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?
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
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
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
I’m just about maxed out. When I get home I will need to detox with green smoothies, fresh air, and exercise, that’s for sure! I can not imagine how people work in the casinos. All that noise and artificial light - not to mention the smoke. We stumbled upon a little oasis today, this shrine … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 78: More shopping, more eating, more drinking.
I read a story about Tony Robbins, the mega-watt coach to billionaires and King of all motivational life coach types, and how he didn't make it on a sports team in high school. Did he work hard to improve and come back like Michael Jordan did after getting cut from his freshman basketball team? Nope. … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 58: Who’s Your Guru?