Columbus/Indigenous People’s Day: 4 Ways Writing Helps You Honor & Discover

By | October 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

The act of writing is a journey, an exploration. It is also an excellent way to acknowledge the past and express gratitude for what came before. Why is that relevant today? Today is Indigenous People’s Day in many places in America. The day acknowledges the American people who were here before Europeans arrived en masse. […]

Are Books a Dying Breed? Three Reasons I Don’t Think So

By | September 26, 2022 | 2 Comments

More people than ever are writing and publishing books. Meanwhile, podcasts, YouTube, TikTok, and other platforms for audio and video media burgeon. Is it a competition? Last year while doing some research for a client, I met with a couple of young businesspeople to take their pulses on reading preferences. One did not read books. […]

Rest, Don’t Stress Part 2: Perfection vs. Interdependence

By | September 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

In my post, Rest Don’t Stress: Silencing the Madwoman, I discussed that to have a “rest” mindset, we must learn to love ourselves. Loving myself is not a new concept for me. Years ago, I heard a pastor discuss the famous “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” concept in the Bible. He pointed out that to […]

This AND That—Why Two Things Can Be True at the Same Time

By | August 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Self-Compassion requires recognizing that either/or’s don’t always apply to feelings or experiences Is mental health important? Mental health, or mental well-being as I prefer to call it, has gotten a lot more attention in recent decades. Increasing understanding has shed light on how our mental wellness ties to every part of our lives—our job performance, […]

What Should I Do First if I Want to Write a Book? Three Goals You Must Set

By | August 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Part III This is the last of a series on setting goals for your book. In this post, I’ll go over the last of three goals you must set if you want to write a successful book in today’s increasingly competitive, overcrowded book market. Introduction First, let’s look at what we’ve covered in my previous […]

What Should I Do First if I Want to Write a Book? Three Goals You Must Set: Part II

By | August 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

In my last post, I discussed why it’s important to set goals if you want to be an author, and the first of three goals you should have for writing a book. In this post, we’ll cover the second of those goals. But first, a recap. Setting Goals is Key to Writing a Book Simply […]

What Should I Do First if I Want to Write a Book? Three Goals You Must Set

By | July 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Part I Today’s post is part of a series on the goals you have to set when you decide to write a book. In this post, I’ll look at why setting goals is important, what kind of goals I’m talking about, and the first of the three most important goals. Why is it important to […]

How to Write a Successful Book: The 6 Things MORE Important Than the Words

By | June 20, 2022 | 2 Comments

In this article, I’ll tell you the six things MORE important than writing that make a book successful. Why? When I tell people I’m a ghostwriter, it opens a side of them that people close to them may not see. I hear things like: “I’d love to write a book!” Or “I’ve been told I […]

How to Improve Mental Wellness? Five Lessons I’ve Learned . . .

By | June 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Part 2 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” goes the old maxim attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Do you think about that in the light of your mind or emotions? Our society recognizes the importance of preventive health for our bodies. Example: In my previous post in this series, I mentioned that […]

Remember the Fallen: Three Reasons We Need Flawed, Imperfect Heroes

By | May 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

As Memorial Day approaches, let’s take a moment to contemplate “fallen heroes” in our own lives—even if they’re still alive. “Who is a spiritual hero in your life?” A few weeks ago, this was the ice-breaker question at a small bible study I attended. As others in the group began volunteering answers, I remained stymied: […]