THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Lighten Your Heart

We all make mistakes. Sometimes we need to give forgiveness. Sometimes we need to receive forgiveness. Holding on to grudges because of perceived wrongs can make us sick mentally or physically.  At times, hurt is part of life. A parent may criticize us. A partner may cheat. That co-worker might steal your best project idea.  […]

Cool Summer Read – “Blood Magic”

It is the dog days of summer. School is out. You might be having a staycation because of the pandemic. Join the hot summer adventure in “Blood Magic” set in Culpeper, Virginia. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she […]

Hope and Action: Your Journal Prompt #117

“Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”  Mahatma Gandhi With hope you can survive anything. With hope and action, you do not just survive but you thrive. Hope is believing without seeing. Take your hope and persevere towards a goal through action. Even when you do not know all the steps and obstacles up ahead, take […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – Attitude of Gratitude

Practicing gratitude is an extremely effective tool for coping during a crisis. Regularly expressing thankfulness also helps you ride the peaks and valleys in life.  There are different ways to express feeling blessed. Gratitude journaling will deliver most if not all the benefits. The dictionary definition of gratitude states: “the quality of being thankful; readiness […]

No More Crap: Your Writing Prompt #116

Do you ever feel pulled in different directions? Your family wants this. Your job wants that. The kids are buzzing around needing this AND that. Sometimes, just sometimes, the stress and anxiety you feel in life has nothing to do with you. It is OTHER people’s crap! Learn to drop it. First sign of crap:  […]

Have a Lazy Day with “Blood Magic!”

Are you ready for the work week? Is everyone fed? Is the grass cut? Sit down—get a little lazy with “Blood Magic,” the fantasy novel. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can make them her next meal. She […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – Better Business Emails

Emails. We all use them in the business world. Some use is appropriate. Some use is inappropriate. The purpose of a business email should be to convey basic information – no more. Tell your reader the “when, where, and how” of a business matter. Emails should not be sent in times of high emotion. Emails […]

Enjoy Summer Thrills and Chills with “Blood Magic!”

Starting TODAY “Blood Magic” is on sale directly from the publisher Indigo Stone. Enjoy the tease and titillation of this vampire hunter novel set in Virginia. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can make them her next meal.  […]

Stop. Think. Reflect! Your Journal Prompt #115

Stoplights. Thunderstorms. Pandemics. At times, life pauses and we have the opportunity breathe in the moment. We can sit down for a bit and and really look at our life. What is working? What is not working? What are our next steps? Having time to self-reflect is a powerful gift. Most of us spend every […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Self-Comparison Sucks

Comparing yourself to other people is a great way to make yourself feel terrible. Stop doing it! Before COVID-19, our self-comparison may have centered around wealth, status, and beauty.  Now, we struggle with our partners, family, and friends trying to decide who is more miserable. Understand this – everybody has a sad story. Everybody has […]

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