Happiness Category

From Dream to Reality

A dream written down with a date becomes a goal A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.     – Greg S. Reid I began with the dream of writing a best selling book. I set a date, and then another date, and […]

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The Medical Industry vs Mindfulness

How many times in your life have you gone to a clinic or doctor’s office or hospital? How much of your income is devoted to maintaining your health and your health coverage? How satisfied have you been with the results of the health care or medical advice you received? All That Is – Beyond the Medical Industry […]

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An All Alaska Performance

On October 24, 2015, I performed in Animalia, A Wearable Arts Show in Homer, Alaska. When the director, Asia Freeman, invited me to participate, I said, “I’m a storyteller, not a designer.”  I found a Raven creation tale that offered a perfect finale. As I worked on the story, I found different versions, so I […]

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Leaping Into Space – Preparing a Book Launch

Preparing to launch a book is like jumping out of an airplane. Sure, you’ve practiced, studied, and prepared but it still takes your breath away when you take that first leap into space. And that’s what I feel now. Leap with me HERE. At the beginning of the year, my goal was to complete three […]

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You May Need a Copywriter

This summer, the American Writers and Artists, Inc. introduced me to copywriting – the art of persuasive writing. Copywriting has been used for over a century to promote businesses, organizations, and individuals. For years, copywriters focused on direct marketing. Persuasive sales letters, often referred to as “junk mail” sell products from magazine subscriptions to organizational […]

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Fears and Doubts, Obstacles or Incentives?

Preparing to start a new venture is like jumping off a diving board. You’re flying off into space with the trust of a graceful landing.  Like a dolphin at play, you’ll burst through the water’s surface. But some dives aren’t a cinematic success. I didn’t learn to swim until I was in fourth grade and […]

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Looking Out on Kachemak Bay, Homer, Alaska

Photo by John Pratt August 2015

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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