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Artichoke Press Receives SBIEC Montana Excellence Award



Artichoke Press receives 2013 Montana Excellence Award 

October 4th 2013 –  Artichoke Press has been selected for the 2013 Montana Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).

Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Montana is renowned for.

Artichoke Press has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by SBIEC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Montana.


The SBIEC is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.

Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.

More information on SBIEC can be found at

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Interview with WIN

Judy Wright was a featured speaker for the Women’s Information Network this week! Topic: Kindle Books

“Each one of us has a book inside us waiting to be born.  Perhaps it is  a memoir, a fairy tale, a romance novel, or an anthology of poetry.  Judy Helm Wright is a publisher and author of over 20 books.  She will help those who want to move the words from heart and head into a published volume that can be held in our hands.  The world is waiting for your message, please share it today.”

Click below to play Judy’s interview.


If you would like Judy and her team at Artichoke Press to publish your book, please click here.

Out of Balance? Be a Bounce Back Person on jvzoo

Bounce Back From Anything!

Are you struggling to balance the different areas of your life?
Do you wish you could overcome the adversity and experience emotional freedom?
Learn to become a resilient Bounce Back Person with Empowerment Coach, Judy H. Wright.

With this inspiring book Out of Balance – Be a Bounce Back Person, you will achieve new methods:

  • To see every challenge as an opportunity
  • To see your everyday struggles as stepping stones
  • Master your fear and find new strengths
  • Gain techniques to find resiliency and rhythm in your life
  • To experience emotional freedom from doubt, discouragement and despair
  • Master setting boundaries and being consistent in keeping them
  • Ask for what you want in life

You will find so much information and enlightenment about:

  • The six areas of life – Family, Social, Financial, Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Health
  • How belief systems are formed
  • Why money isn’t real
  • The difference between feelings and emotions
  • Overcoming social anxiety
  • How to make friends and build community
  • Trusting your intuition
  • How an extra $200 a month can keep you from bankruptcy
  • Why you cannot smile and be depressed at the same time
  • And – – – 101 encouraging words and phrases

“A never ending upward Bounce” By Enrichment
There are a number of Judy’s books that have spoken to me personally but this latest one seems to have hit many marks for me. Surely her timeless techniques have helped in numerous ways over the years but each book has little nuggets that seem to materalize out of no where and sink in when you least expect them. This one is definitely worth the time – to Bounce Back in newer, easier ways.

You too can achieve emotional freedom. Join thousands of others who have been inspired by Judy’s down-to-earth teaching style.

Out of Balance?  Be a Bounce Back Person

I Lost My Best Friend Today on jvzoo

I Lost My Best Friend Today
Dealing with the Loss of a Beloved Pet
By Judy H. Wright

The Heartfelt Collection of Stories That Pet Lovers, Parents, Veterinarians, And Animal Communicators Are All Talking About

Do you view your pet as a member of your family, your closest friend, and constant companion? Our pets help us to be better people. They bring us a level of love that can never be replaced any more than their personality can be replaced. If you or someone you care about has pets, there will be a tremendous sense of loss when that pet dies or has to be euthanized. I wonder if you can relate to some experiences I have had…

  • Was the decision to euthanize your pet one of the hardest things you’ve ever done?
  • Do you have an old or terminally ill pet who you cannot stand the thought of losing?
  • Do you find yourself denying the inevitable or wondering how you will ever be able to handle the loss when they are gone?

“I Lost My Best Friend Today is a wonderful collection of personal stories, information, and quotations about the heartfelt subject of how deeply pets, and their passing, affect our lives. It touches a subject, which until recently, was not in mainstream consciousness. This wonderful book deals with the many and varied emotional aspects of the death and grieving process of our family pets. If you have loved and lost a pet, this book will aid you in your healing process. If you know someone who has loved and lost a pet, this book will help you to understand what he or she may be going through emotionally and mentally.”
– Patricia Skergan, D.C., Wholistic Chiropractic

  • Is your child struggling to understand the death of their pet?
  • Do you wish you could find the words to comfort a grieving friend or family member who lost a beloved pet, but you don’t know what to say to show your support without appearing to trivialize their pain?
  • Did the loss of your animal best friend trigger unhappy memories or unresolved conflicts of loss from years ago?
  • Did you find that you were more upset over losing a pet, than losing a parent or relative?

I know that pets are more than just animals… they are our closest friends, constant companions, and integral members of our family. Our family has always had pets who were important members of our “tribe.”

Our family has felt the depths of such a loss when we lost our family pet, a Cocker Spaniel named Taffy.

Taffy was a fence jumping, chicken chasing, stinky breathed, fur scratching, devoted member of our family. He held a special place in our heart, because he had saved our two-year-old son Andy’s life when he wandered off into the street.

