Are you a Starter or a Finisher?

Are you a starter? Or a finisher? It’s an intriguing question, right? Especially at the beginning of a new year. It’s one I’ve thought about a lot over the years. And it’s what we’re talking about over on Elaine Stock’s blog this week. I...
In Search of a More Peaceful Christmas Season

In Search of a More Peaceful Christmas Season

It’s that time again. Every year, right after Thanksgiving, I jot down everything I want to get done before Christmas—and then I snort with laughter at the absurdity of it all. Seriously? It would take a team of four about six weeks to do what I want to accomplish in...
TANGLED LIES Releases on May 24!

TANGLED LIES Releases on May 24!

I feel like a kid counting down to Christmas morning! It’s hard to believe that this book idea I talked about with my daughter and daughter-in-law during a walk on the beach two years ago will release on May 24th! I had such fun writing about Sasha, my boat captain...
Clearing out the Leaves

Clearing out the Leaves

Last week, a friend visiting Florida from New York looked at the mountains of leaves in our yard and asked, “Why are the leaves falling now? It’s spring.” I smiled, even as I choked on clouds of pollen, and showed her the layer of green that coats everything these...

Do You Need to Give Yourself Permission?

Sometimes, you realize it’s time to make some changes, to do things differently. It’s been said many times that the sign of insanity is to keep doing the same thing—and expect different results. Since I was a child, fiction has been the thing that tugs on my heart,...
When You Worry You Are Not Enough

When You Worry You Are Not Enough

I do my level best not to compare myself to others, but there are moments when I’m innocently scrolling through my Facebook or Twitter feed (i.e. procrastinating) when it suddenly hits me: there are some seriously accomplished individuals out there. Often far younger...
One Simple Way to Find Your Purpose

One Simple Way to Find Your Purpose

We hear a lot about purpose these days, about finding it and living it. I’ve read dozens and dozens of blogs and articles and some of them make the whole process seem so complicated, it’s a wonder anyone ever figures it out. There are checklists and surveys and...
Why You Need a Zip Line Adventure

Why You Need a Zip Line Adventure

Sometimes, important truths sneak out of hiding and rush right up into our faces—at the most unexpected times and in the most unusual settings. This happened recently, when good friends invited hubby and me and another couple to join them for a Zip Line Adventure. In...