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Waste not, Want Not: Reuse your Water, Simply.

IMG_0567Clean water is a precious commodity that we take for granted in North America. As a mom of 3, and avid hater of wasting anything, I get really frustrated at the end of the day when there are 8 cups of full or half full water glasses that never made it into my children’s mouths. I have asked them to serve themselves out only what they think they will drink, and then refill if they need more (so, take a little and get more if you are still thirsty!), but alas the water glasses still accumulate. I like my house to stay clean, especially the kitchen; it must always be in the ready position, that’s just good Feng Shui!

So, I used to dump those abandoned water glasses straight down the drain, load the dishwasher and call it a night. It bothered me. We have a well for our water supply, and in September an early winter storm had  us out of electricity for 3 days. Our natural gas fireplace still worked, so we had heat, and we used flashlights and candles for light. But we live on a acreage and our water supply comes from a nice deep well, that requires an electric pump to get water to our home. Not having water was a really big deal. No showers, no toilet flushing, no dishwashing, no drinking water or cooking water. No water at all!  That experience made me keenly aware of two things:IMG_0571

1. We need to get a back up generator, (and an emergency supply of clean water!)

2. Clean water is precious.

So, I conserve water in any way I can. Half drank plastic water bottles take up room in my storage room (who’s going to care about someone else’s germs in an emergency), and I refuse to dump clean water down the drain! Instead, I keep my plant watering jug on the kitchen counter close to the sink, and I empty my kids water glasses into the watering jug. Then, I water my plants with that water. It’s a perfect way to conserve your clean water  Some days, I can almost fill the whole watering can with water left over from lunch water bottles and random glasses!

Tina’s Tips of Feng Shui:

Plants are amazing Feng Shui, and they add life, energy and clean air. Add plants to your life!

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Take time to appreciate your water, and be thoughtful before you dump it down the drain. Ask yourself, “could I use this for something else?”

If we all started asking ourselves that question before we disposed of anything, our planet would be better off!

 

To our planetary success,

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Want to be more organized and successful? You need to Be That Girl: Ignite Your Passion, Organize Your Life & Embrace Freedom!

 

 

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Go after what you want!

goal-729567_1280It’s a beautiful day in Calgary today, one of those rare days that you just don’t want to work because the sun is shining too brightly. In Calgary, we never take these good days for granted. Today, I was thinking about going after what you want. What does that really mean? “Going after” means chasing it, following it, tracking it down, hunting it, and finally capturing it. “What you want”…now that part of the equation is really important. You have to know what you want, and what you want doesn’t always stay the same! How can you track a moving target, or a target that is not defined? Any good hunter will know it’s prey, will have his eye on the prize, and is willing to track his prey even as it moves around. The hunter is patient, he knows the ways of his target intimately, watches it intently, focuses on his target, and when the time is right, he strikes, and secures his prize.

We can learn a lot about our own goals and achieving our dreams from the hunter. Here’s 5 simple ways to go after what you want:

  1. Know your target. Define your goals. Know what it will mean to achieve your goal, what the result should be and how you will know you achieved it.
  2. Focus and Attention. Put your focus and attention on your goals. Actively pursue what you want by taking action, and following your dreams down the path that comes to you.
  3. Be patient. You must stay alert and watch for opportunities to come along. When your chance comes, do not hesitate. Jump on it, or you will miss it.
  4. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” -W.C. Fields. Do not give up. Just keep taking action, stay focused on your goal, and know that you will achieve it, and you will.
  5. It may not always happen the way you think it will, but the Universe will get you there every time. Prey on your dreams like a hunter; you have the ability to fill your life with anything you want. Just go for it.

summer-635247_1280And when the sun shines, just take a break from whatever you are doing, and close your eyes and let the rays warm your skin and your soul. Breathe, relax and enjoy your life. Your stuff will get done faster and more easily when you are in a peaceful, grateful place. Take time out for you, reflect on the amazing life you have, and bring more of that in!

 

To your amazing success,

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Buckle Up – 2015 is Going To Be An Exciting Year!

Happy New Year!

 

“As we begin the transition from the year of the Horse to the year of the Sheep (February 19th!), we can expect things to calm down considerably as far as energy goes, and can expect an abundant, pleasant year for everyone!” Says author Tina O’Connor.

