Strike While the Iron is Hot

    While I am not writing a poem a day this year inspiration still strikes from time to time, if I set down my phone and sit down with a pen and paper. This piece wrote itself this week – here is a rough draft, just the way it appeared to me:   we […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 49: I Need a Morning Routine

I have been looking for a solid daily routine for a while now…like decades. Seriously. Looking back in my journals I see it has been an ongoing issue for me. For. Like. Ever. I guess my problem is: I like love to sleep. If I could get my lazy ass up early – and not hit […]

On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK

    I’m always drawn to the articles in magazines that profile women who left their jobs to pursue their dreams of farming lavender in Provence or operating a cooking school in Tuscany. The true-life tales of women who made a big career change when they realized their job no longer fulfilled them. The ones who […]

Four Truths and a Lie

Have you ever had to endure an icebreaker? You know, those painful exercises you are asked to do at the beginning of a workshop or seminar or retreat? “Now, turn to the person next to you and tell them about the last time you tried something new!”  Or, perhaps you have done this one: Tell them four […]

Happy New Year or Time to Refocus

Welcome back! It’s been a while since I last posted. I needed the break. I was definitely feeling a little whirling dervish-y and not in a good “I am getting closer to God” kinda way. Considering it was the start of my 48th year, the holiday season, and the new year all rolled in to […]