daughter.  Their site is jammed with excellent info:

EFT Home - EFT Universe - http://www.eftuniverse.com/

Excellent Videos - http://www.eftuniverse.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=8

Intro to Tapping (2011 Tapping World Summit) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O80txQ6MLFE

From http://bikerkid.glogster.com/tweety-pie/
One of reasons I posted this blog today is that tonight (October 3, 2011), a FREE teaching event begins--The Pain Relief World Summit 2011.  I've seen the intro and it looks excellent and would probably be a great intro for those just discovering this process.  So do have a look, even if you're a little bit curious.

The event covers four days and is available online FREE for the 24 hours following each day's seminar.  Follow the link for more info and to register (FREE): http://painreliefworldsummit.com/

If you register before 8PM EST tonight, you'll get an email link with a more in depth introduction.  Sorry, I didn't get this info to you sooner, but remember the seminar sessions will be free for 24 hours each day.  If you want access to the recordings after that, you'll have to pay (a reasonable fee) for the CDs or the downloadable version.

Judith Frost
I've been working with a great therapist who uses EFT in her sessions.  Because of my background with the therapeutic process and in the field of holistic medicine, I've seen and done a lot of personal work over the years.  EFT has, by far, been the most effective and lasting process I've ever experienced.  It's been a huge help with my depression--far more effective than anything else I've tried.  And for you writers and creative folk out there, EFT is awesome for writer's block!  I hope to teach a seminar on this subject sometime next year.

If EFT sounds interesting to you, and you happen to be looking for a therapist, give Judith Frost a call.  She's a superb and gifted licensed therapist.  Because of today's technologies, like Skype, she can work with you anywhere in the world.

So there you have it gang.  It's just a tiny bit of info, but hopefully it has whetted your appetite for more.  If you have any questions, just ask.  If I can't answer them, I'll do my best to find a person or a place where you can get them.

Enjoy the journey!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

Sunday, October 02, 2011

I Am Not An Ant [Yada Changes]

 1919 illustration of Aesop's Fables by Milo Winter
...Get to work!
Happy Sunday, kids!  I hope you've had a great week.  Autumn has FINALLY arrived here in New England, and like the new crispness in the air, change is afoot here at FFYF.

Since I am a woman of diverse interests, I've decided to blog them ALL here...hence the Yada part of the Yada Feast.  I've contemplated separate blogs (health, art, movies, nature, and of course, writing), but heck, let's face it, that's too much work, and despite my rigorous upbringing and work ethic indoctrination by my intense (and wonderful) German-American family, I am not an ant (reference to The Ant and the Grasshopper story, an Aesop's Fable).  I, my friends, am a grasshopper with ant-heavy training.  I am also a Gemini, both factors which cause more than their share of internal conflict.  "I need a break...No, get to work!" "I'm really tired...No, you're just a lazy sack of cheese.  Get to work!" "Wow, what a beautiful day...Quit your lolly-gagging around.  Now, get to work!"  Um, you get the picture...and the sound of the fun voices in my head. 

ANYWAY, in sharing all of my diverse madness, er, interests here at the Yada Feast, I run the risk of scaring some of you away, or even causing offense, but I really hope not.  I love you all, and this crazy little corner of the Internet just wouldn't be the same without you.  But a girl's gotta follow her heart, right?  Besides politics (WAY too divisive these days), pretty much all other topics are on the table--basically whatever happens to tumble out of my head on a given day.  Writing, books and the publishing world will still be my main focus, but there's much more rattling around in my cavernous brain (btw, that does not infer size, rather a rather hollow space)...and there are things you don't know about me. *grins*

The Caveat 
One way I can help you to decide whether to spend your valuable time reading a particular post at the FFYF, is to add subject caveats, like [Yada Books], [Yada Art], [Yada Nature], [Yada Movies], [Yada Interviews], [Yada Tech], etc.  You get the idea, right?  What do you think?  Let me know.  I'd love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, concerns, compliments [Yada Wink].

So, I'll be starting off the next blog with a topic close to my heart, [Yada Health]!  I do hope you'll stop by next time and discover a "secret" piece of information (well, little known, anyway) about my past, along with a topic that may be of tremendous value to you and those you love.  It has been a huge help for my family and for me!

Well, that's it for now.  I hope I've piqued your curiosity a bit.  I'll look forward to your thoughts and ideas.

Have a great week!

Wickedly Yours,
Fran Friel

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