Blog When it’s time to Break the Rules
Several years back while in graduate school for creative writing and still working as a nurse, I had a mother give birth to a stillborn in room 406. It was a dreary Saturday in July with thick fog plunging temperatures into the fifties. My daughters at the time were in high-school but the years between their birth to teens were as fleeting as a brush of wind; as if I’d taken a nap while time went into overdrive. This was the woman’s first…Continue
Added by Karen Devaney on June 11, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments
Stop Judging Start Listening: A reflection of similarities between religions and spiritual practices
Arguing for the sake of religion is an innate absurdity that denies the very essence of a spiritual tradition in the first place. There is not one religion or spiritual practice that advocates killing other humans who are non-believers. Indeed, compassion and navigating life with love is the bedrock of both Islamic and Christian beliefs. The same can be said for…Continue
Added by Karen Devaney on June 11, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Recently published and available on Amazon - see book cover images below.
Defforge takes us on her journey from adolescent desires to adult manifestations of her dream. Inspirational and engaging - the reader becomes part of the emotional tapestry that weaves together the power of one's aspirations and the opportunities…Continue
Added by Kim Defforge on June 10, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments
Hello everyone! I’m so grateful to Jaye for this opportunity to discuss my current new release with you guys.
Added by Jaye Viner on May 31, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments
Yes, it feels great to be acknowledged for what you are good at!
Check out my contribution towards the special edition of Woven Tale Pres...it's on e stand now!! Keeping into consideration the blog posts during the A to Z Blogging…the issue has been brilliantly compiled using various thoughts starting from Adam’s apple to the fine wine…from facts about…Continue
Added by Kriti Bhatnagar on May 29, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
A few thoughts after sending North of Hope into the world:
Memoir is a subcategory of non-fiction, even if creative non-fiction or literary non-fiction. Memoir tells a true story.
Except: if you and I have dinner one week, and recall that dinner the following week, it’s likely we both will recall something different, about the light, the music playing or not, the family at the table across from us, the food. Memory is molded by who we are, the genes we carry, the experiences…Continue
I took a leap of faith and finally published my book on amazon.com. I was terrified, I kept going back and rewriting over and over. I obsessed about the final draft night and day. I finally did and it is available! You do not need a kindle to purchase it. If you can open the sample you can open the book, download it and read it. In fact kindle offers a free kindle app to allow people to read it on any device ipads, iphones, smart phones, computers, notebooks...pretty much any…Continue
Added by Amy Long on May 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The following piece, “Was Anne Boleyn a Feminist?” is based on material from my new book, The Creation of Anne Boleyn, available at all major booksellers.…Continue
Added by Susan Bordo on May 22, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Do you know that I discovered a very interesting fact today? That a total of close to 4 lac Indian men and boys are searching (just on Google) for ways of, what is known (in India) as “proposing a girl”.* Now that’s quite some number.
So are you in love? Are you planning to propose to the girl of your dreams? For your benefit, in this post I’ve decided to share…Continue
Added by Sulagna Dasgupta on May 20, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
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Every morning I open my journal, put the day, date and time on the right hand corner, and start my reflective communion with the Divine within myself - "Good Morning Swami" on the left hand corner. What starts out as deliberately neat, legible hand writing soon becomes tight small scribbles that even I can't decipher, as my mind opens at the nib of the pen onto the paper directly without much involvement of mine. Some call this "Morning Pages", some call this "Journal", others call it…Continue
Added by Padma Ayyagari on May 10, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
In a few weeks, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The DSM-IV was released in 1990. The DSM is used by virtually everyone who works in the field of psychiatry to diagnose mental illness. About one week ago, Thomas Insel, the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health released a statement titled …Continue
Added by Jennifer L Myers on May 7, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments
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When I was little I was as chubby as can be. I know it’s hard for some people reading this to believe that, but yeah, I was the “fat kid,” and people weren’t afraid to point it out to me all the time. I’ve always thought words are powerful, and especially the words you tell a kid.
I would hear things like…Continue
Added by Melanie C on April 12, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Added by Isabelle Esling on April 5, 2013 at 2:06am — No Comments
-The idea of “ Unwrap your present” popped into my mind , because I do consider life as a gift and I wanted to share this gift with anybody interested in living a fuller…Continue
Added by Isabelle Esling on April 3, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments
I am delighted to let you know that my essay, "The Flip Side of Coming Out," has been selected as a finalist in the Truth In Words Contest.
In order to win this contest, I need your help.
I would be extremely grateful to you if you could first please LIKE this page: https://www.facebook.com/notesandwords
LIKE my essay:…Continue
Added by Eva Schlesinger on April 2, 2013 at 10:18am — No Comments
I do believe that the world is going to “H” in a hand basket. What in the dickens is going on in our schools, cursive writing not included in North Carolina Public Schools curriculum? When I heard this the other day I was shocked. Texting, Twitting and the keyboard are taking over the creative part of our minds. Not to mention making us lazy.
To me learning the art of cursive writing is as much a part of growing up as loosing your baby teeth. I have to think what it would be…Continue
After all the changes in the weather over the last month, I can see signs of spring all over and there is no turning back now – well actually, our last frost date is the middle of May, so I’m thinking there will be some cold yet to come…but, the momentum has…Continue
Added by Sadhvi Sez on March 31, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments
As AROHO's 5th Gift of Freedom winner Barb Johnson says, "when one woman wins we all…
Added by A Room of Her Own Foundation on March 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments