Jan 232015

This will be the topic of Francine Brevetti’s chat with Internet radio host Joyce Buford on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 a.m. PST; 9 a.m. CT and 10 a.m. EST.

Log in at http://toginet.com/shows/secondwind.

Joyce is a coach and public speaker, www.JoyceBufordempowers.com, whose mission is to help women in transition recover their genius.

She will be asking Francine how she serves people as their ghostwriter or book coach; what obstacles to writing she finds among clients; and how they overcome these.

What are the greatest joys of writing your book — will be another topic she will explore.

Joyce will also draw Francine out on the books that she’s written under her own name, especially her latest, Cat Naps and Doggie Snorts.

Francine will explain how she came to write this book and what she has learned about people and their relationship with animals.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 415-397-7830 or e-mail francinecbrevetti@gmail.com

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Jan 222015

January 27 at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland

My friend, Pat Sullivan, author and coach, is offering a series of talks on subjects close to the heart of those over 50 years of age. Pat leads the series on Tuesday, January 27 with the topic “Re-Genius Yourself” – a stimulating exercise in re-discovering the creativity we were born with. She says:

“All of us were born loaded with many elements of genius. I have been blessed to experience, witness and sometimes facilitate their recovery. I also had learned a lot about how and why we lose access to our treasures out of fear, shame, trauma or non-use.”

February 24, grief expert Dr. Michelle Peticolas will speak on the path “From Grief to Grace and Gratitude.”

I, Francine Brevetti, will appear on March 24 speaking on “To Get Healthy, Get Cozy with Your Animals.” I will be selling copies of my book, Cat Naps and Doggie Snorts.

These events will be held from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and a light lunch will be served, compliments of Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.

Future talks will address developing leadership and mindful money management.
To register call 510-530-0284. For more information on this and future talks, log onto www.geniusagain.com/events.

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Jan 122015
Where are you stuck in your writing project?

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Let me know if you are interested and I will send you the conference call login. You can pay me through PayPal.
Another bonus: you’ll hear the sonorous comments of dog Dante and cat Mei Mei in the background. They love to edit.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 415-397-7830 or e-mail francinecbrevetti@gmail.com

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