Friday, April 13, 2018

Does Nature Inspire You To Journal?

Finally started working on a new paperback self discovery interactive journal... using a "nature" theme for the graphics and journal prompts.

I'm using self reflection statements and self discovery prompts, on beautiful nature images.

Still learning how, don't know photoshop so it requires a lot of ingenuity on my part to work it all out.

Enjoying creating these images!

Hopefully the first one will be available in the next week or so.

Does nature inspire you to learn life's lessons, to ponder your seasonal changes in life?

Check out here for updates:

Strategic Publications

#Journal #Nature #Writing #selfdiscovery #selfhelp #selfimprovement

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wow! How can it possibly be February already?

So much has been happening, I can't even begin to tell you.  But among all the good, bad, ugly things happening, I'm still powering away on the creation of new Journals and notebooks for you to use.

I've personalized so many of my diaries, planners and notebooks by creating monogrammed A-Z covers for them, so that is always a bit of fun when selecting your designs.

The rest of the time I'm having a ball creating gorgeous (OK I'm biased - LOL) cover designs to inspire you to use your journals and notebooks every day.

Have a look at these!

"Strategic Publications"
and since so many people love pretty covers, there are a series of 2018 Planners with covers like roses I have a series of them (pictured above)

In fact, I'm creating new designs every week and have nearly 300 books available for you to select from - go me!

This week I'm creating a series of 3 year journals for you... I love this kind of journal and tracker, where I can review my results over the years.

Anyway, you can check out more of my paperback books and notebooks here:

Amazon: Strategic Publications

Author site:  Helene Malmsio 

 And I've even started making themed sets of books and stationery... calendars, journals, address book, bullet journals etc. like in the Butterfly theme above.  Deliciously gorgeous!

For those people on Committees and members of Clubs that need to organize their meeting minutes and Activity agendas, I've created a range for you too!

What fun hey?  The retro design Social Club book is proving very popular!  Check out if your Club could use any of these for their 2018 meeting minutes and financial records!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Diaries - Journals - Planners: Created with Love

I started the year working on the free CFS report I wanted to release, and I ended the year creating paperback diaries, journals, BuJo bullet journals, and planners.  

Well, I love using beautiful and functional diaries for my scheduling and planning every year.  I can never find what I like so I usually end up creating my own designs and photocopying pages to insert into whatever diary I have bought to use.

This year I decided to create and publish my own diaries, and if I say so myself, they are gorgeous!

And I'm loving the creation process!

The cover designs are varied, from feminine, to masculine, to niche pet lovers... the whole gamut.

There are also illustrated pages, colour page planners, and undated 'any year' planners that you can start and finish at the time of year you want.

Have a look at a few of the designs here, and visit Amazon to see the whole range by searching for "Strategic Publications" and "Helene Malmsio":

#ButterflyDiary #Diary #Planner #Journal #Diary2018 #Lizard #spider #snake #roses #monogrammed #personalized

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Preparing my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Caregivers Guide - free download soon!

I'm embarrassed by how long it takes me to prepare each book between publications! I've had a fascinating couple of years with uprooting from my countryside home base, to finally making my last house move back to the city of Melbourne.

And its taken me a few more months to shake the hay straw from out of my hair and head!

Anyway, I decided to have a go at publishing my new free caregivers guide, and have got the report prepared by Warren, waiting for my notes, and I've got the cover ready... woo hoo... getting there at last!

Here is an excerpt and the cover design... what do you think?


Where to start?

The first step we suggested was to learn what you can about CFS.
Let’s begin with what it means to you that your loved one has CFS and is not suffering from a different problem.

The steps above are general guidelines for carers, be it old-aged parents, cancer suffers, people who have accidents. They are also guidelines for carers of CFS suffers and so they apply to you. It is a little different for you though as your situation is not clear cut like it is with many of those other conditions. It is often difficult to understand just what you are dealing with when CFS is the problem and most people around you don’t ‘get’ just what the problem is. Often you do not get support or sympathy from people around you.

This is why you need to do the research to understand what is involved with CFS.

The fact that you are currently reading through this information book means you are active in your search. You have already taken positive action and that is good.

You will probably be aware by now that CFS is not a condition that’s generally diagnosed in its own right. Normally it is considered to be a possible explanation of the symptoms that the person is suffering but as other things could also be the cause for those symptoms there is a long path that is taken before a diagnosis of CFS is made. Medical professionals will look into Fibromyalgia, Chronic heart or respiratory problems, even MS. Many authorities see CFS and ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) as being the same condition.

If this sounds confused and difficult to get your head around when you are beginning to understand how CFS is diagnosed. Generally every other possible condition that might give these symptoms are reviewed and only when they are all ruled out is the condition formally labelled as CFS, as it is then the only remaining explanation.

That makes it hard for people around the sufferer to come to terms with what they are dealing with. For the longest time people with CFS were considered to be malingerers who should just shake themselves out of it and get their lives together.

