The bookcase Four years ago I discovered Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. There was even a Netflix show made about how to use her methods of tidying. Yes, I watched every episode. Reading her book felt like a fresh breeze blowing through the windows of my life. Something had been missing in… Continue reading More or less
After only two chapters of Zissner’s book, I know my writing holds too much clutter. Anyone who knows me knows clutter is a personal issue. I am at war with clutter in my home. To consider it a bane of good writing is a surprise.
Change is as close as your breath . . . ... it can happen in a heartbeat. or not ... But, breathing requires inhaling and exhaling. Change means you have to let go of the old before you can replace it with the new. Some would say it is the same as that old saying, empty the… Continue reading Choosing change
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How many times have you read or heard that the only limitations in our lives are those in our heads? I have seen it, read it, heard it a bazillion times (that's my favourite word at the moment, bazillion!) But I still didn't get it. I watched the animated movie Chicken Run years ago and I… Continue reading The fences in my head
Today was the fortnightly Tuesday when my fellow memoir writers gather to share their life stories in progress. Only two of the four have completely finished their first draft. The other two (myself included) are still plodding away sifting the material we have accumulated over decades; what goes in, what stays out and oh, should… Continue reading Resistance has meaning
I have often said that communication between two people is truly a marvel. Communication is often defined as I speak, you listen, you respond, I listen. Broken down into its rudimentary elements, this concept seems to work for most people. Or does it? Few people understand the responsibility for ensuring their message is both received… Continue reading The miracle of communication