Category Archives: Goals

Countdown to a prophecy

My first step to starting the year right was to send my book to my editor. After a nail-biting week I received the file back and to my relief she liked it. There weren’t major changes and the story was … Continue reading

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What’s Your Theme for 2018?

Do you have a yearly theme? Continue reading

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Mission accomplished – Sort of

The key to having a successful year in 2018 meant I had to start the year off right. I hung out with my husband and our cat. It was low key. Partiers we are not. We watched TV, had a … 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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