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Jan.01.2010
"I hope you're happy now!" "Happiness is the best medicine." Happiness is, perhaps, one of the most misunderstood concepts of the human condition.   If you google the word you'll find all kinds of so called "enlightened" definitions and quotations.  The dictionary...
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Oct.09.2009
It took me a little while to unwind from the long drive.  I paced my parents condo for a few minutes to stretch my legs and chatted with my mother while she put water in a pot for tea.  The condo was bright and airy.  It had a wide open floor plan and nice big windows overlooking the inlet.  The...
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Oct.07.2009
In day-to-day living changes are subtle and often go unnoticed.  We move about our business and seldom reflect.  Each moment is a story unfolding that often goes untold.  For each new thing we learn, each story we hear or create, there are thousands more.   Like a photograph, we capture but a...
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Sep.27.2009
What is it that keeps me from writing?  I am pretty sure it is the creative process at work.  Just because I do not have paper and pen in hand does not mean that I am not working on my writing.  Most of us work on our books in our minds and during our daily lives way before we commit anything to...
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Sep.27.2009
What is it that keeps me from writing?  I am pretty sure it is the creative process at work.  Just because I do not have paper and pen in hand does not mean that I am not working on my writing.  Most of us work on our books in our minds and during our daily lives way before we commit anything to...
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Aug.28.2009
“Is anyone out there?” were not words I expected to utter on this fine, sunny day.    Little did I know what was to come.  Driving to Charlottesville, Virginia from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia took about three hours.  It was a pleasant enough ride, but I’d rather not be making it. ...
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Aug.27.2009
Why is it?  I always seem to find so many other things, besides writing, that need my attention. There is the house to clean, the pets to take care of, the laundry, shopping, bills, gardening, mowing, shoveling snow, making calls, paperwork, and more, much, much more. I'm thinking that writing is...
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Aug.18.2009
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Epiphany   Definition-a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. What does it mean to you? When was the last time you had one and what was it? These are my...
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Aug.09.2009
Inspiration for creative endeavors often comes from the most surprising places.  This holds true for many art forms, including writing.  How many of us have seen something or had a random thought that has lead to new writing? During these moments our focus shifts to the creative process, concerns...
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Jul.29.2009
I am a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason", so if I was given the opportunity to do anything over again would I do it differently?  Hmm-there really is no way to know; however, if I could go back and erase anything during the publishing process, it would be my own anxiety...
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Jul.28.2009
Magnetic bracelet/necklace for sale on Etsy
Boy, have I ever been having trouble with Internet Explorer--Firefox to the rescue.  It's good to be back to blogging again. My recent test blog worked, so let me explain it a little further.  I have opened an Etsy store today to showcase some of my other artistic work and sell some hand made items...
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Jul.07.2009
I never knew that my book would change my life so much.  What a journey!  First I wrote the book and published it; promotion, marketing, and networking came next.  Later came the local support group and the opportunity to enter into a professional development course.  I just aced my final exam and...
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Jul.04.2009
During a book signing event last night I was approached by a reader who returned to tell me that she read through my book twice and found it to be very helpful.  She keeps it as a reference tool and picks it up often.  The book stimulated a conversation with a friend of hers.  This friend came to...
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Jun.27.2009
Fire
I stepped outside my comfort zone and attended a firewalking seminar today.  There was an opportunity to conduct a book signing there, so why not?  It was a great event. The seminar was ten hours long, filled with activities, and was a bonding  experience for all who attended.  We walked through...
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Jun.23.2009
YEAH!!!  I just finished my final exam (it was tough).  In a few days I will receive my certification as a Stress Management Coach.  Can't wait!
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