On Starting Over…Again and Again

Well, crap. Here we are again, the start of another year. In fact, it's nearly the end of January already! But I have been sick for the last three weeks, so only now feel like I am starting to poke my head out of hibernation and get cracking on this whole 2018 thing. Part and … Continue reading On Starting Over…Again and Again

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Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

I went on retreat earlier this month. You can read a little bit about it here. It is a beautiful, magical place filled with silence and divinity. Here is a draft of something I wrote when I arrived: 2017 Retreat; Big Sur This is where I spent my 40th birthday. This is where I fought … Continue reading Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

Got Silence?

The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago.   It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children -  who were two … Continue reading Got Silence?

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 91: Change is Coming

Have you missed me? I took a few days off, perhaps you noticed. I'm at the end of my headcold. I feel silly for whining about it, especially when I have friends and family who have very real health issues, and I am complaining about a cold. In other words, I am very thankful that's all … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 91: Change is Coming

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 83: When the Purging Bug Hits

I feel like crap today. I tried to fight off the cold but lost. I have a headache, sore throat, and am tired. I stayed up until midnight last night to watch our recording of the Steelers game. We couldn't watch it live because the son's flag football team made it to the finals! #exciting!  … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 83: When the Purging Bug Hits

Fearless Writing Challenge; day’s 81/82: Post-vacation let down

I thought perhaps I would feel re-invigorated after vacation. That maybe the time spent totally in the present, not worrying about the dogs or laundry or dishes would allow space for inspiration to break through.  Nope.  It did let in space for a cold, though.  So, I’m taking a break. I’m in the middle of … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; day’s 81/82: Post-vacation let down