Nature Infuses the Writer’s Soul

I hope you all are enjoying your summers, and maybe squeezing in a mini break or two! We have been experiencing daily summer storms here in the mountains which has made for a very green summer. Have any of you got outside to feel all that nature has to offer? Nature is definitely my muse,…

Leave Me A Link and I’ll Share Your Page!!

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
As most of my followers know I am big into helping other bloggers gain more exposure. My goal has been to grow a community of like-minded people and I am part way to my goal.  I am bringing back the open call to leave a link and I’ll…

The Dreaded Decade

  I remember when the first month had passed. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard your laugh or felt one of your loving hugs in thirty days. Unfathomable. Today marks ten years. The dreaded decade mark I can’t believe is here, a decade since our last mother-daughter moment. It seems impossible that I have moved…

Grow Where You are Planted…

Grow Where You Are Planted… Look around you. What blessings and opportunities are you missing? Take hold of the low hanging fruit. Seize this moment you have been given. The past is in the past. The future is yours to mold. Stop complaining about things that are out of your control. Take heed of the…

Sentimental Pack Rat

* This is dedicated to Dorothy Mitchell and Jeff and Mary Denton* In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” ~ Deepak Chopra Are you the type of person who becomes attached to things? I am. I’m not talking about being materialistic. Although, that…

The Odd Coffee Cup

IN HONOR OF MOTHER’s DAY- FOR A MOTHER I MISS SO MUCH❤️❤️❤️ Content and beaming with pride, she was happy to be a stay at home mother. But one blustery spring evening, news came of her husband’s sudden passing. Possessing no life insurance, there was little to cushion the financial blow from losing the breadwinner…

Acts of Chocolate

Happy Easter everyone!! If you don’t celebrate Easter then I wish you a happy spring day. It’s gorgeous today. The sun is shining, there’s a soft breeze in the air and the bees are buzzing. It’s as if spring is saying “I’m finally here!” This is me handing out candy at the hospital I work…

Lightening

Originally posted on Tattooed Daughter:
? And we were girls together. Stumbling, crawling our way through adolescence. Huddling under sleepover blankets trading secrets, exchanging thoughts and wants for our future. As I stand with you here, twenty some years later, on the top of this mountain, overlooking your new home, Distant lightning from impending storms…

For the love of dogs

At the advice of my bestie and writing mentor, I am posting a chapter of my memoir that recently won honorable mention in a contest. As with many things in life, we rarely take the time to pat our own back or find it in ourselves to be proud of something we’ve done. I know…

Write Outside-Adventure Edition

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah This past January, I finally had the opportunity to visit my family at their seasonal home in El Pescadero and Todos Santos, Mexico. For nearly 8 years we’d been trying to make this trip happen and something always came…

The Journal Project

This is my birthday week, and to celebrate I’m writing about one of my favorite things- journaling. “ I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.” ~ Anne Frank Journaling has been a part of my life since I…

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Writing Outside!!

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Write Outside Here is an excerpt from the Write Outside about page: “I am a Southern Yankee. Raised in Jersey, grew up in North Carolina (yes there is a difference). I am part Irish and…