Archive for October, 2012

“Thankful” Holiday Book Tour ~ November 3 – 4

~ More to celebrate about my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

With Thanksgiving coming in the next few weeks. I had an idea — a way each of you could give “thanks” and help someone else this Thanksgiving — especially now with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Here it is ~ the Fresh Hope … Cleveland “Thankful” Holiday Book Tour this weekend!

November 3 – 4 ~ “Thankful” Book Tour

Celebrate all you have to be truly thankful for this holiday season. BUY a signed copy of my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times then GIVE it to someone you know or needs help like a single mom.

3 Different Ways to Participate

1. ~From Home via  Facebook Invite + Internet ~ this way you don’t have to leave home to participate. See the Book Signing + Events tab and then go to the ORDER tab and purchase.

2. ~  In Person ~ You can participate by buying a book from me in person on Friday and maybe Saturday at the Grace Church “Once Upon a Christmas.  Cash and Checks (Fresh Hope LLC) only accepted. See the Book Signing + Events tab for more information.

3. ~ From My Blog ~ Find out more at the Book Signings + Events tab at nancigravill.wordpress.com THEN go to the ORDER tab to purchase a book.

Fresh Hope … Cleveland will be a great gift for someone this Thanksgiving.

How My Book Can Be Helpful + ORDERING Details

As you may know, my book “Fresh Hope … Cleveland” shares lots of resources that came from my own personal struggles (Job experience). It will give your friend some ideas and HOPE. More about my book  can be found  on this blog (nancigravill.wordpress.com).
  • Go to the ORDER tab here on this blog for full details

Mark Your Calendars and Help Spread the Word ~ This is how you can help someone else this Thanksgiving.

Praying for you America after the storms and Hurricane Sandy!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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October 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

How to treat somebody with a disability

~ More about Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

I experienced something first hand right after my birthday last week. I have shoulder damage from breast cancer surgery nine years ago. I do have to be careful of my shoulder and can’t lift all that much. Besides all that, I’m very intelligent, motivated, able to walk, jump, swim, drive etc. I can do all kinds of things ~ thankfully I have arms. Some people don’t.

Here’s what I want you to know. Individuals that has some sort of handicap do not repeat Do Not want to be treated as if they aren’t capable. That’s a good way to undermine someone’s self-confidence. It’s also a good way to lose a friend. My thought have always been, regardless of their abilities, I don’t see a thing wrong with anyone and you shouldn’t either! An accident, surgery complications, or illness could happen to any of us specially as we get older. Each person needs to be treated with respect and dignity. It’s always the people that have challenges that teach each one of us something about living and persevering. Someone with a disability has more courage than anyone else. If you don’t take the time to treat them well, it’s because something’s incredibly wrong with you – not them!

Here’s some advice when dealing with someone that might need your help.

Ask Them This

Which teminology they prefer you use: “handicapped” (I doubt it), “physically challenged”, or any other expression that they prefer. The correct terminology might be to not even label them. God sees them as perfect, you should too!

On Offering Assistance

(From paralyzed veterans) Just because someone has a disability doesn’t mean that they require help – they want to be treated as independent people, too. If they do ask for help, ask how before you act. If you don’t wait for instructions, you may end up hurting more than helping. Most importantly, treat wheelchair users however you’d like to be treated ~ and just be yourself!

Unseen Handicaps

Many people are handicapped in ways that can’t be seen. They’re handicapped with bad attitdues, bitter hearts, jeolous thoughts, anger, self-pity, insensitivity, and self-centeredness. These types of personality traits keep people from experiencing God’s best. Don’t let them hold you back from all that God has for you.

God Bless You!

Nanci

October 26, 2012 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Discounts + Free Medications ~ Giant Eagle

~ More resources to help you just like Nanci’s new book ~ Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Here’s something new that is worth sharing today regarding Giant Eagle’s discounted and FREE medications. Just in case you didn’t know!

FREE: Antibiotic Drug Program

FREE: Diabetes Medications Program

FREE: Blood Glucose Monitor Program (no other purchase required)

FREE: Prenatal Vitamin Program (NEW)

Other Discounts:

1. $4/30 day supply Generic Discount Program (no enrollment fee)

2. $10/90-day supply Generic Discount Program (no enrollment fee)

3. Fuel Discount Program on Prescriptions

4. Transfer a Prescription – receive bonus fuelperks!

I hope this is helpful!

I hope too, that you are well today and you can put this information right under your hat for another day.

God Bless You!

Nanci

October 23, 2012 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Register for October 25 Free Author Talk ~ Westlake, Ohio

~ learn more about Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Thur. Oct. 25 (6:30pm)  Author Nanci Gravill at The Gathering Place (Westlake)

From Nanci Gravill, author of Fresh Hope … Cleveland:

I will share stories, thoughts, and wisdom in a message entitled “Dealing with the Storms of Life.” Soon I’ll be a nine-year breast cancer survivor so you’ll learn the influence cancer had on my life and how I came to write my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland–a book of that can be a blessing to each of us traveling life’s highway.

Fresh Hope Book Cover

Join us in a comfortable living room setting at the Gathering Place WEST (800 Sharon Drive ~ Westlake, Ohio) followed by a book signing with books/$20 and literature/$2. Everyone is welcome whether your life has been touched by cancer or not–but registration is required.

Questions? Email me at: FreshHopeCleveland@Yahoo.com or see the Book Signing + Events tab on this blog.

