Veil of Tears

For those who are hurting and missing a loved one at this time of year, this one is for YOU!

Veil of Tears
by Mary Mikawoz 
December 25, 2022

As days change into nights
And nights into days
We see the passage of time 
Moments slipping by unnoticed

We trudge on in snow-laden streets
With cold in our feet, face and hands
But not in our hearts…

We remember those who have passed on
From one realm to another
We rejoice in their memories
And of the substantial love they gave us

We can choose to stand in a veil of tears
Wiping the currents of moisture from our eyes
Or simply initiate a wealth of gratitude 
For their Past Presence in our lives!

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Journal for Women

Book: “Daily Self-Worth Journal for Women: A 60-Day Guide to Self-Improvement, Kris Jobson, Books Go Social, 2022

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

I think it is important to start off with who Kris Jobson is. On LinkedIn, he is described as, “Creator, Artistic Director, Director, Choreographer, Producer, Writer, Dancer, Model, Actor, and Speaker.” He is definitely a creative whom I can relate to. I understand creatives because we tend to go inwards to find our source of inspiration. It is important to figure out who you are in order to expose yourself to the outside world in creativity.

I think it is important to note, as he does, that this is not to be used as medical treatment. There are people qualified to help you with trauma and many other issues or problem areas of concern.

I am reviewing both journal books for men and women because other than the cover, the orientation for both books are the same.

I feel as if much of this work is based on Kris’s internal dialogue based on counselling sessions. This is purely conjecture but his knowledge seems to have come from somewhere or perhaps years of studying and researching.

The areas he covers from self-love, self-confidence, to letting go and balance are all important key areas of life. I found the book repetitive because you were doing similar exercises for the different areas from writing out certain phrases, to breathing exercises, repeating affirmations and going inwards. I felt as if these would be assignments that a counsellor would give you after each session.

For a journal, there are some good areas to address individually and in a quiet place and space. I think you have to work the program like AA, NA, or OA to get to the root of the problems.

Having reviewed the book, I give the books both 3.5 out of 5.0 for his concern in wanting to help people and providing a framework for reflection. If I were the publisher, I would have reoriented the journal to cover more areas of concern and with an index or appendix that people could go to for the repetitive sections like the personal declaration sections and other continuing sections.

You may also follow Kris Jobson on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. He has his own website under his name.

For more book reviews, check out my wordpress website under Mary Mikawoz.https://mikawoz.wordpress.com/category/book-review/


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Lose Weight

Book: “Lose Weight Get Toned!, 15 Minutes Daily Strength Training for Slim & Tightened Body”, Jannah Adams, Books Go Social, 2022

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

I would like to start off by talking about the author, Jannah Adams and her credentials. She is a dietitian and fitness educator. She has written a book about strength training. She goes into what it is and how it differs from other forms of exercise. She reviews the benefits of strength training for your body.

Jannah reviews some of the safety aspects as the focus of this book are newbies to weightlifting or strength lifting. She distinguishes between the two areas, but personally, I see them as being the one and the same thing. I suppose it depends on what you are focussing on when initially exercising with weights.

The book does show some pictures of the various lifts. I, however, do have to critique this area because, if it were my book, I would have hired a photographer to do actual poses from initial, middle and final movements instead of picking pictures off of the internet.  

Finally, she talks about what to eat while strength training. 

A review of Jannah’s profile says she has helped many people with strength training to lose weight and particularly women. 

Overall, I found the book a good start for someone who does not know their way around a gym. Aside from me preferring better photos, I found it disjointed from a writing point of view. I felt as if snippets of information were taken from various internet sources and placed together. I felt from a writing point of view that she tried to be all inclusive but, in my opinion, it felt disjointed and not fluid.

I give the book a 3.75 out 5.0 review for Jannah’s effort to bring this information to the forefront.

Either there are a few people with Jannah Adam’s name or there is no real cohesive social media presence on the internet. I found a few people with her name but I could not confidently confirm it was the same person. 

