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Who am I? I am a Writer. Blogger. Light Worker. Medium. Reiki Practitioner. Motivator. Educator. Quote Keeper. Animal lover. Friend. And my main objective? To live life to the fullest!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Book VS Movie...

Ever read a book and then be awed when it is made into a movie?

Or, were there times that you liked the book better?

Please leave your comments below!

Friday, June 28, 2013


When I got to hear the podcast of the radio interview that I did with Rev. Beverly Molander from Affirmative Prayer - The Power of YES, I was mortified to discover that I did a "snort-laugh!" OMG! Then I saw this today and it now has a word! Here's the link to the show:
Jodi Sykes, Living La Vida (Lymphoma)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Meet one of my Favorite Authors ... Steven Kerry Brown!

     Steven Kerry Brown began his investigative career as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As a special agent and supervisory special agent he worked in Phoenix, Chicago, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For the last 30 years he has successfully managed his own private investigative firm. He authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Private Investigating, non-fiction magazine articles on gambling, and has appeared in the local and national press, including Hard Copy, A Current Affair and on 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace.
     His most recent book, Five Things Women Need to Know About the Men They Date, was published in March, 2013. This book has been a valuable reference book for me - I highly recommend it for every woman, married or not. Lots of great pointers and safety tips!



     He also has a blog, Handcuffed to the Ocean
     Steve is an avid sailor, has held a one hundred ton U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s license, sailed throughout the Caribbean, and spent two years as captain of a sixty-foot ketch running sailing charters in the Bahamas. 
You may email him at pi1@comcast.net 


Monday, June 24, 2013

Living La Vida (Lymphoma): Heaven Received Another Angel....

Living La Vida (Lymphoma): Heaven Received Another Angel....: I just received some sad news. Mr. Dick Post, the first Angel on my journey passed away on June 20, 2013. He had survived Lymphoma, only to...

Writing by the Moonlight!

The super moon is streaming in through the lace curtains behind my desk....
it's a beautiful way to start my writing! 
Have an awesome day, Everyone! 

Friday, June 21, 2013


Here's a picture of me at my Author's table at a local  National Cancer Survivor's Day event on June 8th...

great people, great turn-out!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Do you believe in ghosts? After you read my book, The House on Pancake Hill, you can decide for yourself...As for me? I BELIEVE!

A new movie, The Conjuring, which is based on one of the most terrifying investigations that famed Ghost Hunters, Ed & Lorraine Warren conducted, will premiere on July 19th in a 
theater near you! The movie takes place around the time when the Warrens did their investigation on my family home so I am looking forward to seeing it!

The House on Pancake Hill is based on my experiences...stay posted!

Monday, June 17, 2013

The House on Pancake Hill - A teaser...

Who Ya Gonna Call?

     It was a beautiful, crisp autumn day. Chilly, but the skies were a bright blue. The massive maple and oaks had shed their splendid leaves, blanketing the ground with a rich and vibrant quilt of muted colors. The air was filled with excitement. My mother scheduled a meeting with Ed and Lorraine Warren, “Ghost Hunters” from The New England Society for Psychic Research. Mom had read one of their books and called them, inviting them to our home. They were experts in this field. The Amityville Horror case was one of the most famous investigations they did ...

Friday, June 14, 2013

The House on Pancake Hill...my latest book!

Wanted to let you see the original cover photo I chose for my soon to be published book, The House on Pancake Hill... Brian Shea, one of my Writer friends not only possesses an awesome knack for the written word, he is also a talented Graphic Artist! Lucky me that he designed my book cover! Here is the first rough draft he did. (along with the initial "vision" he sketched out)

The cover is FINISHED and you will have to wait until the book is published to see the end results! I am so blown away by what he's done!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hi! Here's the link to my radio interview!

Rev. Beverly Molander interviewed me about my Lymphoma journey and my memoir...what a great talk we had! I just love her Spirit!


I Will be Interviewed on the Radio Today!

Please listen in on my interview with Reverend Beverly Molander at 1 PM (edt)! Here's the radio promo with all the details! So excited...please pass it on!
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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s not what Jodi Sykes wanted to hear when she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2009.  She didn’t have much energy to do anything at all, especially with an impending divorce. Jodi takes us through her journey and what she learned from it. She put her blogs into a book, “Living La Vida (Lymphoma),”available on Amazon. If you (or someone you love) have received a negative health diagnosis, Jodi can help you Activate the Power of Yes, even when every bone in your body is saying NO.  Call us at 888-558-6489 during the show at 1 p.m. Eastern today. Later, go to: www.unityfm/program/affirmativeprayer where the show will be archived for listener convenience.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

National Cancer Survivor's Day!

This is where I will be today for Flagler Hospital's National Cancer Survivor's Day event! Will have my table set up and plenty of hand-outs from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society...will be spreading the word on Lymphoma today!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

News Flash!

I am officially registered to have a table at Flagler Hospital's National Cancer Survivors Day event on June 8th! It is by invitation only. Just sent in my order to Staples to have a poster of my book cover made up as well as some flyers to hand out. I am really looking forward to it!



Also, I will be scheduling a lecture there and partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern and Central Florida chapters for this lecture series to raise awareness...I am soooo excited!
 Northern & Central Florida LLS Chapter




Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hay House World Summit

Need a daily dose of inspiration? Check out this Summit!

Hay House World Summit: Hay House World Summit 2013