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The Percolation of Creativity: How to Get Creativity to Flow

I feel the words brewing, percolating, bubbling inside my head.  They are there in limbo. Waiting for the muse to take them to their fate.  I am inspired, but only in thought. In my mind’s eye, I can see a masterpiece, a celebration of creativity.  I feel the way the words touch and move others,… Continue reading The Percolation of Creativity: How to Get Creativity to Flow

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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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How Bad Do You Want to Achieve Your Goal?

2018 is fast-approaching. (Granted with the Christmas holiday, I find that I don't know what day of the week it is, which is a great feeling!) Give or take a day or two, the New Year is upon us. And you know what that means?!  It's time for those good ol' New Year's Resolutions! You… Continue reading How Bad Do You Want to Achieve Your Goal?

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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

Healthy Habits, Productivity

Lunch Salads Made in Advance

What should I eat for . . .lunch? I will be honest: I am not the best at bringing my lunch to work. I should be. It would save me a lot of money, calories, and angst in deciding what to eat each day. Some weeks I am diligent and bring lunch to work; other weeks… Continue reading Lunch Salads Made in Advance

Creativity, Positivity, Productivity, The Diary of a Writer

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

Creativity, Positivity, Productivity, The Diary of a Writer

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

Healthy Habits, Productivity

Saving Money with Meal and Grocery Planning

"Do you feed your kids?"   I was at a family gathering a few weeks ago when my sister in-law asked me this. We were discussing grocery shopping and how much we spend each week.  My sister in-law gasped when I told her how much I spend; she said she spends twice as much, with my… Continue reading Saving Money with Meal and Grocery Planning

Productivity

Cooking Tools That I Can’t Live Without

Cooking is not my forte. To be honest, I hate cooking. For me, it is a necessity--a means to an end.  In the corresponding post, One Hour--Seven Dinners, I describe the plan that has literally eliminated a lot of stress in our household: Pre-Cooking or what I like to call Power Cooking.  This is when I plan… Continue reading Cooking Tools That I Can’t Live Without

Healthy Habits, Productivity

One Hour — Seven Dinners

The Easy Guide to Making a Week's Worth of Dinners in One Hour I am all about making things E A S Y (finding ways to eliminate the stress)—that is one of the goals of BrightLightLiving.com and for myself. I have not mastered this (not by a long shot), but the intent is there. After… Continue reading One Hour — Seven Dinners