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2 Lists to Help You Love Your Life Again

Stuck in a rut? Not happy with how things are going in your life? It must be time for a change! Speaking strictly on my own personal experience, I have found happiness by doing a few little things - get rid of the negative influences and alter some things. I've...

What Kind of Journaler Are You?

Me? I feel like I'm a shitty journal keeper. Personal journaling, that is (unless you count Twitter). I’m pretty consistent when it comes to jotting down my thoughts about my writing journey. I opened a journal I started last September. I’ve barely filled a third of...

Fresh Writing Prompts to Finish the Holiday Weekend

Today wraps up the last day of the Labor Day weekend holiday. To kick off the weekend I had oral surgery to remove a couple of wisdom teeth, so I've been confined to the couch for most of the holiday watching Netflix and napping. When I wasn't doing one of those two...

Our Engagement Story

On Labor Day weekend of 2009 my boyfriend and I took a trip to Washington, D.C. when we had only been together for six months. It was our second out-of-town getaway together; I was excited to show him our nation’s capital, as he had not visited prior to us meeting....

Summer 2015 – One for the Books

I’m back! Holy shit, it’s been a while. When I realized I hadn’t posted all summer, I couldn’t believe it. It’s all good though – it’s been a very busy summer for me. Here are some highlights... Traveled for business to Savannah, GA (a city I wanted to visit for the...

In Honor of World Poetry Day: vernal equinox

In honor of World Poetry Day and the celebration of Spring, I wanted to share this poem I wrote a couple of years ago. Collecting dust in an old blog and journal, I felt it would be better-served if I posted it here. vernal equinox spring out of winter, let the sun’s...

Monday Inspiration: Prompts to Get Your Pen Moving

Happy Monday! Oh, who are we kidding? Monday is probably our least favorite day of the week. To combat the Monday blues, let's do some writing to start the week off right! Here's my latest round of writing prompts, gathered from the web and the back of my brain. Give...

Onyx – Dreams Realized

When I was a kid, I thought it was so cool to have parents in a band. My dad was the lead singer, and my mom sang backup. We had a recording studio in our backyard, and when I was in third grade they released an album called Dreams Realized. When the band wasn't...

A Review of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

About a month ago, a dear friend of mine asked if I'd be interested in writing a quick review of a book I recently read. I jumped at the chance because when I first read Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan, I couldn't put it down. Her story not only...

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