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Winter Can Really Make You Feel Lousy ~ The Winter Blues

~In keeping with the many great things in my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland, here is news on a very important health issue.

Since the weather is changing and the snowflakes will soon fly, I thought this would be a very good time to share this message with you all –again. I wish each one of you a good winter season, the ability to be really productivity when there’s lot of sunshine or when there’s none. Besides all that, I wish you a wonderful Christmas, good health, and a lot of joy!

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!



Feeling a Little Sad or Even Depressed?

Depression can happen to any of us at any given time. It can be due to changes in your life, a new baby, loss of loved ones or a job, and a host of many other things including chemical changes in the brain. If you are feeling sad, having difficulty functioning; there is no shame in getting help from a professional if you need it. Please discuss any difficulties with your physician. If you don’t have a primary care physician, it’s time to get one!


The Winter Blues

Got the winter blues? In Cleveland, about 20 percent of us are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Since we have so many cloudy days here, the lack of sunlight hinders the brain’s ability to make a chemical called serotonin. Low levels of serotonin can cause you to feel sluggish and depressed. Good remedies to improve your well-being include taking a walk in the early morning hours when there is sun and increasing your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids by eating oily fish like salmon, herring, or sardines. Also make sure your diet includes at least 800 units of Vitamin D daily and foods rich in Vitamin C. For good brain functioning, get seven to nine hours of sleep a night, and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

If you are still experiencing problems after monitoring your diet and exercise, see your doctor to discuss your symptoms and concerns. Your doctor may recommend you spend ten to fifteen minutes in front of of a therapeutic light box with 10,000 LUX (no UV rays).

Visit or for more information on purchasing therapeutic light boxes.


Helpful Websites

Below are some very useful tools from Mental Health America’s website which can help you feel your best. Also check out their link for depression screening:

10 Tools ~ to Feel Your Best

These proven tools can help you feel stronger and more hopeful. Check out each page for specific, easy-to-follow tips.

  1. Connect with othersStay connectedTool 1
  2. Stay positiveStay PositiveTool 2
  3. Get physically activeGet Physically ActiveTool 3
  4. Help othersHelp OthersTool 4
  5. Get enough sleepGet enough sleepTool 5
  6. Create joy and satisfactionCreate Joy and SatisfactionTool 6
  7. Eat wellEat WellTool 7
  8. Take care of your spiritTake care of your spiritTool 8
  9. Deal better with hard timesDeal with hard timesTool 9
  10. Get professional help if you need itGet HelpTool 10

December 4, 2012 at 7:57 am Leave a comment

#5 Fresh Hope … Cleveland Facts

~ More facts to share with you today on Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland

Here’s some of the best information I could give you today on my new book.

We each have 24 hours in a day to accomplish what we need to do. In light of all responsibilities you have, one of the best things about my book is this:

  •  spend only a few minutes reading   ▪ get what you need today  ▪ then come back and visit Fresh Hope …Cleveland’s helpful pages when you need more  resources, ideas, and hope.
  • Fresh Hope … Cleveland   ~ God’s gift to help you!

Have a great day!

God Bless You!


June 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

#4 Fresh Hope … Cleveland Facts

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

… it’s really simple, Fresh Hope … Cleveland is here to give you  “fresh” ideas no matter where you live. Enjoy these great segments …

  • creative living ideas medical  inventory ▪  financial boundaries workspace pages so you can record more
  • ~ Tips for Your Emotional Well-being Books   Spiritual + Practical Wisdom at a time when it’s needed most!

God Bless You!


June 19, 2012 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

#3 Fresh Hope … Cleveland Facts

~ More on Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times

  •  The title says “Cleveland” but I live in New Jersey.  How can Fresh Hope … Cleveland help me?
  • Not from Ohio? The information in Fresh Hope … Cleveland will still help direct you to services right in your own backyard! How? It will point you in the right direction and open up your mind to new opportunities and possibilities!
  • Only 11 things in this 164-page book have specific locations and phone numbers that will be different for you.
  • Your local phone book or the Internet will direct you to the same resources in your area.

