Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

I went on retreat earlier this month. You can read a little bit about it here. It is a beautiful, magical place filled with silence and divinity. Here is a draft of something I wrote when I arrived: 2017 Retreat; Big Sur This is where I spent my 40th birthday. This is where I fought […]

Got Silence?

The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago.   It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children –  who were two […]

My Birthday Was Saturday and Yes, I am Sick Now.

There is one post of mine that often shows up in web searches and it is titled Letting the Space In, or Why I Always Get Sick Around My Birthday.  Clearly I am not the only one who frequently gets sick around their birthday — other people are searching for answers too. I hope my […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 91: Change is Coming

Have you missed me? I took a few days off, perhaps you noticed. I’m at the end of my headcold. I feel silly for whining about it, especially when I have friends and family who have very real health issues, and I am complaining about a cold. In other words, I am very thankful that’s all […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 86: Where Have I Gone?

I don’t feel like myself. And I don’t think it’s the cold medicine. It’s a strange feeling, and I am not sure what to do about it…if anything. Where I had ambition, I have a certain satisfaction acceptance of things just the way they are, for now. Where I wanted to be a freelance writer […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 85: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again…

Oh you guys…I am still sick. #wahhh I sound like I am a two-pack a day smoker and my throat feels like I smoke too. PLUS it’s been a hectic day on the family front – a little extra drama that is not mine to share. I will say it seems all is well, but, […]