Category Archives: mindset

the pull of the moon…

I love to gaze at the moon.  I’m not sure why and I’m not sure what I think about while staring at it.  I just love to see it.  There’s nothing better on a cold, crisp winter evening than to … Continue reading

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Lessons from Linus…

I’m blessed to have grown up during they heyday of the Peanuts comic strips.  I just love the characters and their antics.  During this stressful time of year, I often think of their holiday specials to keep myself grounded.  The … Continue reading

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Write yourself well…

As some of you know, I struggle with weight issues.  I struggle with health issues.  I struggle, period.  I do grow weary of the attitude of “just get to it, do something for yourself.” Trust me, on some days the … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

It is not something that is easy to explain unless I’m speaking to another writer. Writing is a solitary pursuit. I’m no stranger to solitude and enjoy it. Writing is sort of thankless. At times all I have to show … Continue reading

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The water beckons…

Water is so beneficial to us. For me it’s an almost spiritual experience. As a person whose mind is always going, whose inside chatter never ceases, being in the water comes the closest to bringing me inner peace. And I’m … Continue reading

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Put up or shut up…

I’ve attended many different types of writing conferences in the last several years.  I suppose, like many others, I was looking for the “magic” solution about how to write.  That magic solution is similar to the one that works for … Continue reading

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Seemingly insurmountable challenges…

Behind my laughing, calm facade is a constant battle between good and evil.  No, it’s not a super-hero battle but the one waged between the binge-eating devil and the clean-eating fairy.  I haven’t always been obese, just the majority of … Continue reading

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The moment, and trying to live in it…

Words are my thing.  I love them:  learning them, using them, imagining them.  Sometimes I feel I’m at my best in words; on paper, they can express my feelings at times better than I can verbalize.  It’s a little safer … Continue reading

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The journey and its transparency continues…

I achieved success this summer with weight loss.  Because I’m human, I have not sustained the loss nor have I kept all 18 lbs off.  I’ve gained 10 back.  That just isn’t acceptable to me so it’s time for me … Continue reading

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Feeling grateful…

My battery of medical tests are done for now and I am extremely thankful for positive results.  Now that they’re over I will get back on my journey in earnest.  I’d like to lose several pounds before the holidays.  Drove … Continue reading

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