I was nominated for this award by a blogger friend I was lucky enough to recently meet. Thank you very much, Oristel Guenael! His personal story is TOUCHING. He is making a difference and has overcome so much! Read Oristel’s story under his Blogger Recognition Award. There are amazing bloggers out there who have such great … More Blogger Recognition Award
Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Super Bowl weekend! I don’t care what team you were cheering for you have to admit, it was a good game! 🏈 If you didn’t watch the Super Bowl, hopefully, you still had a lovely weekend! I watched my son, Kobi, play in a football pilon … More About Doubt and Stuff
Life isn’t a race. It’s a marathon. Any goal takes time to achieve. But what happens when your life starts with a bad home environment. No family support (or minimal) or the home life is all about survival. Goals are secondary. Basic needs come first. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Motivation As we look at … More Strive for Excellence No Matter Where You Start in Life
I came across a super intelligent & sweet girl’s blog, Maddie, who said “potential” is a bad word. This made me curious. She has a great argument for why using the word “potential” can seem bad. In essence, her point is that when you are told you have “potential,” there is an immediate fear of … More Potential and Passion
No….it’s not what you think. I don’t want to be like Oprah because she is the most famous female alive or because she has billions of dollars. I want to be like Oprah because she came from rough childhood and didn’t let it stop her. Oprah persisted despite her circumstances and became all that she … More Why I Want to Be Like Oprah
In this technology era we live in, where there is instant access to social media, texting, images, and anything you can get your hands on, it’s easy to compare yourself to others. Your head can race with questions making you wonder: Are you good enough? Do I look like that airbrushed model who is as … More Are You Good Enough?
Is plotting worth it during the story development phase? This is a funny picture I found here. It makes me think of authors using their creative (and let’s be real…sometimes wild) ideas to plot the perfect plan to place their readers in a trance, turning page after page, skipping meals and showers to get through … More Is Plotting Worth It? Writing Process.
Be true to yourself for there is no one else like you. As long as you do this, your voice will shine through your words. Basically, writers, find your voice by being yourself! … More Writer’s: Find Your Voice By Being Yourself
Persist in the New Year. Keep your cause in mind, persistent forward, and continue to find out who you are. I’m right there with you! … More Persistence: My Main Goal for the New Year