Category Archives: Inspiration

Shut Up; Inspiration’s Tapping

Road blocks, creativity blocks, block heads…It’s a mindbender how often we stumble into the crevices of mental-logjam hell. Where you can’t get past step: what the hell is wrong with me? We’ve all encountered it and I have a theory … Continue reading

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I Know What You Did Last Summer; We’ll Speak No Evil

No, I don’t really know what you did last summer nor the summer before. Not even the summer I originally wrote this, but although circumstances changed for some of us, I know it still speaks to what someone is enduring today. We … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends; Karen Kelt, “In Pursuit Of Normal & Stirrup Pants”

…a dear friend of mine has been on a remarkable and sometimes unrecognizable, journey of transformation … Continue reading

Posted in #MondayBlogs, Body Image, Health, Inspiration, Life, Personal Growth, self image, Self-Esteem, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Weight Loss | Tagged , | 7 Comments

The Love You Make is Equal To…Frickin’ Awesome If You Can Match the Joy This Inspires

When life knocks you onto your buttocks and it feels like you may never catch your breath or a break again, sometimes something really, really wonderful shows up. Maybe it’s not the lotto win or the love of your life, but … Continue reading

Posted in #MondayBlogs, fun, Gratitude, healing, Inspiration, Life, Music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 19 Comments

Weird Normal & Cancer Envy; Part One of Bear With Me

Friends, Ed & E called. They were concerned, curious mostly about the intensity and/or emotional topics on my recent posts, and because I’ve been missing in action. I have been quieter in general, but to address some of their concern, I explained that I usually write … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Envy, Gratitude, healing, Inspiration, Life, Pain, Rare Diseases, Self-Esteem | Tagged , , , | 29 Comments

Pick a Hero, Any Hero, Even if it Turns Out To Be You

I thought I’d speak to another level of resolutions, as the idea of new beginnings for a new year gels for many. I’d originally posted this last spring, but I can’t help thinking the winds of change in progress means looking … Continue reading

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The Color de Mon Amour

I used to wear red For those days of look at me But now, red wears me RL Thanks for the amazing image from Red Dancer and thanks, friends for guiding me to further inspiration and the challenges of finding new ways … Continue reading

Posted in Haiku, Inspiration, Life, love, Micro Poetry, Photos, Poetry, Writing Challenges | 8 Comments

Because I Can…

Sometimes, maybe a lot of times, we need to remember, or at least ponder, what this whole experience of life is supposed to be about.  We hear it all the time; it’s about love. It’s about helping one another.  It’s … Continue reading

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Second Chances

There was an article in 1998 that warned young reporters were getting their careers turned around by getting too involved with their stories, sometimes even making up details.  I know it seems like a simple case of common sense to just not … Continue reading

Posted in All-Time Top Ten, Inspiration, Life, Life & Death, Reporting, Storytelling, Tribute, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

Someone to Watch Over Me…

It wasn’t a typical love story then and I suppose it’s not so much now either, at least not the kind we think about in this season of Valentine wishes and dreams. Originally Posted on July 27, 2013by Blog Woman!!! … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Alcoholism, family, Inspiration, love, Storytelling, Valentines | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments