• Focus
    Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Focus

    Nothing gets me more irritated then when I can’t focus on what needs to get done. So, what really is focus and how to you keep ahold of it or get it back when you lose it? Let’s get right to it. Dictionary.com a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected to bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point: to focus the lens of a camera. concentrate: to focus one’s thoughts; to focus troop deployment…

  • Laughing
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    Laughter

    Laughing is an every day part of our lives, whether it’s giant belly laughs with friends or small, barely audible ones you hide from your co-workers so they can’t hear you. They can come from anywhere and are known to have many benefits. But first… Dictionary the action or sound of laughing. an inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill. an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement. Archaic . an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement. WIKI The sound of laughing, produced by air so expelled; any similar sound. A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the laughing face, particularly…

  • Harmony
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    Harmony

    Harmony, the thing we strive for, but rarely achieve. We may get glimpses of it, but then it slips through our grasp as everything falls apart around us. Of course, we won’t always have harmony in all things, but there may be some things we can do to create a closer relationship to harmony. Before we get into that, let’s take a look at what harmony is… Dictionary  agreement; accord; harmonious relations. a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity. Music . any simultaneous combination of tones. the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.…

  • Inspirational,  Writing

    Affection

    Affection like love is another word that is associated with this time of month, though I believe the two to be very different. But before we get into the details of that let’s get our definitions in. Wiki The act of affecting or acting upon The state of being affected An attribution; a quality or property; a condition An emotion; a feeling or natural impulse acting upon & swaying the mind Dictionary A gentle feeling of fondness or liking The act or process of affecting or being affected Differences Affection in all its wonder is sometimes, if not all of the time used interchangeably with love. Though they do have…

  • Believe
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    Believe

    As for the previous words, this one is another that works well for the beginning of the year as well as the any other time of year. In order to complete your plans and achieve your goals, you must believe that you can. I’ve written a similar post long ago on Self Faith, you can check it out by clicking the link HERE. Let’s go into our favorite time… yep, it’s definition time! Dictionary accept something as true, feel sure of the truth of bold something as an opinion; think or suppose WIKi To accept as true, particularly without absolute certainty To accept that someone is telling the truth To…

  • Evolve
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    Evolve

    The new year is here and I have another word that works well for the start of this new year… Evolve. You may think this would be better suited for the end of the year or within the middle, but I wanted to give it to you so you could put it in your mind and think about it as you begin this year. You’ll find out why below. Yep, we’re keeping to the tradition… here are the definitions! Wiki Develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form Dictionary To develop gradually To give off or emit, as odor or vapors Let’s stick with the first two,…

  • Rejuvenate
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    Rejuvenate

    With the new year right around the corner, I thought I would give a word that fits pretty well for the New Year. This is not just an encouraging word, but a reminder to take some time for yourself now and throughout the year to rejuvenate your mind, body, and even your writing/business. Everyone needs rejuvenating, a fresh start or to refresh something in their lives. I learned that the hard way this year. I tried to work nearly everyday throughout the year with little breaks. It was extremely hard to keep going with my plans and a lot of them fell through. So, putting in some time to rejuvenate…

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    Lessons Learned in 2018

    Once again, the end of the year is near and there is so much I’ve learned this year in my life, my business, and my home. You may not think it would benefit you to read about things I’ve learned throughout the year, but doing just that may bring something similar to light that you may have learned and forgotten during the year or perhaps there’s something I learned that may enlighten you to something new. If you would like to see my list from last year you can find it HERE! Now on to this year… I’ve had a tough year writing this year. I had everything planned out,…

  • Inspirational,  Journal

    Thankful…

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I wanted to take some time to talk about being thankful. Being thankful should be for just one season or one day of the year. You should reflect on what you are thankful for daily and if you can’t do daily, then weekly and if you are so busy that you can’t do weekly, then monthly. If you can’t do monthly, well then, you’ve got an issue. Now, let’s take a look at the word Thankful. WIKI Showing appreciation or gratitude Dictionary Feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative Well, guess that’s self explanatory, isn’t it. Being thankful is much deeper than that one time…

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    Motivation

    With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, many are looking for motivation to get started writing, continue writing, or to even come up with an idea for their project. Today I’d like to go through some ways you can gain motivation for your writing. But first… you know me, let’s take a look at the word Motivation. WIKI The reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs One’s direction to behavior What causes a person to want to repeat a behavior Dictionary Providing with a reason to act in a certain way The reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way The general desire or willingness of someone to…