Tag: #books

Let's Talk About Words Group

Let's Talk About Words Group
I started a group on Facebook today about words. If you enjoy books, music, movies, TV, podcasts and more, please join this group and let’s talk about it.  Let’s Talk About Words Group. As I say in the description for this group, I love words. I am touched by any that tell a story or... Read more »

250 posts of connection

250 posts of connection
I have written 250 posts for ChicagoNow since I started in September of 2016. Although there have been changes with this platform, I am grateful for the outreach to share my voice and thoughts. There have been months that I wrote a couple of articles a week, and other times when I barely wrote two.... Read more »

Are you Living Red?

The following is a short excerpt from my book Living Red, a young adult fiction about the importance of trusting your intuition. Peyton is an inquisitive young woman searching for truth in a world far in the future. While struggling with the secrets her grandmother is sharing with her about life before and after the war, she... Read more »
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"Write what you want to read"

"Write what you want to read"
I recently heard the author David Brooks repeat the common writer’s phrase, “Write the book you want to read.” Because I had never heard that before, I can’t stop thinking about it. I believe that it will influence my future books and blog posts, and it made me reflect on the three books I have... Read more »

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?
I love books and articles; I get lost in the process of reading and in writing. Lately though, I have been getting hit with low viewership on my blog and with my e-books as well as rejections from literary agents for the third book I wrote. Friends and family have encouraged me to stay positive... Read more »

Meet Elias: “We are all born with intuitive abilities”

Meet Elias: “We are all born with intuitive abilities”
I would like to introduce you to Elias Patras. He leads motivational intuitive workshops, weekend retreats, and classes at Sauk Valley Community College and much more. I met him first when I attended the Manifesting Your Destiny Retreat in August of 2018, which was life changing to me. He has an upcoming retreat called Aspects of... Read more »
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What do you focus on?

What do you focus on?
This is a busy time of year for everyone with the holidays approaching as well as the end of another year, but it is also the time for setting goals and making resolutions. How do I decide what they are? What do I focus on in this busy holiday season? I don’t think there are... Read more »

Top quotes from the musical Hamilton: No spoilers included

Top quotes from the musical Hamilton: No spoilers included
I have listened to the Hamilton Soundtrack so many times, I felt like the play was performing in my mind. I wanted to see it, and even tried the Hamilton Lottery obsessively. Then my daughter Sydney gave me the gift of Hamilton for Mother’s Day. I knew that we had to wait until the fall... Read more »

An interview: With Myself About Heaven

An interview: With Myself About Heaven
I recently read Mitch Albom’s new book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and have been thinking about it ever since. Instead of simply writing about the book or writing a review of it, I decided to go deeper and interview myself. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hope... Read more »
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A Simple Little Art Therapy Session

A Simple Little Art Therapy Session
I have been under an enormous amount of stress lately, financially as well as in my career. I am trying to eat right and get enough sleep, but I find myself short on time. Even when I have an hour or so, I find myself just mindlessly watching TV or movies or scrolling through social... Read more »