Remove Obstacles So You Can Reconnect With Yourself #BDueChallenge #MondayMotivation


Remove obstacles so you can reconnect with yourself.

#BDueChallenge #MondayMotivation


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I’ve been feeling a little disconnected from what I want out of life.

I googled “how to reconnect with yourself” and found that most sites want you to ADD things to your already crazy life. What?!

Meditate. Exercise. Find time for _______. Eat Healthier. Go for Walks. Journal. Etc.

Sounds stressful. 😉

A better approach might be to remove a few things… Less TV. Saying “No” more. Limiting time with certain people. Avoiding Social Media. Putting your phone on silent. Etc.

I’ll test it. 🙂


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Stay Focused #WeeklyChallenge #MondayMotivation

This Week’s Challenge:

Stay focused.


The Woman's Handbook

I randomly opened The Woman’s Handbook…, for this week’s challenge.

Looking back over the past couple years, it’s clear that I’ve searched out distractions to avoid my life, future…

And. It. Has. Been. AWESOME! 🙂

Fortunately, I’ve been focused lately and what a difference that makes—not as fun, but much more fulfilling.

While home with my sick dog, I’ve completed old, lingering tasks from my to-do list, some more than two years old. Yikes! And I’m only 1/3 of the way…

I will stay focused on my list, but I am a little nervous… What will happen when this list is complete? What will I focus on next?

Have a great week!


Organize The Clutter #WeeklyChallenge

This Weeks Challenge:

Organize the clutter.

One of my favorite things to do! I love the end result! 😀


From my Novels:

Christy from Touchable Love found a wonderful way to organize her apartment and her life. While trying to find a way out of deep sadness, she discovered that organizing her home was key to a better life.

If You Can Take a #Break from Something You #Love, Do it!


Today’s Challenge: If you can take a break from something you love, do it!

I had such a wonderful week! I missed blogging and some of the social media, but taking a week break was very good for me. I spring-cleaned my house. I caught up on home repairs and maintenance. I started reading a fascinating book. I solved the Rubik’s Cube. I took longer walks with my now cancer-free dog. I ran errands that I had neglected. I tied up loose ends on a couple personal issues. I watched a couple of movies. I started daily stretching and tried meditating–the breathing part. I worked on my new manuscript…

Because of this week, I’ve decided to make a few changes with my social media. I’m going to turn my two Facebook accounts into one… that will take some time, but I think it will be good for me. I’ve also decided to change the way I tweet. Instead of the mainly random tweets, I will work on finding a clearer direction–I have some ideas, so I’ll test a few. My Blog, Facebook posts and Pinterest will all posts as tweets, too. I’m not making any major changes with my blog. 🙂

If you have any pointers on how you improved your relationship with social media, I’d love love love to hear about it.

So nice to be back. I’ve missed everybody’s comments and blogs. 🙂

Bring Back #Memories with a #Childhood Toy

rubiks cube

Today’s Challenge: Bring back memories with a childhood toy.

I was at Wal-Mart yesterday and ended up in the toy department searching for the Rubik’s Cube. I’m not sure why… I didn’t know if the Rubik’s Cube was still around or easily available. I assumed I’d have to order it online, but to my surprise, there it was, updated and hanging on a hook at Wal-Mart. I decided to buy it.

This toy brought up so many memories and I’ve discovered the Rubik’s Cube is a great conversation piece.

What are your memories of the Rubik’s Cube? Were you able to solve the cube?

What is your favorite childhood game or toy? Is it still available? Or do you have it hidden in the attic or garage?

#Listen to People You #Trust



Today’s Challenge: Listen to people you trust.


My editor told me my novel wasn’t finished, there was no ending…

Frustrated, I took a break. When I reread the book, I discovered she was right.

A couple of days ago, I woke up crying (happy tears) because the ending came to me…

Now I’m back to rewriting.

It’s funny how I can be so stubborn and stuck on one line… only later to discover that the one line wasn’t that good after all… LOL 🙂