SUNSHINE, RAIN AND LEMONADE

I'm moving slowly and heavily through the day.  The weather is playing havoc with my body and my mind.  I am familiar with this game so I know the moves well.  First one foot, then the other and so on.  I am moving slowly but still making progress.It rained all day yesterday.  But it was one of those comforting days you felt cocooned in the house and what you were doing.  The sound of rain falling was a soothing backdrop. It surrounded me with its music....more

The Effect of Blessing an Unborn Infant

I call on all parents to bless and nurture their unborn children and then their infants and children by praying scripture, Catholic blessings, or by speaking words of life right to their spirits. Fact: An unborn child hears and reacts emotionally not only to his mother but also to the people and activity around him....more

BlogHer '14 Opening Video: "I Am BlogHer"

BlogHer '14 kicked off with a video that showed us in words and pictures and—most of all—faces what it means to be ... us. The community. The past 10 years have brought us together to start important conversations, support each other and reach through the ether with virtual hugs and comfort when one of ours stumbled and fell. Whether you're here with us right now in San Jose or watching along at home, you are our community. You are BlogHer. ...more
Gracias amiga!more

It's super noisy out there, so why write? What I've learned at BlogHer 14

I'm writing this from a chilly conference room in San Jose, which at this particular point in time is home to the BlogHer14 conference. The subject: The Future of the Social Web....more

My point of view today

Its Saturday, the final day of the Blogher14 and I am not overwhelmed. I am not underwhelmed I am ready to party more and more. I have met a lot of new and unique bloggers her. I have attended now 6 full events and continue to learn. I am looking forward to the Mini Cons. I wish my phone would maintain a charge for longer than than 2hours. ...more

The Skinny: July 2014

Hi there, B.F.F.’s! I hope you all are having a great summer. I’m a little concerned that summer isn’t what when we thought it was given all the cooler days we’ve still been having. The hot days are still ahead of us. But it must be the last Friday Saturday of the month....more

Jetlag, Toilets, & Onsen. Oh My! Day 1 in Japan

                I generally don’t think that I suffer that much from excessive jetlag. I’ve done several transatlantic flights in my adult life and a few trips out to Hawaii have helped me establish my own tolerance levels. That does not mean in any way that I do not suffer from jetlag – unfortunately -, and with an 18 hour cross-America + transpacific  flight ahead of me I knew I was going to need a day or two to recoup my losses before I would be back up to full speed....more

Happiness Humour

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde  ...more

DEATH BY CHOPSTICKS

FRIDAY FICTIONEERSIt’s Friday and time for fiction of 100 words, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields....more

The Writing Process: A self-interview (or why it took me six weeks to write this post)

My good friend Sarah Stevenson* invited me to participate in this writing process blog tour a while back.Actually, it was a month ago.Wait, it was actually about six weeks ago.So, yeah that's my writing process in a nutshell--I guess we're done here, right? Kidding. But procrastination is a big part of it, obviously....more