A Path to Publication, part 2: When the time is right

"What do I really want to do?" I asked my journal. "Finish your book!" it replied. "Yes," I exhaled in recognition of Truth. "I do want to do that." The Universe said, "OK, then!" And the Serendipities and Synchronicities began. Within hours, two conferences popped up in my Facebook feed, one weekend-long one dedicated specifically … Continue reading A Path to Publication, part 2: When the time is right

Trust the Process (pt 14): The finale (or the beginning)

Three years ago, almost to the day, I was sitting on a bed just like this one. Same ugly, motel-like comforter and surprisingly puffy pillows, the same blank off-white walls. But it's not the same bed, it's not the same room, and I'm not the same person. On that day in 2010, I felt forlorn … Continue reading Trust the Process (pt 14): The finale (or the beginning)

When opportunity knocks… and hands you a gift

Yesterday I received a card through the mail. Inside was a magnet that read: "When opportunity knocks don't be the one who says, 'Can somebody get that?'" This gift was from Kay Adams, founder and director of the Center for Journal Therapy, and it represents a bigger gift which she gave me¬†when she called out … Continue reading When opportunity knocks… and hands you a gift

We plan. Life laughs.

Well, here we are. Five days into 2011 and I am finally getting to my computer. I had big plans. My goals for work, school, housework, and this blog were all spelled out in my January 1 journal entry. I had my running shoes on and I was just waiting for the starting gun, i.e. … Continue reading We plan. Life laughs.

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

Jour du Journal: Two little words

..move from a negative to positive focus by acknowledging that a relationship with the sacred is still occurring daily and looking for the good in what is happening.