The Conflict Between Motherhood and Career…Still

    We don’t talk about this on Mother’s Day, but there has long been and continues to be–even in these supposedly enlightened and modern times–a conflict between motherhood and career, and there doesn’t have…

Making Peace When You’ve Done No Wrong

She is an elder in my spiritual community, and every now and then, she looks right through me and tells me things I need to hear, whether I want to hear them or not. A…

What It Is Wednesday: Losing Faith

  “I lose my faith in people…why even take the time?” –“Shut In” by Strand of Oaks Sitting in the doc’s reception area, waiting to be called back, & I just keep shaking my head…

Emotions and Finances

The biggest, unexpected financial setbacks in my life have all been the result of letting my emotions get in the way while I took my eye off the financial ball. I think about that much…

Gwynnie Bee Month 3: Shipping Problems, Customer Service, and Angry Postal Workers

Month number three of my Gwynnie Bee subscription turned out to be stellar, even though I had a few odd issues with late shipping and the post office. Due to a slight downward adjustment in…

What It Is Wednesday: The Lie of Leading Someone On

  I’ve seen this more than once & my intuition flamed every time & I ignored it. Guy tells me something a little…odd…out of the blue. It’s a half-truth but bc I believe him to…

Why Can’t You Be Happy for Me?

“Why can’t you just be happy for me?” It wasn’t a question. It was more of a demand. There was anger in his voice, as well as frustration. It came out in a–almost–throw-away, half-wail, half-retort….

2017 Predictions for Writers

I like to watch trends, and after looking at the past year, here are my 2017 predictions for writers. 1. Dictation Software This will be the year that dictation finally takes off and writers get over…

What It Is Wednesday: Friends? Friends!

I have never at any one point in my life had more close friends I can count on than at this moment. That realization both surprises me and makes me smile. It’s unexpected. It’s beautiful….

What It Is Wednesday: Cutting People Out

I am known for cutting people out of my life. That’s because it’s an external response, sometimes a very public one. What isn’t known is the months or even years  of internal response, the patience,…