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Every year at work I create a gratitude poster. I hang it in the breakroom, provide a couple of Sharpie markers, and send out the expected office-wide email. I say "expected office-wide email" because I've been doing this for 10+ years. I work at a District Attorney's Office so we see a lot of heartbreaking,… Continue reading So Much to be Grateful For
This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. 🙂 One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?
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
I've written plenty of posts over the years on gratitude. I've even authored a book called Finding Peace Through Gratitude: The Secret to Healing From Trauma and Discovering Joy in Every Moment, written under pen name Alexandra Benn. It's in large part because of gratitude that I have the life I have today. It's gotten… Continue reading Gratitude
Daily life can take you on a wild rollercoaster of twists, turns, thrills and disappointments. And sometimes trauma hits home, washing away the very foundation on which you’ve built your life. Finding Peace Through Gratitude will help you navigate the waters of uncertainty. Rather than life controlling you and your emotions, you can control the… Continue reading Coming January 1st!
This week’s post is kind of off topic from what I usually post about, which is either the writing life or striving to live a life of love and grace. But it’s a topic that has made such an enormous difference in my life that I have to share. Feed Detoxing. From as far back… Continue reading Food Detoxing
Man's best friend. While this may seem to be a bit off-topic from what I typically write about, it ties into well-rounded health, peace and happiness. If you own a pet--or if a pet owns you, as is the case in my house--it's easy to see why there are careers in pet therapy, facilitating healing… Continue reading Pet Therapy
"If someone hurts your feelings, it's unimportant unless you persist in remembering it." I'm taking the day off from work today as a mental health day. With difficult things coming at me from all directions lately, I've decided to disconnect from the world and re-connect with God. When my boys were in school, I used to… Continue reading Mental Health Days