Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how  John Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

Find my tribe – part one

If I stand on my self-made island, I will get more of the same. All I will do is survive. I'm tired of doing that. It's exhausting. And lonely. I've done that my whole life. Time to switch the mindset and think, do, be different. To tell a new story. To find my tribe. I'd like that.

Am I actually prepping for NaNoWriMo?

Yes, I am! As NaNoWriMo starts next week, I was thinking that maybe I should put the word out on WordPress that I am doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I've seen that there are loads of other bloggers doing it too! On the NaNoWriMo site, October has been designated as "Preptober", a time to get … Continue reading Am I actually prepping for NaNoWriMo?

Thursday Thort: Not real

The magazine image had called to me on a deep enough level to engage my emotions.  Writing "not real" was the physical manifestation of my emotional reaction. The message in the "Little Miss Perfect" essay. The validation I felt.  They needed my conscious attention.  Why?

Updating my blog: Feel Good List

I'm always surprised at how often I need to revisit the basic principles of my blog to make sure I'm not veering too far of course. Is that something that happens to other bloggers too? Or is it just me? Here's a recent example. When I first started this blog, I created some “Happiness Resolutions” (an … Continue reading Updating my blog: Feel Good List

Living joyfully: My Simple Abundance Journey

Have you ever read a book that you come back to again and again? "Simple Abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach (pronounced “Bon Brannock”) is the non-fiction book that I return to over and over again. Read about my relationship to this comforting book.

Do You Rule Your Habits or Do They Rule You? – National Novel Writing Month

Well, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and I'm nervous and excited in equal measure! Last year was my first "NaNoWriMo" and I achieved the 50,000-word target. This year I will be doing things differently.

Living joyfully: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

I love how the English language works - it's rules and inconsistencies, it's rhythms and cadences. I love that it's a hodge-podge of words "borrowed" from other languages and how new words are constantly added to it. John Koenig makes up his own words to help us express our unarticulated feelings. Read more...

Living joyfully: Alive and kicking

Today I had one of those days where you start reading something on the web, then you click on a link and you read something else. It turned out to be a music ramble... I thought I might share what I found out as part of a Weekend Coffee Share. So grab your fav beverage and join … Continue reading Living joyfully: Alive and kicking