2017 Reflections

If you could look in the mirror at a 2017 version of yourself, what would you look like? One definition of reflection is “the production of an image by or as if by a mirror.” I think naturally we are hard on ourselves. We often reflect on all the “things” we have not accomplished. When … More 2017 Reflections

Exciting News! I Got into Pitch Wars! (What’s that? Let me tell you!)

The writer’s life is full of rejections. Whenever I receive an email from a literary agent that says, “Thank you,” I brace myself because there is usually a “but….” following. But blah, blah, blah. The rest of the email is full of “nice” rejection words. I know they can’t take on every client, so I … More Exciting News! I Got into Pitch Wars! (What’s that? Let me tell you!)

Collaboration with a Purpose: One Step at a Time Toward the Impossible

We are back with a blog collaboration. This time we have 14 bloggers and one theme: One Step at a Time Toward the Impossible! This is our third blog collaboration. The first collaboration was on Coping with Loss. The second collaboration was on Strength. Our third blog collaboration, One Step at a Time Toward the … More Collaboration with a Purpose: One Step at a Time Toward the Impossible

Go After What You Want. Don’t Wait for It to be Handed to You.

This world owes us nothing. It really doesn’t. We have to earn everything. Most of my kids play sports. When my children used to play more at the recreational level, they would get a trophy at the end of each season just for showing up. Honestly, I didn’t like this much. Playing devil’s advocate, I … More Go After What You Want. Don’t Wait for It to be Handed to You.

Self-Worth: What is it and 5 tips to having more of it

Self-worth is the “sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” It’s closely related to self-esteem, which is “a realistic respect for a favorable impression of oneself.” Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Self-worth includes this, but there is more to it. With self-worth, you not only feel good about yourself, but you … More Self-Worth: What is it and 5 tips to having more of it