Heal Your Heart and Mind with September's NaBloPoMo

As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you ...more

Add All of Your Blog Posts to August's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for August's NaBloPoMo

The theme for August is MNEMONIC. ...more

Dive Into Your Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month?  ...more

Add All of Your Blog Posts to July's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Blogroll

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more
TheImp No, as the main post says, the theme is there if you want it, but you can always chart ...more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Badges

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NaBloPoMo September 2014 Prompts

The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—or even if you're not!—here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free writing!) ...more


Once again it is Friday and time for story telling in 100 or so words by Friday Fictioneers.  It is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  I am screaming and howling out my tall tale of 100 words.  Do you know how stress relieving that can be?  Try it for yourself and see.  I tell no lies - no much....more

Photo Friday: Warmth

My choice for today's Photo Friday picture actually has a double meaning related to the "Warmth" prompt. The first is obvious - flaming saganaki! - but the second is the "warm" memories I have of the occasion. ...more


I'm back from the woods again. I can feel the vibrations of busyness as I enter the city limits - the hum of electricity and traffic. I can smell the aroma of fast food and concrete along Idylwyld Drive. The quiet and coolness of the woods are left far behind - along with the sweet scent of spruce pine needles....more

EOS...not just a lipgloss...

EOS is End of Summer. And it's that lip stuff that comes in the pod like container. There are approximately 10 of these in various colors rolling around my house and car. Most unrealistic packaging gimmick I have ever seen. ...more
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UPcycling Rugs

This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets  can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted  rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more

My two cents’ worth on working from home

Almost three years ago now (I truly can't believe it's been so long!) Peter and I moved to Windsor, Ontario and I started working from home (part time) for my employer in Victoria, BC. Though I'd never really seen myself as the work-from-home-type prior to giving it a try, I quickly discovered that it actually fits me well - and that furthermore, I absolutely love it. ...more

What does this KEY go to?

  Prompt: Is the key to happiness the ability to forget?Well, well, well.....In a marriage, forgetting the small, little, petty, bullshit things that your spouse does, is probably pretty KEY to having a successful, HAPPY marriage. ...more

Thinking Outside the Box

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich FrommDon’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco ChanelCreativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else. –  Natalie Goldberg ...more

12 Most Effective Keys to Living a Meaningful Life

While we each may express it in our own unique style, and our individual paths will twist and turn in different directions along the way, I believe that we all share a common desire: To live a meaningful life. There are uncountable multitudes of strategies we could employ, tasks we could set ourselves, and practices we could adopt, each of which would move us further along in our journey. I've taken some time to explore several which, while I wish I could say I have already mastered, I'll most likely be working on (perhaps even struggling with) for the rest of my life. ...more

My Personal Literature

 Aldous Huxley said, "Your memories are your personal literature". What story am I telling myself today?I am a story teller. I married a story teller. My daughters are both story tellers. TRUTH....more
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