As I was driving to work this morning, the sun was intensely bright, so much that traffic was backed up from it. I said to myself, "We haven't had sun like this in the morning for a while---where the sun is so bright that you can feel its warmth and the prelude to spring. Rather … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun
Category: ARCHIVE of Recent Posts
Focus Series: Fueling Up
"It is easy enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong." My grandmother wrote this to me I was twelve (she’s not the author, but she put this in a card when I had to spend three … Continue reading Focus Series: Fueling Up
Be a Goldfish
I am so far from perfect . . . And sometimes I slip up and do something that proves this fact. Where is that re-wind and re-do button when you need it? Sadly, there are no mulligans in life. And when I mess up like this, I am horrible to myself . . . I … Continue reading Be a Goldfish
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
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
Take Your Vitamins
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
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