Become a Princess Launch Party a Huge Success!

PRESS RELEASE Princess Onxy™ Become a Princess Launch Party a Huge Success! Saturday, June 24, 2017 Techny, Illinois To launch the Princess Onyx™ Become a Princess Party brand, Author Clarissa Burton’s launch party was a huge success. The private party was held in Raytown, Missouri at a gorgeous, private residence for ten princesses and their…

Obsolescence Isn’t a Good Career Option

Upgrading your job skills is critical because your other alternative is obsolescence. Nearly half of retail workers are at risk of losing their jobs to robots and other automation technology, according to a new report. Several years ago, I had people argue me down saying I was a conspiracy theorists. Of course, that WASN’T the…

Entrepreneurs Never Reach the Finish Line

Do you struggle to fit into Corporate America? Do you struggle with the 9-to-5’ver rat race? You aren’t alone. I have been challenged with wanting to fit into the corporate environment just to find that something is missing. That ‘something’ for me is entrepreneurship. Not everyone is designed to be a corporate member. Also, not…

Family Tree Form

Our family legacy is critical. We are living in a world of confusion mostly due to us not knowing our value and heritage. That’s why I created the Burton Family Tree form because I understood that if I didn’t know where I came from, how could I move forward with confidence. I know we are…

I Care About You!

I recently worked on a social media project requiring me decide whom I cared about. On my personal page, I have over 500 friends including family. It may seem strange, but I do care about everyone on my friends list. I care about your happiness, safety and security. I care when you lose a loved…

Family Announcements

We have some of the most educated and talented family members in the world. It’s important to share our accomplishments with each other so we can encourage and support one another. I created the Family Announcements form because our family members need to know we are here to be their biggest cheerleaders. I encourage you…

Editor vs Ghost Writer

There IS a difference. As an editor, I am here to help my clients refine and perfect their voices through print. An editor IS NOT a ghost writer. Let me explain further. When I am hired to edit your books, I look for content flow and structure, grammar usage as well as formatting. I will…

The Sun is a Gift

The Sun is a Gift The sun rises without a care in the world Except to bring warmth and light No judgements No bitterness Just wondrous sacrifice It asks nothing but brings everything Some may wither from its heat Others thrive from its brilliance Live through its love Live through its giving When it touches…

You Attract That Which You Are

You do not attract that which you want, but that which you are. ~ James Allen ~ If you are negative yet you seek a positive life, it will not happen until you first change your negative attitude. As it is said, you cannot serve two masters. You must let one go. How can we…

Retain Your Humanity

In light of the recent tragedies that have happened in the United States and abroad, we must not lose our humanity. Not all police officers are murderers. Not all Muslims are terrorists. Not all Americans are racists. Of course, there are those who are bad. But as Mahatma Gandhi once said,

4 Words that Changed Me Forever

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” WORDS CUT DEEPLY I cannot count the many times I recited that mantra, to only walk away feeling more wounded than before. You would think that turning 52 in a few weeks, I would have gotten over many of those nasty and…

Believe None of What You See

I remember my great-grandmother, Lillie Mae Jackson, sharing the following and one of her greatest witticisms with me: “Believe none of what you see and half of what you hear.” I was a very little girl and wasn’t in elementary school when she shared that bit of wisdom. I don’t remember why she shared it…

Creating Young Authors Workshops 2016

The Creating Young Authors workbook provides young writers ages 7 years to 15 years the tools needed to improve their writing skills and steps to complete a draft for their first book including character development, scene development, creating a story outline, and publishing options. BONUS: Young writers who complete the workshop will receive editing services and…

I’m Terrified of Success

A new year. For many, a new resolution. For me, I do not resolve to place myself within a pressure cooker of cookie-cutter expectations. I have an admission to make. I’m terrified of success. I recently realized this fear. I also realized it’s fear is that keeps me focused on being successful at everything I…

Empty Days

Some days I feel fantastic as if I can conquer the world. My emotional tank filled to the brim. Then, there are days when I feel blank, empty, feeling nothing at all. It’s during those empty days when I’m at my best. I accept humanity’s flaws and understand every day isn’t a party. Not everyone…

Grieving Isn’t a Spectator Sport

Why do some believe everyone should grieve openly and if you don’t, then you are cold and uncaring? When did my grief become a spectator sport? As individuals with individual emotions, we grieve differently. Some are pressured into grieving according to the terms of others. Why? Because some people aren’t comfortable being in tune with…