Year In Reading

Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

When Willow O'Keefe was born, her piercing screams tore through Charlotte's heart as she entered the world... Subscriber Content When Willow O'Keefe was born, her piercing screams tore through Charlotte's heart as she entered the world. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a severe case of brittle bone disease. A simple trip and fall would… Continue reading Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

Year In Reading

Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

Melissa Austin is a sixteen year old girl looking forward to the last two years of high school... Subscriber Content Melissa Austin is a sixteen year old girl looking forward to the last two years of high school.  She has studied hard in hopes to score high on her PSATs.  Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship… Continue reading Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

The Writer's Life

Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World

It’s that time, again!  This is my writer’s update where I inform you, the reader, about my comings and goings as a writer. As everyone knows, a writer’s world is fraught with financial insecurities.  Some of the lucky few either have a partner with a decent income to support their endeavors or have hit the… Continue reading Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World

Year In Reading

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old medical miracle... Subscriber Content Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old medical miracle.  Her death was delayed by a drug that slowed the growth of the cancerous tumors which had taken residence in her lungs.  Since she is terminal, death is inevitable.  And, Hazel’s mother forces… Continue reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Journeys Through Meditation

Tastefully Delicious

This exercise in meditation gave me a chance to slow down while eating my food... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “We not only have fast food, we have fast eating!  Try slowing down to experience mindfully and taste your food.”  - The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding This exercise in meditation gave me… Continue reading Tastefully Delicious

News & Updates, The Writer's Life

Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

As I look back on the past year, I see some goals not quite reached and a few accomplishments that make me proud.  And, I begin the New Year creating new goals while finishing up old ones. I began the year in full force; eager to beat the 14 books I read in 2012 in… Continue reading Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

Journeys Through Meditation

Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

Recently, I had an emotional break-down.  I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration was a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “By creating mental spaciousness, you will realize that you have much more control over how you feel and think than you imagined.” … Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression