About Life, Inspirational Musings

Facing Our Dementors

Recently, while talking to my fourteen-year-old, I was trying to explain to her the importance of learning control over our reactions, and the power we have when fighting negative thoughts and environments. Our conversation naturally geared to examples we’ve read about in books, and unexpectedly (or maybe not so unexpectedly) it landed on Harry Potter.… Continue reading Facing Our Dementors

About Writing, Inspirational Musings, Lessons from Writers

Patience and Failure: A Lesson by John Milton

Patience is our best weapon against failure, because failure has no way of fighting against the steady stream of a consistent heart. Heartache is a universal experience. We all know how it feels, and we all know it can come into our lives at any time—and through a variety of avenues. Recently, I came across… Continue reading Patience and Failure: A Lesson by John Milton

About Life, About Writing, Inspirational Musings

Quitting Never Amounts to Anything. So Keep Writing.

Several months back, as I began to write this post (yes it took that long to finish #mylife), I was sitting on a drenched table, next to a swimming pool, at the hotel from where we were eagerly waiting for our new home to be finished, listening to my five year-old asking me to count… Continue reading Quitting Never Amounts to Anything. So Keep Writing.

Inspirational Musings

Failing New Year’s Resolutions Isn’t a Bad Thing

I love New Year’s resolutions. No, I don’t always keep them, and sure, most of them are neglected by mid-February. But… Oh yes, there’s a ‘but’ in there. A big one. It doesn’t matter how much I fail in keeping them, I still love them. I love thinking about them, I love making new ones… Continue reading Failing New Year’s Resolutions Isn’t a Bad Thing