Inspiration

The Writing Zone: I’m Loving It

I’m in “The Zone.” Freshly brewed coffee tantalizes my nose. The whir of the espresso machine and drone of conversation fades to background music.             When the muse visits, a writer’s environment becomes inconsequential. She sings her siren song. Her whispers spur my fingers to ever higher speeds on the annoying bluetooth keyboard attached to …

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I’m a published author – Almost

If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ve heard me scream, shout and dance (okay, you probably couldn’t hear that) about this fact. I have a publishing contract. I will be a published author in two weeks. It’s so official that I have an author webpage attached to my publisher’s site. Goodreads …

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It’s all about the Attitude

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen the daily memes. They’ll stop soon. There can’t be 365 unique quotes about having a positive attitude. Life should be an adventure. And as I learned on my biking trip in Hawaii, the key to enjoying an adventure is to have the right attitude. Some people would …

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The New Year is Here

Can you believe it is 2015? What happened to 2014? 2013? Is it my imagination, or is time speeding up? I’ve been busy setting goals for this new year. I try to break it up with personal goals, writing goals and spiritual goals. What about you? What are your goals for this sparkling new year?

Two hours makes a difference in a morning run

Summer wanes. One sure sign is the later appearance of the sun each morning. One of the things I enjoy about summer is the early morning runs. I’ll be outside at 6am, inhaling the sweet peace of a slumbering world. Unless I want to blunder around in the dark, which defeats half the enjoyment, it …

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Three reasons why I avoid Guilt trips

Come along on a recent guilt trip I took! No, really. It will be delightful. I promise! “Did you know Lily’s foot was hurt?” My stomach plummeted lower than the soles of my manure-encrusted boots. This friendship detonated in front of me. I’d done the unthinkable – injured her horse. “No. When did this happen?” Explanations …

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Emotional Fatigue Syndrome: Yes, it feels chronic

Things happen. Sometimes these events bring joy and laughter. Or “The Imperial March” plays while the Force wreaks doom and destruction. Life always brings us both. Maybe not in equal doses, but if there was only gloom, we’d lay down and quit. I’ve tried this a few times. Apparently, I haven’t found the correct person to …

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Life, Time and other Non-renewable Resources

Growing up, I heard about water conservation and gas shortages. Sounded like another lesson to memorize, but it didn’t inspire me to take shorter showers or keep the faucet off while I brushed my teeth. Sometimes, I think we’re as careless rationing the valuable resources that pepper our emotional biosphere. We waste time playing Candy Crush …

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