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For those who didn’t have an ideal mother or happy childhood #MothersDay #Thoughts

I am convinced that, except in a few extraordinary cases, one form or another of an unhappy childhood is essential to the formation of exceptional gifts.   -  Thornton Wilder


What is the best early training for a writer? An unhappy childhood.  –Ernest Hemingway

We are our parents until we unlearn and overcome the belief systems they imprinted upon us. —Michael Brown

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.  –Ben Okri

Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.  — Leo F. Buscaglia

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.   –Graham Greene

The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves.  –Alice Miller

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.  –Eckhart Tolle

We do not have to qualify to be loved. Love is our birthright. Love just is. Love is who and what we are. —Michael Brown

Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery and emotional acceptance of the truth in the individual and unique history of our childhood. ― Alice Miller

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear. Many of us would enter a tiger’s lair before we would enter a dark cave. While caution is a useful instinct, we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life if we fail to support the curious explorer within us.   —Joseph Campbell

Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel—and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.     —Esther Abraham-Hicks

Once you’ve tasted happiness, honest and authentic deep down unconditional happiness, you’ll never go back to anything else.  – Kimberley C. Blaine

You are perfect. You are not broken, never have been and never will be.  -Panache Desai


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Most Popular Women and Channels On YouTube – Why Women Bloggers Need a Video Presence

Just when you think you’ve got all caught up with technology, it changes. Your blog looks great and you’re in love with your new Word Press site. Your Pinterest page is smoking hot, you’re still obsessed with Instagram and you’ve finally got the hang of Google +. Hold your horses ladies. Is there something you’re forgetting? Lipstick? Check. A good wireless mouse? Check? A tablet that fits perfectly in your purse? Check. Video? Video that can earn you dollars? Huh? What? OMG – you forgot the video? Yep, your audience has and will always have a love for you – and having video on your site is a superb to enhance your relationship with them. 24 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Hundreds of millions of videos are watched every month on mobile devices! So is it a good idea to leave this mode of media out?

Yes blogging divas the market for Online video ads has never been hotter. According to comScore, 156 million U.S. Internet viewers watched 8.3 billion video ads in March.

I’m not saying you should do video to become famous. Do it because your audience deserves it. They honestly want to see and hear what you have to say. Why else are they coming to your blog, tweeting and Facebook commenting with you? Dive in! There’s no better time than now!

Also, don’t fall into the fantasy of going viral…My advice? Don’t aim for going viral (chances are slim). I’d rather see a mom vlogger get a few hundred high quality video views from her core audience as opposed to back alley lookie-loos who are not authentic loyal viewers. Don’t put pressure on yourself by obsessing over numbers. Do a good job, produce from your heart and shine in your niche.

Because video production is one of my passions and creative outlets I decided to become a consultant for some of the biggest Youtube channels that specialize in Women’s Lifestyle – it’s an honor for me to help thousands of women go beyond the written word and help them launch video on a larger scale. We encourage and teach woman owned businesses to do mini vlogs, navigate the waters of YouTube and how to rock it out their way in their voice.

The Video Networks I work with are especially attractive to the woman who wants to step up her blogging by adding video because it’s fun and a thrill to see what video offers!  Plus fans love to watch and moms can earn dollars off video views.

There are dozens of great Mom and Lifestyle video channels on YouTube, and potentially thousands of others that currently live within blogs outside of YouTube.  When your content is Online you can build an influential network. We want every woman owned business to design and build her own YouTube channel as she has her voice and her style. I even help content creators with access to advertising libraries. Revenue and video go hand in hand and I’m excited to be part of this growing digital platform with other women. If you interested in hearing more and which Youtube is best for you, feel free to contact us at info@thegotomom.com or PublicRelations@thegotomom.com.

And remember when vlogging, “Short, Sharp and Sweet – the golden rule to making great videos and making them super sharable. Be sure to collaborate with other women who LOVE what you!

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