Friday, May 27, 2005

Holistic Junction Offers the Health-Conscious Community Holistic Health and So Much More

Holistic Junction offers Holistic Practitioners; Acupuncture Schools, Chiropractic Schools, Massage Therapy Schools, and Reflexology Schools. (Click on the colored links for more information.)

More than just another holistic site -- with over 5 million page views annually, Holistic Junction is your health-conscious community that powerfully integrates innovative news and literature on insightful, holistic, and natural ideals.

Host to hundreds of alternative, healing arts and
massage therapy schools, Holistic Junction invites you to participate in diverse forums, share original art, articles, opinions and much more; advertise your practice or organization; and browse over 800 directory categories.

We also support the following resources:

  • Diane Cunningham: The Running Life Coach would love to help you start a running program so you can feel better about your self, improve your health, and lose weight. Diane helps people find their vision, achieve their goals, and accomplish their dreams!
  • Diane Randall, The Wellness Coach - When a life-threat-ening disease challenged Diane's spirit, she traded her tech job for track shoes and turned tragedy into triumph. Diane's life is filled with moments of decision, moments of change, and moments of uncertainty. Yet through her struggles and victories, she discovered within herself the spirit of a winner. As a Certified Wellness Coach, Diane's passion and thirst for life are satisfied through her life by fulfilling work with adults who crave harmony and balance across all areas of their lives.

  • From Dreams to Reality: Success Coaching with Norma Reid - Coaching can help you identify what you truly want by reviewing your vision, purpose, and passion, and then reconnecting with your authenticity. Whether you live in the Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada; North America; or beyond, Certified Executive Coach Norma Reid can help you make your business and life goals a reality.

  • Good Therapy - Australia's Mental Health Resource: An Online Mental Health Resource that puts Australians in touch with the various kinds of therapy available in their community; helps them to make informed choices, and get the support they need. Web site includes a Directory of Practitioners, Public Forum, Calendar of Workshops and Book Shop.

  • Helping Women Build Self-esteem - Everything a woman needs to build self-esteem and confidence fast. Take the Ultimate Self-esteem Test and start improving within minutes! is the #1 most popular self-esteem site on the web.

  • Monique N. Gilbert: Personal Health, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Coach
    Monique's personal coaching program promotes health and wellness on an individual basis. Since each person is unique, Monique creates a special program that fits YOUR particular needs and goals.

  • The Self Improvement Site - Quality articles and tips for your personal development, with a free Build From Within newsletter series that helps you to be the best that you can be, build self confidence and self esteem, overcome obstacles, and manage yourself effectively.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005, a One-Woman Endeavor That Turned a Simple Idea into a Successful Website Service.

As an administrative assistant Susan Silva decided to build a website. Like many who want to do business on the web, she instantly thought ecommerce. For weeks she racked her brain trying to come up with something original. She bought an easy to remember URL and continued to think. Finally, she came to the conclusion there were too many ecommerce sites out there and put her ideas of creating her little niche on the web aside.

Then one day at work she had a project and opened up the web and went to her bookmarks. It was then she had one of those moments and thought, "Wow, it sure would be cool to put these in one spot on the internet."

At her last place of employment Susan was fortunate to work with many wonderful people. The Administrative Professionals of the company where she worked came together to form a group named ACE (Assistants Creating Excellence). Once a month they would meet over lunch and brainstorm, share, and collaborate on information pertinent to them. The topics ranged from company info, training, personal enhancement, streamlining ideas, sharing resources and contacts.

Most importantly they shared experiences. That is when the idea came to her: between the two concepts 1) Internet resources and info and 2) information from Administrative Professionals all over, she could create a useful website for office professionals of all types. was created in August of 1999. It has grown to include resources and articles on careers, links to useful sites, tutorials on software, information on how to start your own Virtual Business and much more. has monthly articles from experts on Virtual Assisting, Time Management and how to be a better Administrative Professional. Susan makes her living has a Virtual Assistant working for several companies in Northern California but dedicates her free time to the working on and continually improving the website.

Susan’s goal for is to make a website that viewers find a useful tool and a fun site to visit.

I totally support Susan’s website and endorse her efforts on behalf of Administrative Professionals.

Drop in and visit awhile at or contact Susan directly at for more information on any topics within

Notice of Website Changes:

Susan offers the following,

“Well, let me start by saying there are exciting things happening! You may be a bit surprised when you open the homepage. It is not what everyone is used to seeing! But change is inevitable and though it can take you back a bit, change is good."

" has been my pet project for over 4 years. It has evolved beyond a project into a passion that I enjoy working on and improving. I truly believe the quote by Confucius, and I know I have found that. But ... (there is always a but!) there is only so much I can do on my own. In comes DeskDemon.

DeskDemon is a website with the same dedication to the profession as It has been predominantly UK based but has many viewers in the US and has a US section.

DeskDemon contacted me and discussed DeskDemon's goals as well as's goals and came to a conclusion both websites have the same goals. So, I decided to take the position of the US Editor. Clare Bodel heads up the UK portion as the UK Editor."

"What does this all mean for To be honest, is an extension of me. It has been my time, thoughts, work and passion. Nothing will change except the look and it will be the DeskDemon URL. I will be putting the same effort and dedication I have put into into DeskDemon, but with the support and collaboration of a group of really terrific people. In the short time I have been with DeskDemon I have already been able to improve the Virtual Assistant Database!"

"Now I have resources I never dreamed of working on my own. It is really exciting. It is still a very personal project for me and I will be adding my personal touch over time.”

Drop in and learn more about the changes at or contact Susan directly at for more information.