"A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.
2016 opened big for the best-selling author Sheri Fink - the grand unveiling of her latest book Cake in Bed. We sat down with Sheri to get her thoughts on all things life.
What is your favorite virtue? Authenticity / truth
Your favorite qualities in a man. Happy, authentic, loving, smart, sexy, soulful, grateful, loyal, adventurous, romantic, genuine, confident, strong, humble
Your favorite qualities in a woman. Happy, authentic, loving, loyal, fun, grateful, humble, adventurous, supportive, brave, humble
Your chief characteristic. People often tell me that I’m inspiring.
What do you appreciate the most about your friends? My favorite people have high integrity, are going after their dreams, are always up for an adventure, and see the best in me even at times when I can’t see it myself.
Your main fault. I am a recovering perfectionist.
Your favorite occupation. Creator of magical worlds.
Your idea of happiness. Feeling joyful, alive, and fulfilled. Deeply appreciating myself and others. Authentically expressing myself creatively and consciously. Living life in alignment with my values and my vision. Spending time with people who uplift and inspire me. Spreading love and joy in the world.
Your idea of misery. Not fulfilling my potential.
If not yourself, who would you be? Wonder Woman
Your favorite heroes in fiction. Harry Potter, Superman, Barbie, She-Ra, Princess Leia
Your favorite heroes in real life. My Mom, Jack Canfield, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry
Your favorite food and drink. Cake and champagne
What is your present state of mind? Ecstatic
Your personal motto. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” ~ Confucius
Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, a #1 best-selling author, an award-winning entrepreneur, and the creator of The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink brand. Sheri writes books that inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem. All five of her children's books have become #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for over 60 weeks.
CBS Los Angeles selected her as one of the top three authors in the local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Sheri’s brand is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for the best in family friendly entertainment. She was recently named an inspirational beauty by supermodel Cindy Crawford’s Beauties Give Back campaign.
Sheri’s newest adventure is a contemporary romance. She was inspired to write Cake in Bed, her debut novel, to empower women to be their authentic selves and to not settle for less than they deserve in life or in love, because everyone deserves to have their cake and eat it too ... preferably in bed! Discover more about Sheri and her books at www.SheriFink.com.