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Jessica J Dumas

My passion is writing!  I am a freelance writer that specializes in product reviews and guides, eBooks, articles, and blogs. My favorite thing to write is poetry. My other passion is butterflies as you will see in much of my work. 
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I also have a virtual assistant business and do a variety of administrative services such as document design in Word, databases in Excel, animated presentations in PowerPoint, and newsletters or other desktop publishing in Publisher. Scroll down to see samples.

To send me an email click on the envelope above my name. To go to my business website click here The Butterfly Connection. Click on Subscribe above to receive an email when I have added a new poem, book or other project to my portfolio. Then once a month I will send you the Butterfly Connection Newsletter with lots of information, news or tips about butterflies and butterfly crafts you or your children can make. 

The Butterfly Connection Newsletter

I have redesigned my Butterfly Connection Newsletter to be more colorful and this is the first issue of the new look. This issue is dedicated to the monarch butterfly as it is the time of year that they make their long journey to their winter home until Spring. All issues will have a butterfly poem on the first page and then articles of interest on page 2 and 3 and sometimes page 4. There will then be butterfly crafts with the last page on tips or news items about butterflies. This issue has a Kid's Activity Page with ideas of things to make in the Autumn season.

One Last Flight Lesson by Jessica Dumas

This unique true story is about a young woman from the Midwest who is a battered wife with the dream of learning to fly. Circumstances bring her to Los Angeles where she meets a man who is a flight instructor. They become friends and he teaches her to fly but then somewhere between the takeoffs and landings something special takes off…a 30-year love story. The story takes you through many relationship issues such as domestic violence, divorce, racism, mixed marriage, trust, child custody, love, caregiving, and grief. It will send shivers up your spine as it takes you through the thrill of flying solo for the first time. It will give you inspiration to never give up on your dreams as well as mesmerize you with the meaning of a dream that will make you wonder where dreams come from.

Be Like a Butterfly: 10 Steps to Help You Make Changes in Your Life

This book was written to help anyone wanting to make major changes in their life. It is an easy-to-read book and doesn’t go into lengthy clinical explanations or psychological reasons of why you regret not making the changes you should have made in the past. The objective of this book is to help you learn how to plan changes needed for a particular desire or dream such as a change in career, a relationship change, or even bad habit changes. You may wonder why it’s called Be Like a Butterfly. I chose this title because the life of the butterfly was instrumental in inspiring me to compare 10 steps that have been categorized into four groups or stages with the changes that a butterfly goes through. These 10 steps will show how to organize the plans for your changes using the similarities of the four stages of the butterfly’s life, from laying eggs being like planting seeds of ideas for the changes to the adult butterfly completing its metamorphosis as being like you succeeding in making a change.

Changes - Be Like a Butterfly: 10 Steps to Help You Make Changes in Your Life

This presentation was written to help anyone wanting to make major changes in their life. The original is animated but could not be shown here in that format so if you would like the animated version, let me know. The book called Be Like a Butterfly goes into more detail than the presentation. The objective is to help you learn how to plan changes needed for a particular desire or dream such as a change in career, a relationship change, or even bad habit changes. The life of the butterfly was instrumental in inspiring me to compare 10 steps that have been categorized into four groups or stages with the changes that a butterfly goes through. These 10 steps will show how to organize the plans for your changes using the similarities of the four stages of the butterfly’s life, from laying eggs being like planting seeds of ideas for the changes to the adult butterfly completing its metamorphosis as being like you succeeding in making a change.

Solving the Stress Puzzle - Stress Management

Tips on how to deal with stress done in presentation format. The original is animated but could not be shown here in that format so if you would like the animated version, let me know. It will explain the meaning of stress and how it goes from good to bad stress by many triggers that cause it. It addresses how to not have stress just by exercising some simple rules and taking care of yourself. The author is not in the medical field but has had a lot of experience with stress and what it can do to your health and wants everyone to be aware of the dangers of having too much stress on the job and off.

Monarch Butterfly 2.0: 101 Reasons to Love Our Favorite Orange and Black Butterfly From A to Z - Jessica Dumas. Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

This book is our second edition on the monarch butterflies that will expand your knowledge and admiration of the favorite and most loved butterfly in the history of man. After the first chapter summarizes the first edition, some of the topics to wet your learning appetite are: • Exciting news and events about the monarchs such as the Blitz • Explanation of scientific names with tips on how to pronounce them • How to become a monarch expert on a professional level such as a Lepidopterist • Ideas of what you can do as a monarch advocate such as tagging monarchs • Tips on monarchs including fun butterfly related activities for the kids to do • Monarch mysteries answered such as how do they know where to migrate to • Answers to FAQs about the monarchs like why is global warming a threat to them • Little known facts about the monarchs such as how they are able to navigate • Lessons to learn on how you can help save the monarch by spreading awareness • Fun things to do like having your next reunion or party at a butterfly conservatory • How to have a vacation in Mexico with a tour to see millions of monarchs.

Out of Darkness - Advice for Caregivers from a Mother

A guide for caregivers and loved ones of people going through benzo withdrawal that I wrote with the help of my daughter who has been suffering from benzo withdrawal symptoms for over two years. The poem I wrote to her is a list of many of the symptoms suffered by her and others suffering through the horrible withdrawal symptoms when getting off of a benzo drug such as Klonopin, Xanax, Valuim or many others.

