Category Archives: Stories Behind The Stories

Thoughts Are NOT Facts!

Every day, every hour, every minute our minds are filled with thoughts. And those thoughts can bounce, and bounce, and bounce. In yoga and Buddhism, we call this monkey brain — drunken monkeys jumping around, screeching and chattering and carrying … Continue reading

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Ancient Curiosities — Things That Make You Go “Hmm”

You know, just when I think I’ve got some stuff figured out, I land on fascinating, and sometimes very strange, historical tidbits that make me blink, pause, then think: Holy crap, that’s freaking amazing. Once again, my writing research has brought … Continue reading

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Why the English Language Makes No Sense

Come on now. We’re all thinking it. The English language is W.E.I.R.D. Cough. Dough. How. Low. Meat. Great. Threat. I mean, seriously. Right? So, today, I wanna see just how much I can make your head spin. Though you might … Continue reading

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Driving Etiquette – Do You Know the Rules of the Road?

I gotta get something off my chest. It’s not pretty. For a while now, it seems drivers are getting more careless — and less courteous — on the road. I find this driving behavior not only reckless but selfish. And rude. … Continue reading

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Butt Me, But Don’t Blow Your Wig — And Other Fun Slang Terms

Every generation has its own slang. I remember growing up and saying phrases and words and my parents acting all, “WTF?”.  Every generation, every decade, has their thing and that got me thinking: how fun would it be to dig into … Continue reading

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How to Handle Difficult Emotions

I shouldn’t be feeling this way. If I ignore this emotion, it’ll go away. It’s not a big deal. This, too, shall pass. Everything will be fine. Focus on something else. Any of these phrases sound familiar? I bet they … Continue reading

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Why You Should Worry About Honey Bees

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own worlds, we forget about the big one: Mother Earth. I’m a tree hugger. I admit it, and I’m proud of it. But I recognize that not everyone may feel as passionately … Continue reading

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