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A BookWorks Featured Author

On Tuesday, 04/14/2015, I received a surprise e-mail. This week, BookWorks featured me on their home page, with a link to my profile. This designation is usually reserved for their paid premium members, which I haven’t become yet. BookWorks is an association of self-published authors that provides a basic free membership. This membership gives access to a resources directory, book […]

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Value of a Daily Writing Habit

You may be a blogger, or even a published writer, but have you developed a daily writing practice? And you may have been writing all of your life like me with a spotted publishing history. In my twenties, my book of poetry was published, I was editor of a weekly newspaper, and wrote feature articles […]

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Enjoy My VF Novella – for Free

Click HERE for your free novella. VF is visionary fiction, a genre defined by novelist Jodine Turner in a Writer’s Journal article in 2009.  “The emphasis is on our limitless human potential, where transformation and evolution are entirely possible.” A VF work features: Growth of consciousness as the central theme Reincarnation, dreams, visions, paranormal events, and metaphysical […]

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A Little Black History – Part 2

This is the second part of the collaboration Brian and I created several years ago.

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“We Who Believe in Freedom”

Ella Baker co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SCLC, with Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet, few know of her work. In 1981, Bernice Reagon, founder of the group Sweet Honey in the Rock, wrote Ella’s Song. The lyrics are as relevant today as they were decades ago. Enjoy.

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A Little Black History – Part 1

My husband and I collaborated on this several years ago. Enjoy.

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I Need You

O.K. No beating around the bush and trying to be subtle. I need your help. I need at least 100 of you, who follow and read this blog, to join me in the practice of Gratitude 100 – A Simple Practice for Fulfillment, Balance, and Happiness. As I began working on writing this book, I realized I need […]

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Gratitude Practice Cures Winter Blues

Living in Alaska, winter darkness descends with overwhelming longevity. And when days are marked by more grey clouds and rain than snow, the bleakness is devastating. Yet, I wake up, snuggling under my covers and think, “I’m grateful for this warm bed.” When I get up, I’m grateful to be able to turn on heat […]

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Gratitude – The Ubiquitous Key

Want career success? Practice gratitude. Desire happy relationships? Practice gratitude. Striving for health and fitness? Practice gratitude. Seeking spiritual enlightenment? Practice gratitude. This is my year of gratitude. And as any astute 21st century writer, I turned to Google to get the facts. Gratitude is a virtue, a practice, a reward, a measure of a […]

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