BLOG CALL – August 2017

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Below are some suggested titles and topics that are sure to do well! If anything speaks to you, comment and you will be assigned that title.

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Do you need a little inspiration for a blog topic? Please see the list below.

If you are submitting for a blog series, ALL articles in your series must be submitted in order for your series to be scheduled. A series would be defined as a minimum of 3, maximum of 7 articles surrounding one topic or theme. Writing a series is a great way to position yourself as an expert in the area of wellness that you represent. Please fill out 1 blog form for each article in your series and specify which part in the series it represents. (Part 1, Part 2, etc.)

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Onto the Inspiration!

SUBMIT A MULTI-WEEK SERIES:

Writing a series requires at least 3 posts about 1 topic. Writing a Series is an EXCELLENT WAY to position yourself as an expert in the area you are writing about. Here is an example of a series written by Pamela Dussault. Notice how it is great content and she links her webinars. http://blog.thewellnessuniverse.com/creating-positive-change-with-archangel-michael/

*** ALL ARTICLES IN A SERIES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO the first article publishing. Comment below in this blog with a topic you would like to do a series about and Submit Your Series.

Some TOPICS for inspiration:

Astrological Events

Fitness & Nutrition (Got a great recipe?)

An ‘Ultimate Guide’ ‘Top Tips’ ‘How To’ types of blogs

Illnesses & Disorders with remedies for them

Self Transformation, Self Development, Business Development

Relationships

Alternative & Holistic wellness practices

Excerpts from your book can be used for a series

7 Day Eating Plans for: Detoxing, More Energy, Emotional Well-being, Reducing Cancer Risk Etc.

Below are a mixed bag of suggested titles to inspire you!

If you feel called to write on one of these, don’t delay, shout it out! You will be notified with a reply comment if you got it. First come, first served. ALL of the titles suggested are to pull a reader in. All articles are to be written highlighting positive, inspiring, informative or educational content. These are ‘one offs’ and you just need to write on the 1 title. (If you are inspired by a title to write a series, comment below)

We always welcome blogs that are Holiday, Global Recognition Days, Astrological & Celestial Events. For these time sensitive blogs, you must let Ashley know 2-3 weeks ahead of time and submit at LEAST 2 Weeks prior. We typically like to publish these a day or two before the event to get you traction.

INSPIRING OPPORTUNITY: ‘Of The Month’

Do you have a Recipe of The Month? Mindfulness Tip of The Month? Fitness Tip of The Month? Random Act of Kindness of The Month? Get the idea? Commit to a monthly spot for a “————— of The Month” with your idea below in comments! If approved, we will give you that topic and slot each month.

Comment Below with the # of the blog you wish to claim and submit ASAP once it has been assigned. We will put your name next to the title and reply to your comment.

  1. Allergies & Natural Remedies – Andrea Warren
  2. 10 Foods as Toxic as Poison
  3. Delicious High Protein Salad Recipes
  4. This 1 Food Cures Almost Any Illness – Jake Wernitznig
  5. Is it Love?
  6. The Health Benefits of Giving & Receiving Love
  7. How to Fix a Mistake
  8. 7 Practices to Learning to Trust Again
  9. How to Keep Family Values & Traditions in a Modern Age
  10. Is Your Décor Zapping Your Energy? –  Carina Ghionzoli
  11. Home Made Natural Remedies (This can be for bug bites, skincare, hair care, cuts and scrapes, etc.)
  12. When no-one understands your depression
  13. My Disease _________ & How I Cope (Open to share your issues to inspire more humility & understanding? We welcome articles from multiple authors for various issues.)
  14. Easing the Suffering of a Loved One
  15. Silent Suffering: Not Just a Woman’s Issue
  16. My ‘Friend’ Always Has an Issue (This can be tips for self care, boundaries and advice to keep a healthy friendship)
  17. Finding Balance as a Working Parent
  18. CANCER: A Holistic Approach to Prevention Anyone Can Do
  19. 10 Foods That Improve Your Mood – Andrea Warren
  20. 15 Secrets to True Love – Denise Povernick
  21. 15 Secrets to Live Your Passion – Lisa Dadd
  22. 15 Secrets to Have More Confidence – Lisa Lundgren
  23. Momma Never Told You ….
  24. 10 Creative Ways to Make a Business from Your Natural Talents
  25. Nature Walks – 10 Benefits Beyond Getting Physically Fit –  Dr. Terry Segal
  26. 10 Romantic Inspirations for Your Relationship
  27. Family Fun Time on a Budget
  28. A Week of Affirmations for More Happiness –  Christina Smith 
  29. How Yoga Works to Increase Spiritual and Physical Wellness – Heather Blanchard
  30. Top 3 Yoga Poses and Their Benefits – Amanda Ajoke Onitiju    


