How easy would it be if we all had magic wands? If only we could simply wave that bad boy and have everything that we wanted done, done. My head is always overflowing with things needing to be tackled, but there just doesn't seem to be enough time. Does this sound familiar? If you are … Continue reading How to Write a Book (or Pursue Your Goals) While Working Full Time
Today’s stream of consciousness writing—when I feel the need to start writing, but not sure exactly what it will be about. I allow the words to come without editing. The following was written after I had been thinking about the whole creative process: The words you write don’t always have to make sense to you; sometimes … Continue reading Just Write
I took a short, but very sweet trip to Colorado—God’s country. The fresh air, babbling brooks, mountain ranges, magnificent red rocks and boulders transported me to a place of simplicity. The grandeur of it all reminded me of our insignificance in the grand scheme of life and it left me feeling humbled and refreshed. It … Continue reading How to Get Back to Your Ted Lasso-Self
To Thine Own Self Be True. . . I woke up to those words, plastered on my self-conscious. I get a lot of my story ideas, plot points, and “morning musings” when I first wake up. Sometimes, they come because I’ve gone to bed mulling over a story idea and I’m hoping for some Theta-induced … Continue reading To Thine Own Self Be True
It's Monday. Deep breath. I don't know about you but Mondays make me anxious. It's the start of the new week with work (and more work) and deadlines (and more deadlines) awaiting. There are several things, however, that I've recently initiated that have helped me with my work-week anxiety. One is establishing a wellness nighttime … Continue reading Incorporate a Wellness Nighttime Routine
Mistakes happen. That is how we learn. That is, if we CHOOSE to learn rather than dwell on our failure. It really is that simple.
NOTE: The following is an old post from our pre-COVID days. I had to go over that darn Chesapeake Bay Bridge twice this weekend and was reminded of this posting. And, well, it seems appropriate as the world opens up again. The other morning, I dreamt about a painting in which my dream-self was trying … Continue reading How to FOCUS When Your Brain is Overloaded
My body likes to remind me incessantly that it is getting older. And, it's not just me feeling this way. If you are in your 50s (or, on your way there), you may have noticed that when speaking with your friends, the topic of conversation is now body ailments and aches. So sad. Ha, ha. … Continue reading Take Your Vitamins
This week’s habit comes in the form of one word—prioritize. As much as we think we can, as much as we desire to "have it all". . . We cannot do everything at once. In order for us to be really focused, intentional, and effective, we must prioritize our focus. Right now, ask yourself, what … Continue reading Prioritize
This week's Healthy Habit is simple, but maybe not so simple . . . go to bed by 10 p.m. And if you don't think that is early enough for you, then adjust the timing to meet your schedule. You body's schedule. What this means is that the electronics are off. No browsing social media … Continue reading Lights Out by 10 p.m.
I am a writer. Writing is my passion and love – and it is what I do every day, in some shape or form, whether in my day job, in creating novels or my blog. But, I did not always consider myself “a writer”. Instead, I considered myself to be someone who liked to write. … Continue reading Embrace Your Value
You will start that diet after the holidays. You will start working out next week. You will tackle your closet clean up next weekend. Does any of this sound familiar? It does for me. For those who have lofty intentions or have started working towards a goal but then "fell off the horse" there is … Continue reading Take a Why Not NOW Attitude