writing

Attn: Writers of Fiction or Otherwise–50 Shades Won. Get Over It.

This is going to be a short little tidbit of opinion that I would like to share with the writing community. I’m a member of a dozen writing forums on Facebook where open discussion about writing runs rampant, and I’ve noticed an irritating trend. Why is it that every time the topic of “bad writing” surfaces, Twilight and 50 Shades…… Continue reading Attn: Writers of Fiction or Otherwise–50 Shades Won. Get Over It.

Dream Journal

“I’m not your Sarah, or your Alice…just Teresa.” (Dream Journal 2)

Perhaps one of the most emotional dreams I’ve had in my life is this one. It had many layers; a dream within a dream. At the time I thought “this would make a great story,” but there’s no time for a book deal. There’s a heart to this issue. I have to address that first.…… Continue reading “I’m not your Sarah, or your Alice…just Teresa.” (Dream Journal 2)

Dream Journal

Spending Time With My Subconscious (Dream Journal 1)

Some days, I force myself to sleep. Long after sunrise…sometimes, past lunchtime. I wake up and go back to sleep over and over immersing myself in a long, drawling succession of dreams where—good or bad—it feels most like home. There are many days that I am noticeably different when I wake up. Something in my…… Continue reading Spending Time With My Subconscious (Dream Journal 1)

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My Strange, Surprising Path to a Veggie Diet

I’ve steered clear of eating meat (especially red meat) for over a week now, and every day that goes by the more convinced I am that I’ll never go back to my ultra-carnivorous lifestyle. I’ve come to conclusions about meat through a variety of channels—health, conscious, general disgust—but you’ll never believe how it all started.…… Continue reading My Strange, Surprising Path to a Veggie Diet

Advice · fitness · Life · Uncategorized

How to Spring Clean Your Home, Body and Mind

Our hands turn black at the end of April when the dewberries are ripe for picking. Fresh blooms on the country side give fragrance to the air reminiscent of lush mountains, and I can almost see them rising up around me. When spring comes, nature produces outdoor treasures that make staying inside less tempting than…… Continue reading How to Spring Clean Your Home, Body and Mind