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:
“10 Essential Steps To Take Before Publishing Your Digital Content” October 2012 (blog no longer published)
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, so these posts were republished on my own blog):
“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 – no longer online so had to remove links:
“Change is Good: You Go First!” September 2011
“What men can learn from women about leadership” August 2011
“Meta-Analysis Evidence: Behavior is the Best Predictor of Leadership Effectiveness” April 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]