Category Archives: Goals


This post by Gayle M. Irwin I spent the weekend at our cabin. Inside the little wooden abode are many signs, these days called ‘wall art,’ as I understand. “Home Sweet Cabin” and “Cabin Livin’ is the Life I Love” … Continue reading

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Post (c) Doris McCraw We will soon be celebrating Christmas, a time of year of good will, food, fun, family and for some a time of deep connection to all that is. This is followed by New Years, and a … Continue reading

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Ranch Retreat

This post by Gayle M. Irwin An earlier January blog post mentioned a self-imposed retreat I was planning, so I decided to do a follow-up about the experience. One word describes it: AWESOME! Although I could end my thought with … Continue reading

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Leaping into This Leap Year

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This new year is also a leap year, which, according to Wikipedia, adds an extra day “to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year.” One extra day this year – … Continue reading

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The New Year Brings a New Chapter

It’s a new year so you’re going to be bombarded by posts this month on goals and resolutions. And yep, that’s what I’m going to be talking about for this post too. It helps to get your goals down, put … Continue reading

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Making an Impact – Part 1: Writing and Speaking

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Many writers make a big splash, and a big impact. Big fish like JK Rowling, Beverly Lewis, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Mark Twain, even Shakespeare live in much bigger ponds than me. I feel … Continue reading

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Embracing New Opportunities

This post by Gayle M. Irwin A new season is upon us. Although spring is usually touted as the season of growth and renewal, autumn is also a season of change. Green leaves become golden and russet, and air temperatures … Continue reading

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Around the Bend

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Earlier this summer, my husband, the dogs, and I took a trip to Yellowstone National Park. One of our excursions was to the Yellowstone Lake area, which boasts a wide and deep lake as … Continue reading

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Fork in The Road

By L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction I received the letter “F” for the A-Z Blog challenge.  Since my maiden name is Flory I thought about writing about that, but the Forked Road seemed better-suited to this blog.  I hope you … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

This post by Gayle M. Irwin The blue-gray and black Great Dane stretched his large head and giant body from the back seat of my car, as he looked through the rear window of my Subaru Outback. I had just … Continue reading

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