• Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    What It Takes to Be a Hero

    The word hero means many things to many people. When we were children a hero could have been those you saw on television with supernatural power (or really cool gadgets). Always saving the day, they encourage us to strive to be better than we are. But what about real heroes? If you had to give the meaning or example of a hero without using a fictional character. What/who would you say is an example? Image by Imagine_Images from Pixabay The Difference Between a Hero and a Champion These two words are most often used interchangeably, but I’ve found that there is a very real difference to them. A champion is…

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    Inspirational,  Journal

    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…

  • Evolve
    Inspirational

    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,…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    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,…

  • Writing,  Writing Fun!

    December 2018’s Writing Theme: Lesson You Learned…

    It’s the last month of the year and we are heading into a new one. So for this month’s writing; tell me about something you learned that changed the way you think about writing. Example: This may sound silly, but I did realize how connections with others would streamline your writing.  I’ve met some wonderful writers and authors that have helped me in ways no one else could. I needed someone who’s been in my position to give me advice and they are so cool about answering my questions and giving advice.  If you’re in the same position, find a group of authors who will give you advice, encourage you and allow you to read there awesome…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Favorite Writer/Author Gifts

    It’s that time of year again where everyone is struggling to find the perfect gift or perhaps you haven’t even begun to think about the holidays. Well, I’m here to give you a hand. I’ve written about Writer Gifts before and you can check those out here, but I feel I should add to that with some new items Writers and Authors may like as well as book lovers! Us authors would be nowhere without our lovely readers that keep us sane and encourage us to continue providing fantastic stories! Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This just means that I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost…

  • 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…

  • Inspirational,  Journal

    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…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Discover

    This weeks word is Discover. What does it mean to discover? Well, let’s take a look before getting into some other aspects of the word. What is Discover? Dictionary to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown) to notice or realize Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose. WIKI To find or learn something for the first time. To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.). To expose, uncover. To create by moving a piece out of another piece’s line of attack. To reveal (information); to divulge, make known. To reconnoitre, explore (an area). To manifest without…