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Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Charmaine Smith Ladd While sailing the Caribbean for eleven years, a website was put up just to keep in touch with family members so they'd know where we (my husband and I) was and share tidbits of our new adventures with them. Throughout the learning process of going from landlubbers to sailors, there were so many things to know and with with to become adept -- as our lives would depend on that knowledge and expertise. During that time, I'd often come up with some little saying of wisdom learned (useful for LIFE itself): those became coined "Charmainisms." On FB, my daily status also became known in the same manner. Others would often ask me to write a book of "Charmainsms." From that thought... came this book -- a true labor of love. It is much bigger than just "Charmainisms," through they are in thre and serve as great places to pause in thought while reading the back story of how I became a "Peacemaker," and then, of course, throughout its main purpose: the "SHWY" Philosophy itself. It's how I remain happy and content no matter what curveball life throws my way. I'm always at the plate, ready to bat! Full of motivation and inspiration for just about any situation. "SHWY" is a book that will help you change the way you THINK about things; the way you react -- and therefore change the way you FEEL about those things, yourself, and even those who tend to be negative around you. Being in control of those emotions becomes your neutralizer for all that often serves only to bring one down. To have that control is total FREEDOM! Sheer joy! "SHWY" is changing people's lives for the better. One peacemaker at a time, the world becomes a better place.

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