  31. Breathing Exercises for Relaxation (We encourage a video accompany this blog) Cindy Bartz
  32. Getting Over Him (or Her) Today
  33. My Journey with _________________ & What I Learned (Many WUVIPs can do this title as long as topics are different) — My Journey with Self-Esteem and How I Cope/ Bernadette Eata    My Journey with My Terminally Ill Sister & What I Learned – Andrea Dray
  34. Best Advice My Mom Gave Me
  35. Do You Recognize Your Symptoms? Exploring __________________
  36. The Shocking Truth About Dining Out, Even at Top Restaurants
  37. Take the Anxiety out of Family Gatherings –    Samantha C-Panopoulos 


  38. Coping With Loss as The Holidays Near
  39. Wellness Woo-Woo? Rosi Goldsmith
  40. Health Tonic Recipe – Cindy Bartz
  41. It Nearly Killed Me (This could be a physical or emotional topic) – Felicia Reed
  42. When Everyone Tells You ________________ (your too sensitive, you’re a dreamer, etc.)  – Samantha C-Panopoulos
  43. A New Me in the Wake of Grief – Lisa Lundgren
  44. 5 ‘Tells’ To Know if They are Lying
  45. Rushing Into Another Relationship?
  46. When Crisis Hits – Debi Silber
  47. Drop the Dream or Get to Your Goal Now
  48. How to Leave Without Hurting Their Feelings
  49. Addictive Behaviors & How to Stop – Ashley Brewer
  50. 20 Ways to Focus on The Positive & Attract More Joy – Keith Engelhardt
  51. Glorious Gardening – Preparing for Fall
  52. Inviting Birds into Your Backyard
  53. 5 Foods That Literally Melt Fat
  54. 10 Tips: Purifying Your Energy by Purging Negative Thoughts
  55. The Reality of Addiction and Recovery –  Paul Hellwig
  56. What Made Me Decide it Was Time (For me to be me, for me to leave, etc.)
  57. Did you know __________?
  58. Good or Bad, Nothing is Permanent
  59. 10 Rules to Be Your Own Boss Bernadette Eata
  60. Alternative Natural Remedies to Medication for _____________________(fill in the blank: mirages, pain, high blood pressure, etc.) – Keith Engelhardt
  61. The Miracle Spice ____________________ (fill in the blank)
  62. Top 3 Ingredients for Better Health (This can be literal ingredients for food or advice like ‘thinking positive’ etc. The choice is yours how you care to write on this title) Bernadette Eata  
  63. Key Phrases to Superior Communication
  64. The Definition of Success
  65. Backyard Dangers (This can be about poisonous plants, play areas for children, etc. Including photos or video recommended)
  66. When is the Right Time to Tell Your Child?
  67. 5 Things to Always Carry in Your Handbag
  68. Travel Tips to Stay Safe
  69. Self Defense Moves for Children
  70. Self Defense Moves for Women
  71. Self Defense Moves for Seniors
  72. Back to School – Advice to Give Your Kids to Stay Safe (We all have heard, don’t walk next to a white van, so what can YOU tell parents to keep their children safer?) 
  73. They Cheated: Staying Together After Infidelity – Kim Bayne
  74. Strength Training after an Injury  
  75. Getting Back Into Physical Activity
  76. 25 Benefits of Exercise Aside from Losing Weight 
  77. 1 NLP Technique for Prosperity
  78. How to Create a New Anchor with NLP 