One day while working in the house, I realized I could no longer hear giggles and barks coming from the yard. Running quickly I saw that both gates were still locked but both the baby and dog were both gone!

Panic stricken I looked all over our property and then started running up the block towards the busy street two blocks aw ay. Crying their names I heard a woman by the street yelling; “are you looking for a little blond haired boy and a blond haired dog?”

A woman who had rushed outside her business after seeing a small boy starting to go on the street and a dog trying to herd him back told us the story. She said that Taffy saved Andy’s life by continually getting in front of him so could not go forward into the speeding traffic. After the adventure, Taffy and Andy were inseparable and both of them spoiled rotten by the rest of the family.

Fast Forward to a Painful Family Decision…

Eventually the day came when, as a family, we agreed that Taffy could no longer go up and down stairs, was constantly incontinent and was in such pain that even patting her hurt her.

After a tearful goodbye from each of us, my husband Dwain, ever the strong silent hero of the group, wrapped her in a special blanket and took her to the vet for the final visit.

Our hearts were heavy that day. Our tears were plentiful. For once, the house was silent and everyone was grieving in their own unique and special way. Even Tiddles the cat was not his usual self.

But for all of us, Taffy was and is our hero. Not just because she jumped the fence to save Andy, but because she was an important and valuable member of our family. She not only brought protection, enjoyment, and companionship to all of us, but she also taught us about loyalty.

It was because of her examples of loyalty to us that we, individually and as a family group, have been more loyal friends and associates to others, human and animal.

I Lost My Best Friend Today – Dealing with the Loss of a Beloved Pet was a labor of love born from my desire to help other people who are struggling with this significant loss.

Every Chapter Of The eBook Has Something Special…

1. Loving, Losing, and Letting Go
2. What Having Pets Can Teach Us
3. Unexpected Loss of a Pet
4. When Cure Turns to Comfort Care
5. Having a Beloved Pet Euthanized
6. Grief is Natural
7. Expressing Our Pain
8. Guilt and Regret
9. Pet Loss and Children
10. Pet Loss and the Elderly or Homebound
11. Do Animals Grieve When a Companion Dies
12. Memorials, Tributes and Rituals to Remember
13. Do Animals Have Souls?
14. Expressing Sympathy to Others
15. How Sharing Stories Help Us Heal

  • Enjoy the Printable Prayer that was written and shared by Rev. Ann Keeler Evans called Prayer on Losing Your Dog
  • Read pet loss poems & quotes about losing a pet as well as words to say in terms of pet condolence
  • Find resources to order pet loss sympathy cards, gifts and support groups for others who are also going through the loss of a family pet
  • Gain an appreciation of alternative therapies for pets who are ill
  • Discover others who will help you on the journey to recover from the grief you are experiencing

Click Here To Read More About This Incredible Book

I Lost My Best Friend Today

Leaving a Living Legacy on jvzoo

Leaving a Living Legacy
Definitions of Written Life Narratives
By Judy H. Wright

A comprehensive listing of over fifty methods of writing your history.
This booklet is filled with information, anecdotes, and examples to assist historians, journalists, instructors, or writers in clarifying which methods will best suit their purposes.

A must for life story writing classes.

Leaving a Living Legacy

Kids, Chores & More on jvzoo

Kids, Chores & More
How to Get Your Kids to Help at Home
By Judy H. Wright

A practical parenting guide, written by a real expert – a real mom of real kids who actually do help out at home! This book gives you ready to use advice that can be applied today. You will not find solutions on how to get a clean house, but rather how to have cooperative children. It also contains a full section on realistic expectations for each age group.

  • Learn how doing less for your children will give you more quality time with them.
  • Find over 50 specific ideas to make getting help from your kids more fun and enjoyable.
  • Discover practical tips for organizing your home to make housework easier for everyone.
  • Learn techniques to reinforce positive actions and discourage unacceptable behavior.
  • Find many more ideas you can actually use to help you get the household help you deserve.


  • Introduction
  • Household Goals
  • A Parent’s Role
  • The Balancing Act
  • Family Council
  • Realistic Expectations
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Primary Grades
  • Intermediate Grades
  • Middle School & Junior High
  • High School
  • Ways to Get Kids to Help at Home
  • Getting Organized
  • Organizational & Teaching Tools
  • Follow-ups and Reinforcement
  • Pulling It All Together

Kids, Chores, and More

101 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help at Home on jvzoo

101 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help at Home
By Judy H. Wright

“A positive identity hinges on positive life experiences.” – Judy H. Wright

If those positive experiences can take place in the relative safety and security of the home then so much the better. The more successes a child has, the better he feels about himself and his place in the world. When we teach our children to work, the whole family comes out a winner. The child feels greater self-esteem, independence and sense of belonging. The parents feel relieved of some of the workload, less manipulated and more successful is seeing their child develop life skills.