For many individuals who suffer from the condition they have themselves believed initially that this is all in their mind and that they are showing weakness by not being able to live up to the responsibilities of their daily life.

People sometimes question if the sufferer really is sick at all!

The reality is that CFS is a health problem and it can drag the sufferer down to lower and lower levels of energy till some people reach such a low point that they may only be out of bed for a few hours a day and even when they have a long sleep they wake up tired and lethargic.

The sufferer has often seen their life shrink around them, like sand trickling through an hourglass they find that the normal activities of a normal life become harder and harder to undertake. They slowly cut themselves out social activity, sport becomes too hard as they are too tired, then work or study starts to be too much as they start having to take days off to rest.

 New cover design for the report:


 So, slowly but surely I'm getting to the third installment which is a companion to How to Beat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...and get your life back! and the next in the series; Nutritional Therapy Guide for a CFS to eat yourself healthy again by Warren Tattersall and Helene Malmsio

I'm pleased to tell you that the Vol 1 achieved Best Seller status on Amazon!

If you would like to check them out, visit amazon.  click the banner below:

I am in the process of republishing them to sell direct on my own website as well, so that you can get the book in pdf, and mobi for kindle, and epub for your mobile smartphone reading convenience.

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If so, please share it with others!

If you have a comment, question or suggestion, please leave a comment below!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Workplace Solutions for Women - New book series of Self Help For Success!

Well, its been a while since I released a new book... but that's because I'm working on a new set of books for the Workplace Solutions professional development book series specifically written for women who know they want to climb up in life but don't yet have the practical life skills to take charge of their career development.

Hopefully within the next month or so you should be able to start tapping into the new subject matter being prepared now.

There is a reason that I am focusing on Women.... including young adults just beginning their journey looking for Life Skills and career development, through to Women in Business like myself.

My past 4 decades has been spent on a self discovery journey, learning every and all self growth lessons I needed for my own Professional Development so that I could succeed in my enterprises and my careers.

I have bought and practiced every decent Coaching program on the market.  I have learned and I have applied, and I have succeeded. 

It has not been an easy journey, and most lessons were learned from books cobbled together to try and learn one core skill at a time.  Many writers, many books, many theories... and it would have been so much easier if I could just have found one author who's message I could follow, and just take each of the lessons I wanted from their library - one book at a time.

That is what I'm trying to do here.  To package up and deliver to women the core life skills and professional development skills that will help you achieve your goals in life and career.  So far there will be 9 books in the series... Tell me what other subjects you are wanting to learn about!

Learn from my experiences, and from what worked for me to achieve my biggest successes. There is never any need to learn from your own mistakes, by trial and error. 

Much less painful to learn from OTHER people's mistakes and get on the fast learning curve yourself.

The new subjects for the next 5 books in the series are tentatively set for topics of:

BOOK 1:  Workplace Solutions: Leadership & Team Building Skills
BOOK 2:  Workplace Solutions: Get Organized for Peak Performance
(stress & time Management)
BOOK 3:  Workplace Solutions: Business Communications & Etiquette
BOOK 4: Workplace Solutions: The Art of Supervision & Delegation
BOOK 5:  Workplace Solutions: Change Management & Problem Solving Decision Making
Give me some feedback peeps!  How do those sound to you?  Interesting?
Are there other subjects you are screaming out for that I haven't identified on my list yet?  Talk to me, and I will deliver!!!
You can check out the rest of the Workplace Solutions series here:
Workplace Solutions - professional development books by Helene Malmsio
Workplace Solutions by Helene Malmsio
Conflict Resolution & Dealing with Difficult People
Motivating your Workforce & Negotiating for Results
Unblocking Your Potential with Self Esteem and Assertiveness
Special Short Read:
Win-Win Negotiation for Women:
Strategies for Getting What You Want in the Workplace

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Therapies - Next books

Well, Warren and I have been working on another book in the CFS remedies series, with Warren focusing on a short guide for Carers of people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

It is a crippling disease that particularly destroys our attitude, optimism and creates a sense of hopelessness in sufferers.

Our guide will help people who are the prime care givers to learn a bit more about the emotional 'side effects' of CFS and help them to assist their charges better.

It is also aimed to help prevent the carers themselves from burning out, as it can become very intensive and it certainly is demanding coping with the daily issues of CFS.

I am thinking of creating a guide that teaches how someone can use the techniques of EFT therapy to deal with CFS.

It is something that I have used on and off over the years, and I definitely have felt the benefits of it, so it may be time to create the guide and the script wording to use to help people use this tool effectively.

It would be helpful to us if you would give us some feedback on both these subjects!

Are they of interest to you as a carer or someone with CFS?

Do you have any questions that you would like us to cover specifically on the issues of Carers, or the techniques and scrips for EFT?

