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Musings of a Writer

Things I Wish Came Easy To Me

   Outlining a novel               Sticking to a schedule              Sitting back and relaxing (chillaxing) without a care in the world             Feeling confident most of the time           Staying present and in the moment Read more

Oh That Upward Climb!!!

  I’m aware that life is too short to bury our dreams no matter how impossible they may seem. And yet… and yet… when ‘stuff happens’ and things appear to be taking waaaaaaay too long to materialize, or when on that upward journey I slip and slide back way way down and questions bombard my Read more

A Nudge From Above

It’s interesting how a crisis can help you put things in perspective. A high-school friend of mine died on May 12, 2017, from a rare form of cancer, and this brought up all sorts of emotions; another nudge from above as a reminder to live in the moment. So I wanted to share a post Read more

And they all lived happily ever after

“And they all lived happily ever after” As a child, I used to love reading those words at the end of fairy tales. Just the knowledge that everything would be all right from that point forward was enough to make me happy. Cinderella’s life would be perfect. Snow White would marry her prince and live Read more

It All Starts From Within

There’s a man called Lester Levinson who claimed that all problems stemmed from three things: wanting approval, wanting control and wanting safety, and that this constant wanting equaled lack. I tend to think he has a point.   That said, I don’t believe he was referring to that initial desire that inspires dreams and brings Read more

Embracing The Down Periods

Sometimes I get so embroiled in the wanting of my goals and in the longing for the fulfillment of my dreams NOW that I become frustrated and depressed as to why ‘things are taking so long to happen. I also dwell too much on the past and on the future, and don’t pay enough attention to what Read more

If Only And Its Relatives

  I wonder what would happen if the words, even the concept or possibility of, ‘if only’ didn’t exist in any language. And while I’m at it, how about throwing in phrases and expressions like: I could have, I should have, maybe, possibly, perhaps, suppose, what if…     At times I find that the Read more

It’s All About Perception – Or Is It Awareness?

    You set a goal, walk the path towards it and then you achieve it.  Eureka! Success! Yippee!       For years, here is what I believed would happen once I attained my goal of being a published author: Well, I’ll be happy and finally able to relax and sit back and enjoy Read more

Quotes To Ponder

Words are powerful. They can uplift us as easily as knock us down, even strip us of our dignity. In the past I used to focus more on comments and situations that not only triggered but highlighted the negative view I had of myself. In such a state, where I viewed my reality through scratched Read more