Every now and then, a writer fulfills a dream, perhaps winning a prize or meeting an admired fellow writer. Last May I received contracts for three books from three publishers. Not one, but three acceptances within weeks of each other! Continue reading
We may believe that illness and pain happen to us. A migraine, a cold, or a fever erupts. A car strikes us and we suffer broken ribs and a concussion. We receive a diagnosis of cancer. We are passive recipients of misfortune. Our life gets complicated with this snarl that is not welcome. We do our best to deal with the misfortune.
It helps to reframe the occurrence as an encounter on a two-way street, one in which we have a say. We take an active role. Continue reading
A 30 foot tall tree fell across my yard after an intense wind storm recently. No more shade. No more home for birds, squirrels, and insects. As its broken branches stretch over dirt and leaves wilt, I mourn this once reliant neighbor. All things change, I am reminded. The challenge is to find opportunity and uplift with every shift, regardless of an initial appearance as a welcome event or not.
While I call tree removal specialists and vision the yard with more sun, Donna Harmony Jones, a holistic nurse, contacted me from Florida to Continue reading