What habit/act drives you crazy? How do you prevent it from happening? Less of a habit, and hopefully, more a misunderstanding of the English language, it makes me crazy when people use words incorrectly or use the incorrect word. I'm not talking about people whose second language is English; it's presumably well-read and smart people … Continue reading That Drives Me Crazy
Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life? Popular for high school and college graduations, there are a couple of children's books or poems that offer advice on how to live life as a successful human being. Oh, The Places You … Continue reading Words To Live By
On days when I'm looking for something to share with all of you, I got to Pinterest. Today I found this thought originally shared on: http://theamateurwriter.blogspot.com/ I hope you will enjoy!
I was leaving one of the childcare centers on a particularly hot day last summer and saw this little bird. It hopped from the other side of the street after rolling around in the dirt to this cool puddle. I watched for about 10 minutes before the bird flew away. Grateful I took the time … Continue reading Street Life: Weekly Photo Challenge
Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from Imposter Syndrome? I'm sure at some point in my career I could be accused of having too much confidence. I think it's called being cocky, a know-it-all, even the "b" word...bossy. You know what, though, those are the times when I was likely suffering … Continue reading Fake It ‘Til You Make It
When I opened my computer tonight to begin to compose a post, I went first to my "Reader" at Word Press. The Reader is where I see a feed of the blogs that I'm following. The first two posts were these: Thank You, Stars, on Word Exchange -- Love Words, and Friends, on a blog … Continue reading A Habit of Gratitude
After my recent annual check-up I decided that it's time. Time to take control, permanently, of what, when, how, how much and why I eat. Today after work I visited a medical weight loss practice. An interesting approach, there is a primary care doc whose specialty is bariatric medicine, two nutritionists, two PA's and two … Continue reading Take Charge, Today
In today’s challenge, you’ll reflect on your origin story and tell us how and why you became a writer. In high school, 11th grade, I had to write a fiction story. It was a college prep class so we wrote a lot that year; essays, poems, stories. It was before I'd learned to type and … Continue reading Write What You Know
On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. What are your responses? Today, I was digging back through some older writing prompts to find something that would tickle my fancy. I came across this one from last November. I didn't write about it then, … Continue reading Catching Up in Writing Prompts
What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older? When I turned 30, to prove to myself that it was "only a number", I did a cart-wheel in my front yard. Ten years later, to prove to the young staff I was leading that it was "only … Continue reading 50, Really, is NOT the New 30!