• Calm
    Journal,  Products

    Calm

    As we move into spring (hopefully sooner rather than later), we think of ways to calm our souls from all the activities of the holidays. Yes, I know it’s been a few months, but everyone needs some time to rejuvenate and center themselves. Calming your mind and body is essential to life, but first… Wiki Peaceful, quiet (Of a person) Especially free from anger and anxiety (Of a place or situation) Free of noise and distraction (Of Water) With few or no waves on the surface; not rippled Without wind or storm Dictionary Not showing or feeling nervousness, anger or other strong emotion (Of the weather) Pleasantly free from wind…

  • Believe
    Inspirational,  Journal

    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
    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

    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…

  • Inspirational,  Journal

    Purpose

    Lately, I’ve been thinking of the word purpose. What is purpose and why do we need to have (a) purpose? Well, as I do with all my words… here is what the dictionary/Wiki tells us… What is Purpose? Dictionary: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists Have as one’s intention or objective A person’s sense of resolve or determination And WIKI: An object to be reached; a target, aim; goal A result that is desired’ an intention The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way So according to those Purpose is the reason/intention an action or…

  • Journal,  Writing

    A Story Grows as a Plant Grows

    Spring is upon us and we are beginning to ready our garden for seeds/spuds. Yep, we are adding potatoes to our garden this year!! I can’t wait! Since my little man loves gardening and all things that breath life, I am dedicating this post to him. Not to mention it’s his birthday today, so Happy birthday buddy! If not for him, my thought process would have skipped over this topic and on to the next. Anyway, as we are deciding on seeds and what to plant where, my author mind took hold and contemplated as I often do… how a story is similar to a plant and how it grows.…

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    New Beginnings…

    The new year brings new beginnings and everyone is ready to forge ahead with plans, goals and resolutions. Since the New Year thrill is still upon us, I’ve been thinking of a way to keep the excitement going… and what better way than with a freebie! Yep, I am offering a New beginning – short story for free! Now, this is in the beginning stages, but I would love your thoughts and heads up… there is a cliffhanger at the end since it leads into my Conquer Series books. So, if you are interested in what happens before Raylynn’s story and how Conquer Enterprise and Security starts, here is a sneak…

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    What Inspires Me to Write…

    One of the questions most, if not all authors get is, “What inspires you to write or What is your inspiration for writing?” I would assume that question has a multitude of answers and I am no exception. So without further ado, here are my reasons as to my inspiration for writing. In the words of my brother -in -law, “Famary” is very important to me and is one of my inspirations for writing. Thank you Jerome! My children encourage me with nearly every word. They are hilarious, loving, and goof-balls. I love every minute with them. So why are they an inspiration? They are my life’s blood. Without them I would be nothing.…

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    Dream Vacation and Why I Chose…

    Dream Vacation: Now that the weather is getting warmer and I actually got a sunburn yesterday even though it is only February in Wisconsin. I feel that my skin goes into shock when the sun gets a bit closer to the earth to create warmer days. Being a readhead with a pale complexion doesn’t help either. I need an alarm that reminds my brain to put sunblock on when the weather changes, but enough about me. The nice weather got me thinking about what my dream vacation would be. Where that would be and why it would be my dream vacation.   My brain immediately goes to places like Ireland…