I’ve been writing for clients and for personal pleasure much of my life. Below are samplings:
My own Blog: Heartspoken.com
Heartspoken: Keys to unlock your Heartspoken life. From my reading and studying, I share tips for building faith, connection & community, and self-knowledge, sprinkled with inspiration from nature. I am also on a mission to revive the art of personal note writing, because I believe it is such an effective personal and professional connection tool.
Contributing Author: The Gratitude Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude (First edition: December, 2010). Amazon Bestseller: 12/15/12
#1 in Health, Mind & Body — > Self-Help –> Success. Surpassed Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
#2 in Motivational
#7 in Inspirational
Contributing Author: The Gratitude Project: Celebrating Moms and Motherhood (April, 2011)
Contributing Author: The Gratitude Project: Celebrating Personal Heroes (September, 2011)
Articles, Columns, and Guest Blog Posts
Elan Magazine, February 2020, “Slice of Life” column: “Pine woods give up their winter secrets.”
“Do You Know Your Neighbor?” pages 10-11
“The Message of the Mustard Seed: Grant Fund,” page 18
Mountain Courier (formerly Bryce Mountain Courier)
“Feng Shui: Add a Little ‘Woo Woo”‘to Your Home,” April 2015
Book reviews, June and August, 2015
Donna Martin’s “On the Write Track” blog’s Writerly Wisdom Series:
The Future of Ink blog:
“It’s never too late to reinvent yourself!” July, 2012
Northern Virginia Daily
“Let’s revive the lost art of note writing!” May, 2012
“How to write a sympathy note” June, 2012
“Never be afraid to try something new” August, 2012
“Are you making these gift-giving mistakes?” December, 2012
The Word Shark blog:
“ A Mother’s Gift: Connection” May, 2012
Letters From Your Wayward Sister blog (no longer online):
“Don’t let growing up destroy your inner child” October, 2012
“De-cluttering isn’t just for closets and inboxes” April, 2012
The AvoLead blog (for senior executives):
“Change is Good: You Go First!” September, 2011
“What men can learn from women about leadership” August, 2011
“Can Gaming Really Change the World?” April, 2011
“Is Your Nonprofit Organization LinkedIn Yet?” March, 2011
“Professional Networking: LinkedIn Groups” February, 2011
“Let Go to Move Forward” February, 2011
“Strategy Lesson from History: Be Ready to Adapt” January, 2011
“Leveraging LinkedIn: Powerful Profiles” September, 2010
“Are You An Artist?” June, 2010
“Rethink your use of PowerPoint” May, 2010
For Leadership Innovations, Inc.: Review of Boundary Spanning Leadership by Chris Ernst and Donna Chrobot-Mason
While working for Applied Concepts Corporation and Virginia Technology Associates (same owner), I wrote grant proposals and grant reports on accessibility research done by our company’s engineers for government contracts from the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
Cottrell, Elizabeth H., G. H. D’Addamio, M. F. Vidrine, M. S. DeRouen, E. E. Storrs, G. P. Walsh and H. P. Burchfield. “Liver and Spleen Weights in the Nine Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus, Linn.): Normal vs. M. leprae Infected.” Leprosy Scientific Memoranda, L-631, 1974.
D’Addamio, G. H., E. H. Cottrell, M. F. Vidrine, M. S. DeRouen and E. E. Storrs. “Effects of Age on Armadillo Organ Weights.” Laboratory Animal Science (“Brief reports”). 26:96-97, 1976.
Walsh, Gerald P., Eleanor E. Storrs, H. P. Burchfield, E. H. Cottrell , M. F. Vidrine and Chapman H. Binford. “Leprosy -Like Disease Occurring Naturally in Armadillos.” Journal of the Reticuloendothiel Society. 18:347-351, 1975.
Walsh, G. P., E. E. Storrs, H. P. Burchfield, M. F. Vidrine, E. H. Cottrell. “Final Results of First Four Armadillos Inoculated with Viable M. leprae. Leprosy Scientific Memoranda, L-592, August, 1974.
Van Hook, R. I., Jr., and E. T. Herbert. “Effects of Gamma Radiation and Temperature on the Biological Assimilation and Retention of 137Cs by Acheta domesticus (L.)” Health Physics. 21:845-850, 1971. [Note: Herbert was Elizabeth’s maiden name]