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Ellicott City: Finding Strength to Begin Again

I was charging my laptop yesterday when a storm came barreling in—loud bursts of thunder, streaks of lightening, followed by a dramatic downpour of rain. I quickly unplugged my computer to avoid the risk of it being surged. I had been working on my book at the time and immediately thought “what would happen if… Continue reading Ellicott City: Finding Strength to Begin Again

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YOU Have the Power

Did you know that YOU have the Power? Believing in Yourself Is Subjective You have the power to create the reality that you want for yourself. This is something that I’m starting (finally) to realize for myself. I am about to turn 50 years old and I am just now wising up. It’s something that… Continue reading YOU Have the Power

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Pushing Past Fear to Your Goals

I, by nature, am a shy person. Or, at least I was as a young girl. This shyness often contradicted my adventurous side that loved trying new things and taking risks. My parents couldn’t believe it when their shy little girl declared that she wanted to be an actress—only I didn’t use the word “actress”;… Continue reading Pushing Past Fear to Your Goals

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Bright Light Living Was My A-ha Moment

[The following was originally posted one year ago when I first began my blog. While the nature of the blog site has changed a bit, the logic behind BrightLightLiving is still the same.] Bright Light Living is about my a-ha moment. Sometimes you can hear or see something repeatedly, but it just doesn’t register –… Continue reading Bright Light Living Was My A-ha Moment

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Taking Time to BREATH

On this brisk New Year's Eve morning (who am I kidding, it's downright freezing), I thought I would post something I wrote five years ago. . . One morning (in my attempt to write daily), I decided that I was just going to sit down and write, not worrying about grammar, style, or even subject… Continue reading Taking Time to BREATH

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Writing’s Most Important Success Factor

It has been a while since I’ve worked on my blog. Life got hectic and I allowed excuses to dominate. Looking back, I realized it was actually fear that was dominating. After months of consistent writing and posting, I had put on the brakes. This was right around the time that I had announced to my… Continue reading Writing’s Most Important Success Factor

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The Art of Listening to YOU

Life does not come with a guide book.  It is filled with choices and the need to make decisions.  Should you take that new job offer? Is the person you’re dating really right for you?  Should you move into that new house? Don’t you wish someone could just TELL YOU EXACTLY what you were supposed… Continue reading The Art of Listening to YOU

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How to Get Past the Messy Middle

It's been a while since I've updated this blog.  For many reasons . . . Time constraints. Sickness. More time constraints. The longer I was away from the writing, the easier it was not to write. The easier it was to lose my vision (or rather my belief in that vision).  In simple terms, I… Continue reading How to Get Past the Messy Middle

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Trust the Process

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.        - Robert Collier I have big goals this year, and I have to admit: I am struggling with the process—the process of getting this blog off the ground, writing the sequel to my book, and getting fit. The process… Continue reading Trust the Process

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Trust Each Step

New England Patriot's Jacoby Brisett just wrote a beautiful letter to Obama after his trip to the White House.  He wrote about Obama blazing a trail for him to follow.  His posting was so genuine, inspiring, and heartfelt---I felt compelled to check out his Twitter feed which led me to this image (posted from him… Continue reading Trust Each Step

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Finding Your Passion

Finding Your Passion. . . Say what? How new-agey. What an esoteric and obscure phrase---finding your passion. You may have clicked this posting just to find out what the heck I mean by this? Do I mean, discovering your life purpose? Do I mean, figuring out what you want to do for a living? Maybe, I… Continue reading Finding Your Passion

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Movies and Scenes that Inspire

Looking for a good flick to watch---one that will move you to tears, inspire you, and make you feel uplifted?  Each of the following movie clips were selected for its pertinent message.  I hope that you will check out the movies (if you haven't already) or -- at the very least -- watch the clips below.… Continue reading Movies and Scenes that Inspire