I found that Amazon had the best information on her and her background. Jannah has also seemingly written a couple of other books along this similar theme that you may want to check out.

For more book reviews, check out my wordpress website under Mary Mikawoz.https://mikawoz.wordpress.com/category/book-review/

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Journal For Men

Book: “Daily Self-Worth Journal for Men: A 60-Day Guide to Self-Improvement, Kris Jobson, Books Go Social, 2022

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

I think it is important to start off with who Kris Jobson is. On LinkedIn, he is described as, “Creator, Artistic Director, Director, Choreographer, Producer, Writer, Dancer, Model, Actor, and Speaker.” He is definitely a creative whom I can relate to. I understand creatives because we tend to go inwards to find our source of inspiration. It is important to figure out who you are in order to expose yourself to the outside world in creativity.

I think it is important to note, as he does, that this is not to be used as medical treatment. There are people qualified to help you with trauma and many other issues or problem areas of concern.

I am reviewing both journal books for men and women because other than the cover, the orientation for both books are the same.

I feel as if much of this work is based on Kris’s internal dialogue based on counselling sessions. This is purely conjecture but his knowledge seems to have come from somewhere or perhaps years of studying and researching.

The areas he covers from self-love, self-confidence, to letting go and balance are all important key areas of life. I found the book repetitive because you were doing similar exercises for the different areas from writing out certain phrases, to breathing exercises, repeating affirmations and going inwards. I felt as if these would be assignments that a counsellor would give you after each session.

For a journal, there are some good areas to address individually and in a quiet place and space. I think you have to work the program like AA, NA, or OA to get to the root of the problems.

Having reviewed the book, I give the books both 3.5 out of 5.0 for his concern in wanting to help people and providing a framework for reflection. If I were the publisher, I would have reoriented the journal to cover more areas of concern and with an index or appendix that people could go to for the repetitive sections like the personal declaration sections and other continuing sections.

You may also follow Kris Jobson on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. He has his own website under his name.

For more book reviews, check out my wordpress website under Mary Mikawoz.https://mikawoz.wordpress.com/category/book-review/

@MaryMikawoz @Mikawoz @KrisJobson

#MaryMikawoz #KrisJobson #BooksGoSocial #introspection #psychology #self-help #journal #book #creative #self-love #self-acceptance #self-confidence #affirmations #breathing #exercises #framework #reflection #personal #declaration

Panoramic Winter Scene

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Panoramic Winter Scene – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click on image or link to see the bigger picture.


This is a panoramic scene of Lake Winnipeg just as freeze up is starting to happen. Even though Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world, it gets so cold here that semi-trucks can drive on the ice roads. People go ice fishing as a sport and enjoyment all winter long, when safe to do so.


The sky was particularly playful this day at this time. “It was dancing and swaying to the music.” It is just like Johnny Rivers was singing to the clouds in the sky.


With my art, I am often in a zen-type of mood and with my photography, I feel as if I am inspired by God or the Universe to capture these moments in time.


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Horseshoe Driftwood

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Horseshoe Driftwood – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click on image or link to see the bigger picture.

As I was walking along the sandy beach, I saw this combination of driftwood that collected itself in the shape of a horseshoe. It is unique in design but is reflecting the path and flow of water that moved and created this delicate artwork. Mother Nature is the best creative artist of them all!

With my art, I am often in a zen-type of mood and with my photography, I feel as if I am inspired by God or the Universe to capture these moments in time.

Thanks in advance for liking commenting, sharing and purchasing. Check out my other images and collections. Thanks for all positive feedback. 

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Check out all my collections by searching Mary Mikawoz on FineArtAmerica or Pixels.

For bigger and fuller image, click here.

For a portfolio of creative work including art, photography and mixed media by Mary Mikawoz, click here.

For viewing recent images, click here.

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#God #Universe #Moments #Inspiration #Time #image 

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