What is Holding You Back?

Last weekend, I taught at a writing conference. The fact that I was teaching doesn’t mean I wasn’t also listening, learning, and gaining valuable inspiration. One message that came through repeatedly, and clearly, was to move forward, to take the information obtained, do the work, and, as one speaker said, “Just get on with it.” […]

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Welcome to the Future

We celebrated Thanksgiving this week. I know, we’re about three weeks behind, or beyond, depending on how you look at it, but life threw us a curve ball Thanksgiving week, so our celebration just happened. We basked in joyful hours full of noise, good food, a few three-year-old meltdowns involving who got to sit where […]

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Small Steps, Big Results

Not long ago, I saw a post on social media asking people to tell what prevents them from exercising. Some cited health issues. Others stated they don’t exercise because they are averse to sweating. Still others listed time limitations, low energy levels, laziness, and distant proximity to exercise facilities. Lack of discipline was a reason […]

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3 Steps for 2020 Vision Enhancement

Do you have a clear vision for 2020? Are you hoping to see change and growth? Do you have big goals, dreams, and plans, or are you easing slowly into the year, regrouping and waiting for a revelation? Personally, I’m taking some time to honestly assess, looking at things I didn’t accomplish last year, and […]

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4 Foundational Elements of Creativity

German organist and composer George Frideric Handel lived in England for most of his life and had a career writing music for celebrations, musical productions, and worship. One of Handel’s most famous works is Messiah, a long oratorio about the life of Christ that includes orchestra, chorus, and solos. Perhaps the most familiar song from […]

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The Gift of Vision

Last year, my daughter experienced a sudden, critical health crisis. Despite rapid treatment, a significant vision deficit resulted. Over the next weeks and months, she navigated limitations and learned ways around them. In the process, other senses sharpened and she cultivated reliance on multiple stimuli for compensation and perception. Following are some insights regarding vision: […]

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