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Blossoming When You Don’t Fit In

I got booted out of my book club for bad behavior. Okay, I wasn’t actually booted out – I chose to leave. And my behavior couldn’t have been THAT bad because not everyone noticed it. But, it was definitely a book club. And I definitely offended at least two of […]

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How to Pull the Weeds So You Can Blossom

“If I feel worse after being with someone,” says Lacy, “I wonder whether it’s a valuable way to spend my time. I should feel happier and lighter after a visit, not drained or depressed.” Lacy and I were walking our dogs, talking about friends, dog poop, and the meaning of […]


Blossom Before the Wind Blows

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” asked Mary Oliver. I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately because Wayne Dyer, Wes Craven, and Oliver Sacks all died within a couple days of each other. Wayne Dyer taught me not to […]

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Cast Off Your Anchor and Blossom

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What’s dragging you down and holding you back? Funny how anchors can start out as grounding and safe, yet they can turn into huge weights that prevent you from moving forward. My anchor is Happy Hour at my house. I love having a glass of Zinfandel or Merlot at 5 […]


New on Quips and Tips – Better Writing, Money Psychology, and More

My newest Quips and Tips articles range from making your blog posts more popular to discovering how your personality affects your saving and spending habits (money psychology!). And, I’m sad to report that my literary agent and I aren’t on the same page when it comes to my latest book […]


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New on Quips and Tips – Hiring a Webmaster and Getting Pregnant

My newest Quips and Tips articles range from signs that it’s time to invest in your writing career (hire a Webmaster!) to tips for getting pregnant with dairy products. I also posted a several Christmas articles – mostly about saving money and making shopping easier. And, I’m happy to report […]


New on Quips and Tips – Breast Cancer, Author Interviews, Email Signatures

Recent Quips and Tips articles include helping friends who have breast cancer, improving your interview skills, and jazzing up your email signature. I’m excited to include Quips and Tips for Spiritual Seekers – my newest blog – for the first time in my roundup of articles! I’ve been slogging my way through working […]