Category: Challenges

Reverb 13 Day 15 & 16: Tethered

Reverb 13: Days 15 & 16 from Project Reverb: Day 15: Anchor: What kept you tethered to 2013? Day 16: 1000 Words: There’s the old saying that a photo is worth 1,000 words. Give us a photo with that impact that sums up some significant event of your 2013, or give us 1,000 words about […]

Reverb 13 Day 9: Inspired

It makes my multi-tasking heart go pitter patter when I can accomplish two goals with one action. So it goes with today’s #reverb13 entry: Day 9 prompt from Kat and Day 10 prompt from Project Reverb ask the same thing: Who inspired me in 2013? It’s a big word, inspiration. And 2013 was a big […]

Reverb13 Day 6: Memories…and a Selfie

#reverb13, Day 6:  Memories are made of this (prompt from Kat McNally) (playing catch up) “True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.”— E.S. Bouton There are so many “precious things” that are presented to us each day; discoveries and treasures found in simple moments, memories we […]

#WhereILivedWednesday: Mertz Hall

There wasn’t much in the old blue van. Boxes of clothes, a few shoes, books, pictures. A stereo and cassette tapes. Boy, did I think that stereo was cool. I knew that I’d pick posters after I got there, after my dad and stepmom had gone back home. I hoped I had a view of […]

Reverb 13 Day 3: Listen

#reverb13, Day 3:  Listen to your heart (prompt from Kat McNally) Today, I want to share with you a life-changing practice I discovered with the help of Rachael Maddox during her gorgeous Do It Meaningfully challenge. Each day for 31 days, I sat quietly for a few moments with my eyes closed and my hand […]

Reverb 13 Day 2: Shine

#reverb13, Day 2: I’m reading both posts, one from Kat and one from Project Reverb that seem different at first but one word jumps out at my from both. Shine. Kat’s prompt: The way we nourish ourselves determines our ability to shine our light in the world. And nourishment doesn’t just come in the form […]

Reverb 13 Day 1: Heavy

#reverb 13 Day one: How do you feel, on this first day, in your mind? In your body? In your heart? In your soul? Oy. The only word that truly fits is heavy. That word has fit for far too long, actually. Heavy heart. Heavy spirit. Heavy thoughts. Sometimes this happens with me; the funk […]

Love, Sandwich Style

I just sat in on Heather King and Vikki Reich‘s TypeA Conference hands-on session about free writing. Love. It was what I imagine therapy should be; all about raw emotion, Anne Lamott and how to write from the heart.  Before they encouraged us to write, they said something that really resonated with me: start with […]

Guest Posting at Things I Can’t Say

I’m excited to be guest posting today at Shell’s place. I’m talking about a new role I’ve recently assumed: Girl Scout troop leader. Like so many other things in my life these days, it starts as a mother/daughter thing (sigh. I wonder if we ever get over that whole ‘I am my mother’s daughter’ thing) […]

August Moon 2013…Tears

I told myself I’d get to bed early. It’s been one of those days, filled with emotion and busyness and errands and work, and I’m just tired. I told myself that if I went to bed early enough tonight, I’d be able to get up and get twice as much done tomorrow, which is exactly […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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