Mourning Has Broken

Grief is not a punishment; it’s a rite of passage, and for me, it’s time to embrace life fully once again.

The World Is Too Much with Us

I think it is a great shame that more people don’t live their lives by the information gleaned from poets.


To become the butterflies of our dream lives, we must do something—probably a bunch of things—for the transformation to take place.


Losing the love of my life in a three-month span from diagnosis to death has made me painfully aware of the fragility of life. We don’t know how long we have to become who we came here to be. I’ve been inching toward it for years, but I feel I’m running out of time. It’s now or never, baby.

Vacation Medley

Do not underestimate the power of your pen, nor the power of what we can accomplish individually and together. If you have not yet begun, then start today. Write now.

I'm Ashamed

Shaming is the new black, it seems in our culture. There does not appear to be any aspect of our lives or bodies that escapes the judgment of others.

No, I won't copy and paste that post

Until we learn to communicate our own thoughts and are willing to listen without judgment or need to validate or contest, we will be stuck mouthing the words put in our minds by other people.

Do you believe in miracles?

We all receive messages, hints, intuitions, and whispers. Some of us are more willing to accept them at face value and live with the uncertainty of following the nudges. Others fight it, choosing to seek rational “answers” over gut reactions.

Are YOU your latest Work in Progress?

Like most home projects (think cleaning out a closet or garage), clearing your energy body is a much bigger job than you anticipate when you begin. You find stuff you had forgotten or didn’t even know was there.

Releasing the Writer Within

You think your muse has abandoned you. But it’s not true. You’ve spent so many years “doing” stuff, you’ve forgotten that your creativity is awakened only when you are still enough to connect with it inside you.

How many wrongs make a right?

When someone can’t speak openly or express thoughts without fear of being chastised, ridiculed, or rejected…that’s oppression. When the pressure to fit in supercedes the soul’s need for authenticity and communication…that’s repression.

Having a Boomer Moment

In her one year here so far, my granddaughter Lacie has given me a royally good lesson in how to enjoy life. If you want to learn how to “be in the moment,” watch a baby.

How to Use Prompts, Timed Writing & Sprints to Complete ANY Writing Project

Dear readers and writers, Here is a fail-proof system to complete ANY writing project from blog post to article to essay to novel. I believe this system will work for all forms of writing. Even poetry and those PIA 25-word bios and summaries that are harder to write than WAR AND PEACE.

What's your perspective?

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."—Wayne Dyer