Sing Your Song

Sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness. Galway Kinnell This month has been spent not writing. I worried and fretted. Writers are supposed to write. Right? Then I should all over myself. I should be writing every day. I should be practicing. I should be using writing prompts. I should be following on-line lessons. I should, I …

On Being Humankind

We all want our opinions to be validated. We long to say, “I was right and you were wrong.” This virus has created great polarity. Both sides are angry. Both are fearful. Both sides are arguing: my science is better than your science. Neither side is listening to the other. If you’ve chosen to isolate, wear a mask, and get …

Forty Winks…Please!

“You’re beginning to dislike me, aren’t you? Well, dislike me. It doesn’t make any difference to me now.”― W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge I am not a dog lover. There. I said it. Let the judging begin. It’s not that I actively hate dogs. I do like them. Sort of. My kids—adults now with kids of their own—will tell …

Take Pause

“It’s not so much knowing when to speak…but when to pause.”Jack Benny I write stories in my head… There. Did you feel it? That pause, ever so slight, as you wait for the next words, the next thought. Try it again. I write stories in my head… And? What next? we seem to ask as we stop in pause. I …

Sink into Knowing

“There in the deep, I could sense something circulating inside me. It was a Knowing!”Glennon Doyle, Untamed  Have you ever gotten a message that you ignored? I’m talking about those life messages that tell you, “Hey, maybe you want to think about this…” Perhaps the words just don’t register in your consciousness the first time you hear them. You have …

When Something is Nothing

“It was the magnitude of the nothing that took my breath away.”Eve Joseph, In The Slender Margin  “Oh, it’s nothing.” How often have you heard that phrase when you thanked someone? Perhaps you’ve even fallen into the habit of using it yourself? Yet when we use it, we discount the contribution and effort made that is being appreciated and, at …

My Book is now on Amazon

Could it be any more embarrassing for an author than to issue an announcement with a spelling mistake in the title! Yikes! That’s what I did last week when I shouted to the world about the release of my debut novel, Breathing With Trees. (It’s sneak peek, not peak!) Insert pink blush here. Thanks to all of you who were …

Pssst…here’s a sneak peek

* * * Publication is just a few days away. I’m in the home stretch and busy creating an author website and Facebook page, as well as organizing an official book release party. It may have to be virtual, but that’s okay; it will enable everyone who wants to attend to do so. There will be guests, singing, dancing and, …

Choosing Joy

This summer, my husband and I attended our godson’s outdoor wedding. We were thrilled to be included on the limited guest list. We’d forgotten the delight that comes from seeing someone you love be happy. His joy was our joy. Even little things—buying a new dress, getting my hair done, overnighting in a hotel—were forgotten joys. These things we might …

In The Pink

It had years since I was able to attend a Reconnective Healing weekend. I felt great longing to be together with others in the frequencies, so I joined the Walking In Two Worlds Meditation with Dr. Eric & Jillian. I’m glad I did. Before I share my experience and ruminations, I encourage you to do the meditation yourself. Even if you’re …