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Ask for the Moon: My Intention for 2016…Finally

Last year’s New Year’s intention was all about finding success, about leaving behind that crappy sense of failure that lurks in your dark mind corners and looking at all of my accomplishments as things to celebrate – no matter how small. And it worked. When I started looking at things through the scope of success, they became successes… or they became successes because I was looking at them through the scope of success. Chicken or the egg. I can’t be sure...

Where Dreams Dwell

Consider Yourself Lucky

Free Printable / On the Specials Board this week: We returned back to our little island life on Friday with all but one suitcase – one casualty – not bad if you ask me. And today, Monday, is the first day back at Husband’s school. All the familiar faces. Same laughs, same gestures, same smiles. Same questions, same answers. How was your summer? – It was awesome.  It’s a good day. So, clearly, I looked for a coming home quote....

Courage isn't always loud

Turn Down the Courage

Free printable / This week’s special: I’m reminded of an article I read by the blogger/author mom of Momastery. In the article she is responding to a mom who asks her about what brave means. And Glennon responds by telling us of a situation when she took her daughters to get their ears pierced. Her youngest, jumped right onto the chair. No reservations. (Like my son.) Her little little was ready and everyone smiled and complimented how brave she was. When she was...

What’s Your Story, Then?

This week’s special reminder on the DTWB post-it wall: It is that way wit most things isn’t it. A small ripple makes a deep impact. All the little moments make up the big picture. The Butterfly Effect. The idea that a small change in one place can result in a large difference somewhere else, that a hurricane can be influenced by a butterfly flapping its wings several weeks earlier. It seems ridiculous yet we know that the decisions we make in life,...

 Like imaginary numbers

In Math, there are things called imaginary numbers. Numbers that don’t exist? Something in Math that isn’t concrete? How could that be? Math is the most tangible subject we study. Everything can be proven. Everything has an answer. But perhaps, even in the most solid of studies there are things that are unanswerable. Maybe there are things that just have no explanation. That was what Ricky Blanco was trying to understand in a chapter of his book, The Prince of...

Fighters

There Go the Fighters

Every life is an amalgam (a mixture or blend), and it is impossible to know what moments, what foibles, what charms will come to define us  once we’re gone. All we can do is live our lives fully, be authentically ourselves, and trust that the right things about us, the best and most fitting things will echo in the memories of us that endure… We are at the mercy of time, and for all the ways we are remembered, a...

Wrong Way

Racing Perfection

This week’s special on DTWB: Perfection How often do we strive for something, do we hope for something, do we work towards something, convincing ourselves the whole time that if this would just happen, everything would be perfect. We spend a lifetime trying to catch up with perfection but often fall short. As a writer, I do it plenty. I read numbers and page views and comments way too often as if the quality of my writing is based on numbers. I ride...

My First Book

You’ve Known This Since the Second Grade

“You’ve known the answer to that question since elementary school.” – Maureen Taylor (The next question I’m tackling in my Oprah inspired series:  20 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Themselves is this: What Do I Really Want to Do All Day?) Tap, tap, tap, delete, stare, type, delete, tap, stare, type, keep typing, delete… ping! return. For those of you younger than 25, the ping, return is the sound a typewriter makes (which I’ve used purely for theatrical purposes since I don’t write with a typewriter anymore)....