Category Archives: Encouragement

Writing the Book Part II

As I journey with this book, Things You Forget, in person and sometimes on this blog, I want to remember this particular incident because it encourages me, and we all need a little encouragement, don’t we? It happened a while … Continue reading

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Waiting for Perfection

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A Funny Thing Happened…

I’ve been thinking about laughter lately, and not just in regard to my reading and writing. I’ve been noticing how moments of genuine laughter make me feel warm and happy and exhausted in a good way. So, what is it … Continue reading

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Perception

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EEK! Writer’s Block!

When is the last time you sat at your computer, excited, enthusiastic, and ready to write? The feeling is so strong – it says “write, write, write.” Then you sit down, and…………….you don’t write. You do everything BUT write. You read … Continue reading

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The Good Stuff

Pardon me, but I need to rant a little.  About the news. Why does everything have to be so nauseatingly sensationalized?  Dirty, horrific, outrageous, terrifying, shocking? When I signed on to my email server today, which shall not be named … Continue reading

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Dreams

So I’m thinking about dreams today.  We all have them.   We all pursue them.  Some are fulfilled.  Some remain, and we hold them close, feel their beating fluttering desire to be realized.  The word Yearning comes to mind. So … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here!   I hope everyone has enjoyed a peaceful and restful holiday season.  The new year is just around the corner! I’m looking forward to seeing this guy again at the next … Continue reading

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‎”Hope is…

‎”Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all.” -Emily Dickinson

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Wings

Ring the bell that still can ring Forget the perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. ~Leonard Cohen Ahh, perfectionism.  Ann Lamott says it’s the voice of the oppressor.  I believe her. She explains:   Perfectionism … Continue reading

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