Author Archives: Anna Blanch Rabe

Health, Wellness and Food Related Awareness Days and Months

So you’re looking for ways to bring attention to your issue, organization or product? and it is health, wellness, or food related? I have a substantive (and pretty long) list of health, wellness and food related awareness days and months that will help shorten the amount of time needed to develop and executive a communications strategy around an awareness or commemorative day/month. This list will help you by saving you significant time in researching the hundreds of awareness days and months that might connect in Continue reading →

Making the most of Awareness Months and Commemorative Days

A great way to connect with the media and with new customers is to share how your organization or product fits with one of the many commemorative or awareness months or days in the calendar. This doesn’t mean creating your own – rather, choose to connect with other organizations on topics where you have different perspectives or highlight the commemorative month or awareness day on your social media and community relations outlets. Which is where I come in – you can download your free printable Continue reading →

Words that Work

My mother had a book I coveted. It was hard covered and had yellowed endpapers. It wasn’t particularly beautiful but it was the book I turned to most often for words that work. It was filled with synonyms and antonyms. It reminded me that words dance with each other, they define each other, they grow and change over time. The evidence for the definition of a word is best found in how it is used. Read that again: the definition of a word is not Continue reading →

EMPOWER: our monthly e-Newsletter

Making a living and making your community a better place to live have a wonderful symmetry.  My goal, as a speaker, a writer, and a consultant, is to serve those who lead social enterprises, non profits, and those who are building businesses where their desire for a profit exists intertwined with their commitment to build a strong, vibrant community, with high quality communications strategy, advice, content, and execution. Personally, I seek to live a life of meaning and adventure! Not a Pedestrian Life! As part Continue reading →

Free Printable: Password Log

I am organized. I am not always neat or tidy. But, I know exactly where to find the information that I need. One of the reasons I am able to keep track of things, information and documents, is that I have systems, templates, and ways of keeping track – both in paper form and electronically. I’ve been asked by friends and colleagues to share different aspects of my system over the years, and It occurred to me that maybe some of these templates and tips Continue reading →

Win one of 8 copies of Military Spouse Magazine!

As part of being named Cannon AFB Military Spouse of the Year for 2016, I have 8 copies of Military Spouse Magazine to give away. Fill in the form to enter to win one of the copies! Entries close at 11:59pm on April 29 2016. ** Winners will be contacted to provide their address! _________________________________________ Listening. Observing. Participating. Writing. Photographing. Reflecting. Join me on Facebook     Chat with me on Twitter    Connect on Instagram    More Photography Anna Blanch Rabe is an Australian-born writer and photographer.  Continue reading →

A Writer’s Manifesto

I’m a lateral thinker inclined to make connections between seemingly unrelated things. As my academic research found me immersed in the the writing about 19th century women poets and reflecting upon the challenges of their domestic lives in the midst of their creative pursuits. I became challenged by Joy Bennetts’s post reflecting on Billy Coffey’s thoughts on ‘naked writing.’ It got me thinking further about the function of my writing. As Billy Coffey quotes his writing instructor: “People write because they must. Because there is Continue reading →