Vanquishing Sugar to Boost Productivity

Once in a while I post about my personal and professional quest to kick the refined sugar habit because its diabolical granules deplete every part of my life, writing productivity included. Let’s just say I’ve lost some ground recently. As in, I’m expecting hummingbirds might try to feed from my veins at any moment. My morning […]

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Managing Creative Worry

What could a writer possibly be worried about, right?! Most creatives have scads of concerns and insecurities to worry over. In fact, I think that’s a major reason I put off writing as long as I did. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain Here are some creative worries I’ve had […]

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Managing Personal Worry

Worry can be particularly difficult to keep in balance when it regards other people. Earlier this week, I started really worrying about someone. I don’t have any answers about what the person is facing. I’ve studied the problem a lot. I’ve importuned heaven. I’m comforted at times but ultimately answerless. It was a perfect storm […]

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My Year Without the White Stuff

Or the brown stuff. Or the powdered stuff that makes waffles so whimsical. Or the stuff called by any name ending with -ose (dextrose, glucouse, sucrose…). Sugar caused mischief for Gretel and Hansel and it has certainly caused mischief for me in the form of extra pounds. You are what you eat and I don’t want […]

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My One Resolve for 2014: Congruency

Resolutions for 2014? I have but one. And just to be a diva I prefer to call it a resolve. I resolve to have greater congruency. I’d like to officially be tired of the word resolution because it doesn’t serve me emotionally anymore (I hear it and think, oh those are those things I don’t keep!). In my mind, […]

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