Building your author platform

Originally posted on The Cat's Write:
There are some truly wonderful and very comprehensive articles out there that discuss ‘how to build a successful author platform’ and also the many reasons why you should do so ASAP. But I’m just gonna keep it simple for you (and short), because simple and short has worked…

How to Have Healthy Alone Time

How to Have Healthy Alone Time https://makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/how-to-have-healthy-alone-time/ — Read on makeitultrapsychology.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/how-to-have-healthy-alone-time/ This blog shares good strategies and the benefits of grabbing time alone for yourself. It’s hard to do most weeks, but finding even small moments can have big affects. I challenge you all to sneak in some time for yourselves. I’ve got some planned…

On Writing, Querying, and Perseverance

via On Writing, Querying, and Perseverance Check out Susie Lindau’s blog post on preservation in the midst of query frustration. She gives good advice to heed,  and stories that I think many writer’s can relate to!!  

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…

15 Ways to Succeed at Life- What does your “Dash” show?

I wanted to start the year on a positive note. I’ve written, what I feel, are 15 ways to succeed at life. None of these are new, just a great reminder as we all embark on 2018. I also included my all important New Year’s resolutions that include taking more bubble baths and drinking more…

Scenes of Christmas in the Mountains

Merry Christmas one and all! I hope everyone reading this had a beautiful and restful Christmas with family and friends, near and far. I wanted to share some Christmas photography that I’ve taken throughout my travels in the mountains of Western NC this holiday season. Along with the pictures, I hope you enjoy the seasoned…

I’m Taking it Back

In Cheryl Sandberg’s recent memoir, Option B, she asks what we have “taken back” since experiencing a life-altering loss.   I’m reading Option B as a mini book club of sorts with my best friend. We read a chapter each week and then email each other our thoughts and feelings. We all have a Plan…

I’m Being Followed

My husband attended a particularly dreary doctor’s appointment with me in November, and afterwards he took me to the Asheville Arboretum for a mental reprieve. These pictures were taken from that fall afternoon. Looking at the last rays of sunlight filtering through the trees, I didn’t focus on how beautiful nature’s shadow was. I thought…

6 Different Ways to Donate this Holiday

  In conjunction with my Adventures in Volunteering series , I wanted to write a blog on donating. Volunteering doesn’t always have to be giving of our time. It can also consist of giving needed items or cash donations. Many of us don’t have the time to volunteer, and giving monetarily can go a long…