Why can’t you find authors who can communicate about themselves? Who can give you fascinating peaks into their lives…consistently? Who let you become their friends. You would think, since authors know how to create whole worlds from scratch that they would easily be able to let you into their own, very real world. Doesn’t this … More Where is All the Authentic, Meaningful Communication?
You don’t have to be perfect. Your life doesn’t have to be perfect. Your work doesn’t need to be perfect. How many times have you looked at the laundry covering the table, the dishes piled up so close by in the sink, and the toys strewn over the floor and wondered what was wrong … More Are You Longing for Beautiful Balance and Joy in Life?
Wow! I can’t believe that I have taken so long to continue with my travel posts about our latest trip through Amsterdam and France and Belgium! I could talk about how busy I am, and how my perfectly quiet hours available to me to work have been cut down from 12 to 4-8 per week … More My 5 Favorite Things About Windswept Calais
Oh, this is such a busy time of year! School is in session for all those of you who are moms of school-aged children (and for those of you who are like me and have toddlers, maybe preschool is in session too!). On a more personal level my 2-year-old has dropped her naps, which means … More How to Easily Create the Perfect Serenity Spot
We’re home! Actually, we have been home for the last week and a half, but I was so incredibly sick when we got home from France that I didn’t have the energy (and health) to post on social media, much less write a blog post. Besides the one time I had the stomach flu right … More We’re Back Home (and the Importance of Purpose)
Hong Kong? Turkey? Vienna? Nope. But I’ll help you narrow it down! Right now I’m somewhere in Europe 😉 When I started this blog post I WAS in Amsterdam (though we have moved on to Belgium and then Calais, France a la moment). This post, though, is all about Amsterdam. Because it was such a … More Guess Where I’m At?!
Bonjour! How has your September started off? As for me, I can hardly believe that it is actually September! We are in the middle of our fall rush here at my home, right now. While I try to drop my business schedules neatly into the four quarters of the year and portion my work year … More A Peek Into My Life: September Edition
The room stank when she opened the door. She hadn’t expected it to smell as fresh as daisies – it was a historic hotel after all. But this aroma wasn’t the sweet smell of history and heavy wood polish. No, this was a bit more on the rotting trash end of the scale. What … More How to Fascinate Your Readers From the Get-Go
Here is the thing about cries. Sometimes they are a cry for help. No, I’m not getting philosophical on you, I promise! I am actually talking quite literally. I am talking about children. The cries of little babies that then turn into the whining of toddlers. Have you faced a day recently that seemed just … More Do You Really Hear the Cry of Your Child’s Heart?
No, no, no! she screamed, as I tried to put her in her highchair. What was she protesting? Having to eat her dinner in her own chair instead of on mommy’s lap. Yep. And then, she arched her back and stayed stiff as a board so that I couldn’t put her in the highchair. … More How To Help Your Child Make the Most of Their Determination