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Determination: What Keeps Us Going?

Jamie Janosz in her beloved Chicago

I’m delighted to introduce you to Jamie Janosz today, a wonderful writer and dear friend I met when we were both college freshman. (But we’re not getting into how long ago that was!) Thanks for being my guest, Jamie, and for offering encouragement for all of us today. (For more about Jamie, check out her bio and new book, below.) Determination: ... Read More »

When Emotions Try to Take Over

Englewood Beach, Florida

This has been an emotional week. The kind where it seems my feelings are running all over the place, dragging me along and I’m panting and racing behind them, trying to keep up. I’ve grieved the loss of a friend. Been excited about an unexpected surprise. Wrestled with frustration over taxes. Battled worry about several situations. Dealt with rejection letters ... Read More »

What To Do When You’re Stuck

Gorgeous azalea hedge

Do you ever get stuck? You’re in the middle of a busy day, or month-long project, or novel, and suddenly, everything stops. You’re not sure what to do next. Paralysis sets in, followed, often, by panic. What’s wrong? Why can’t I move forward? What if I NEVER get going again? Been there? Me, too. Here are a couple of ideas ... Read More »

The Hardest Part of Being Brave

Becoming an Outdoors Woman t-shirt

This being brave stuff is hard, no? It means taking risks, stepping out of our comfort zones. Sometimes it means taking a huge, terrifying leap of faith. I’ve learned a little secret, though: often, the hardest part of being brave is simply showing up. It means doing it anyway–despite the terror and the doubt gremlins and the overwhelming need to pull ... Read More »

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