Today’s post has only one thing to do with writing. These days I’m spending my mornings making face masks and not wrestling with my book in progress all day long. That was the writing part. You almost missed it. Why Face Masks? Do they make sense? Weeks ago when I heard that quilters were making…

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“Fear is contagious. Fortunately, so is courage. Learning to become fearless will touch everyone around you, and best of all, you’ll find it’s a gift that keeps on giving.”  ― Michelle Aguilar, author How are you this week? Life has been turned upside down for all of us. Some of us are suffering the inconveniences of…

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Last week my Read Along With Emilie Richards Facebook Group agreed that we needed a list of authors to read when times are tough. Yes, times are tough right now, more so for some of you than others. Depending on circumstances some of you aren’t reading at all, but some of you are finding that reading gives…

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Daily Quarantine Questions: What Am I GRATEFUL for today? Who Am I CHECKING IN ON or CONNECTING WITH today? What expectations of “Normal” am I LETTING GO OF today? How am I GETTING OUTSIDE today? How am I MOVING MY BODY today? What BEAUTY am I cultivating, creating, or inviting in today? (Thanks to the…

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May the Irish hills caress you. May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you. May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on…

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Twenty second meditations. Can we accomplish anything important in such a short time? We’ve all heard what we should do to keep from catching and/or passing along the coronavirus: Stay away from others, especially if they’re sick, Avoid large gatherings Wash our hands on a regular basis Not only wash them but WASH them, thoroughly…

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This past weekend, Proman and I visited one of our favorite artists, Salvador Dali, along with one of our favorite places, Selby Gardens, photos of which I’ve shared with you in years past on my Facebook Page. I always enjoy wandering the gorgeous grounds with their wide variety of lush plants and spacious greenhouse filled with  exquisitely…

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony“. -Mahatma Gandhi Are you a happy person? That’s a hard question to answer, isn’t it? Happiness is elusive for many people, and when it’s most elusive,  it’s usually because we assume it’s someone else’s responsibility to make us happy.…

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So what sparks joy in your life? OK, let’s start in your closet. That’s where Marie Kondo begins her tantalizing revolution, tangled up with the socks and undies. Marie Kondo is of course the author of the tidying up books that have become amazingly popular. She teaches us how to organize our closets using a…

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“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must he saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved…

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