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In Others’ Words: Looking for the Good Stuff

In Others’ Words: Looking for the Good Stuff

What are you looking for today? Me? I’m looking for the good stuff. The good people. The good actions. The good interactions. Kindness. Patience. Smiles. Acts of grace. Laughter.   That kind of good stuff. And then I’m going to praise that goodness. I’m going to say “thank you” out loud. I’m going to smile back. I’m going to hug someone. I’m goi... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Closing the Distance

In Others’ Words: Closing the Distance

Last night I went browsing for a quote for today’s blog post. Searched my quote books. Searched my files. Searched online. Searched my Evernote Quote notebook. I skimmed all sorts of quotes. It wasn’t that I didn’t have a lot of quotes to choose from, it was just none of them were “pinging.” And then I found these words by Victor Borge and I stopped all the skimming a... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Cure

We’ve all heard how an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I’m not sure that’s true, but I do think there’s some truth to the healing power of laughter and sleep. It’s been said that a cheery heart is good medicine (Proverbs 17:22) — and I have to believe laughter’s included there. And more and more studies reveal the importance of sleep — and how a l... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Humility

There’s nothing like a good friend — or two — to keep you humble. The best of friends celebrate your successes when they are nothing more than dreams. These friends cheer you on, assuring you that you can do it, you will do it — whatever “it” is you’re pursuing. The best of friends tell you it’s okay to cry when a dream crumbles at your feet. They ev... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Laughter of Friends

Lest you think I’m a diva — or that my office is in the Colorado wide open spaces — let me explain the above photo: Where: Ute Park, about 10 minutes from my house When: 8:30 AM on a cold, windy, ultimately rainy, Saturday morning in December 2012 Why: Authors need to update their pro photo every two to three years. (Awkward moment: Meeting an author you’ve only seen via a ... Read More »

Wish You Were Here: What’s Up with the Llamas?

So, let’s talk llamas. I know, I know. I write romance. I should be introducing you to the hero in my debut novel, Wish You Were Here. But the llamas — Kuzko, Pacha and Banzai — have have always attracted a bit of attention along the way to publication. The conversation usually goes like this: Interested person: So what’s your book about? Me: It’s about a woman who ki... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Laughter

  “Reclaiming the belly-laugh can cure a world of woes.” ~ Jamie Sams, Native American writer & artist Laughter is my all-time favorite sound. (I know I’ve said this before. No apologies for repeating myself.) Laughter is healing. Laughter is hope-filled. Laughter broadens my shoulders, helps me (wo)man up and carry the demands and troubles of the day. Laughter reminds m... Read More »