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Bibliophile Treasures

Noteworthy literature tidbits for today, since I’m doing the last bits of heavy research for my second novel. Barack Obama writes a fan letter to Yann Martel for Life of Pi. A playlist (by Mike Errico) for Kelly Corrigan’s new book Lift, which comes out today.  Corrigan wrote Lift as a love letter to her […]

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Mini-Retreat: Day Two

How are you feeling about your life…where you’re at?  If you’re unable to verbalize your well-being, perhaps you can trust your body.  Are you tense?  Tired?  Angry?  Relieved?  Peaceful?  Anxious?  Sad?  These feelings may be saying what you cannot.  Listen to them.  Honor them. Again, if you haven’t done the work of placing your life […]

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Mini-Retreat: Day One

Last November, I received a Save-the-Date invitation to a Fabulous Women’s Weekend Retreat in West Palm Beach in February of this year.  I blogged about the joy in receiving it here.  Included in the invite was one of my favorite quotes by Marianne Williamson, which set the tone for the get-together: “Our deepest fear is […]

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What Do You Want Your Child To Be?

“Happy!” is usually the resounding answer. Christine Carter’s short article “How to Raise Happy Kids” in the Huffington Post gives three deceptively simple tips.  [The article is to highlight her book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.] One of which is praising a child appropriately.  This is one thing […]

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I’ve been thinking a lot about momentum.  You writers out there know there are so many ways to sabotage oneself, and it takes enormous effort to sit, research, read, or write, when the inspiration isn’t there.  This is when you must duct tape yourself to your chair.  The writing will come; it always does.  It […]

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