I look forward to reading your comments and questions... just submit in the Comment box below - Thanks!

And if you are curious about the books we have already published, you can check them out here:

You can also learn a bit more about how EFT works on my free online guide about it here:

Helene Malmsio
May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Nutritional Therapy Guide for a CFS to eat yourself healthy again
Available now:: "Nutritional Therapy Guide for a CFS to eat yourself healthy again!"

Well, at long, long last the Volume 2 of the series is online and available at Amazon and Lulu and iTunes! 

I certainly didn't expect it to take 2 years for Warren and myself to complete a book that focuses specifically on the best nutritional requirements to beat CFS, but it did and that's that.

I hope that everyone suffering with this horrendous condition will grab a copy and start to heal their digestive system with cellular nutrition and supplements along with the best possible superfoods.

Yes, it is possible to heal yourself of CFS and eat yourself healthy again, I promise you.  But there is a big learning curve, and you do need to lay the groundwork first in your digestive system for it to be able to correctly absorb and utilize the nutrition you feed it.

Anybody who would like a review copy just needs to contact me and I'll send them one.

Very excited, hoping this book does well, or Amazon doesn't promote them much at all.

Check it out here please:

Nutritional Therapy Guide for a CFS to eat yourself healthy again

Some Sensible Tips For A Healthy Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diet

The most important thing for a chronic fatigue syndrome diet is to try to eat healthy meals. A good diet will not cure chronic fatigue but combined with other good management techniques, it will give you the best chance of being as well as you can be, while a bad diet will make the condition worse. 

In this article we will consider what is a healthy chronic fatigue syndrome diet and how you (or the person you are caring for) can eat well even if unable to cook regular meals.

What Is A Healthy Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diet?

You probably know the answer to this already. A good chronic fatigue syndrome diet contains lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, less sugar and less 'junk foods'. If you are overweight, you can also cut down on fats, but we do need some fat in our diet. Aim for healthy fats like olive oil where you can.

Keep in mind that some foods will almost certainly make C.F.S. worse. Stimulants like caffeine and sugar may seem to give you an energy boost, but in fact just destabilize the body and make you more likely to collapse later.

Refined grain products (white bread, pasta, white rice) have the same 'boom and bust' effect on your blood sugar. Avoid them and choose whole grain options like whole wheat bread and pasta or brown rice.

Also avoid alcohol, artificial sweeteners and additives. Keep your food as natural as possible.

Many people who have chronic fatigue syndrome turn out to have food allergies or intolerances. It is worth being tested for allergens. Cutting out foods that you are allergic to could make a big difference to your health.

How To Have A Healthy Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diet With Low Energy

People with mild C.F.S. may be able to cook healthy meals from scratch using  organic vegetables, good quality meats and fish, etc. People with severe C.F.S. may have a carer who is willing and able to do this for them. 

But in between these two situations, there are many patients who find it difficult to have a healthy chronic fatigue syndrome diet because they do not have the energy to cook. Here are some tips to make it easier for you to eat healthy without spending hours in the kitchen.

1. Plan menus for 3-4 days at a time. Planning your meals can seem like a lot of work at first but keep the menus and after a couple of weeks you can simply repeat them.

2. Make a list before you go grocery shopping. Always go to the same store so you don’t waste energy searching for things. Even better, order online. Have your shopping delivered.

3. To increase the amount of vegetables in your diet without having to wash and chop them, buy ready-to-cook vegetables and prepared salads. They are a little more expensive but they can save you a lot of energy. Or use frozen vegetables which are both cheap and convenient (but not so tasty).

4. Prepare twice as much as you need and keep half in the refrigerator or freezer for the next day.

5. Don't stand if you can sit. Get a high stool that allows you to sit at the kitchen counter while chopping vegetables, washing dishes or stirring pans.

6. Take frequent breaks. If a recipe book says that a dish takes 30 minutes to prepare, allow an hour so that you can rest between activities.

7. Have some ‘TV dinners’ in the refrigerator or freezer that can simply be heated in the microwave or oven on bad days, but be sure they are healthy options. Meals intended for weight loss dieters are often good choices because they are usually low in sugar, but choose those that do not contain artificial sweeteners and additives. Add extra vegetables. You can also add fruit, olive oil, whole wheat bread, whole wheat noodles etc if diet meals don't give you enough calories. Don't buy pizza and snacks.

8. Take a good multivitamin and mineral supplement (after consultation with your doctor). Ideally we would satisfy all of our nutritional needs with healthy food but a supplement is better than nothing and can prevent deficiencies in a chronic fatigue syndrome diet.

It is worth doing everything you can to ensure that you eat well. It can make C.F.S. easier to manage because energy levels are more predictable. Even more important, good nutrition with plenty of antioxidants helps the body to fight off infection, which can help to prevent relapses. A healthy chronic fatigue syndrome diet can make a huge difference to your health.