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In Our Thirties: Updates & Table of Contents

In Career, Finances, Health, Lifestyle, News, Quotes, Relationships, Spirituality on December 3, 2019 at 06:00

Hi friends,

How have you been?

Hope you are well. In my case, life keeps throwing curveballs, therefore here I am, doing what always makes me feel better: Reflecting and moving forward.

It’s been a while since the last book update. At the moment, we are in the final design/formatting phase. Before we are ready to launch, we will have at least three rounds of revisions, as recommended by our editor and project manager Amy Schleunes. With the holidays approaching, that means that most likely we will be launching Spring 2020.

The good news: You don’t need to wait to know what is in the book, as I am excited to share with you the full Table of Contents today:



I. All the Way to Thirty

II. What Matters Most 


“I wasn’t seeing how I looked—I was seeing how I felt.” 

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano on Beauty 

“Safety is not only possible, but it should be every thirty-something woman’s bottom line.” 

Jill Di Donato on Relationships 


“Everyone should experiment and learn, especially people in committed relationships.”

Dr. Sonjia on Sexual Health

“Fitness is a lifestyle, not just a look.”

Angelique Mills on Exercise and Longevity 


“Develop your ability to observe what’s happening in the moment.”

Warren Ogden on Spiritual Practice 


“You might have to re-evaluate your dreams.”

Cindy K. Goodman on Work-Life Balance 


“You need to know what you want and say no to everything else.”

Sandra Acosta on Personal Finance 


“We attract what we are or what we need to grow.”

Dashama on Positivity and Sustainability

III. Back to Basics 

IV. In Our Thirties: A Collection of Stories From Around the World 

Reading Group Guide

As you can see, In Our Thirties is a hybrid book, including:

An uplifting memoir about experiences so far, how priorities have changed, and how I am devoting this decade devoting it to what matters most now.   


Guest Pieces written by Expert Contributors


Compilation of more than 50 essays by friends from all around the world about being 30+.  

I would love to share a Sample Chapter soon.

What section would you like to read?

Tell me in the comments and I will post it. It’s your call!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Always grateful for your support,



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In Our Thirties: Book Cover Unveiled

In Blogging, Career, Contributors, News, Quotes on August 18, 2019 at 03:12

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it”.


On my thirtieth birthday, I set out to explore what this decade of life means and how best to celebrate it. I knew I was not the only one thinking about life differently at this age. I invited friends from all around the world to share their own experiences on life in our thirties. I set up a blog. I researched. I found expert contributors who could shed some light on the questions so many of us faced. I never imagined receiving such an overwhelmingly positive response. Though a book was not on anybody’s list, it emerged as part of this inspiring collective breakthrough.

After years of work, the book is finally here: In Our Thirties: Insights and Expert Advice for This Decade and Beyond. Out this Fall 2019 and my heart is racing while I am typing this.

Today, I am thrilled to share the book cover with you:

Please make it yours. As a contributor, as a reader, as a follower, this book is yours. Therefore, please feel free to share it with your family and friends through your feeds and stories, make it your profile picture, why not? Also, please continue to share your stories about life in your thirties with us, inspiration never ends.

If you are a journalist, blogger, or PR expert, please let me know if you would like to feature In Our Thirties. I am definitely available for interviews and willing to share excerpts. We have plenty of content available to post.

I can’t thank you enough for your encouragement and support.

Stay tuned for the launch this Fall 2019.

Always grateful,


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Breaking News: Book Cover Reveal Tomorrow!

In Blogging, Career, coaching, Contributors, News on August 17, 2019 at 11:45


How have you been?

How is your summer going?

For those of you who have kids, I bet you are getting them ready to go back to school! I wish you a great school year ahead!

Somewhere in the world, it’s my birthday already (Kiribati, here I go!)

As a thank you for your heartfelt support I would love to celebrate sharing with you the book cover of our upcoming book In Our Thirties coming out this Fall 2019! As I say when I coach vision-to-action board workshops, it’s time to put a picture on it. It’s time for a cover reveal!

Please check your emails and our social media profiles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter tomorrow so you can be the first ones to see it and let me know your thoughts!

See you tomorrow!

Have a great day!

Your fan,


P.S.: Please remember to follow us here on WordPress and all social networks and invite your family and friends to join you so you can get invited to our book launch, receive giveaway alerts, and get inspiration and expert advice on what matters most in your thirties and beyond!

Photo by Leah Kelley


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…Put a book cover on it! Official Launch of our Book Cover Contest!

In News on July 23, 2013 at 11:41

99designs-logo-rDear Designers of the World,

How are you?

We are thrilled to announce that we have officially launched our Book Cover Contest on 99designs! Check it out:

We would like to receive your best entries for the book cover of our upcoming book “Now That I Am in My 30s”. You could provide two (2) versions of the cover: One for the ebook that is simple enough to work in the small online context (Amazon thumbnails, etc) and one for the print version that will be more complex.

AUTHOR: Laura C. Sgroi

TITLE: “Now that I Am in My 30s”

TARGET AUDIENCE: Women between 26-39.
Feminine, balanced between young and mature, approachable, refreshing, inspiring, action-provoking, witty, smart, honest, practical, confident, simple.

CONTENT: The book will have three (3) different sections:

1. An uplifting memoir about how I used to be and how I got to be who I am now, how my priorities have changed, and why I plan to embrace this decade devoting it to what matters most at this moment.

2. Guest Pieces written by Expert Contributors about topics such as:
-Relationships (Self, Family, Friends, Partners, Colleagues, and more)
-Health and Wellness

3. Compilation of 41 essays by Women and one Man from all around the World about their own experiences being 30+.

Please note this is not a frivolous book, this is not about “what you MUST know, have, do in your 30s”, this is a positive, feel-good read based on uplifting stories and empowering advice.

It will be an E-Book (tentative launch: Fall 2013) and a Print Book (tentative launch: Winter 2013). Published by S Publishing LLC.

For more information about the book please visit:

What I would like to have in the cover:

-BACKGROUND: Bright color background. I like most colors except for Purple and I am not interested in a black background. The colors that we have been using on the blog are White background, Burgundy Red Font for Title and Black fonts for Content, but please feel free to play with other colors.

-TYPE: Big Type for Title and Author’s name (60 points)

-CONTENT: We would like the cover to involve these words in a simple way without prioritizing any of them: Relationships, Health, Spirituality, Lifestyle, Career, and Finances.

The cover should work well on:
-EBook, Paperback and Hardcovers as well.
-Print (Business cards, letterheads, brochures, etc)
-Online (Website, online advertising, banner ads, etc)
-Merchandise (T-shirts, computer covers, etc)
-Banners and Posters
-Video Book Trailer

Thanks in advance for your submissions!

Looking forward to receiving your entries!

Wishing you much success,


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