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Letter to the Universe

I finished my memoir, and I sent it off to an agent who said she wanted to read it (Please send!!). The two exclamation points made me very happy. Thrilling. Thrilling. But now it’s been ten days. Two hundred and…

A Memoirish Thing

So, my husband goes, “What are you writing?” And I go, “A memoirish thing.” I don’t want to admit it. He reads non-fiction all the time—about somebody who went to the moon or who survived Everest or who invented an…

On Being a Real Writer

On Being a Real Writer

Yesterday, I was supposed to have a “me” day. My husband left to go watch football with some friends –he wouldn’t be back until evening. My son was working—who knows when he would be home. I’ve been going non-stop for…

More peace. Less drama.

More peace. Less drama.

Every year at this time, we close both of the How to Live stores for about six weeks. People who don’t know me think that I go on vacation during this time period. That’s funny. It’s really one of our…

Designing the Future

Designing the Future

So, I’ve been designing the 2016 How to Live at the Beach Calendar. Designing a calendar is like mapping out your life in advance–something that I am dreadful at. You gotta think about your issues and how you want to…

SWAMPED

SWAMPED

I am excited to tell you that my first mystery novel, SWAMPED, is now published. It is available as an ebook and soon will be available in print. Many people don’t know that I write “other things.” They think I…

Dream Crusher

We’re all on quests. Our lives are mythic journeys to discover who we are and our life’s purpose. We don’t see it that way. We see our lives in daily increments: Today, I have to do the laundry, go to…

Just Do It

OK, so I’ve had a toothache for two weeks now. My husband wants me to call the dentist again this morning. I already went back to the dentist once (we fixed your problem!) and called them again a couple days…

Stop Walking

Stop Walking

  I forget that, in every journey, there are pauses.  It’s not all forward motion, not all highway.  I think of all the vacations I’ve been on—it’s the stops along the way that I remember most.  For all of us,…

Sunshine

Sunshine

OK, it’s going to snow again tomorrow. So, we all need to work together to create some sunshine. Let’s all try to think “heat,” “piña colada,” “palm tree.” They say that if you can imagine it, you can create it….