Category Archives: Stories Behind The Stories

I Dare Every One of Us to Be Nicer

Just because someone else goads you on doesn’t mean you should stoop to that level. Just because someone calls you a name doesn’t mean you should call them a name right back.

It’s time for all of us to be nicer. Continue reading

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2019 – Your Year to Let Go of What Doesn’t Serve You

Here we are. Another turn of a year. Another opportunity to look forward. Another chance to make New Year’s resolutions. Which I hate. And you may already know that. I’m not a fan of resolutions anymore because when we fall … Continue reading

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Lessons from Mister Rogers That Are Still Relevant Today

I know. I haven’t blogged in ages. I’ve been pulled in too many directions in real life and, to be honest, I’ve been focusing more time on me as well as my book marketing. But I ran across a blog … Continue reading

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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

Posted in Stories Behind The Stories | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments