2020 Word :: Renewal

renewal, plum tree, ice, spring

Choosing a word for 2020 has been a slow process for me. There were many I could have chosen and almost did. Yet they didn't seem to fill the bill, so to speak.   Simultaneously, I started my word search and reading Leeana Tankersley's book. Tankersley's book, The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt & Receiving…

Stepping Away for Awhile

Beginning Friday, June 9th, I will be stepping away from this blog, my book review blog, and social media as I recover from surgery. During my time away, I'm hoping to regain strength and energy lost during my 18 month battle with chronic pain resulting from a fall in January 2016. I'm also hoping to take advantage of the quiet time to work toward completion of my memoir and ready it for publishing.

When I return, or perhaps before, I may propose some topics for blog posts and ask for your input on what you'd like to see and read here.

What I’m Learning About Self-Care | Writer’s Perspective (Part 1)

The term "self-care" has been on the lips of many for some time, but not as often as since the election of 2016. In the days and months following, many were angry, frustrated, discouraged, depressed even. Self-care was the pathway for many to place those emotions on a shelf. Putting the election aside, I want to look at self-care from a writer's perspective. Based on my working and writing life experiences, I'll share bad choices I made in caring for myself. Over the last 14 months have had time to ruminate over the past and how it played a part in my current situation.