The Ghosts of Violence & Our Better Angels | Weekend Wishes

On November 20th of this year the president opened his statement regarding Saudi Arabia thusly: “The world is a very dangerous place! Was he fear-mongering? For all the gray surrounding him, he told his truth in that statement. I don’t think he was lying or exaggerating. I read the piece in its entirety. Some of…

#TuesdayMotivation Set Yourself Free

One of my dear friends told me that the theme for her in 2017 is forgiveness. This quote has inspired me in writing Syzygy. I challenge you to not only forgive others but to also forgive yourself.  Self Compassion. I’ve not had a problem forgiving other people. My worst enemy is often no further than the…

#amreading: the best of this week

1.  #AUTHORS: GET REAL ON #SOCIALMEDIA AND READERS WILL RESPOND #ASMSG #IARTG My takeaway: Use this formula when posting on social media – 20% book marketing, 10% small talk (weather, exercising, cooking, etc.), 30% retweets, 20% personal (I use this to post baking/cooking pics), 20% other interests (sports, hobbies, news, politics, etc.) I know I…

#TuesdayMotivation Infectious Inspiration 

A dear friend let me know that she is writing and that I had encouraged her. What she didn’t know is that she’d inspired me as well.   When we share our stories we become vulnerable. We open ourselves to rejection in that moment. At the same time those authentic moments are what inspire others. …