Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Donna Anderson, EnCORE Fitness & Wellness, tells how to prevent or delay...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lisa Saunders interviews Tish Rabe, author of Dr. Seuss science books

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Searching for God? Deacon Publishes Book in English and Spanish


Book now available in English as well as Spanish 


Oakdale, Conn.-- Retired State of Connecticut social worker, Jesús A. Diez Canseco, a deacon at the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, shares his thoughts on God, democracy, social justice, sexuality, art, education, abortion and several other topics, in his recently revised book, “SEARCHING FOR GOD IN US AND IN THE WORLD: THOUGHTS ON THE FORCES THAT SHAPE OUR LIFE,” which is also available in Spanish.


Diez Canseco said, "It is our vocation to search for God. There are many attributes that make us truly human. And the most valuable of them is our power to create, in as much as we, ourselves, are creations of God the Creator. Every thought presented in this book has been written keeping in mind the value of human life, the goodness of our human nature, and our universal desire for a happy and rewarding life. Emphasis has been placed on positive thinking so that each thought presented may contribute to the enrichment of our life and the enhancement of our relationships with our fellow humans and with God."

Readers will find several statements by Diez Canseco by clicking on the “LOOK INSIDE” feature on Amazon. Other excerpts include:


If you are fluent in the language of peace, you will have no problem communicating with God.


Any person who wants to fully know his human nature must begin by loving his neighbor.


Without greed, money is just a means to facilitate economic transactions; but when greed makes its way into money, it makes those who have money believe they can buy those who are short on greed.


Since the moment of his conception, the child is an active member of a community—the community he establishes with his mother.

Originally from Peru, Jesús A. Diez Canseco has been a U.S. citizen for more than 20 years. He obtained professional degrees in journalism, education and law from the National University of Trujillo, Peru, and received a Master’s degree in education from the University of Connecticut in 1974. He worked as a social worker for the State of Connecticut for 26 years, retiring in 2003. Since 1981, he has been an ordained permanent deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Norwich. To this day, he preaches at religious services and writes on issues of peace, social justice and his conviction on the value of human life. He lives in Oakdale, Connecticut, with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.


To purchase an autographed copy of “SEARCHING FOR GOD IN US AND IN THE WORLD” or to invite Jesús A. Diez Canseco to speak to your group, contact Diez Canseco directly at: jdiezcanseco@sbcglobal.net. To learn more about his work, visit: www.homiliesforjustice.com. The book may also be purchased through Amazon, and Barnes & Noble


Jesús A. Diez Canseco in his Oakdale, Connecticut, home office.
Photograph taken April 2015 by Karen Diez Canseco.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Widow Invests Inheritance in Magazine to Help Others


When Dr. Joanne Z. Moore lost her husband, she found very little long-term support. After listening to the stories of others who found a way to move forward, Moore founded the magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, to support those who strive to live joyful and meaningful lives after loss.

See the following press release for more information, or watch her interview on the health issues widow/ers face plus a discussion on the other articles found in Pathfinder on Ledge Light Healthwatch – Health for Widows.
Widow Invests Inheritance in Magazine to
Help Others Rebuild Their Lives After Loss
Informational and inspirational articles free in online April edition of Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey
East Lyme, Conn.— When Dr. Joanne Z. Moore lost her husband, she found very little long-term support. After listening to the stories of others who found a way to move forward, Moore founded the magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, to support those who strive to live joyful and meaningful lives after loss.
Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc, a physical therapist from East Lyme, Connecticut, became a widow in 2009 after 37 years of marriage. She is using her husband’s life insurance to invest in the lives of others through the magazine. She said, “Pathfinder gives ideas to those who must follow a new life path. Friends and family of the widowed also benefit from Pathfinder because they want to know how to best support them. This magazine helps listeners be more comfortable as they provide condolences.”  
The April issue of Pathfinder, which has been made free this month, features how actor George Burns moved forward after Gracie died (and the secret he finally revealed to the public), recipes for cooking solo, and how the expressive arts help children and adults process grief. Articles also include:
Dr. Moore said, “We hope you enjoy this free online April issue. Subscriptions to the paper version of Pathfinder are a great way to have this compassionate and positive magazine delivered to anyone who has experienced the loss of a spouse.” Subscriptions to Pathfinder are $26 a year. Click here to subscribe.
Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc., a noted speaker and workshop facilitator on end-of-life and survivor issues, is a member of Toastmasters International, and has achieved Distinguished Toastmaster level. She is the owner of Shoreline Physical Therapy, LLC, in East Lyme. Moore is the author of the soon-to-be released book, “Common Sense: Strategies for Living a Joyful and Meaningful Life after Loss.” If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter from Dr. Moore, click here.
For more information, contact Dr. Joanne Z. Moore at jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com. Watch her interview on widowhood, finding support, and Pathfinder  magazine on Ledge Light Healthwatch – Health for Widows (or click on: http://original.livestream.com/grotonmunicipaltelevisionlive/video?clipId=pla_1af4b690-2be1-43c9-af67-22b2468678fd).



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dr. Joanne Z. Moore,Publisher, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Wid...

Award-Winning Widowed Humorist Launches “Poor Widow Me” Column in Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey

Widowed Humorist Launches “Poor Widow Me” Column in

East Lyme, Conn.— Carol Scibelli, an award-winning freelance humor writer and speaker, is launching her column, “Poor Widow Me,” in the new national magazine Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, beginning with the April 2015 issue.


