Mind clutter is really just ego screaming in my face I’ve carried a great deal of ‘mind clutter’ around with me lately. It has kept me awake at night, depriving me of much needed sleep. Mind clutter, that negative self-talk, often holds me hostage—stuck in a place I don’t want to be. This mind clutter … More My Mind is My Garden
Prior to writing I often engage in the ritual of distraction. This stems from my teaching days and writing report cards. I’d clean the house, do all the laundry, organize files, clean out closets, and empty the refrigerator. You get the idea. It was a mindless workout. Once I’d completed the ritual I was able … More Kettle of Fish
All quotes in this post are borrowed from, Brene Brown’s book: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not … More Sharing My Story, My Truth
Is it that they remind me of tiny hands unfolding to reveal the treasures of new birth? Maybe it’s how they relax into the room, leaning this way and that, bowing down as if to say, “Happy Spring! Happy Birth Day!” Their hearts, bold and defined, pull me in, offering an opportunity to appreciate the … More Happy Spring! Happy Birth Day!
Taking a break from the first revision of my book, Wine Within Your Comfort Zone, has given me time to think about the intensity of the writing process. While I have experienced some discouraging thoughts, frustrating moments and often felt like giving up, I continued to write. I am reminded of a story first written … More I Know I Can, I Know I Can, I Know I Can