“I get to unload the silverware now, but when I am 4 years old, and then I get to feed the dog. You have to be pretty responsible when you feed the dog, because they can’t just get cereal if they are hungry.”
– Ridge, age 3

  • Are you children responsible for chores?
  • Do they have to be reminded again and again to take the garbage out?
  • Do you have to reprimand them when they forget?
  • Are they resourceful in solving problems?
  • Do they really know how to clean the living room or are they just rearranging the dust?
  • Are your expectations reasonable?
  • How about recruiting other family members to keep the house and life running smoothly?
  • Does your family rotate chores so every one has an opportunity to learn life skills?
  • What is the difference between a reward and a bribe?

Wow! There “R” a lot of questions and what you really want is answers or solutions? Right?

The most important R is Relationships and the good feelings that come to a family when everyone contributes in the sweat and the sweet. Contrary to what the kids may think, this is really about teaching life skills and team work. Those children who help at home do better in school, music and sports. The ones who have learned to respect people and property are assured of always having a job in the world of work.

“Thanks for teaching us how to see things that have to be done and just doing them. As a manager I am astounded by how many people in the workplace wait to be told what to do.”
– Our adult daughter

This ebook is a compilation of ideas, techniques and methods that have come from not only our house with six children, but also from families in the parenting classes I teach.

Each family is unique in their skills, levels of frustration and expectations. So you will want to use these ideas as springboards for conversations at your house. However, every family is similar in that we all want peace, security, acceptance and acknowledgement of effort.

“I am glad you told us to keep starting over with chores for the kids. It would be so much easier to just do it myself. I have to remind myself that I am training them for the future, not just for today.”
– Maris, mother of two boys

You will be glad that you received this assistance in raising resilient, reliable, respectful and resourceful kids. Some day at a family reunion, as they review their childhoods, they will tell you thanks for teaching them to work at home. I know, because our kids have.

101 Ways to Get Your Kids to Help at Home

Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words on jvzoo

Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words
By Judy H. Wright

  • Are you discouraged and filled with anxiety?
  • Are you worried about the future?
  • Does the economy have you afraid of losing your job?
  • Do you have a Plan B, if what you are doing fails?
  • Are old negative tapes running through your thoughts?

You deserve to recognize your special qualities and attributes. This self knowledge of what makes you unique and an asset to any relationship, personal and professional, will help you overcome any obstacles.

Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words is not a bunch of woo-woo platitudes and pat answers. Nor is it an academic study of what worked in a psychology lab. It is written by an Auntie (wise woman who loves unconditionally and supports your efforts) who has worked with thousands of families and individuals who want to make a good life for themselves and their families.

Across all ages, economic and educational levels, confidence and a belief in what you contribute increases life satisfaction and happiness by 40%. Your attitude about life has a ripple effect on all of those around you. When you are confident about your skills and talents, others will trust you more readily.

“I am amazed how much my focus shifted after doing the goal exercise. Now I see that I was much too general in what I wanted. No wonder I was always frustrated and felt like I had failed once again! I didn’t fail; I just didn’t see where I had succeeded. Thanks for sharing this day with us.”
– Nancy, Participant in Confidence Workshop


  • Self-Confidence is a Learned Skill
  • Positive Action Follows Positive Thought/li>
  • Communication is More Than Just Words
  • Building Respectful Relationships
  • Encouragement is a Gift of Courage
  • Correcting Others in a Supportive Way
  • Nurturing Children with Love and Respect
  • Appreciate and Acknowledge Success
  • Words & Phrases for Positive Thoughts and Actions

If you are anxious, nervous, or afraid, then this interactive book will assist you to be:

  • More Calm and Centered in stressful situations
  • More Courageous to try new ideas and opportunities
  • More Outgoing in social situations
  • More Assertive in setting boundaries
  • More Skillful at reframing negative thought patterns
  • More Confident and Sure about your Future
  • More Valuable and Non-replaceable in the workplace
  • More Positive and Assured about your talents and skills
  • More Attractive to new Relationships, both personal and professional

You and you alone can discover the hidden potential in your heart and gain a deeper level of peace through the use of encouraging words. This is a tool that can help you see and appreciate the positive when all around you is negative and discouraging.

Your life has purpose and meaning.

Please order this affordable and effective book today. You will be glad you did.

“It is very hard and emotional work to look at yourself and how you have been sabotaging your self with negative thoughts your parents told you forty years ago. They were wrong, I am not worthless. I will keep working on the list of successes you gave us to remind myself that I am capable and smart. I want to do better with my children and I will start today.”
– Kathy, participant at parenting conference

Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words