Alexa: My Co-Worker, Editor, and Furry Alarm Clock
I can give the basics and even a few little extras, but the best way to get to know about me is to get to know me. That way, I get to know you too! So hook up with me on Twitter – on my personal page (http://twitter.com/JoiTaniaSigers), as well as the Twitter for Self Help Daily (@self_helpdaily). You can also e-mail me (joisigers @ aim.com) anytime if you want to say “Hi!” or just want someone to talk to.
My name is Joi (pronounced Joy). I am a Christian – which isn’t bragging on me, but rather the One who saved me… Jesus! If you don’t know Him, He’d love to meet you.
I’m a Kentuckian who is absolutely, positively in love with life. I spend most of my time admiring it, laughing at it, and just drinking it all in.
I have the greatest husband in the world, Michael, and we have three beautiful, absolutely perfect daughters: Emily, Brittany, and Stephany. My daughters’ husbands Dill, Jordan, and Rusty are the sons I never had and I couldn’t possibly love them any more than I do. These people (and all of our cats) hung the moon and the sun in my galaxy.
I am completely obsessed with animals and would have 200 if my husband would look the other way for about an hour. As it is, we have an inside cat (diva) named Alexa and a healthy number of outside cats who are also family – the diva simply doesn’t allow them inside her castle.
Yes, I’m a Crazy Cat Lady, how could you tell?
Someone once asked me, “What’s the strangest thing about you?” I thought that was a deliciously fascinating question – and I had the answer almost immediately. I love spiders and sharks – a couple of things that define other people’s nightmares completely fascinate me. They’re absolutely gorgeous.
Self Help Daily: The Self Help Blog
I do not have a degree in social work or psychology. I did not get my teaching degree online nor did I get an associates degree in anything! My education has been 75 percent self-taught – through books and (of course) life. I have had incredible experiences – some fantastic, some horrible – and I draw upon them often in my writing. I believe that God has given me a natural ability to relate to people and even to help them.
If I didn’t believe this with 100 percent of my heart and soul, I would not be here. I’d have followed my high school aspirations and would be a veterinarian somewhere trying to save every animal in my county.
The Polar Bears and Other Animals
You’ve no doubt noticed all of the beautiful pictures of polar bears, cats, butterflies, birds, wolves and so on. I warned you – I’m completely obsessed with animals! I do have a clear incentive, however. I feel that everyone should “adopt” several causes that they are associated with. This brings more attention to these causes. In addition to supporting breast cancer awareness, heart health, diabetes research, Alzheimer’s, and… frankly ALL children’s charities – I try to make all the noise I can about animals, namely their protection and preservation.
Small Print… AKA Disclaimer
As I’ve said, Self Help Daily is for one purpose – to try and help as many people as possible in my own small way. Some people simply need to know that someone “out there” cares. That is what I’m trying to do with this site. If I can inspire or motivate just one person to improve their life and cause them to smile more – this is what I call success!
However, I do want to let you know about one thing: I work entirely from home. So, you will see that when I recommend a book, I use an Amazon affiliate link. This means I get paid (a small amount) for each book or product bought on Amazon when that link is used.
Sometimes I am sent books or other freebies to review for the site. If I like them, I’ll recommend them to you. If I don’t, I won’t. Simple as that.
I have a pact with myself – if I wouldn’t recommend something to my own daughters, I won’t recommend it to my online friends (that’s you).
I promise you this: I never have and never will recommend something for personal reasons. That’s just not me and that’s just not the reputation I want for myself or my sites.
My Other Websites and Blogs
In case you are interested, below is a list of my other websites/blogs, along with a brief description of each.
- Get Cooking – My food and recipe blog – recipes, candy reviews, kitchen gadgets, and fun in the kitchen. I love to cook and this is where I try to make the love of cooking contagious.
- Out of Bounds – My mental fitness, brain health, self help, and relaxation blog.
- Dream Prophesy – Did you know that I’m a dreamologist?! This is my Dream Analysis, Dream Interpretation site.
- Genuine Kentucky – My Kentucky blog.
- Hollywood Yesterday – I’m completely obsessed with old movies and classic television shows. This is where I celebrate them!
- Cat Pause – Something else I’m completely obsessed with is cats. I’m a HUGE animal lover and my babies are just that – my babies.
- Office Freaks – Office supplies do it for me – always have, always will. This is my office supply blog where I just have a lot of fun.
- Crazy Tea Chick – Tea reviews, tea products… all things tea!
- Drop Dead Glam – A fun fashion and beauty blog I run with my youngest daughter, Stephany.