Writing Memoir is Like Hard Boiling a Cracked Egg

Writing memoir is like hard boiling a cracked egg.  Contents burble out into the scalding water forming opaque hints of the story concealed within. The raw sticky interior simmering, congealing, forming itself into perfection. The difference being, when we try to set the timer for completing the project the winds of life blow out the …

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Quotes of Wisdom 42 Strange Thoughts while Grieving

"One of the things that happens to people in grief is they secretly think they're crazy, because they realize they are thinking things that don't make sense." ~Joan Didion, Author, Journalist, Playwright~Joan Didion, Author, Journalist, Playwright 2/6/19  Early this morning I stood at our kitchen sink, coffee cup in hand, looking out the window.  A big …

Quotes of Wisdom 38 Healing through Gardening – Midsummer Update

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."  ~Luther Burbank  Gardens have been medicine for my soul for years.  This year the abundance of beauty and cycling blooms in the flower gardens have kept me captivated. In fact, they've held me hostage long into the …

Quotes of Wisdom 35 – Take Time for Rest

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet, English banker,  liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist, and polymath. When was the last time …

Quotes of Wisdom 33 The Power of Commitment – Begin It Now #amwriting

"Until one is committed, there is a hestitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness... The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred... Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer …

A Month of Sundays: A Journaling Experience – A free offer for email followers

I am offering this newly created e-pdf journal A Month of Sundays for FREE to Email followers.  Some folks have already received it! I want to thank you all for your lovely comments, likes, shares, and follows!  I am continually encouraged by your presence on this amazing healing & growth journey my muse has insisted …