 

2014 was a great year for Be That Books, with the addition of two spectacular authors, and the release of three new titles.

 

2015 is going to be an exciting year… watch for news of new authors and new releases soon!

 

If you haven’t had a chance to peek at our newest releases, click here.

 

What’s upcoming?

 

 

Author Tina O’Connor will be at the Lethbridge ‘Love & Lust’ show this weekend (January 16th & 17th). Come and get your copy of ‘Be That Kinky Girl‘ signed at the Enmax Centre.

 

We’ll also be at the Taboo – Naughty but Nice Show in Vancouver, January 22nd to 25th.

 

***Psst… we have 50 tickets to give away to this show!!!!
 
If you’d like to attend, email us before January 21st at,
 
admin@bethatbooks.com

 

 

Pitch us your book idea and/or pop in for a ‘Be That Kinky Girl’ seminar with Tina O’Connor!
We’d love to meet you!

 

 

Tina O’Connor recently discussed her

“Hot n’ Steamy Nights” ideas with Jim Harrison
of CHNL-Radio Kamloops.

To listen to the podcast,

click BE THAT KINKY GIRL.

 


Do you have a children’s story, self-help book, 

cookbook or a work of fiction/non-fiction ?  

Be That Books is now accepting submissions!

“Like” us on Facebook   

Follow us on Twitter @BeThatBooks

And now on Pinterest -

 

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We Enjoyed Meeting You!

 

 

 

Be That Books had an amazing November 2014, with three authors on the loose in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. There was plenty of book signings, demonstrations of hair tools and lots of ‘oh la la’ kinky talk!

 

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Tina O’Connor represented Be That Books Publishing at the Calgary & Edmonton Taboo Shows. ‘Be That Kinky Girl’ was a hit, on the air and off!

 


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‘Be That Kinky Girl’ November 21/14 – Breakfast Television Edmonton


 

It was great to see our authors in action; Tina spreading her girl tigress powers, Mai showing us hair maintenance in a snap and Eddie, inspiring work force leaders to make change! Their books definitely inspire one to get up and do it, but meeting these individuals in person is a special treat.


 

 


 

The itinerary for 2015 is currently under advisement and will be updated soon! We are so excited to see where 2015 leads us– we can’t wait to read what you have to say!

 

 

 

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Come & See Us at the National Women’s Show in Toronto this Weekend

 

 

We’re overjoyed to be at The National Women’s Show in Toronto this weekend. An exciting event filled with food, fashion and fun! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, we’d love to have you stop by our booth #928 to see all the great things we have to offer.

 

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Tina O’Connor will also make a special appearance on the ‘Workshop Stage’ at 3:30 pm on Friday, November 7th. She’ll be at our booth this weekend, along with Mai Lieu (Friday Nov. 7 – 2 to 5 pm, Saturday Nov. 8 – 3 to 5 pm).

 

 

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It has been a busy month for Be That Books Publishing and its authors, so we encourage you to check out our website for media updates in television and radio, and for more upcoming events.

 

And now, I’ll leave you with a word from Eddie.… #BringAboutWhatYouThinkAbout

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope to see you in Toronto!

 

 

 

 

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Where & When, We’re Everywhere! #October

 

We’re looking for you!

Be That Books will be scouting for future

authors at these upcoming Calgary events:

 

 

 

 

 
Special Guest appearances by authors 
Mai Lieu & Tina O’Connor!

 

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All of our authors hit the road this month!

 

To find out where they’ll be,
simply click on the pictures below! 

 


 

 

The newest in the Be That series… Tina O’Connor has succeeded in creating a steamy, instructional guide filled with juicy stories and engaging exercises guaranteed to put the action back in your sex life! 

Release Date : November 1st, 2014 Pre Order NOW (Click photo)

 

Come meet us this month.

We’d love to see you!

 

 

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BE A Better You in 5 Steps

At Be That Books, we’re all about self improvement, self reflection and self go-getting. We believe that you really can do anything you set your mind to, as our authors Tina O’Connor, Eddie LeMoine and Mai Lieu can all attest. Through some simple (and not so simple) life changes,  you can be on your way to a BETTER YOU in no time.

