I’m a feminist. This is what I thought work would look like in my career, women collaborating, taking charge, and contributing in the ways we shine.
However, a car accident at 16 left me with no sense of self, a thirty-second memory, a family I didn’t recognize, and in jeopardy from the forced frenemy that had tortured me and threatened my family since I’d entered high school.
I’ve followed the posts, YouTube videos, and Amazon KDP’s Facebook page to try to get a clear understanding of the pros and cons of Amazon’s newest program. They’re keeping the details to the bare minimum. You’d think they’d put some money into advertising it like they do everything else.
Here’s how I formulated my best guess. I thought it might help some of you who are also on the fence.
I like sharp, biting humor. Those who know me best know I love them so much, but that they need to watch out if I’m hangry or in a bad mood. My ADHD gives me a bit of a trigger mouth. Sometimes I don’t stop a runaway rant or some hellfire truths from sneaking out. Otherwise, I’m one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. I promise.
When I’m in my right mind, I much prefer being an inspiration and support to people, a balm for a hurting world. However, I will stand up to fight for others, including being…
When life gets hard, these daily practices will get you unstuck and back on track.
“Into each life some rain must fall” from The Rainy Day
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We’ve all been there.
Path #1: We’re cruising along, checking to-do’s off our lists, and slaying each item on the way to completing our goals. You’re on your game. You’ve worked hard. Everything is falling into place. You pause and take stock of how far you’ve come. Since you’re confident and grateful, not cocky and gloating, you restart the next leg of your journey with positive expectations that it will…
“Once burned, slow to warm.”
My life has been a series of challenges. Some have broken me, literally. Those were the ones hardest to come back from, the ones where the physical pain is greater than human expectation. Luckily, I have a high tolerance for pain; unluckily, I don’t complain as much as I should so people don’t believe how badly I’m hurt. I can function adequately while under duress so I try to explain my 15-level pain scale so they understand the seriousness of the situation.
There’s something about extreme physical pain that brings out the wounded animal in…
Everyone wants to tell you how to live your life. I find that using tricks to help memorize lists helps when you’re at an action point. So when you find yourself wondering, What should I do? I hope you’ll consider these “N” words to help you get in love with your life.
In no particular order
Country singer, Rodney Atkins, has his 3 keys to surviving in his famous song, “If You’re Going Through Hell.” I’ve been known to put this song on repeat and blast it as an anthem when I need encouragement.
If you’re not familiar with it, here it is: https://youtu.be/l50L4GYhpLc
Everyone’s personal hell looks different. So I can’t tell you the signs that help you know when you’re there. Some of the telltale signs…
Shame on Hasbro and Parker Brothers, the latest in a long line of companies touting this board as a game for unsuspecting families.
The board’s dark forces evident from the beginning
Although I’ve researched Ouija before, this article by Baltimore Magazine by Ron Cassie shows the fighting, backstabbing events surrounding its origin and its growth. It shouldn’t be surprising.
According to Baltimore Magazine, the first prototypes were created by a furniture maker turned coffin maker, turned undertaker. The idea was soon claimed by a dishonest businessman with an office down the hall who took an interest in this new wooden…
Most procrastinators dawdle, amble, and distract themselves when they’re under time constraints. Perfectionists spend too much time on the details of average tasks. I am both.
Everyone sweats it when they’re faced with a daunting work task that they’re not sure they can pull off. Most people feel the pressure to be perfect; however, not every task deserves perfection.
This is one of my ways of getting things done, especially things I don’t want to do. So when you can’t delegate, get to it. Grab your list of pressing tasks and get started.
I’ve created a visual worksheet for you…