Sophia Neves

Social Media Makes Me More Creative and Less Productive

I'll admit it; the more I use social media the less productive I seem to get.  At the same time, the more I use social media, the deeper I think, the more creative I get, and the more connected I feel.  So... sort of a catch-22.  Social media both detracts and enhances my life. I work from home, on a computer, so it is too easy to keep checking email, glancing at Facebook, and peeking at my Twitter stream.  I used to spend those moments when I was trying to figure out a plot line in a book lying quietly on the sofa, thinking.  Now I am much more likely to skim some status updates while I try to work out the literary situation in my mind. ...more
This is very interesting, thank you for sharing it with us.  I agree, social media can stimulate ...more

Don't Miss the Next Big Thing, Crying Over the Last

 White Wave MothCan you see it? Yeah, well, it was the best I could do.I noticed it as soon as I walk outside this morning on my way to get coffee. It was so stunning, I couldn’t resist taking a picture....more

Hey Krishna - Music Video

New music  video from Sou's Voice is out. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. http://bit.ly/heykrishnamusicvideo...more

Friday PrideDay Pinterest Party

Friday PrideDay Pinterest PartyGet your posts pinned and make new bloggy friends.Bloggers help each other out and this is a fun way! ...more

ON WITH THE SHOW. THIS IS IT.

It's the morning after the writing workshop with Alice Kuipers.Yesterday after returning, I was pumped.  I made  plans for a feasible writing practice. I had set goals for next week, next month, the next 6 months and for the next year. I was going to write at least 500 words/day, gradually increasing it to 1000 words/day.   I would make a start on my memoir.  I've been wishing about doing it forever with nothing to show except TALK....more
I too write every day. I just shared with my daughters that I average 740 words every time I ...more

The first live gig is always special

Pictures from our debut live gig is updated in the gallery. Check it out. ...more

Narrow Mindedness and Mental Illness

I’ve had to deal with the narrow-mindedness of people the last couple of days regarding everything you can think of. However, when someone throws in my personal mental health and toss words around like “padded room” and “sectioned” my back really gets up. Clearly, when someone hears that you have a mental illness or your mental health, even in today’s day and age, the assumption is we and I use it as a collective term, are lumped into one big box. This is wrong....more

A WISE TEACHER ONCE TOD ME.....

OVER THE PAST TWO MONTHS, I HAD BEEN GOING TO SEVERAL DINNER DANCES IN MY AREA. THE THEME OF THE NIGHT IS THAT I USUALLY I  SIT IN MY CHAIR ALL NIGHT, AND SPEAK WITH THE WOMEN AT MY TABLE. I HAVE BEEN FINDING THAT I HAVE BEEN FANTASIZING ALOT ABOUT MY DEAD HUSBAND JEFF,  WALKING INTO THE ROOM, WALKING OVER TO MY TABLE AND TAKING MY HAND TO DANCE. HE ALWAYS LOOKS THE IMAGE OF GOOD HEALTH. AND THEN SADLY THE TEARS WELL UP IN MY EYES WHEN I REALIZE THAT HE IS NOT COMING IN TO TAKE ME IN HIS ARMS AND  ASK ME TO DANCE. ...more