Inspired by the Words of Women

I like words. As a writer, I spend my days with words. It never ceases to amaze me that by taking a few words, putting them in a particular order, you can inspire someone to action, or move them to tears. Our words are our most precious commodity. I’m often inspired by what women have […]

Just When I was Starting to Enjoy Mid-life: the Colonoscopy

Time to Get Real About my Health I’m over 50. It is recommended that people over 50 get a colonoscopy. I’m a writer. Consider yourself warned! Life is cruel – and a little funny, in an ironic way. Just as a woman of a certain age is starting to feel good about mid-life, she is faced […]

Living the Dream: Front Porch Makeover on a Budget

Create a Beautiful Home on a Budget There’s a saying, “Money isn’t an issue.” It’s an expression I can’t relate to…at all…ever. And even if I was rich and had mountains of money, I still wouldn’t relate to it. I am after all, a baby boomer raised by parents of the greatest generation! When you’re […]

Little Decisions – Big Moments

To Fear or Persevere If we take the time to look back over our lives, we often see that the big moment we’re experiencing in the present, was actually a myriad of small decisions before that. In fact often-times, those little decisions are barely noticed at the time. Sometimes it’s less a conscious decision and […]

Big News and Hard Work

Hello, Friends. Life happens. We all know that. And sometimes it happens all at once in a tsunami of activity. That’s where I am right now – in the middle of a tsunami. So, I will not be blogging today (except for what I’m writing here) or on 7/26. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, […]

Divorce: What to do With All the “Stuff”

I’ve been single for more than two years now, so it’s interesting that I’m still dealing with things. By “things” I don’t mean the emotions of divorce. I mean actual things. When I moved to my new home, I did a pretty good job of sorting through things. I had a sense that it wouldn’t […]

Monk Mode: The Key to Finishing Your Dream Project

  Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. -Pablo Picasso There’s a time to write on schedule, and there’s a time to buckle down and focus all of your energy on your project. That’s where I am with my current WIP (work-in-progress). It’s astonishing to realize that by writing just a thousand words a […]