  79. Calming the Rage
  80. I Thought I Could Never Love Me
  81. 10 Mindful Tips You Need Now – Keith Engelhardt
  82. 30 Ways to be Confident
  83. 5 Natural Remedies for ________________
  84. 5 Tips to Eliminate Pain
  85. Ultimate Guide to Pure Joy
  86. Ultimate Guide to Self Love –  Dolores Fazzino
  87. Ultimate Guide to Saying No
  88. Ultimate Guide to Living Your Dreams
  89. Ultimate Guide to Life Balance – Nicole Levac
  90. Fix Broken Thinking
  91. Prevention is the ‘New’ Cure
  92. Over 40? 10 Wellness Habits Women Can No Longer Avoid
  93. Stop Losing & Gaining Weight: 10 Tips
  94. Sabotaged! 5 Ways to Stop Killing Your Success
  95. How to Cope with Betrayal
  96. How to Drop Emotional Baggage
  97. How to Get Organized
  98. How to Save Money
  99. How to Start a Business
  100. How to Detox Negative Thinking
  101. Age Appropriate Answers for Curious Children
  102. 5 Unique Ways to Say ‘Thank You’  
  103. Leadership Actions that Inspire Others: 10 Tips
  104. Your Bubble: 5 Step Exit Strategy
  105. 30 Day Plan to Exit Your Comfort Zone
  106. Don’t Get on The Scale & 10 More Weight Loss tips
  107. Doormat Syndrome? Stop Suffering Now
  108. You are Amazing! How to Accept Love
  109. Is Reversing The Aging Process Possible?
  110. The Best Pet for Your Personality
  111. The Best Exercise for Your Personality
  112. 10 Tips to Reignite Intimacy
  113. Floating Apart? 10 Tips to Connect
  114. Being Better
  115. Is Technology Changing Our Chemistry?
  116. Have You Tried ____________? (This can be an exercise, food, technique, etc. Explain what it is and the benefits)  Samantha C-Panopoulos
  117. My Secret ______________ 
  118. You Can Stop ___________ Here’s How!
  119. Sleep for a Full 7 Hours. Here’s How
  120. Stress, Anxiety, Panic. The Differences & How to Reduce (This can be a series) – Carina Ghionzoli
  121. Why is My Child Acting Out?
  122. How Positive Reinforcement Works
  123. 15 Tips to Eliminate Pain Holistically
  124. My Life Changed in the Blink of an Eye – Ann Musico
  125. 10 Words to Eliminate Immediately – Lisa Lundgren
  126. 10 Ways to Stay Focused & Motivated
  127. 7 Yogic Tools for More Peace – Anna Laurita 

Please feel free to suggest a title below.

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Comments

  1. Ann Musico

    I’d like to do #124 My Life Changed in the Blink of an Eye. I have a book on Kindle called “In the Blink of an Eye – Lessons I Learned From a Health Crisis.” Would it be ok if I linked the post to the book?

  2. Bernadette Eata

    Hello and Happy Monday!

    Would it be alright if I chose 3 topics?
    62. Top 3 Ingredients for Better Health
    59. 10 Rules for Being Your Own Boss
    33. My Journey with Self-Esteem and How I Cope

  3. Carina Ghionzoli

    Hello

    May I have:

    10 Is your decor zapping your energy?
    120 Stress, Anxiety, Panic. The Differences & How to Reduce (This can be a series)

    Can I do a monthly blog?

    Thank you

    1. Dr. Terry Segal

      Hello!!!
      I just returned from vacation to see that I’ve been given the topic on Benefits of Nature Walks.
      Thank you!
      I’ll get right on it and have it for you this coming week, if that works in your timeline.
      Terry

  4. Lisa Lundgren

    I would like # 125, # 22 and # 43 please. Also if no-one else takes it I would be happy to do number 16 also. 🙂

  5. Samantha Cervino P.

    I would like to write #116- Have You Tried – EFT Tapping for Phobias! How I overcame my phobia of snakes in just one hour with EFT.
    # 37 Take the Anxiety out of Family Gatherings
    & # 42 When Everyone Tells You…. You can not do that
    I choose 3 pls let me know if that’s alright.

