Question of the Day: “What if I am afraid of myself?”

Marianne Williamson has this great quote, which often gets wrongly attributed to Muhammad Ali, but it deeply reflects a state of mind many feel. She writes the following: ““Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that…

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Musing of an Empath: Feeling the Love

Today, I have decided to show up with love. Today, I made the conscious decision to reflect and radiate love as opposed to vacillate in anger and hate. Today, love and loving actions are my goal and these two things guide me through today. “I am willing to see things differently. I am willing to…

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Writing 101: Last night’s class

Last night featured my two hour long on-line writing course. It is comprised of five people total: the teacher, a published mystery writer, a technical writer who has spent his career writing manuals, and an older woman who’s husband said she writes well, and me. Where do I fit in all of this? Excellent question.…

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Writing 101: My final 3 paragraphs

My second writing class is tonight, so I thought I would finish up last week’s homework assignment. Two paragraphs down; three more to go. I went back through my original first lines: “Strong is the new pretty,” my mother said as she straightened her hair, and slid her lip gloss back into her purse. Drip.…

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Writing 101 (cont.): Taking the next step

As you may know, I have homework to do for my writing class. My homework is to take my “first sentence” and craft the perfect “first paragraph.” This words that follow a great first sentence need to extend the vibe, explain the contrasts, develop the plot. As a reader, if that first paragraph excites me,…

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