Writing Tips

So you want to be a writer? A Beginner’s Guide

Orignally posted in 2014 People have often said to me, “I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I’ve never tried because … [insert excuse.]” If you’re one of those people, I totally understand where you’re coming from. 100%. For most of my life, I never thought it was possible for someone like me to …

Goals & Challenges, Planners & Journals, Writing

The Artist’s Way: 12 Week Program Intro!

Amazon links are affiliate ones. This doesn’t cost you more but does give me a small commission to use for blogging expenses. Like so many, I’ve been a huge fan of morning pages, a free journaling practice taught by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist’s Way. “The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is …

MasterClass Reviews

MasterClass Review: Bob Iger Teaches Business Strategy and Leadership

Seeing as how I’m a huge Disney fan who’s been to Disney World and Disneyland around … oh, a thousand times, (slight exaggeration,) I had to take Bob Iger’s MasterClass! I’m not much of a business person so I went into this with low expectations. My husband also joined me for the first ten or …

The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins: Book Review
Book Reviews

Book Review: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

I’ve read a lot of personal development books. I mean, a lot. Some were game-changers like Deep Work by Cal Newport and Atomic Habits by James Clear. Some were lovely motivators that added to my subconscious in subtle, inspiring ways like You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero and Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. …

MasterClass Reviews, Writing Tips

MasterClass Review: Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling

If you’ve come to my small corner of the blogosphere to find out if Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass: Teaches the Art of Storytelling is worth the money, let me answer in three words: Good. God. Yes. Before I dive in, let me clarify that I’m not an affiliate for MasterClass, so all opinions are my own. …

Goals & Challenges, Random Chitchats

You coulda been dead all this time and Other Words of Wisdom from My Mother

I have my mother to thank for my healthy attitude toward aging. She’s the reason why I never lie about my age and why I think the whole ‘you should never ask a lady her age’ is an outdated concept that needs to go. I mean, honestly. Nobody ever says, ‘never ask a man his …