Writing Doesn’t Always Mean Writing

Writing doesn’t always mean writing. Not in the typing away at the keyboard, sense. Sometimes, it means stopping to reposition. It may mean mulling things over and figuring out certain specifics—background information on your characters, plot points, pathways, and resolutions. Learn what to do when this step is necessary.

How to Write a Book (or Pursue Your Goals) While Working Full Time

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

Incorporate a wellness nighttime routine

Incorporate a Wellness Nighttime Routine

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

How to FOCUS When Your Brain is Overloaded

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

Lights Out by 10 p.m.

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.

Embrace Your Value

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

Take a Why Not NOW Attitude

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