Get to Know Noke

Proud to be featured on the Get to Know Noke blog this week. http://roanoke.org/Get2KnowNoke/News/April-2016/Roanoke-Celebrities-Find-Them-on-Twitter-this-Week.aspx Also proud to announce that my baby (the reason I keep giving myself that I don’t have time to write) turned one yesterday. No baby no more. It all really just means I’ve got to get to writing!

Writing for Me (Eventually)

I’ve gotten into a bad habit of only writing when I plan to post what I write–either on this blog or in the one publication that still lets me submit (Front Porch Fredericksburg). I am looking for a guide light to lead me toward a writing discipline, a daily habit to reflect my thoughts and … Continue reading

Inspirational Creativity

I don’t know if kids even write zines anymore. By kids I mean hormonal teenagers who need to express their angst at life and their innate knowledge of everything to anyone who will listen. By zines I mean small, self-published magazines created by these kids. Zines allow them not only a necessary means of expression … Continue reading

Equations of Value

I finally found my word. Everything I read or heard about finding an inspirational word for the year—not a resolution or a goal, but a theme, a purpose—proved true. The word repeatedly solved perceived problems. In and of itself, the word became a way to delineate the options ahead of me. Other words clambered for … Continue reading

Battling People Pleasing Tendencies

Last week, I wrote about Fellow Warriors in the Battle for Yourself and shared stories of women who show me everyday how saying no and being their own person changes their lives for the better. I met Sarah Beth Jones, co-owner of Nary Ordinary Business Services, at the Roanoke Regional Writer’s Conference at Hollins University. She gave a … Continue reading