I was blessed to be able to retire early from my W2 job in May 2021 and to begin filling my days with family and things I'm passionate about as an entrepreneur: writing and life coaching. The job I retired from was sucking the life out of me while my self-employment status breathes life into… Continue reading We All Have 24 Hours in a Day
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger & Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens These two similar books, both by Minnesota authors, are among the best books I’ve ever read. (Right up there with Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.) In both books, the authors recount stories from a grown man's perspective, but through the… Continue reading Recommended Reading
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Cherish your time spent with family and friends! The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things. -Thomas… Continue reading Merry Christmas
Don’t Forget to Press Pause
The human race seems so busy "doing" that we forget to just "be." Never hesitate to press the pause button on the busy-ness of life and enjoy simply being with your loved ones. Doing life with others brings incredible joy. ― Karen Ehman,
Short and Sweet
I have out-of-state family visiting so family has been my priority this week. So this Wednesday's post is short and sweet. Next week I'll be back with some good information on making the best of NaNoWriMo. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one… Continue reading Short and Sweet
I did an author reading from my latest book, Shear Murder (Book 4 in the Melanie Hogan mystery series) this past weekend. While it was fun to participate in an author event and hang with other local authors--one of them dear friend Karen Whalen who did an author reading from her new release, Peaches and… Continue reading Connections
Women’s History Month
Oh boy! I almost missed Women's History Month. But it's not too late. Technically, it doesn't end until midnight tonight, March 31st. There are so many women who have made enormous steps forward in making women matter in society. That being said, each of us matters. Every. Single. One. But there are women I'd like… Continue reading Women’s History Month
Oh So Grateful!
As I write this post, my precious almost-two-year-old granddaughter is sleeping soundly in the room next door. I know without a doubt it's soundly because she fell asleep in my arms while I rocked her, while I carried her upstairs and lay her down, covering her with a soft blanket, and ten minutes later… Continue reading Oh So Grateful!
Welcoming 2019 with Words
In 2015 I joined the My One Word movement. This movement is an opportunity to choose one word that best determines how you would like your life to grow in the coming year. It's much more realistic to focus on one word for the year than set New Year's resolutions, only to break them by… Continue reading Welcoming 2019 with Words
Every year our city has a Parade of Lights during the holiday season. It was 30 degrees here in Denver, but the turnout was incredible! Despite my hands shaking from the cold, here are some of the highlights: The color guard starting off the parade. North Elementary School, one of the category winners. Of course,… Continue reading Holiday Parade