Acceptance Starts With Accepting Me

I've been thinking about acceptance a lot lately. Perhaps this is due to all the reports of bias and prejudice in the news or, simply, because I know this is the topic of my blog this weekend. Either way, I have decided that, if I'm going to speak and share about acceptance, I need to …

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When You Know, You Know

Celebrating 34 Years Since Our First Date Happy Valentine's Day to all of you wonderful people out there. It seems quite fitting to be writing about marriage on Valentine's Day. In three days, hubs and I will celebrate thirty-four years since our first date. So, we usually combine both celebrations, opting for something different each …

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What Does It Mean to Have Integrity?

As we were reminded three weeks ago, we are taught from when we are very young to have integrity. As we have grown, we are faced with the challenge of showing integrity in our daily lives - whether in our personal lives, school, or at work. When we dig a little deeper into what it …

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Christmas Like No Other

This will be my last blog post for 2020. I will be off-grid. Mainly, due to no Internet where I will be hanging out. But, it's not a bad idea overall. This Christmas, like no other, should be a time to slow down. Take some time off from a few things. As you sit by …

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Self-Development Key to Happiness

There are books and courses and podcasts that tell us that the key to happiness is something. In my life, I have found that self-development is the key to happiness—when it comes to job satisfaction, marital happiness and overall contentment. Sure, I believe having a nice education or home or career can make you happy, …

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Scheduled Writings

Whether you are a fiction or nonfiction writer, my guess is that scheduled writings are, or could be, beneficial to you. If it were not for scheduled writings in my life, I would probably not get any writing done. And if you have done any type of writing whatsoever, whether it's for work as in …

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Time Off From Writing

When I go to the country, there is currently no Internet. So, I tell myself that I am taking time off from writing. Even so, I use a lot of data surfing social media including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Twitter. I have thought of all kinds of ideas to be more efficient when typing …

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Self-Marketing A Book

How are you doing at marketing your new book or books? Are you doing well and don't need much help in getting the word out to the public? Or are you struggling, wondering how to make another sale or how to get the word out there to the wider world? When I started writing my …

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Buckling Down on Goals

The thing about goals is that in order to get them done one must buckle down and tackle them. It's all too easy to keep putting them off. I'm too tired. I had a busy day. Visiting with family and friends is more important. I needed to do chores...or buy groceries...or pay bills. The list …

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Writing On Empty

What does a writer do when exhaustion outweighs the creative thought process? Write or not write. What gets a writer to weigh in and decide that writing is more important than needed rest and a few more winks? Is it meeting a writing goal? Is it being stubborn about not letting other stuff get in …

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