One Tiny Brave Step

I wrote a short story a few years ago that was a lot of fun to write and really went in unexpected directions. I got some good feedback from my beta readers and made corrections. I found a publication, uploaded the story and hit “send.” And then, forgot about it. Meanwhile, life continued. I wrote…

Shattering Fear #1

My palms were already sweating when the first lady began to speak in front of a group of men and women in sales. The speaker, an ever smiling chatterbox who clearly loved the limelight, had asked four of us to speak. This really was beyond my comfort level and I don’t know why I said…

End Wilderness Wandering

Have you been wandering around in circles trying to figure out your next move? How great would it be for someone to lead you straight to the place you need to be? Last week kicked off with Passover followed by Feast of Matzo. This was a daily reminder of how Moshe led the Israelites to…

Purple Mindfulness

When nothing is certain, everything is possible. ~Unknown After writing for many years, I finally took the plunge and launched my new business last year. I became a full-time professional writer. As any entrepreneur can tell you, it’s without a doubt the most gripping ride of your life. Before I left my part-time office gig,…

True North

What happens when the beliefs we’ve carried around our whole lives turn out to be untrue?

A Life of Choice

The baseball game blared from a portable television and everything in my apartment reeked of cigarette smoke:  courtesy of a roommate for whom I didn’t harbor good feelings. I woke up one day to an iteration of my life that wasn’t pretty. Not much food in the pantry, all of my socks had holes in them,…

Refresh, Reset, Unspool

Hey, I’m glad you stopped by. How’s your new year going? We’re having crazy weather in Central Ohio. Because of this, it makes me think spring.  It has been a long-held belief of mine that if you do the same things; you get the same results. If you want to grow, you need to do…

Positive Action When the Wave Crashes Over You

When the day to day becomes like a tidal wave threatening to pull us under whether we’ve grabbed that life-sustaining breath of air or not, how do you cope? This happens to all of us sooner or later, and life engulfs even the most aware among us. Recently, loads of technology changes, health concerns, and…

Happy 2019!

  Travel safely, celebrate all you cherish and we’ll see you in the New Year!

The Tail of A Year

I’m not big into new year resolutions. I find that turning over a new leaf really does hold a lot of promise, but without an actionable plan, most new endeavors fall flat fairly fast. I think about the recently passed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as an example. While a great many people are able…