Day Sixty-Five of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey: Thankful

DAY 65: Happy Thanksgiving  I hope your day was filled with love, laughter, and wondrous food. Even more so, I hope you had an opportunity to reflect upon that for which you are thankful. May the gratitude and thankfulness continue on long after the leftovers. PETALS OF APPRECIATION

Motivational Monday: A Writer’s Half-Empty Glass

Expecting a poem? I was too until I realized that my poetry juices were too bitter to the taste this week. Instead of mixing together a concoction of words, phrases, and a hint of lyricism, I decided to pour a cup of self-sympaTEA. Some days I wake up grumpy, miserable, and not ready to beContinue reading “Motivational Monday: A Writer’s Half-Empty Glass”

Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Wrap Up

I thought long and hard about what to write about on the final week of the Petals of Appreciation campaign. Given that July 4th is such an important occasion in my beloved country, I figured I SHOULD focus on those who formed this country and the ones who continue to fight for it.

Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Happy Father’s Day

WEEK FIVE UPDATE: This week’s Petals of Appreciation celebrates the fathers in my life: my dad, my brothers-in-law, friends, uncles, and grandpops. Here are some examples of why you deserve my appreciation today and everyday: You impart a love of learning – reading to them at night and doing homework You support their extracurricular interestsContinue reading “Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Happy Father’s Day”

Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Set amidst a city rich with history, the 2015 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference made an impression that will last for years to come!

Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Writing Groups

WEEK THREE UPDATE: Writing can be a lonely art form.  We sit with our computers or empty notebook and wait for inspiration to hit us.  We become affixed to our need to create.  To leave something tangible, meaningful, and valuable behind when we depart this life…but we don’t have to go close ourselves off in order toContinue reading “Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Writing Groups”

Day 46 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge

111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 46: THANK YOU! I am very grateful to all of you who have followed along my Artistic Spirit Pledge journey.  I appreciate the “likes”, “follows”, and comments but mainly I’m glad that others are receptive to this topic. I hope your Thanksgiving holiday wasContinue reading “Day 46 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge”