2019 was a challenging year in many aspects, but the lessons learned make everything a gift. Top lessons learned in 2019: Insecurity, lack of confidence, anger, resentment, and impatience are by-products of fear. Fear robs us of any kind of peace and contentment. Others' behaviors and criticisms can only affect us if we let them.… Continue reading Lessons Learned in 2019
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. -Edith Lovejoy Pierce We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be… Continue reading Happy New Year!
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
Shear Murder, book four in the Melanie Hogan Mysteries, is now available on Kindle! Paperback soon to follow. When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie’s shears as… Continue reading Now Available!
For years I have searched high and low for the perfect planner, as well as the perfect handbag. I've found the planner, the handbag I'm still on the hunt for. As you can probably tell, I'm huge into organization and these two tools are all about making my life so much easier and, well, organized.… Continue reading I Found It!
Several years ago I abandoned the New Year's resolution attempts for New Year's goals. And three years ago I abandoned New Year's goals for My One Word. I'm not going say one is better than the others, only that My One Word appealed to me. In fact, I think New Year's resolutions get a bad rap. Sure… Continue reading My One Word for 2015…and a Goal