    Thank you WU 🙂

    1. The Wellness Universe Post author

      Hi Samantha – Those are yours! Thank you – #37 Can be written and we will post in October as the holidays get closer, so that can be left for last on your priority list to submit. 🙂
      Anna

  6. Diane Boyko Achatz

    I have an idea for a different title: “My Journey Away from Retirement”

    The blog would be why I chose a new career as a Health Coach when most people my age are retired, and the journey toward my dream. Thank you for the opportunity to submit my first blog for The Wellness Universe. Diane 🙂

          1. Diane Boyko Achatz

            Color my face bright red with embarrassment because I couldn’t find the response to my question until this evening. I still very much want to submit a blog, but given the fact that so much time has passed I understand if I’ve missed my opportunity. Please accept my apologies for my tardiness.
            Diane

  7. Barbara Schwarck

    Hi There,

    I would like to take #50,63, 81, 89 and 117. I have submitted one article but never heard back from you. Please let me know what else I need to do. Thank you. Barbara

  8. The Wellness Universe Post author

    Hi Barbara, did you submit your article via the Submit an Article form? You should have received an auto reply once you submitted. If you did, and did not hear back from us and it has been more than 72 business hours, please inquire with Ashley at blogs@thewellnessuniverse.com As far as the blogs you would like to reserve – we are delighted to see you are interested in writing so many! We love to see people excited about our topics 🙂 However, we limit to 3 titles. Which 3 would you like? If the others are available still toward the end of the month, we can issue those to you too 🙂

    Thank you!
    Anna

  9. Cindy Bartz

    I would love to do a 3 part series on #31 – Breath Exercises for Relaxation. I did a 3part blog on my website about a year ago. I also have videos.

  10. Rosi Goldsmith

    I’ll take, #39, with a slight tweak: “The Woo is in You: Your Mind is More Powerful Than You Think!”

    and, s#74, “Sprained ankles: training to prevent re-injury”. Different body parts have different training strategies after injury. Neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist are other ones I can think of. Too much for a single post!

    I also have started a three part series inspired by a June prompt: “9 Non-Toxic Strategies for Garden “Pests””. (2 parts are written, 3rd is in draft.) Would that still be OK? Would I correspond with Ashley about that?

    1. The Wellness Universe Post author

      Hello @rosigoldsmith yes! And those are great. I encourage you to write a blog per month as a ‘Prevent re-injury’ series or can be a 5-part series with the 5 most common (Back, Shoulder, knee? No idea not my area 🙂 just suggesting) I will assign #39 & #74 to you.
      Thank you
      Anna

      1. Rosi Goldsmith

        Hi, Anna,
        The idea of a 5 part blog-per-month series is a great suggestion. I have been imagining writing it from various angles. Like, there are already a hundred books on healing from back pain. And it affects 30-40% of us during our lifetimes. So that one might better be: “5 Successful Strategies for Overcoming Back Pain.”

        Perhaps some of us in the physical category here could even work together? Others here at WU are PT’s, OT’s, or have other relevant specialties. Would it be appropriate to start a new thread (under Blogger’s Paradise, or?) asking for collaboration on a 5 month series? Perhaps ask @ashleybrewer?

        You sparked a lot of ideas! But the whole series will take more planning. So, could my name be withdrawn from this topic for now? 🙂
        Thank you,
        Rosi

  11. Anna Laurita

    I would like to write : “7 Yogic Tools for More Peace” and also contribute a monthly article called “Pranayama of the Month” or if you think “pranayama” may be too technical, how about “Breath of the Month for Optimal Health” or just “Breathing Exercise of the Month”

  12. Savvy Raj

    Hi, this time around I would love to contribute an article on the Value of Empathy … as way of life and living. Do let me know ?
    Thank you.
    Savvy Raj

  13. Keith Engelhardt

    I could do the following blog articles (over a period off time, not all at once):

    #50 – 20 Ways to Focus on The Positive & Attract More Joy
    #60 Alternative Natural Remedies to Medication for _____________________(fill in the blank: mirages, pain, high blood pressure, etc.)
    #81 10 Mindful Tips You Need Now
    #109 Is Reversing The Aging Process Possible?
    #24 10 Creative Ways to Make a Business from Your Natural Talents