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Struggling with Intention: Why Writing Memoir is so Difficult

Okay, so much for my "goals" that I shared with you last month.

It has been busy. And I have been living life in the interim: there was my son’s birthday, my 6th anniversary with my husband, a funeral, school shopping, garden harvesting and preserving, the county fair, our town’s small festival, getting the groundwork for my husband’s business going, and the adjustment of settling into a new work, fitness, school, and life schedule.

So I have no doubt that I have truly been busy…

And, I am grateful that I have been fully present in each moment of this […]



Trust the Process: Confessions of a Self-Saboteur

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Do you find that you excel at procrastination? Are you prolific with ideas, but terrible with the follow through? Do you find yourself indulging in not so healthy behaviors rather than facing difficult emotions?

If you answered yes, then you may be sabotaging your success by repeatedly getting in your own way!

Yep, that's me. I just described exactly what I have been doing for the last two weeks.

I've hit that point in my writing where I have to face the truth, and it's not pretty. In fact, it's extremely upsetting. Rather than push forward to reach the place […]



Believe That You Are Powerful Beyond Measure

Believing in myself and my first opportunity to participate in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival!

The quaint little house I stayed at in Iowa City, Iowa during the Iowa Summer Writing Festival 2012

Believe that you have the power to manifest your dreams!

Give Yourself Permission

Allow yourself to do what you love...what sets you on fire!

A Step in the Right Direction…

I have been planning for months to get my new website/blog up and running, and I've been having a hard time just STARTING. It is without question, that the hardest part of any endeavor is just getting started!

So here I am today, just showing up. No fancy logo. No fancy new wordpress template. Stripped bare of any sort of actual plan...just being me, telling you what is on my mind ...and sure in the knowledge that if I just take this first step, everything else will fall into place as needed.

This same frame of mind can apply to […]