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Blog - Facing My Fear

Facing My Fear

My dad laughed, looking relieved, and said, “I know how smart you are. Your imagination is a powerful thing and can give you strength when you are scared to do something. It is important to learn how to do this. Now you know how to accomplish something when you don’t want to do it and know it is good for you to do it.”

Blog - Lightning

Lightning & Sandstorms

The scan of my right eye confirmed why I was seeing the sandstorm – it was actually blood inside my eye! I had a retinal tear and needed surgery as soon as possible.

Blog - Communication Insights

Communication Insights

What is the purpose of communication? As an author this question has always fascinated me. It is critical to provide a scene that a reader can visualize as if they were observing it unfold through a crystal ball. It must be conveyed in a manner which allows the reader to accept the scene as authentic. Once the reader has lost “faith” in a scene, despite how wonderful the plot, the whole book loses its je ne sais quoi and the reader puts it down and resists picking it up again.

Life happens now. How to stop living in the past or worrying about the future.

What About Now?

The present moment is where creation happens. We are creating our lives right now, whether we are conscious of it or not.

Blog - Just SIng

Just Sing

Nothing compares with the power of a song. We all have that song that takes us back to a special memory. Songs bring us patriotism, courage, and hope. We are reminded that are loved, that we can have joy, and thus comfort and peace.

When facing storms of despair - choose hope.

Choose Hope

When the storms of life leave you in despair, there is a way out–choose hope.

Cultivate Stillness

Cultivate Stillness

Can you be still? In a busy world, stillness is a skill that is becoming more rare by the day. How can we be still

Sunrise with the title A Meaningful Life

A Meaningful Life

The world would have you believe that you are nothing…nobody. But what is it that really makes a meaningful life?

Open book with magic sparkles rising from it with the title What's in the Middle.

What’s in the Middle

We may not control the beginning or the ending of our life story, but what is written in the middle is entirely up to us.

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