Day 25 NaBloPoMo: Sleep Deprivation

I'm not sure if this is a smart thing.  I am going to post while sleep deprived.  It is a holiday week and as the snow falls, I'm actually caught up on everything two days before Thanksgiving.  ...more

From 40 to 50 at the Speed of Life: Ten Lessons I Learned

Life is seldom fair or easy, but as the saying goes, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.Continue ReadingLiving the second half of life with purpose, passion and pizzazz!

Nuns, Priests, and Equality Day 18 NaBloPoMo

I have questions.Why are women fighting to become priests?Why aren't women fighting for equal job rights as nuns?Why not break barriers for nuns to lead services and administer the sacraments?Wouldn't that be the epitome of the women's movement?  To gain equality while wearing our femaleness?  Isn't that what we are fighting for? .... to broaden our job description?...more

Day 15 NaBloPoMo; Empty Fridge = Good Thing?

How on earth can an empty fridge equate to a good thing?It took a few times before I caught it, but I was standing there in front of a near empty fridge trying to plan our next meal the day before payday ... and it felt good that I didn't have to throw food out.WoW! About three payday's in a row, I bought what I needed and followed through with all my meal plans....more

Day 14 NaBloPoMo; Drop the Competition

Take one day and count how many times you felt the pang of competition.   All of it; from you and against you.  No one has to know what you are doing, just go through your day being aware.  There are so many different kinds:Racing against timebe on timeto get it all done on time.besting your former timeCompetition between people...more

Jayn Doe/Western North America/2014

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Jayn Doe/Western Canada/2014

Jayn Doe is an amalgamation. She is a self-proclaimed introverted “Jack of all trades and master of none”, fueled by anger, cynicism and passion. She concedes that her “life would probably be easier if [she] was interested in one thing exclusively”, as she quickly lists off just a few of her interests: music (she plays several instruments), visual arts, knitting, sewing and cooking. ...more

Day 12: NaBloPoMo; Writers Block and How I Deal

Typically I don't have a problem with writer's block.  Usually, I get mad that I have to stop writing and go to work. Since I'm never writing when the best ideas come, I'm always jotting ideas down and making notes.  My friend at witty word smith came up with some personal notebooks for the writers association and calls them itty-bitty Brainstorm Dissipation Prevention Devices.   Yeah, I need that....more

Day 11 NaBloPoMo; You Can Care Without Worry

If I could eliminate one thing to worry about? It would be worry.One of the most powerful epiphanies I ever had, one where I literally felt my universe shift, was that I can care without worry.They are two different things!   Worry is worry and caring is caring.  I don't have to demonstrate worry to show that I care....more

Day 9 NaBloPoMo; My Work in Non-motivation pt. 2 of 3

I spent some time working on "non" motivational skills before I quit smoking.  I was looking for something to sustain myself through the withdrawal.  In the past when my motivation had waned, I'd quit quitting, and would decide to try again later when my willpower was stronger....more