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The talented Julia Roberts stars in the new movie, Eat, Pray, Love , as a modern wife who is missing something deep inside her soul so she chooses to make drastic changes by divorcing her husband, and taking a yearlong, life-altering journey. She stops in Italy first, where she finds an ethereal joy in the art of eating. She then travels to India, where she studies with yogis at an ashram, finding strength with prayer as well as gaining an inner tranquility. Finally, she heads to Bali, where she meets her true love. In the movie, her lover David, is played by James Franco, who is also known for ‘Spiderman 2’ and ‘Pineapple Express,’ (which he also wrote and directed.)
As most people know, the film is an adaptation of the best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia written by Elizabeth Gilbert.
As a woman who went through her own life transformation at the age of 38 and also ended up falling in love at the end, I’ve always felt connected to this story. The advantage is that I found myself without traveling all over the world. So for those who are still looking, please know that traveling the globe makes for a good book and movie, but the reality is that it is possible to do this without leaving home.
Jennifer may have split with co star, Jamie Kennedy, but this ‘unlucky in love’ star of Ghost Whisperer, who proclaims herself a ‘Hopeless Romantic,’ is sharing her real life love story in her new book, ‘The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My name is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I’m a Love-aholic,’ which can be purchased at Amazon. Hewitt shares what she’s learned about being honest with yourself and she uses a witty approach to discuss 20 things you should do after a break up. Here are just a few:
- Know that you won’t die (you have to stick around so he can see what a mistake he made.
- Take it one day at a time (we all have to take it one day at a time, that’s how it works.)
- Don’t go to the old “we” spots.
- Do something extreme (that you normally wouldn’t do).
If you aren’t content living your life as a party of one, then consider reading Hewitt’s book, to help you change your status back to ‘in a relationship.’ For any real chance at success, take your time and work on yourself before proclaiming to the world that ‘You’re Ready for Love.’ Remember that it takes time to heal. For more about Jennifer Love Hewitt, login to her website at: www.jenniferlovehewittonline.com .
This week on my blog, I’m highlighting a virtual acquaintance who I met on Twitter. Her name is Julie Spira. Spira is an expert in dating and relationships who earned a B.S. in Television-Radio from Ithaca College, and was the first female disc jockey on WAAL Radio in Binghamton, NY. But Spira had bigger aspirations. In 1994, she created her first online dating profile which led to her first marriage (to an online suitor) and her first major heartbreak – when it ended in divorce. Determined, she went on more than 250 dates in 16 years which provided her with unique insight to the dating world. Her book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online ( rel. Feb 19, 2009), details in humorous form, some of these blind dates like ‘The Architect’, ‘The Plastic Surgeon’, and ‘The Boy Next Door’. She also includes 10 very simple, but necessary ‘Rules of Netiquette’ for successful cyber dating which are included in Chapter 9 of her book. Three of them include:
- Unless you’re prepared for anything that pops up, Don’t ‘google’ your date
- Never, under any circumstances, discuss body parts or any procedures like vasectomies and breast reductions
- Lying on your profile may help you ‘snag’ a match, but it will NOT help you ‘bag’ the match-stay as close to the truth as possible and come clean before or during the date
For more information on Julie you can check out an interview on The Huffington Post, or if you’re into videos, she has a collection of YouTubes that are full of various interviews related to her extensive knowledge of cyber dating, and Social Media. Julie will also be attending the 140 Conference in NYC for twitter on April 20th and 21st. For more information check her out at CyberdatingExpert.com or on Twitter/@JulieSpira.
At the conference you’ll will have a chance to learn about the art of Memoir, meet several authors and agents and gather information on how to publish your book.
Participants can attend the full 2 day conference or choose just a few classes. The pricing ranges from $45-$220. For more information, please click here: Big Apple Conference Registration
If you’re ready to join the organization (which will enable you to receive a discount on the conference) you can find out more here: JOIN IWWG
I just joined a writing association called The International Womens Writing Guild (IWWG). The organization is dedicated to nurturing and helping women writers. It seems looks like a great way to network with like-minded peers and learn more about the craft. If you’re a woman writer 18 and older, you may want to check out the organization. Membership is $55.00 for one year and $110.00 for 2 years.