Theresa Ortega's blog

25
Mar
2014

Irene Levitt says cursive writing still matters

Our member Irene Levitt had her article published in the Santa Fe/New Mexican paper:  http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-cursive-handwriting-still-matters/article_2cf4225e-7f87-5e2a-9819-06028827a62c.html

25
Sep
2013

"What do men want" SURVEY

Check out Val's latest survey for AHAF:
Roger Rubin will present a Pre-Conference Workshop on "What Men Want" on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2013.   In line with that topic, tell us in your opinion on relationships "what do men want."
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e88adqm7hlwhtw9i/start

09
Sep
2013

AHAF's latest survey - what do YOU think?

Help us know what you're thinking, what is helpful to you, and what you think will be helpful in the future in the world of graphology and handwriting analysis! Val Weil, our master survey designer, has come up with a new survey for this week. As usual, short and sweet, just 3 questions:Go to the survey here:  http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e85c7zuehlcisgmc/start

21
Jun
2013

Cursive Training with Iris Hatfield

I had a great time in Louisville, KY training with Iris Hatfield on how to teach her "New American Cursive". It was great to be in a ROOM FULL of people interested in cursive, and most of them, teaching it!I hope to do some fun things this summer with cursive writing...I have some ideas for a local youth center with at-risk kids. Here's my press release about attending her event: http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/392243-1371746802-indianas-first-cursiv...

28
May
2013

Teaching with DABBLE

There is a new startup in Chicago called "Dabble", check it out if you are in the area, I think a handwriting analysis class might be a great addition to their lineup.

11
Jan
2013

DAY 6: Sending my pitch to the local media

For this 6th day of the challenge, I'm once again writing about how I use handwriting analysis in SOME fashion every day. It's very practical. Today, I sent my pitch letters to the local media, talking about National Handwriting Day on Jan. 23. I send them to radio, TV and newspapers each year, and it usually garners me a couple of interviews. Aside from that, I sent them a link to a story that Indiana State University did about me and some of the handwriting analysis work I have done. It is never dull, and I certainly wished I had learned this skill 20 years ago! 

10
Jan
2013

DAY 5: DRAFTING MY PITCH FOR NTL HANDWRITING DAY

In case anyone is wondering what these numbered days are about, I'm participating in the "Ultimate Blog Challenge", and we are challenged to blog every single day, through the month of January. Unfortunately, I found out about it on the 5th day and began blogging on the 7th. And it seems that this platform only lets you post once a day, then additional posts are shown as "Comments". So it will be awkward to catch up, but I will get it done.

08
Jan
2013

Day 2: Thinking of National Handwriting Day

Jan. 2, 2013 - On this day, I thought about what I would do to celebrate "National Handwriting Day" on Jan. 23. (Actually, I usually stretch it into a week). So I sent a note to fellow analyst Sharon Rose, to see if we might partner up for an event on that day. Sadly, she is already overcommitted but agreed we'd do something together later.
I will formulate some letters to send to local TV/radio and newspapers to get some interest in the topic of handwriting. I usually do this every year and get interviews. It's good to keep it in people's minds.

07
Jan
2013

Baptism by Fire - joined a Blogging Challenge

I think I must be out of my mind....I ran across the "Ultimate Blog Challenge" on LinkedIn on Jan. 5, the challenge had already started on Jan. 1. I thought to myself, "Oh, I can do that. I can catch up to make it one post a day, sure." I realized that I could look back on the past 5 days and see where I had used handwriting analysis every single day. But let me add: I have never blogged before. And it seems like most of the folks competing in the challenge have at least a CLUE about what they're doing. Well, that's me....just jump right into the deep end!

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