When I realized I would fail to reach my 2016 resolutions, disappointment kicked me in the gut and I landed on the floor. While gasping for breath, I discovered lots of dust bunnies under the furniture. Sheesh. The plan had been set. I had stayed on target. Very few sparkly things led me astray. In... Continue Reading →
The #Blessed Projects are in! You will laugh and cry…
As I read The #Blessed Projects over the last few weeks, my heart was filled with joy. Each project was so different and a reflection of the writer's heart. I had thought writing them would be a great exercise in positivity and banishing the blues, but I didn't realize reading others would give me the... Continue Reading →
Holiday Overachiever Meets Christmas Disasters
Like most of you, the holidays require time for planning, cooking, baking, shopping and celebrations. I add drawing illustrations to that list. No matter how organized, there's never enough time and mistakes can be made. Add four birthdays to the Lindau mix and my Type-A, overachiever, perfectionism is really tested. But that doesn't stop me... Continue Reading →
Join The #Blessed Project!
It’s been a Wild month and the holidays are upon us. How did that happen? It can be hard to switch gears from stressed-out to happy guest or entertainer. Compounded by worry and lack of sleep, our usual energy may be zapped. We may feel far from blessed. I have a solution for you! Sometime... Continue Reading →
An Ephemeral Exercise in Balance – Author or Blogger?
Five years ago someone asked me, “Do you want to be an author or a blogger?” I scratched my head and wondered why I couldn't be both. Balance is something I struggle for all the time. I take a few steps on the slackline and feel in control just to plummet face first in the... Continue Reading →
Demystifying Contests, Winning, and My Results
When I discovered I was a contest finalist in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Contest (that’s a mouthful), I felt like I already won. I knew many had participated, so I was grateful to be selected. I had noticed the finalist distinction on book covers and in descriptions. Whoa! I didn’t understand how... Continue Reading →
Exciting Book News and a Big Leap in the Right Direction
In one of my first classes at Wanderlust Yoga Festival, the meditation instructor told us to ask the universe the ultimate question. "Who am I?" I asked, "Should I be a writer?" I mean, I spend a majority of my time writing blog posts, screenplays and books. My first book took years. What if I'm supposed... Continue Reading →
Crush Procrastination, Boost Your Blog Rank, and Improve Writing
Here are a few tips and life hacks to help you crush procrastination and improve your blog or writing project.
Stop Negative Thoughts and Be Creative!
There are many kinds of old thoughts. The most common are negative. We play out scenes where we have felt loss or have been wounded long ago. They’re on a loop.
Warning! Wanderlust Adventure Ahead
When my daughter, Courtney, asked if I’d be interested in going to Wanderlust, I said, “Sure!” I’m always up for traveling, but had no idea what she was talking about. Last week, she sent me a video of a class we’ll be taking. I laughed until I cried. I hope no one gets hurt… Wanderlust... Continue Reading →