Category Archives: Writing

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Middle School

photo source: http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/2013/01/08/the-middle-school-teen-brain-shift/ “Is there anything good about middle school?” Her question made me laugh.  I had to think quickly. “Of course!” I answered, “You’ll meet new friends, have more freedom, and you’re not stuck with the same teacher all … Continue reading

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Making Your Words Matter

Picture Source: http://blogmyheartandhome.wordpress.com/tag/power-of-words “It’s Tracy, right? Do you remember me?” I didn’t recognize her at first.  Because it had been seven years, her hair was longer now, and life was so busy back then that much of it escapes me. … Continue reading

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Here’s What I’m Thinking…

  photo courtesy of therapytoronto.ca What ‘cha thinking about? It’s a classic question I used to ask my husband.  And when I asked, in return, I often got a blank look to go with his very long pause.  And then, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year.  Time to look back and reflect, time to look forward and plan. I wasn’t going to do it.  Wasn’t going to participate, wasn’t going to make resolutions for the coming year.  I’ve got my head … Continue reading

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Where Will You be in Four Years?

“I can’t do it!” “Yes, you can.  Just focus. Put your hands under her and pull, fast!” She was terrified.  I was yelling.  The two of us, in a panic, because we knew we there wasn’t much time. Dory, my … Continue reading

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What to Do When the Well Runs Dry

Years ago, I started a gratitude journal.  I’m quite sure it was Oprah or Sarah Ban Breathnach, the author of Simple Abundance who inspired me (I couldn’t get that into the book, but appreciate it’s premise).   It lasted about two … Continue reading

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How to Accomplish A Goal, Your Goal; Any Goal

I’ve been writing about weight loss this week.  I’ve interviewed 9 women and am telling each person’s ‘How I did it’ story in a feature for Kit magazine.  It’s been inspiring, has caused me to pause and think.  Not about … Continue reading

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How to Get to the Other Side, No Matter Where You’re Headed

photo by Chesse Hobbs I think it was the exclamation points.  There were two.  And they came at just the right time.  Because the more I dig into this project, the more I find myself face to face with the … Continue reading

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The 3 Things that Led Me to Writing

I am participating in the ‘Writing Contest: You Are A Writer’ held by Positive Writer. My journey with writing began with a newborn baby, a bum refrigerator and an accounting error. I was thirty-one years old and I was tired.  … Continue reading

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Tiny Seeds And Trust: How A Shift in Thinking Changes Everything

It happens over and over again.  I make a decision or goal or what have you and doubt creeps in.  I begin to obsess, look ahead, fill my brain with thoughts of negativity.  It drowns my hope. So this time … Continue reading

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