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This Week’s Guest – Monday, March 26, 2018


Maxine Thompson

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March 26, 2018


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest Below- Monday, March 26, 2018

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March 26, 2018


March 26, 2018


Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D.
Author of

The Magic of Circlework: The Practice Women Around the World Are using to Heal and Empower Themselves



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“Sister Day”

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In Honor of Women’s month, I am devoting this blog to “Sister Day.”

As working women, we tend to wear ourselves out, burning the candle on both ends. We work all day. Come home and continue the second shift, dealing with our families. Eventually, something breaks down, if you don’t take care of yourself.

As many of you know, I worked for 23 years as a social worker in a high stress environment, first in the inner city of Detroit, then in the inner city (hood) of Los Angeles. I often became burnt out. Due to health problems and other reasons, I left the job in 1997. In 1998, I started Maxine Thompson’s Literary Services and began editing for other writers.

Unfortunately, I took the same bad habits of over work into this new venture. Even being self-employed as an editor, ghostwriter, writer and literary agent, I found the same burnout and crashing from overwork. It really boiled down to not having balance.

Things changed when my late, older sister, Nancy, moved back to Los Angeles in 2002. She was always a free spirit and knew how to enjoy life. Over the next year, we established what we called “Sister Day.” On “Sister Day,” we relaxed and connected. She would take down my braids, (that’s before I started my dread locks). I’d fry shrimps, and she’d make the salad and soup. We would watch old movies on videos and take the day off. I noticed after “Sister Day,” I would get just as much work done, if not more.

This ritual continued from 2002, to the first of January of 2008. That particular afternoon, I noticed Nancy was short of breath and couldn’t stand for long as she tried to chop up the vegetables. A dark cloud came over me. I called my younger sister, Sonya, who later told me, “I knew something was wrong, when you started crying. We know you’re strong.” She and my sister’s daughter, Denise, flew to California right away. Within a whirlwind 6 weeks, my sister was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung, then was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Subsequently, we set up a hospital bed in her apartment, started hospice with visiting nurses and social workers, but she passed anyhow on February 11, 2008. At the time, I was devastated and grief stricken. I wrote my novel, LA Blues, (2011) to examine how grief shapes and turns our life upside down.

But with time, I healed. Now, I look back with fond memories and gratitude to Nancy and “Sister Day.” It served several purposes. One, it helped cement our bond as adults who truly enjoyed one another’s company. We already had shared memories from our childhood, which I captured in my first novel, The Ebony Tree.

Over those 6 years, Nancy had traveled with me to conferences all over the United States, and had even flown to China on a business trip. But, on a deeper level, “Sister Day” also helped to replenish and restore our souls.

From this I learned something. Women need sisterhood, whether it’s church family, a book club, a writers group, close friends, or biological sisters. These are just some tips I learned that have sustained me as a working freelance writer/novelist/author/ghostwriter/editor/literary agent.

Take down time from work or you will wind up flat on your back physically or emotionally.

Have a spiritual relationship with God.

Connect with other people. (For women, this is where “Sister Day” can be particularly healing.)

Find ways to protect yourself.

Meditate.

Exercise.

Breathe.

Do morning pages. (Read Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way.)

Do your gratitude list.

Restore your soul.

So let’s establish a sister day. Maybe even have a National Sister Day. It can be restorative. It can regenerate your creativity. It can build memories and close bonds. Just having good friends (or sisters) can make life worth living.




Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 25, 2015


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

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January 18, 2015


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 25, 2015

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January 25, 2015

Pamela F. Lenehan
Author

My Mother, My Mentor
What Grown Children of Working mothers Want You to Know


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Hostage of Lies

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 18, 2015


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
Publisher, Literary Agent, Author, Host of Internet Show is cross-referenced to her other businesses

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January 18, 2015


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 18, 2015

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January 18, 2015

Kimberla Lawson Roby
NY Times Best Selling Author

Novella, Best Friends Forever


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January 4, 2010

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Hostage of Lies

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Black Pearl Magazine

Black Butterfly Press

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, July 22, 2013


Maxine Thompson


Dr. Maxine’s Show provides sponsorship for entrepreneurs and the literary community.
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host on ArtistFirst

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ArtistFirst
Monday, July 22, 2013


9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

This Week’s Guest – Monday, July 22, 2013


July 22, 2013

Kathleen Gage

Bestselling Author of
Power Up for Profits: The Smart Women’s Guide to Online Marketing

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January 4, 2010

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Hostage of Lies

Voted A Best Book of 2009

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Divas of Literature

Queens Book Fair



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