Category: The Diary of a Writer

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…

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…

My Bright Light Living A-ha Moment

Bright Light Living is about my a-ha moment. Sometimes you can hear or see something repeatedly, but it just doesn’t register – I mean truly register – until you are ready to receive its true, impactful meaning . . . I am a middle…

Writing in the Zone

Do you remember when stereograms (like the one above) were really popular?  Stereograms are photos containing hidden 3D images that reveal themselves when the viewer focuses his/her eyes in a certain way.  I remember going to the mall and seeing photos of stereograms like…

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…

How Bad Do You Want to Achieve Your Goals?

The new year 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

How My Life Perspective Changed at a Gas Station

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I Have a Confession. My name is Kristin and I, among other things, am a WRITER.  I write because I love it; I write because it is my thing—what I’ve done since I was a child; and I write…