Essays2021-04-06T15:39:12+00:00

Resolutions — A New Sense or a Nuisance?

Ah, the pressure of a new year…the overt or subtle messages from friends, family, the media to change your ways, make a fresh start, replace old habits with new ones. Do I or don’t I make that list? Some days the desire to simply ‘be’ overshadows everything else and raises questions. Why must I push myself forward? What do I hope to accomplish in this moment? Do I need to always be chasing after something more?

During December, I spent much of my online time reading and pondering Rumi quotes. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet and Sufi master born in 1207. His writings and poems have inspired generations to look at life with fresh eyes. In rumi-nating (yes, I did intend to use that!), I found many reasons to bring a fresh perspective to the new year.  I also found that a way unfolds for me to make changes in my life without the listing of resolutions, which often are doomed to expire long before I can attain them. It is possible to live in the now, especially the chaotic and challenging now in which we find ourselves, and create that stillness required to bloom and grow. So, I charge myself to trust my instincts, to find a center from which to proceed, to chart a path for my unique personal journey. This way, I create goals that bring joy rather than frustration.

How will find your path in 2022?

This is my New Year’s wish for each of you. “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.”

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The Importance of Reviews

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As the year 2021 reaches its conclusion, it's feel like the right time to nudge readers toward reviewing the books they read. The publishing world has become reliant on the numbers game...how many books sold, how many Likes clicked, the [...]

A Thankful November

October 31st, 2021|

Amid the difficulties and ongoing problems we confront as individuals and as a society, there is much to be thankful for this year. Speaking from my writer persona, my newest novel, a venture into the genre of romantic suspense, relased [...]

October Song

September 30th, 2021|

A sense of hunkering down settles over the house. Cool mornings cede passage to warm afternoons, the heat rising and falling like the tide. I feel the yawn of summer, the way the earth withdraws beneath the smokescreen wisps above [...]

An Attempt to See Clearly in the Fog…

August 31st, 2021|

In May I had surgery on the muscles in my left eye to correct the strabismus that has dogged me since before and after my brain surgery on the torturous blood vessel rubbing against one of my cranial nerves. (Yes, [...]

PANTSING THROUGH AUGUST

July 31st, 2021|

If I have learned anything over the past eighteen months, it is the simple fact that life can change in unexpected ways in the space of a hiccup. Making plans to travel, sending deposits for tickets, and planning to attend [...]

Are We Really Back To ‘Normal’?

June 30th, 2021|

As I sit to write this post, Independence Day beckons. News stories about picnics, gatherings, and fireworks abound. How comfortable do we feel moving among a crowd when we know so little about the health and vaccination history of the [...]

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