Scibelli of Manhattan, New York, is the author of the memoir, “Poor Widow Me: Moments of feeling & dealing & finding the funny along the way” (Pigeon Press, 2011.) Book excerpt: “While I was waiting for his death to sink in, I’d sit on the floor of my closet, talking directly to my husband’s shirts and pants. They were unresponsive, but I knew in my heart that his Dockers missed me very much, too.”*


Scibelli says, “My humor column, ‘Poor Widow Me,’ is about finding the funny in widowhood. When life goes wrong, isn’t that the right time to lighten it with humor?”


Pathfinder publisher, Dr. Joanne Z. Moore of East Lyme, Conn., said, “Carol's down-to-earth humor takes the edge off of stress, and helps us to see things in perspective. Learning how to laugh again after the loss of a spouse is so important. I'm thrilled to share Carol's insights with our readers."      


Scibelli’s humorous essays have been published in The New York Times, Newsday, Hartford Courant, and dozens of weekly publications. She received first place in Writer's Forum Magazine’s “Imitation Erma Bombeck Contest and received several Long Island Press Club Awards for Humor. 


Scibelli is a member of the New York Friars Club, an association of comedians and celebrities, where she heads the “Meet Your Fellow Friars” committee and contributes to its newsletter, Friar’s Epistle


The lifestyle magazine, Pathfinder: A Companion Guide for the Widow/er’s Journey, offers advice on money, health,  home, travel, friendship, dating, and return to work, in addition to inspirational articles on spirituality, art, poetry, and developing new hobbies. It includes stories of modern and famous historical people who have either lived the widowed stage of life well or have struggled.


For more information about Pathfinder, contact Dr. Moore at 860-460-0248, jmoore@widowedpathfinder.com or visit: www.widowedpathfinder.com.


Carol Scibelli can be reached at 212-951-0179, carolscibelli@gmail.com, or visit: www.carolscibelli.com.




* Images of Carol Scibelli and her memoir, “Poor Widow Me: Moments of feeling & dealing & finding the funny along the way,” are available on her website at: www.carolscibelli.com. Penny Marshall, actress/director/producer, reviewed “Poor Widow Me” book: "Brilliant concept and terrific writing… I can already see it as a movie or TV series."


Joanne Z. Moore, PT, DHSc, Publisher, Pathfinder

PO Box 752, East Lyme CT, 06333

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How to Find a Job in a Down Economy


Dick Avazian, President,  National Field Service Corporation

1)        Resume

Submit a different resume for every job.  Be certain to mention the needed skills up front.  If the skills are old, use a functional rather than a chronological resume and leave the dates out.

Have two resumes:  a one page condensed resume and a complete resume.

When answering ads online or in the paper, write a letter mentioning you have the requisite skills.  Do not send a resume unless they call and ask for one.  If you send a resume up front, they feel they have already interviewed you.

2)        Business Card

Your business card should be on white linen, not vellum, and should have raised lettering.  Include your cell and home telephone numbers and your email address.

3)        Cold Calling

You must employ cold calling in a down economy (you have a better chance of getting in to see someone in a smaller company as the larger companies usually insist that you apply online).

Make a list of all the possible companies in your area then research them online, through their website or in the library with research reports from such services as Standard & Poor’s. 

Before going on your cold calling trips, be certain to read up on the company in the event you are able to get past the receptionist.

Mark the location of each company on a local map so that you can efficiently cover more companies on each outing.

When you appear at the front reception desk, ask to see someone in the Human Resources or Personnel departments.  If no one is available, leave a business card and ask the receptionist who you should call.

Call and see if you can drop in.  If you must apply online, at least you will have a name you can contact.

If you see a large number of companies (minimum 25-30) and follow up periodically calling them, you have a better chance of getting a job.

4)        Interviewing

Do the research about the company.  Most people assure the interviewer they would love to work for the company, but don’t know anything about it.

Dress appropriately for the interview.  A conservative jacket & slacks/skirt or business suit is best.

Do not wear facial jewelry.

During the interview, spend more time explaining how you can contribute rather than what the salary and benefits are. 

If they ask you what salary you expect, answer that you are flexible, are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the company and are confident that the compensation will be appropriate.

Be prepared to answer these questions:  what is your best trait and what is your worst trait.

A good answer for your best trait is to say, “My character.  I’m honest, loyal, flexible and I take responsibility to complete tasks assigned to me.”

For your worst trait, I have no suggestions.

Be certain to get the business cards of the interviewers and write them letters thanking them for their time and expressing again your interest in contributing to the company.

If you don’t hear from them within two weeks, call the interviewers on the telephone.

5)        Networking

Networking is also crucial on second and following jobs.  Almost 80% of such jobs come from networking.

Ask all your friends if they can think of a position you might apply for.  Ask if they know anyone in the company and if you can use their name as a reference.

Always carry your business cards to social events.  You never know when you will meet someone who can help you.

Networking is more important than ever as many companies will insist you apply online. 

If you must apply online and couldn’t get through to HR, try dropping in on a branch office and seeing a manager.  Mention that you have applied online.  It’s possible that the manager can put in a good word for you.

Be prepared to face rejection, this is a numbers game.

Have faith that persistence over a period of time is a winning tactic.
Note from Lisa Saunders, a former recruiter for National Field Service Corporation, who currently serves as their consulting field director in New England:  
Post your a VERY detailed version of your resume on database sites. For online resumes, it's important, for example, to say PowerPoint, Excel, etc., instead of just Microsoft Office as some recruiters only do a search using the required skill buzz words given them by employers. Slightly edit your resume every week on these resume database sites so it appears on top when recruiters do searches.
In addition, there are probably several free job hunting workshops in your area. Attend them. You will learn new skills and may meet someone who can help you.
Volunteering/interning for organizations is very helpful in regard to networking and learning new skills. If you show up on time, are eager to learn, and demonstrate your dedication, you will be the first one they think of to either hire or recommend to associates when job openings occur.