Seasons of the Soul: Spring

A time for renewal, replenishment, remembrance, recognition, and resiliency.  We often think of spring as a bridge from the harsh winter to the warmth of summer, but it’s so much more than that.  Our land and our spirit is showing signs of renewal–of a life that has been aching to feel the sun on our…

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Why, Fairy Dust Wishes: For When You’re Different

Never, have I ever, dreamed that I’d be co-writing a children’s book with my younger granddaughter. I’m a romance/fiction novelist, and when my debut book, Hope from Daffodils, launched back in 2019, my two granddaughters were with me, and they participated in the big day’s event. When I was signing over 300 books that lay…

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April – Come She Will

April – Come She Will… when streams are ripe and swelled with rain One of my favorite duos of all time is Simon and Garfunkel. I find their harmonies to be breathtaking, and I absolutely love to hear a full orchestra; however, I also enjoy the simplicity of a lone guitar. Music stills my soul…

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Sleepwalking Through Life

Going through the motions just to get through the day is often where we find ourselves, isn’t it? It’s the mundane, repetitive, daily grind that can drain us. It’s exhausting, even if the events of the day aren’t necessarily tiresome in and of themselves. My father used to say he was sick and tired of…

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An Invisible You

Growing up, I used to wish I could be invisible; it was my preferred hypothetical super power, you could say. To be invisible would mean that I could listen in on conversations, go anywhere I wanted, do anything I wanted without being detected. It was either that, or be able to fly of my own…

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With Just a Smile

It’s often been said that you can change a life with just a smile. We may never know how our actions impact those around us, be it within our family, co-worker, or even a stranger. The ripple effects of giving a simple, genuine smile touches, not just the person that you smile at, but it…

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What’s Your Label?

Here’s My Label I want to be authentic and real with you. I’ve placed a label on myself for most of my adult life. I perceived myself to be uneducated, in the academic sense. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve owned successful businesses; I’ve been a leader in business and community; I’m a dramatist, inspirational…

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Why, When Cookies Crumble

I initially wasn’t quite sure what I wanted my next book to be about. It wasn’t until I saw a clip by Paul McCartney, and something he said piqued my interest. He spoke about why he wrote the song, Let it Be. In essence, it was about not needing to know all the answers, and…

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Just Say Yes

We’ve heard, “Just Say No,” a thousand times. No, to things that can harm us. No, when being asked to volunteer when our plate is already full, as we’ve learned our limits and acknowledge that sometimes the word no is necessary and warranted. Have you ever considered saying Yes Yes is a powerful word. It’s…

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Joyful Giving

Have you ever had anyone in your life that is a giver? You know, that kind of person that brings you the proverbial chicken soup when you’re not feeling well. That friend in your life that wants to buy you that item that you loved in the store, but didn’t want to spend the money,…

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