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?
Do you have a novel in you? A story idea that you've been dying to share? Or, do you want want to write a novel, but not sure how to get started? If so, then this is for you.
The single most important ingredient to inspire creativity is this. . .being open.
Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New. The above image has been making its way around Facebook. In fact, I posted it. The message really resonated with me. It is something that I had already been pondering in my own journey of trying something new—with this blog and my other writing. “Putting myself out … Continue reading How to “Be Brave Enough to Suck at Something New”
Sometimes life hands us disappointments, but it is how we accept these disappointments that matter. Do we handle them with grace and still give our 100%?
With any project or goal that you set for yourself there are STAGES including the Messy Middle, which also stops the project before completion. Learn how to forge ahead and accomplish your goals.
Listening to your gut, heart, or instincts--Is that the right thing to do and if so, why? How can you listen to your heart and truly know that it is your heart talking?
Writing Consistently is Critical.
Writing is a muscle -- the more you write, the easier it becomes. It is also critical that you write consistently for the following reasons. . .