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
Are you tempted to give up on your goals? Have they felt too impossible or as if you are not making any headway? Don't quit. Here's what to do when you feel that way.
This week's habit is to UNPLUG FROM THE NEGATIVE NOISE and it's an extremely important one. What does that mean? It means to stop spending your time watching or reading the news, checking on the current number of COVID-19 cases, getting caught up in the social media postings that are populated with political ranting. It's … Continue reading Unplug from the Negative Noise
When I began the 52 Weeks of Healthy Habits for Bright Light Living, life was definitely different. The habits were designed to be implemented slowly, week by week, in order to create sustainable habits. Rather than radically trying to change all aspects of our lives, the habits were designed to be manageable. This week, I … Continue reading VISUALIZE the Life You Want
“This too shall pass.” That was the saying my mother would tell me as a child, and I took it to heart. Whenever bad things would happen, I would imagine myself holding my breath as I rode out the storm in my head. I would envision the light at the end of the tunnel. My … Continue reading Synchronicity’s Message
THIS WEEK is a check-in on all the past week's of Healthy Habits. It is always a good thing to reaffirm our goals when it comes to health and wellbeing. Take the time to review the habits listed below and assess how you are doing with each. Spend this week making a conscious effort to … Continue reading Healthy Habits Check-in
I had initially planned to post this (with the podcast) in March, but then the quarantine hit and it seemed, at first, not good timing. But even though the Living Bright podcast is in limbo, Abby's wonderful creations are too good not to share. Enjoy!! I spent an afternoon in February with 17-year-old Abby who, … Continue reading Baking Up Sweet Creativity
WHAT IF . . . What if you knew with absolute certainty . . . that everything is going to be okay; that you and your family will be safe; that you will survive financially, emotionally, physically the ramifications of the coronavirus? Would you then go about your day differently? This virus has slowed things … Continue reading WHAT IF You Did It Anyway?
If there is one thing good that has come out of the coronavirus and the need to social isolate is all the examples of how the community has come together in creative ways to promote good, lift spirits, and help those in need. This post is a collection of SOME GOOD NEWS starting with a … Continue reading How Creativity Can Lift Spirits in Trying Times
There is much debate on the process of writing a novel. Many traditionalists fall back on what we were taught in school---first create an outline and then fill in the blanks. While others subscribe to the rule of having no rules. These writers just write, figuring out how their story will unfold as they move … Continue reading Outlining vs. Discovery Writing: Which is Correct?