Art Category

Looking Out on Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Photo by John Pratt August 2015

Read More

Guest Blogging South of the Border

My first guest post blog invitation came from Juan Manuel Rodriguez Bocanegra, creator of Haki Storytelling. Bocanegra is a business storyteller and lives in Colombia, South America. He connected with me on Linkedin and blogs about storytelling for business. The blog also features writers from around the world, such as Ameen Haque of the Storywallahs in India. When Juan invited me to write a […]

Read More

What Are YOU Grateful for Today?

Photo by Brian Payne “. . . Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton Today I am grateful for – being filled with the joy of sharing another year of life with my loving husband celebrating the birth of a new nephew gazing on clear blue skies over a placid bay with eagles and […]

Read More

Your One Super Power Subdues All

Begin your Gratitude Practice Today Gratitude overcomes pain, despair, grief, depression, poverty, and heartache. You can wake up feeling as if your life has no purpose or meaning. But, you look out upon a clear blue sky, gaze on fields of colorful flowers, watch eagles glide on wind waves. Thank you flows from your heart, […]

Read More

Life in Alaska – Two Year Reflections – No. 1

Yesterday, July 18th, was our second year anniversary of living in Homer, Alaska. I’ve shared some of our experiences in past blogs. But, since I’ve been on a minor hiatus of posting, I felt this would be a good way to return to consistent communication. Every now and then, I’ll share reflections written during our first few months […]

Read More

How Any Body Can Practice Hatha Yoga

Begin your yoga practice with Yogasteya Have you longed to enjoy the healthful benefits of yoga you’ve heard so much about but feel you’re too large, too overweight, too old? Well, you’re not. Yoga is for any type of body. Dianne Bondy, founder of Yogasteya, gently guides you into a hatha yoga practice that fits […]

Read More

Joy and Expectation

Please join me HERE What’s your morning ritual to prepare for the day before you jump out of bed? Years ago, I began doing two stretches for my back and legs to relieve soreness before I got up. Later, I learned a simple Buddhist prayer to say as a blessing and protection for the day. […]

Read More

What are we REALLY Living For?

Before we open our eyes and jump out of bed, do we pause to think of what we have ahead for the day? Do we smile? Or just pull up the covers and snuggle back into bed getting up at the last minute possible? Do we remember those games we used to play of what […]

Read More

Writing a Book – Step 3 – Editorial Advice

Writers are a sensitive lot. Some of us crawl up in our holes and burrow in like scared rabbits after a rejection. At least that’s what I’ve done most of my life. Fortunately, self-publication has become a recognized option with the boom of e-books. So, I’ve published two books. I want my next book to sale, […]

Read More

Writing a Book – Step 2 – First Revision

In Value of a Daily Writing Habit I described the first step of writing a book, set a goal and write daily. I wrote 1,000 words a day for eight weeks. When I completed a manuscript of 57,600 words, I felt like a sculpturer with the raw shape of my work before me. In the past three weeks, I read […]

Read More