The Writer's Life

Reinventing My Blog

It’s that time, again.  I feel a need to reinvent my blog.  Today, it feels too safe, too cozy.  Almost as if I got caught in a rut and didn’t know where else to take it.  I have become bored with it and interest is waning due to my lack of exciting things to post.… Continue reading Reinventing My Blog

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Don’t Breathe A Word

Phoebe was frightened of the Shadow entering her room, and as an adult, she finds herself tucking suitcases and boxes under her bed to prevent the “Dark Man” from entering through an open door.  She enters a world where a twelve year-old girl disappears, and the only evidence found was stories from the local children… Continue reading Don’t Breathe A Word

News & Updates, The Writer's Life

Finding Success in Discipline

“Defeat is not the worst of failures.  Not to have tried is the true failure.” – George Edward Woodberry At the beginning of the school year, my oldest daughter was hesitant to take an art class.  She wanted to try her hand at pottery, but it was not available to her.  So, she was stuck… Continue reading Finding Success in Discipline

Journeys Through Meditation

How to Make Those Bad Thoughts Go Away

While teaching our daughters Buddhism and meditation we discovered a glitch along this journey; the bad thoughts that creep into our heads during our silence.

Journeys Through Meditation

How to Teach Your Child Buddhism

Children are amazing creatures. They learn quickly and adapt to their surroundings to create their own calm and peace. Their ability to see the world through innocent eyes is a lesson many adults could learn to incorporate in their daily living. However, children do grow up and become teenagers.

Diary of a Fat Girl

Get Up and Try, Try, Try!

Weight:  260 lbs. My husband’s health insurance has a new policy to help people attain a healthy lifestyle.  With the effort to save over $700 in premiums this year, we agreed to one of many options offered in their new health program.  There are many reasons in which I don’t support this kind of intrusion… Continue reading Get Up and Try, Try, Try!

The Writer's Life

2012 Year End in Reading

Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.