One Lovely Blog

A special thank you to Natalie of for the nomination of the One Lovely Blog award. Do yourself a favor and read her blog! Faced with a ridiculous amount of challenges in a relatively short time-frame, her lovely writings are filled with humor, truth, and light. To continue the nomination, here are seven randomContinue reading “One Lovely Blog”

Women’s Memoir Retreat: Madeline Island School of the Arts

“Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life “Try to write in a directly emotional way, instead of being too subtle or oblique. Don’t be afraid of your material or yourContinue reading “Women’s Memoir Retreat: Madeline Island School of the Arts”

Living Intentionally in 2014

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850 I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.  ~Henry Moore It’s that time of year, one resplendent with makingContinue reading “Living Intentionally in 2014”

In Gratitude for Books: Giving Thanks Day Seven (30 Days of Thanks)

Lord! When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships as sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~ Christopher Morley Medicine for the soul ~Continue reading “In Gratitude for Books: Giving Thanks Day Seven (30 Days of Thanks)”

Grateful for the Words: Giving Thanks Day Four (30 Days of Thanks)

“Writers live twice.” —Natalie Goldberg   It’s not an easy story to tell, this life of mine, this journey I am living out now and the paths I have crossed long ago. Despite the trials, I’m surviving and often, I think, thriving even with new challenges thrown my way. This intricate, complex life of mineContinue reading “Grateful for the Words: Giving Thanks Day Four (30 Days of Thanks)”