For the Good of the Novel Someone Needs to Speak Up

Apr. 29, 2021 by

“It’s about how the choices you make reflect who you are.  Set in a dystopian world that twists lies into something good, my novel takes you on a journey with three people whose struggle with the truth leaves each of

Adventure Lies on the Other Side of Yes

Mar. 30, 2021 by

Opportunities = Adventure We can shun the opportunities of life, or we can face them. When adventure peeks around the corner, we can walk toward it or turn the other way. Last week, I thought avoidance might be the best

Crafting a Story

Crafting the Story of Your Wonderful Life

Feb. 28, 2021 by

After spending three months editing, rewriting, and trimming my novel, I have discovered some similarities between the craft of writing a story and the craft of living a life.   And I wanted to share some of my observations with

Fearless to Fearful and Still Living the Dream

Jan. 31, 2021 by

Most people would pick fearless over fearful, but not me. Every January I come up with a word for my year. It’s a theme for the year. Some past words have been community, gift, and warrior. 2020’s word was FEARLESS.

A Lesson on Empathy Taught by a Bureaucratic Stranger

May. 14, 2020 by

I had a positive interaction with a stranger the other day. With all the social distancing, I’ve found myself not talking to strangers as much. It’s weird. It’s like I can’t even make eye contact. Overall, though, I’m typically nice

From Complaining to Joy in One Little Verse

Apr. 30, 2020 by

It’s time to stop complaining. As a warm spring rain accompanied by windy gusts graces my Thursday, I have already thought of three negatives about the rainy day.   It messes with my walking. My floors get muddy My dog,

If Only There Were Someone Who Could Give Us Hope

Apr. 23, 2020 by

Life keeps chipping away at my hope. This past week, I rushed forward when I should have hit pause. Someone requested an online job interview, and I jumped on it despite the feeling of something not being right. After the

Covid 19, Fearless

Not So Fearless in the Face of the Apocalypse

Apr. 9, 2020 by

How’s it going? It’s been 2 ½ weeks since I last blogged, and I’m wondering how all of you are faring in this madness. Are you being fearless? My introverted friends (from what I can tell on FB) seem to

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Taking a Stand in Uncertain Times

Mar. 23, 2020 by

“This is the time to be a warrior.” My friend’s voice came through the phone loud and clear as she pushed me to stop the tears, do the hard thing, and take a stand. It was really an unfair tactic.

Burn the Ships – Let Go of the Bad Stuff and Move On to Freedom

Feb. 27, 2020 by

I looked at my options and realized I needed to move on—to let it go. It wasn’t easy. It seems we often hold on thinking if we just give something a little bit longer, it will somehow get better. That’s

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