Monarch Butterfly 101: Learn About Monarch Butterflies In One Sitting, HowExpert Press, Jessica Dumas - Amazon.com

Book Description: - This book tells what people believe about the monarch, why people love it, why it is important to science, the history of the monarch, the meaning of its name, and what the purpose of the monarch’s life is. - It gives a full description of what the monarch looks like, the metamorphosis, and a description of its four stages of its life. - It describes the monarch’s habitat, diseases, common predators, and what they do to avoid them. - It gives a description of the famous m

The Dolphin and the Butterfly: A Lesson Learned in Kindness - Kindle edition by Jessica Dumas. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

The Dolphin and the Butterfly is about a Dolphin named Damsel who meets a butterfly named Coral and Damsel helps Coral after she is injured and they become friends. Damsel wonders if she should tell her new friend about her brain disease that is called bipolar. She had been teased about it so much that she is afraid to tell Coral. Do you know someone who has bipolar? If so, you may understand why Damsel felt this way but if not, the book will tell you a little about the disease. What do you thin

The Majestic Monarch Butterfly | Artistic Contributions | Gallery | MLMP | Monarch Lab

Oh, what an awesome work of art is the majestic monarch butterfly. Thrilling to watch bold black and orange wings fluttering in the sky. They joyously perform their duty pollinating from flower to flower. So delicate, humble, and vulnerable yet are blessed with vast power. Hard times they have going through the four stages of their short life. From egg to caterpillar that eats all day to a chrysalis full of strife. To become a beauty spreading wings of a new creation. With the plight of a dwindling population. Autumn brings a mission to put forth a big effort indeed. As they navigate a migration flying southwest at slow speed. To hibernate in mild winter instead of a cold death with no pardon. When Spring comes the mothers-to-be go to find a milkweed garden. To lay her 300 eggs that start a new generation of monarchs who pollinates. As she wonders if all the milkweed dies, will we do something that resonates. How much we love the insects and birds that travel back and forth to spread. Pollen that is needed to give us fruits & vegetables to go with our daily bread. So it is not clear how we can keep the earth looking like a park. When we keep stealing the habitat from the monarch!

6 Smart Strategies To Find The Best Social Media Marketing Agency

Finding a top social media marketing agency can be a real task but a necessary one if your business isn’t doing so great and you want to improve it with some help from someone who knows the answers on how to get your brand better known on social media. Finding an agency that has years of experience and outstanding customer reviews that you are happy with may seem impossible but I’m here to say there’s no need to have nightmares over it just keep reading on how to find the top social media marketing agency for your business.

Get Protected with One of the Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Covers/Cases!

Is your new glass Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 protected from accidents yet?  If not, it should be!  This is the first Galaxy Tab to have a glass back, making it easy to accidentally crack your tablet. It’s bad enough to worry about the front of your tablet but now you have to worry about the back of it too! But have no fear, this is your guide to the best Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 covers/cases, which means accidents will soon be a thing of the past. A tablet cover is meant to protect just the tablet. A case is meant to protect both the keyboard and the tablet. Even though technically this is the definition of the cover and case, you will find that the two words are commonly interchanged as in the below descriptions.

Coffee Bean Roasting 101: Behmor 1600 Review

If you’re an avid home coffee drinker or barista, do you have a coffee bean roaster? If not, this Behmor 1600 review is for you! Even if you already have a roaster, you may be shopping for a new one so this review is also for you. Coffee bean roasting is normally done commercially but for the past few years it has become more and more popular to do at home using roasting machines like the Behmor 1600. This Behmor 1600 review is focusing on the upgraded Behmor 1600 Plus that came out in 2014 with more manual capabilities that users had been requesting for a few years. If you have the original 1600 and decide to get the 1600 Plus upgrade kit or the new model, it is a good idea to read the user manual to make sure you understand the changes. The basic look of the roaster is the same and even though the price went up some, it is still at a medium-low so it is within the buying power of many coffee lovers.

Cappuccino and Espresso = Capresso: Capresso Burr Grinder Review

Did you know that the name “Capresso” is the combination of Cappuccino with Espresso? The brand name Capresso was developed in 1994 by the U.S. leader in making premium coffee equipment for the home, JURA Inc. of Switzerland. They produce coffee equipment worldwide for over 50 countries. Several of the innovated Capresso products have been featured on TV and in magazines as well as the Internet. Many of their products have been the first of its kind in the industry such as coffeemaker/ grinder combinations. This Capresso Burr Grinder review will tell you about the Infinity burr grinder model that comes in two durable finishes of black and brushed silver for around $100-150. One of the easiest ways to improve the taste of home brewed coffee is to grind whole coffee beans fresh immediately before brewing. The basis for grinding coffee beans is to generate a larger surface area for the hot water to extract the flavor and oils from the beans. If coffee is ground too far in advance, the exposure to air causes the flavor to be released making for a weak cup of coffee when the grounds are brewed.

Best Lift Chair Guide 2018

Lift chairs are powered chairs that have a mechanism that lifts you up into standing position, with just the click of a button on a remote that is attached to the chair. The good news in this best lift chair guide is that they are no different than normal armchairs in terms of appearance. In fact, they are generally much more wider and padded than the normal ones, to ensure that you are comfortable when you’re watching your favourite TV show or just engaging in some daily conversation. Lift cha
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