A time to reflect

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -- Anne Bradstreet   Dear Readers, It is four days before Christmas and my to-do list is long. My children finish school for Christmas break as of 3:15 today. For the … Continue reading A time to reflect

Trust the Process, pt 3 (The Question)

The mantra at Goddard College is "Trust the process." Every day one or more faculty advisors included in their discussion, "... and, well, trust the process. It works." With no syllabus or course curriculum most of us newbies, those who had been educated in a strictly outlined, non-critically-thinking fashion (oh, that would be all of … Continue reading Trust the Process, pt 3 (The Question)

New Writing and Wellness Center Opens

New Writing and Wellness Center Opens By: Joanna Young, Reporter for Wisdom Within, Ink Rutland, Vermont: In the midst of Rutland City, there is a tiny haven. It stands behind a fence on a residential street and started life as a garage. However, it now heeds a higher calling. The Writer's Refuge is a place … Continue reading New Writing and Wellness Center Opens

Gratitude, even while leaning over the bowl

I believe in gratitude. I try to be thankful for everything, to find something to be thankful for even in the midst of a blitz of ugh. I won't deny this is very hard for me. I love to complain. Love it! Too cold, too humid, too hungry, too tired, too poor, too, too, too. … Continue reading Gratitude, even while leaning over the bowl

Forget Will, it’s about Mind Power!

If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right. — Mary Kay Ash Why we fail Innocent until proven guilty, right? We all know that it is human nature is to operate under the opposite tenet. And we also tend to prefer Believe Once Proven. We all have things in … Continue reading Forget Will, it’s about Mind Power!

Booger-fingers will not break my spirit

Yesterday I attended the Women Business Owners Network (WBON) Winter Conference in Manchester, Vermont. Everyone of the speakers was fantastic and one woman noted she felt "drunk on the energy." I can't begin to share all the things discussed but I will tell you, it was powerful! I believe in serendipity, in the power of … Continue reading Booger-fingers will not break my spirit

The only good thing about him

Yesterday I was taking the laundry off the line. We have had so few line-dry worthy days that I try to schedule the washing around the weather forecast - not a simple task. This summer we have had frequent days of digging deep in the drawer for that last-resort pair of undies. As I took … Continue reading The only good thing about him

Just a quickie

No, not that kind (get your head out of the gutter).No, this is just a quick, boastful post to say...I GOT PUBLISHED!In Mama Says (this is the link to their blog, not the zine itself). My understanding is it is just a small Vermont publication, but I don't care. You have to start somewhere, right? … Continue reading Just a quickie

Paah- fection

I'm impatient. I'm also crap at not being good at something (there's a sentence for you). My learning curves are supposed to be straight. I want brilliance - immediately. I'm an aspiring writer, I'm learning the ropes, I'm starting a new career. But I have a little friend, a toxic friend, the kind that can … Continue reading Paah- fection