Category Archives: Stories Behind The Stories

The Art of Writing: How Books Were Born

I’m very passionate about ancient Egypt and the ancients’ way of life. Yeah, yeah, I know “passionate” is an understatement, but the more I research ancient history for my Past Life Series, the more interesting things I find along the … Continue reading

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Taming the Wanting Mind — Just What Is Enough?

How often have you found yourself wanting something so badly that you crossed your fingers, said prayers, or┬átalked incessantly about it hoping it’ll come your way…and then gotten that very thing only to discover it wasn’t everything you hoped it … Continue reading

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Are Mobile Devices Making Us Rude?

Warning. Slight rant ahead. During the past week, in ONE day, I was: Bumped into and knocked off balance while rounding a street corner (because someone had their head buried in their mobile device) Almost spilled on with my soup … Continue reading

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Kill the Soulmate (and the myth of the perfect partner)

It’s everywhere. The idea of the perfect partner. You see them on TV and in movies, and read about them in books. They’re men and women depicted as the person who completes you. The person who, through some design of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Going Solo by Tara Mills

Every now and then, I surprise myself. Every now and then, a book surprises me more. I’ve been a fan of Tara Mills for some time, having started reading her stuff years ago and keeping with it ever since. But … Continue reading

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The Joy of Missing Out — How to Disconnect from Technology (and Leave Space for Being Alone)

Well, the folks at Mindful.org did it again. Another wonderful blog post, this time about how technology gets in our way (if we allow it) and how, despite all our interconnectedness, we’re becoming more disconnected from each other. And from … Continue reading

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Practice, Not Perfection

Perfection is a fantasy. It’s not attainable, as none of us are perfect. It’s also insidiously dangerous because the pursuit of perfection raises expectations of yourself, of others, and of things around you that you can’t control. Which, in the … Continue reading

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