We Need You!

Post written by Keri De Deo The United States seems to be in crisis. According to the CDC, suicide rates have increased 30% since 1999. There were 45,000 suicides in 2016 alone! Naturally, we hear mostly about celebrities and public figures. There also seems to be a snowball effect. According to CNN, “suicide contagion” is … Continue reading We Need You!

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Writing Personality Disorders by Stefanie

   This blog by S. A. Stolinsky Personally, I love to write about Personality Disorders.  They give you an automatic sense of character, needs, wants and especially objective.  The essence of a personality disorder is a deficit: some task of emotional development has not been accomplished or has gone awry and needs some reparative experience.  … Continue reading Writing Personality Disorders by Stefanie

False or Healthy Pride?

by Neva Bodin When my precocious daughter was four, she decided she could ride my old bike which was designed for a seven or eight year old. Tall for her age, people meeting her for the first time thought she was six, so while it was certainly unwieldy for her, she could steer and pedal … Continue reading False or Healthy Pride?

Courage

This post (c) Doris McCraw All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain Faced with what is right, … Continue reading Courage

Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin November began with a BANG, and I was JAZZED! I had completed my magazine writing assignments for the year (or nearly so), book events were falling into place, and I had new marketing strategies to employ. Last Friday I secured radio and TV interviews for upcoming events and sent … Continue reading Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!

Finding Inspiration in Nature: Animals

Only to the white man was nature a wilderness and only to him was the land 'infested' with 'wild' animals and 'savage' people. To us it was tame, Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.  ~ Black Elk   This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last week I … Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Nature: Animals

Finding Inspiration in Nature – Part 1

This post by Gayle M. Irwin "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." - John Muir … Continue reading Finding Inspiration in Nature – Part 1