Category: Creative Soul Living

  • Allowing For More Embers of Pride

    Allowing For More Embers of Pride

    On December 22nd of this year, 2022, I had an essay published online. Titled The Major Aha Moment When I Stopped Fixating on Fixing Myself, you can read it HERE. I had submitted this to the Tiny Buddha blog back in September before the melee of Mom’s move and the Holiday gauntlet. Lori shot back […]

  • When the Creative Process Halts, Do You Give Up?

    When the Creative Process Halts, Do You Give Up?

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” said Charles Dickens in the Tale of Two Cities, a book I read so long ago that I have forgotten the plot now. But I am currently living these words that I remembered. On the heels of something incredible and miraculous comes something […]

  • Our Creative Selves October Comes to An End, or Does It?

    Our Creative Selves October Comes to An End, or Does It?

    As we wrap up our creative community challenge, Our Creative Selves October, on Instagram, I want to reiterate how important recognizing our need to create truly is. (Catch the post that announced the week’s challenge here.) Back when my fear didn’t permit me to express my creativity, I was living a shadow life. I felt […]

  • Our Creative Selves October Starts Now

    Our Creative Selves October Starts Now

    Starting tomorrow, Saturday October 1st, 2022, I’ll be hosting a week-long creativity challenge on Instagram called Our Creative Selves October which will run through October 7th. I’ve already had a number of people chime in to say they want to join in the fun. Any creativity is welcome. It could be writing or knitting or […]

  • What Does Online Visibility Look Like?

    What Does Online Visibility Look Like?

    I’ve made a promise to myself to be more visible starting this month. However, when I created my blog 11 years ago, I had no clue about using social media. I probably wouldn’t have even tried to interact with social media if I hadn’t needed to engage with people to read what I had written […]

  • “PEERspective”

    “PEERspective”

    High self-esteem has never been a given for me. Even having mediocre self-esteem was not guarenteed. How about you? The untold story Is that many people are faking their confidence. You can just sense some people’s desperation and neediness more than others. Lifting my self-esteem has been a lifelong struggle for me. Initially, when we […]

  • Gaining Perspective by Giving Up for a Bit

    Gaining Perspective by Giving Up for a Bit

    By the time we left for our vacation a week ago, I was all done. I had been couped up in the house without a car for an entire week. And the extreme heat outside had made me feel like I was inside the lockdown again. Not cool. I no longer wanted to cook or […]

  • Amazing Women at Our Fingertips

    Amazing Women at Our Fingertips

    In attempting to understand what hit me recently after the 100 day project letdown, I had to look no further than my inbox for help. Think that’s the last place you’d look? Mine is intentionally packed with restorative goodies. When the time is right, I come and clean it out. My email box has 10 […]

  • The Free Spirit in Me Got Out Today

    The Free Spirit in Me Got Out Today

    Basked in my creativity today. Got errands done with no stress. Returned and changed over my closet to Spring clothes. On a new wardrobe high, I created and sent a thank you note to the lovely cousins whom we stayed with in Carolina Beach, North Carolina over the Spring break. But it was in the […]

  • Asking for Help without Shame

    Asking for Help without Shame