Oh Happy Day! 

From my heart to yours. 

Happy Sunday! 

Only a few more goals left to my self publishing project ~ “The Love Experience”

You’re going to enjoy this personal and delicate artifact on my life, my love and my travel experiences to the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 

Stay connected. You’re not going to want to miss this. 

Many Blessings, 


Here is sneak peek into my upcoming book release, “The Love Experience”

Book Review ~ 

“The Love Experience”

By Raquél Helm

Well, she warned me, “This is not a novel.” But what did I do, sat down and read it all in one setting, spellbound by the guttural honesty. I immediately had flashbacks of How Stella Got Her Groove Back, the 2005 movie from the 1996 book by Terry McMillan. But even further back with Ntozake Shange’s short story, “aw, babe, you so pretty” in the Black-eyed Susans collection by Mary Helen Washington in 1975. And of course, there were my own personal experiences in the early 1980’s.  

Raquél Helm has shared her passion, pain, and pleasure in “The Love Experience,” 90 journal entries, of poignant poetry. It is a story with concentric circles of loss, love, and self-exploration. But this is not a novel. Enjoy.

Tina Z. Council
Owner / Chief Consultant
I Am Pleased Development Center

Thank you very much Tina for that book review. This is going to be an exhilarating ride. I met Tina interviewing for a receptionist position at a Community Development Corporation. She became my mentor. She knows my story and I am honored she read my book for me. 

My upcoming release is not a novel, but I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this prequel to the complete project. 

Connecting with you to live, love and travel on purpose. ❤️


Do you ever wonder what your former lover is up to? Then you answer yourself,

 a. “Not a darn thing!” 

b. “Up to no good” 

c. “Missing me that’s for sure!””

d. All of the above 

I Am Excited 

I’m excited about my future endeavors!  If you are new to my blog, welcome. I am glad you took the time to stop by here. I am sharing my personal short stories and inspirational quotes on life, love and travel. 

I encourage you to leave me a comment on any topic that moves you.  I want to hear from you. 

Connecting with you to live, love and travel on purpose!  

Raquel ❤️

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