Register online by clicking here: Register Here

Or Call The Gathering Place: (216) 595-9546

I hope to see you there  ~ we are so blessed to have The Gathering Place in our city at not one location, but two!

God Bless You!

Nanci

October 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

Sessions for Job Seekers – Cleveland Career Transition Center

~ More great resources in line with Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

This just came across my electronic desk so I wanted to share it with you!

 

Sessions for Job Seekers – Career Transition Center

Job Club and Speaker Series (actually started a few weeks ago)

Information from Jim Grant cofounder and coleader of the Chagrin Valley Job Seekers (CVJS) in Solon, Ohio.

Public Web Site: www.chagrinvalleyjobseekers.org

“Wednesday Morning West-Side Jump Start” ~ next on October 17

A Job Club and Speaker Series — Join the Career Transition Center staff every other Wednesday from 10 am- noon at Vision 21, located at 1495 Warren Road in Lakewood. Next session will be held tomorrow on Wednesday October 17.

Introducing a new venue to get Job Seekers “Out of the Coffee Shop” and into a business-like routine.

Participants gather leads from other job seekers as to job openings, share personal experiences, and discuss techniques that have worked or not worked for them. The facilitator communicates information on up-to-date job search techniques, new trends, job fairs, and open positions.  Group members set realistic goals and gain confidence by working with a professional staff.  Topics covered range from current techniques for finding a new job to answering questions on current economic hiring conditions and motivational themes to keep jobseekers energized, goal-oriented, and proactive.

Assistance with starting your own business is available through Vision 21 also.

For more information call 216-367-3011 for further information.

“Monday Morning Jump Start” ~ next on October 22

A Job Club and Speaker Series —  Every Monday from 10 am- noon at the Career Transition Center in the CEO at The Shaker Heights Library – 16500 Van Aken Blvd. in Shaker Heights.

This is a weekly meeting to get Job Seekers “Out of the Coffee Shop” and into a business-like routine. Participants gather leads from other job seekers as to job openings, share personal experiences, and discuss techniques that have worked or not worked for them. The facilitator communicates information on up-to-date job search techniques, new trends, job fairs, and open positions.   Group members set realistic goals and gain confidence by working with a professional staff.  Guest speakers will be present at the fourth Monday of the month. Topics range from current techniques for finding a new job to answering questions on current economic and hiring conditions and motivational themes to keep jobseekers energized, goal-oriented, and proactive.

Some speakers may accept resumes for current or future openings in their businesses. Call 216-367-3011 for further information.

I hope this information is helpful!

God Bless You!

Nanci

October 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month + Video

~ more information in keeping with Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi! This month marks a significant anniversary for me. On October 25, 2003, one week after my birthday, during my mammogram we discovered a mass in my breast. The rest is history. Ladies and gentlemen don’t forget your monthly breast exams. Roughly 1,500 men a year are diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 in 7 women are diagnosed each year. Even if you’re afraid, go immediately to your doctor if you find a lump or there’s just something different about your body. Early detection and treatment are your best line of defense should you discover something that just doesn’t seem right.

LINK TO BREAST CANCER VIDEO: (Below) Watch and Dance in honor of cancer survivors and those you love.

Watch the orginal Breast Cancer Pink Glove Video ~ click the link below which will take you directly to my October 5, 2010, blog post where you can watch the video. It also explains the story of how the video came to be! It’s a great story.

Get up and DANCE and ENJOY this great video. It will lift your spirits whether you are in treatment now, a cancer survivor, or anyone else who supports a cancer patient or survivor.

This is indeed “Fresh Hope” for you today.

Breast Cancer Pink Glove Dance VIDEO LINK: https://nancigravill.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/

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Attend This Free Event ~ All are Welcome!

Date:  OCTOBER 25 at 6:30 p.m. The Gathering Place WEST– Westlake (free cancer resource facility for those touched by cancer)

Free Event: “Dealing with the Storms of Life” ~ free author talk (Nanci)+ Book Signing (books/$20 + literature/$2 (cash or check to Fresh Hope LLC)

MUST REGISTER:  Call 216-595- 9546  (Explain it’s the author Talk at Westlake ~ Navigating through Unsettled Times) or online at: http://bit.ly/FreshHopeCleveland
God Bless You!

Nanci

October 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Now Find Fresh Hope … Cleveland in This Charming Bookstore

~ More about Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland

I came across a wonderful place ~ Friends & Family Christian Bookstore. It has a lot of charm. You’ll love it as much as I do. It’s a cozy place where you’ll find wonderful new books, Bibles, and gifts.

Buy My Book at Friends & Family Christian Bookstore + Future Book Signing

Now you can buy my book at this fabulous bookstore! The owners and I have also talked about having a book signing there for me and my book in the near future. I’ll keep you posted. My book: Fresh Hope … Cleveland:Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times. It’s a resource guide +workbook.

More About Friends & Family Christian Bookstore

Friends & Family Christian Bookstore is located at 7625 Walton Road -Walton Hills, Ohio. Co-owners are Anita Foster and Grace Mason. They will make you feel right at home and will help you in anyway they can. They also do special orders and can make up decorative book tables for your church or organization. Please visit their website (below). Better yet, pop in and see them ~ you’ll be blessed in many wonderful ways.

Bookstore Hours ~ Phone ~ Website:

Open Monday – Saturday ~ 10 am to 6 pm — Closed Sunday

Phone: 440-232-0502

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/friendnfamilychristiansto/home

Below are photos of the charming interior at the Friends & Family Christian Bookstore.

October 9, 2012 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

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