Thoughts that Inspire

“Empty Nest” doesn’t cover it!

Some people can post entries throughout stressful events in their lives. Readers get blow-by-blow action and can see the development through the event. But some of us can’t write when an occurrence is…
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Lack of Confidence Affects Job Hunt

Cynthia is a bright, stylin’ young woman who called in a panic from London. She was considering moving there and had gone to look up old friends and seek job opportunities. Friends wanted her to stay,…
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Why I haven’t been writing this year

Why I haven’t been writing this year I haven’t written since the beginning of the year because my mother started dying mid-January. She completed the process on March 23. I’ve been going through a lot.…
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How do we process the shooting in CT elementary school?

Several people have asked, “I feel my heart is broken. Maybe I’m supposed to be heart-broken for a while. But what do you tell yourself when you hear the news like this, so that you can go on?”Besides…
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Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier)“To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values,…
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The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each…
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How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any…
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Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz.…
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It’s so important to relax

It’s getting to the latter part of summer. Some people are clinging to every last sunshine moment, and some here in the USA are already buckling down to work. Americans take very little vacation time,…
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It's not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hardenough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic.The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. Andif…
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“Empty Nest” doesn’t cover it!

Some people can post entries throughout stressful events in their lives. Readers get blow-by-blow action and can see the development through the event. But some of us can’t write when an occurrence is…
Read More

Lack of Confidence Affects Job Hunt

Cynthia is a bright, stylin’ young woman who called in a panic from London. She was considering moving there and had gone to look up old friends and seek job opportunities. Friends wanted her to stay,…
Read More

Why I haven’t been writing this year

Why I haven’t been writing this year I haven’t written since the beginning of the year because my mother started dying mid-January. She completed the process on March 23. I’ve been going through a lot.…
Read More

How do we process the shooting in CT elementary school?

Several people have asked, “I feel my heart is broken. Maybe I’m supposed to be heart-broken for a while. But what do you tell yourself when you hear the news like this, so that you can go on?”Besides…
Read More

Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier)“To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values,…
Read More

The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each…
Read More

How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any…
Read More

Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz.…
Read More

It’s so important to relax

It’s getting to the latter part of summer. Some people are clinging to every last sunshine moment, and some here in the USA are already buckling down to work. Americans take very little vacation time,…
Read More

It's not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hardenough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic.The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. Andif…
Read More

“Empty Nest” doesn’t cover it!

Some people can post entries throughout stressful events in their lives. Readers get blow-by-blow action and can see the development through the event. But some of us can’t write when an occurrence is…
Read More

Lack of Confidence Affects Job Hunt

Cynthia is a bright, stylin’ young woman who called in a panic from London. She was considering moving there and had gone to look up old friends and seek job opportunities. Friends wanted her to stay,…
Read More

Why I haven’t been writing this year

Why I haven’t been writing this year I haven’t written since the beginning of the year because my mother started dying mid-January. She completed the process on March 23. I’ve been going through a lot.…
Read More

How do we process the shooting in CT elementary school?

Several people have asked, “I feel my heart is broken. Maybe I’m supposed to be heart-broken for a while. But what do you tell yourself when you hear the news like this, so that you can go on?”Besides…
Read More

Inherent Worthiness

(a Meditation on Happiness by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD, in his book, Happier)“To lead a happy life, we must experience a sense of inherent worthiness. As Nathaniel Branden writes, ‘In order to seek values,…
Read More

The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice–though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each…
Read More

How the Book is Coming

I’m going over last corrections and illustrations now, and it’s time to start moving on the marketing plan. Even with big houses, you have to have your own plan, and most importantly, your own following. Any…
Read More

Why to go with a small publisher

Of course I wanted a well-known publisher to grab my book and offer me a huge advance. I sent proposals and samples to agents and many houses. This is a terrible time to break into the publishing biz.…
Read More

It’s so important to relax

It’s getting to the latter part of summer. Some people are clinging to every last sunshine moment, and some here in the USA are already buckling down to work. Americans take very little vacation time,…
Read More

It's not just luck

Even without catastrophes throwing us for a loop, it seems hardenough to stay happy in an on-going way when everything is copacetic.The little niggling things get people down more than disasters. Andif…
Read More