The Power of Our Voice

Yesterday we honored #nationalbeheardday and being heard is a part of the power of International Women’s Day!

Connie reminds everyone of her favorite word: #fierce
Connie is one of our characters in #TheTruthAboutHumptyDumpty , a book promoting diversity, inclusion, empathy, and love to stop bullying.
Connie is Loving, Fierce and Fearles.  We can all use a reminder to be fierce, #fearless and to #ChooseLove
at times.

Connie also loves Music.  Beyond our song, #Choose Love, she’s a huge Taylor Swift fan. Connie’s favorite Taylor Swift quote is: “I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.” Jump. Be Heard. Be Fierce. Be Fearless. Live your Self-Worth.

#inspiration #inspirationalquotes #quotes #quoteoftheday #selflove #selfcare #selfworth #raiseyourvibration #childrensbookillustration #childrensbooks #empowerment #empathy #inclusion #diversity #diversityandinclusion #bedtimestories #stopbullying #internationalwomensday

National Read a Book Day


As a publisher and author of children’s books, I am particularly fond of reading and Dr. Seuss.  Today, I continued my volunteer work with Reading Partners Baltimore reading and being read to by a beginning reader. ❤

Reading empowers us… “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss

#quotes #quoteoftheday #quotestagram #iamarliespeaks #luvstorybooks #reading #inspirationalquotes #instagood #inclusion #mondaymotivation #nationalreadabookday #happybirthdaydrseuss

Dance is Important

In a 2018, on ideas.ted.com, excerpt from the book, “You, Your Child and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education” highlighted the importance of dance education transformational benefits included healthy social relationships, improved academic performance, and physical and mental wellness.

These benefits should be revisited in 2020 as they remain just as important. The #TikTok dance trend demonstrates the importance of dance to build community.

In our children’s book, Ballerina in a Box, we present dance using the story of a ballerina who loses her confidence after a fall. Fearful, Anastasia dances her way into a figurative box to protect herself from hurt. This is a common response for anyone, not just ballerinas. Anastasia finds herself on an unintended moving adventure and in a literal box, from which she dances her way out. Ballerina in a Box is available through LuvStorybooks.shop.

Anastasia climbs into a literal box

The article also emphasizes the ability of dance to end bullying and school violence. In our children’s book, The Truth About Humpty Dumpty, available, also, at LuvStorybooks.shop, we address bullying and dance. Eddie Egbert, the new egg in the Eggtopia block experiences bullying. Eddie’s differences – there aren’t many green eggs – attract the wrong attention. With perseverance and the encouragement of his Granny, Eddie wins over the bully and creates friends through dance.

The Truth About Humpty Dumpty Cover

To read the entire article, please click here.

#ballerina #dance #mentalHealth #wellness #confidence #empowerment #girlpower #childrensbook #iamarliespeaks #LuvStorybooks #bedtimestory #ballet #dance #children #confidence #academicperformance #TheTruthAboutHumptyDumpty #endbullying #prevention #violence #love #chooselove

Wednesday Wisdom

Choose Love


In everything, #ChooseLove

Love is our greatest gift to self and others. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu

#newmusic #reggaemusic #dubstep #dubsmash #Zen #chillvibes #confidence #kindness #selfcare #wednesdaymood #happinessquotes #laotzuquotes #instamusic #streamchooselove #TimEllis #ArleneJMGrant #iamarliespeaks
#instagood #humpdayvibes #selflove #wednesdaywisdom

Monday Motivation Yields Tuesday Thoughts

#ChooseLove #bettyboop #cartoon #nostalgia #happiness #music #newmusic #selflove #TikTok
#positivevibes #mondaymotivation “Indulge yourself–a girl can never have too many shoes.” – Betty Boop

Betty Boop encourages a common form of self-love, which many do on sale holidays like, #presidentsday.  It is important to make time to indulge positive habits including music.

#TimEllis #ArleneJMGrant

Playlists

Granny

Sunday’s are great time to chill, as they say these days. I guess I should introduce myself too, I’m Granny from The Truth About Humpty Dumpty available at LuvStorybooks.shop. I love music and I’ve got moves like Jagger! My Grandson, Eddie, won a dance contest recently! I taught him everything he knows on the dance floor and he’ll tell you so.

So, what else can I tell you about me? I’ve got a playlist! Click on the video below for my top 5! It’s fire!

©2020 ArlieSpeaks Media LLC

I agree with the benefits of music. I think Connie told you about them. Well, one thing she didn’t tell you is that it is important to listen but also dance!

Did you know dancing also improves brain function and memory? Well, now you do. If you want to know more, read what they had to say at Harvard: https://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/dancing-and-brain

Enough talk, this Heart Health month, make time to dance. What’s on your Playlist?

#playlist #chooselove #yummy #conversationsinthedark #BadGuy #DontStartNow #Granny #moveslikejagger #dancebreak #HeartHealth #reggae #dubstep #memory #wellness #iamarliespeaks #TimEllis #ArleneJMGrant #JustinBeiber #JohnLegend #BillieEilish #DuaLipa #TheTruthAboutHumptyDumpty #LuvStorybooks