Category Archives: Happiness

Hidden Talents

Post (c) Doris McCraw We all have hidden talents.  It is something that can be a journey to excitement, joy, and maybe even a little pain.  How many people say, “If only…” or “I’d love to, but…”? What would happen … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Post (c) Doris McCraw Recently I removed myself from the board of the Murder Mystery company I had been with for almost twenty years. It was a choice that had been in the making for some time. Yes, it was … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Thanks

Post (c) by Doris McCraw We are coming on my favorite time of year. I am partial to the Holiday of Thanksgiving. It is not a time of giving gifts. It has nothing except the heartfelt idea of being thankful. … Continue reading

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Small Victories

  This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Small Victories by author Ann Lamont is one of my favorite books. She is an inspirational writer and one can learn a lot by reading her works. I think as a … Continue reading

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This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Have you heard of Mindfulness? It’s a word that is being used quite frequently these days. defines mindfulness as: noun 1. the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something. … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Passion

Post copyright Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author According to Merriam-Webster a simple definition of passion is:  a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.  Can you imagine living with enthusiasm and excitement for everything you do? It … Continue reading

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How Do You Deal With Stress?

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Yahoo! News that gave me pause for thought.  Dan Harris, an ABC News Anchor, shared a part of his life seen by millions … Continue reading

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Always Beginning

By Stephanie Stamm I’ve posted elsewhere about my affair with the Marco Polo series on Netflix. Among the many things to enjoy about the series are the beautifully choreographed martial arts scenes—reminiscent of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. I have been … Continue reading

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Christmas Past with Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction The following is from the diary of Bertha Maude Anderson before she became Inzared Queen of the Elephant Riders. The year is 1842, when Bertha was ten years old, seven years before … Continue reading

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Black Friday

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Black Friday. We begin to hear the never-ending commercials for the event in October and November.   Somehow Thanksgiving gets shoved aside as people eagerly anticipate the biggest shopping day of the … Continue reading

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