Full moon writing

Tonight, walk outside and look up at the full moon against the backdrop of a midnight blue sky. Reflect upon your place in the Universe. Feel the moon rays radiate over and around you. Visualize yourself beyond the magnificent shifting colors of the aurora borealis. Float among countless stars in the milky way, surrounded by light. What do you feel …

Memories

  My dad had a workbench in our laundry room downstairs. Curious by nature, I enjoyed looking through the odds and ends stored there. In a house full of women, this was the only corner of the house just for him and his treasures. He has been gone for many years now (oh how I miss this man) but I …

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something – anything – down on paper.” – Anne Lamott   We don’t start out as beautiful butterflies, we need to go through a metamorphosis first. A change in habits and even a change in thinking – from doubting to believing.

Memory Box

Children are the best imagineers! The thing is, we all still have a child within us. Creativity comes easily to children until they begin to learn structure, boundaries and limits. Today let’s focus on bringing out the creative play of our inner child. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction you …

Why do you want to write your story?

While we write to share ourselves, we first write to discover ourselves. In the beginning of a project, just write for yourself. Let the pen roll across the page without judging. You’ve got to get into the flow. It’s like anything, if you haven’t done it for awhile, you need to warm up. After you’ve written a few pages you …

Stuck with a day that’s grey and lonely

Feeling grey today and remembering the lyrics of this song from ‘Annie’, “When I’m stuck with a day that’s grey and lonely I just stick up my chin and grin and say, oh The sun will come out tomorrow So you gotta hang on ’til tomorrow, come what may! Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow You’re always a day away!” …

Do you have a daily practice?

                  Something about this picture makes me feel peaceful. We live in a world that can bring stress into our homes daily simply by turning on the television and watching the news. What actions do you take to remove stress (or relieve stress) from your daily lives?  Do you meditate, pray or …

Overcoming the odds

                These charming birds get their names from the fact that the rapid movement of the wings make a humming sound. The Hummingbird is so fun to watch because it has the ability to move in ways that other birds can’t. It is the only species of bird that is able to fly …

Does Your Past Define Your Future?

                  Does your past define your future? We each collect memories. We gather memories with ease and store them away for later use. Sometimes they are lost forever. Other times they hang around and we attach meaning or story to the memory. These memories usually define who we think we are. Without …

Thoughts of Mother

My mother would come into my room to gently wake me up for school, “Good morning Sunshine” she would say. If I didn’t get up right away, the singing would start, “Sleepyhead, sleepin’ in the sun, gotta get up and get your day’s work done. Sleepin’ in the sun all day, ain’t gonna take your cares away.” I’ve never been …