NaNoWriMo, Self Care, Writing

A NaNoWriMo Discovery: Why I Quit

This is not another NaNoWriMo (NNWM) story, and it is. When I say it’s not, it’s because I’m not touting the achievements I’ve made and that I’m all into hitting that 50,000-word mark by November 30th. NaNoWriMo And this is not to discredit anyone who can and will hit that mark. Best wishes to all… Continue reading A NaNoWriMo Discovery: Why I Quit

Creativity, Inspiration, Nature, Self Care

A Surfer’s Haiku

The title's a bit misleading. I'm neither a surfer nor did a surfer create this poem. I am fortunate to live close to several beaches in Southern California. Most coastal Californian's can tell you that the weather at the beach, especially in the last decade, is unpredictable. Today, on a January afternoon, the temperature rose to… Continue reading A Surfer’s Haiku

Self Care

December Self-Care for your Sanity

  Of all the months, December is the least likely for us to relax. There are a hundred things to buy, make, bake, send, or attend but remember, we don't have to make room for everything. Instead, make enough space for yourself, your loved ones, and those who could use a little lift. There are… Continue reading December Self-Care for your Sanity

Health, Inspiration, poetry, Revision, Self Care, Staycations

A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself

Hello, I've been in the midst of digesting an editorial letter on a manuscript I sent in for editing. The information was a lot to process and there's a ton of work in front of me. I've felt overwhelmed with the task of rewriting and revision. Feeling overwhelmed happens to all of us. Sometimes it's… Continue reading A Bargain Way to Refresh, Renew, and Revive Yourself