Have a great day!

God Bless You!


June 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

New “ORDER” Tab ~ Now Order Books from Nanci’s Blog!

~ I’m sharing great news today about my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland!

Now You Can Order Books Right Off This Blog!

Just go to the  new “ORDER” Tab on my blog and you can order 1 – 3 copies of my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland!! You will receive a signed, personalized copy of Fresh Hope … Cleveland, a thank you letter, and bookmark if available. I do offer discounted copies too for those who are struggling and find they cannot afford to spend $20 on a book + shipping.

On the “ORDER” tab you’ll find 5 Easy Steps to Help You Order Your Personalized Copy of Fresh Hope … Cleveland! Don’t miss Step #5. This is where you e-mail us your ADDRESS to so we can send your books.

NOTE: Also tell me what name(s) I should use when I write your personalized message on the inside. Please allow about eight (8 ) days to receive your books.

I look forward to sending you some Fresh “Hope” today!

Thank you!

God Bless You!


June 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

Every Good Reason to Love Nanci’s New Book

~ More on Nanci J. Gravill’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Every Good Reason to Love Fresh Hope … Cleveland + More!

Through the earlier series just like coconut cream pie I brought you lots of information on my new book. Here’s a little recap of what’s been shared!

ideas and informationeverything right from the author’s own life story of 5+ years of difficulties  ▪ Great coverGodly tips from Emma, my little field mouseAppendices filled with lots of information Vignettes or little sentences that make the text more friendly Workspaces so you can record all kinds of your own information Great Quotes to inspire youGreat Resources to help youFruit Smoothie Like Help: Healthy tips on how to cope with the ups and downs of life ▪  Inspiration to fuel your searches Fresh Hope … Cleveland is available in eBook or printed soft cover copyLast Thoughts” section with EncouragementIt’s a one-of-a-kind GUIDEcool, cool back cover Reflect in the Something More sectionUniquely for Cuyahoga County and the Cleveland area but anyone can find help hereespecially for you workspaces in the text  where  you can reflect, spill out your heart, brainstorm and more!

~Don’t miss all the help and great resources this book can bring you and your family!

FYI: The Book Give-Away starts this Sunday on Easter – April 15. See my blog post this Friday and March 27 for more!

God Bless You!


April 3, 2012 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Hurray! Fresh Hope … Cleveland is Now Available

~ Wonderful news to share today! My book Fresh Hope … Cleveland is now available for purchase. You’ll get more news shortly on my website, book signings, and a book give-away coming up soon!

After 39 months of hard work and research, my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland is now available to provide you with the help that you and your family need. Below is a short overview of the book. You can find more at my website at (in the last stages of development).

Book Give-Away: See all the details on my March 27th blog post about how you or your friend can win a free copy of Fresh Hope … Cleveland. The Give-Away starts on Easter Sunday, April 8, and goes through Sunday, April 15.


Overview of Nanci Gravill’s Fresh Hope … Cleveland

All the resources found in Fresh Hope … Cleveland helped Nanci make it through five very difficult years. They can help anyone find the answers and hope that they need too. 

Fresh Hope … Cleveland gives ideas on how to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your dollars along with creative living ideas that will inspire you. In a sense the book provides wisdom at a time when you may need it most. Waiting for answers and opportunities to arrive is part of life. But how will you wait? How will you cope? This practical guide and workbook gives you some inventive ways to manage those challenges along with healthcare services, job and mortgage information, emergency contacts, prayer hotline numbers, books, classes at local churches, and much more. Find out too, about the most important resource you could ever possess: a relationship with God.

Fresh Hope … Cleveland is published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Look for the eBook ($3.99 + shipping) and soft-cover, printed versions at $19.99 + shipping via the publisher and at Nanci’s book signings for $20 including shipping and Ohio sales tax.

Here’s a link to see more about my book:–Cleveland.aspx

God Bless You!

He is Risen!


March 30, 2012 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

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