Rewards For Blogging

Some of you may notice that I'm posting from a new blog, Illusory Calm, which brings my WordPress blog total to 5. Now, I needed another blog like I need  another pretty journal {those who know me know I can't resist pretty journals!}, but this blog site, BlogJob, is different. It rewards for posting, adding … Continue reading Rewards For Blogging


Café Blog

As posted in The Commons, I enjoyed the Blogging 101 course so much that I thought of a way for our continued interaction and support ~ a Facebook group! We can share links to our blog posts, ask for help with WordPress, or just provide feedback on each other's blogs, posts, etc. This group is not … Continue reading Café Blog

Day Thirteen: Try (Another) Blogging Event

#DearDepression Ten years ago, just after my 40th birthday, I experienced my first bout with depression. Almost every day, I would "cheerfully" bring my children to school, take the bus home and break down in floods of tears as soon as I was alone in our house. I remember the moment I decided to make … Continue reading Day Thirteen: Try (Another) Blogging Event

Day Eleven: Make a Prompt Personal

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Writing Room." A genie has granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like? FAITH It was not going well. A cuppa in hand, I sat down at my desk, looking forward to a day of writing. Two hours later, I'd typed … Continue reading Day Eleven: Make a Prompt Personal

Head Vs. Heart

A comment I made yesterday on this thoughtful post by one of my fellow bloggers ~ patternsofsouldevelopment ~  is the inspiration for today's Blogging 101 assignment. Her post is about the benefits of combining left brain / right brain thinking. My comment: "I have just recently decided to completely embrace my love of writing and make it my career. … Continue reading Head Vs. Heart

Day 8: Be a Good Neighbor

I had a very enjoyable browse through the Reader this evening and commented on posts on the following blogs: ~ It's Just Me ~ The post that compelled me to comment was about something I completely understand because I experienced the same thing. I think it helps to say "You're not alone in how you feel" when … Continue reading Day 8: Be a Good Neighbor

Ray of Hope

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” ~ Marvin J. Ashton A little over 5 years ago, I lived in a house on the other side of the world. For … Continue reading Ray of Hope

My Mom, My Hero

In March 2014, I experienced a profoundly life-changing loss. Eight months after my dear mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer (following routine surgery), she lost her battle. Her diagnosis came less than a year after I returned from living in the U.K. for nearly 2 decades. I know that I should be grateful that … Continue reading My Mom, My Hero