 

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Here are 5 things to help you get started!

 

BE Growth Oriented – Commit yourself to personal growth by asking the hard questions. What are my negative traits? Am I typically late to arrive, arrogant or unnecessarily critical of others? The changes do not need to happen overnight, but baby steps to making some traits less negative.

BE a Role Model – The best way to become a better person it to be a role model to others. How can you be an inspirational guide to others? Live by example. In being a role model, it is important to remember it is not about making yourself into something you are not. It is about living your true ideal self.

BE a Better Member of Your Community – What communities do you belong to? What are your interest/hobbies? Recreational clubs? Church? There are many ways to be a better member in your community, all you have to do is show up!

BE Curious – Have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and never stop learning. There are always new things to learn, no matter how much you know! Take the next step and hone your current skills; there’s always room to improve.

BE Coachable & Cooperative – To better yourself, this is not a good time to be seclusive or insular. There is always something to be learned from working with others, no matter their age, background or area of expertise. Don’t close yourself off to opportunities because you think you know enough, open your mind and let every moment be a learning lesson.

 

 

BE the best YOU you can BE!

 

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‘Be That Books’ is on the Move!

 

Take the Next Step

by Mai Lieu

is almost ready to go!

 

 

Order from Amazon.com on launch day, September 18th
and be one of the first to have Mai’s ‘Secrets to Creating Success’ !

 

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Eddie LeMoine takes his book on the road!

 

Order your copy
HERE.

To pick up a signed copy,
find Eddie at the following locations 
HERE.

 

Note: Mississauga & Thunder Bay, Ontario
stops include a *Special Presentation*
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The newest in the ‘Be That’ series needs your help!
Do you have a kinky bedroom confession up your sleeve?
Tina would love to hear all about it!
(She’ll keep you anonymous, don’t worry.)

Only accepted submissions will be contacted.
Stories should be a maximum of 5 typed pages.

Please submit your stories via email by September 8th! 

 

Kinky Story Submission
Click Here

 

*Pre-Order Your Copy of ‘Be That Kinky Girl’ now at Chapters & save!*

 

Read a Review by Susan M. Toy HERE








Have a great weekend!



 

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Share Your Love of Reading with Your Community #LittleFreeLibraries

Reading Share

 

 

 

Have you seen a little box like this around your community?

 

 

What is a Little Free Library?

A Little Free library is a “take a book, return a book” place where neighbours share their favourite literature and stories without having to go to a traditional library. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and leave another book to share.

 

Who Started the Movement   –  

In 2009 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first model to liken a one room schoolhouse, as a tribute to his mother (a former school teacher who loved reading).  He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard.  His neighbours and friends loved it.  He built several more and gave them away.  Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS.

 

If you’d like to find out where ‘Little Free Libraries’ exist in your area, click HERE.

 

If you would like to steward a Little Free Library in your community, you can now apply for a free one from Calgary Reads! Email volunteer@calgaryreads.com with your name, desired location, community name and reason why you think this community would benefit from a Little Free Library. Preference will be given to applicants that will commit to steward a library in a publicly accessible place and in communities that don’t already have a Little Free Library.

 

Bring your community together by sharing the love of reading. It is something we can all get behind!

Happy Reading!

 

 

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Are Digital Distractions Ruining Your Vacation?

 

Statistics show that we are interacting more with our digital devices on vacation than we are with each other. Families are encouraged to take daily, one-hour breaks from technology for a week and to disconnect from all things electronic, with the goal of helping spouses, parents, and children build stronger bonds to get more involved in each other’s lives. Pledging to take a ‘Tech Timeout’ while on vacation will lend to families relating on a more personal level, which is the ultimate point of the family vacation.

Even if you are staying home for a ‘Staycation’, ‘Tech Timeouts’ are still strongly encouraged.  The same came be planned for weekends too.

TECH VAC

 

 

Good Reasons to Use Tech on Vacation:

-Kids are ill.
-Reading stories or books in an online format.
-Watching a movie while travelling or on a rainy day.
-Using tech to look up something that you are all interested in learning about.

 

 

The whole point of a vacation is to reconnect with your family,
so make a point to slow down your connectivity with others.

 

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