#writeoutside

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”                                  ~ Henry David Thoreau   “Your journey begins when you feel you’ve reached your limits.”~ Unknown Anyone in the blogosphere getting outside to write lately? Let…

#writeoutside

“We choose our state of mind, just as we chose our behaviors and our paths in life. So chose to do something great today for yourself and for others- be positive”~ unknown I’ve reminded you all before and I’ll keep reminding you- to get in the habit of doing something nice for yourself everyday. I…

Spontaneous Afternoon Delight

Who says you can’t have fun on a Tuesday afternoon? A new mountain friend of mine daydreamed about taking a drive into Asheville to enjoy a newly opened European bakery. On a spontaneous whim we said, “Well…why not? Let’s go!” And go we did! We taste tested several delectable pastries, along with a vanilla cardamon…

Doctors Orders…

  My last primary care physician would always start his exam with a question…. “What are you doing for yourself today, just for you, that makes you happy?” It’s such an easy question, but frightening how hard it was to answer sometimes. Life throws us into the daily grind of schedules, errands and to-do lists….

Coffee+Writing=Magic

“And while the paths and outcomes of creative living will vary wildly from person to person, I can guarantee you this: A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner-continually and stubbornly bringing forth…

Write Outside: Part 2

Are any writers out there getting outdoors and enjoying this beautiful spring? I can’t help but sit outside and enjoy the cool breezes in the warm sun. Seeing and doing has definitely increased my need to put pen to paper. Send me your pictures! Tell me where you are enjoying Spring!! “If you would not…

Project Healing Waters: An Outsiders Perspective

Generations of American soldiers and other armed services veterans poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the battlefield, fighting for freedom, our country and the pursuit of what is right. Many sacrificed time with family, risked irreversible injury and possible death, all in the name of selflessness. They brought victory home, but at a personal…

Ten Years

Ten years ago this November, I said “ I Do” to a lifetime of adventures, Sunday morning snuggles, belly laughs, friendship and a shared love of pie. Ten years has passed by too quickly. It feels like just yesterday that I was walking down a long aisle in a historic Pinehurst chapel, arm in arm…

Scar Tissue

  I’ve been working on a memoir on my journey through an ocean of grief, and how I eventually found the rising sun on the horizon. Most of the time, I have little difficulty reliving those moments. Some days, depending on what chapter of my life I’m writing about, it makes me moody or a…