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Monday Motivation: For the Worrier


I’m a worrier. I dress it up by saying that I am planner. Both things can be true. How many situations have I prepared myself for that have never happened? Likewise, how many unplanned situations have happened? 2020 is an indicator of that. The things I worried about in 2019 are futile now with the…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: For the Worrier

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3


Like an unsharpened pencil.   I still did not find my own voice. I thought working on a newspaper would lead me to fulfill my writing dreams. I loved newspaper life. I loved the pace and the ever changing of news day by day. I loved working with journalists. I worked for a season as a…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3

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Forgiving Myself


I am an English teacher who is driven by the need, the passion to do my best to reach every single one of my students.  If one isn’t doing well, I take it personally.  It’s my fault.  I didn’t do my job.  I failed. I should have tried harder. I should have done more. I…… Continue reading Forgiving Myself

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6 Things I Would Tell Myself When I First Began Blogging


1. Engage with other bloggers: More and more, I am realizing the importance of interacting with other bloggers in order to grow my audience. Engaging with other bloggers is fun! I always learn something new. Plus, it does come in handy to have blogging relationships as they often give great feedback and provide opportunities such…… Continue reading 6 Things I Would Tell Myself When I First Began Blogging

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Tips to Improve Your Creative Writing


Creative writing consists of the ability to elaborate on interesting text and by avoiding the obvious. This keeps the reader to the end and still leaves him satisfied with the minutes spent on reading. This means betting on analogies, figures of speech, and a captivating story. Avoiding conventional standards. Developing this skill is fundamental for…… Continue reading Tips to Improve Your Creative Writing

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Mental Health Tuesday: What is Gaslighting?


First off, I think it is important to say that I am not a doctor or psychologist. I am just someone who is very familiar with gaslighting and other forms of abuse. If you like this post or have suggestions for future post, please click here to take our short survey! What is Gaslighting?  Quite…… Continue reading Mental Health Tuesday: What is Gaslighting?

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Motivation Monday: Education is the Most Powerful Weapon


Whether it be formal or informal, continued education is a powerful tool! What will you educate yourself on this week? Click here to join our community and be notified of new helpful posts and exclusive content by email!

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How to be More Consistent With Your Blog


As someone who has been blogging on and off for seven years, I am well aware of the issues of lack of time and motivation that we all develop on our blogging journey. When it comes to blogging, there are times when I’m feeling super creative and motivated and can spend hours crafting posts. While…… Continue reading How to be More Consistent With Your Blog

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I Never Thought


With each passing day, I take in a deep breath…inhale, exhale. Deep, lost in my thoughts I find myself, pondering about the irony of my current reality. Watching you grow accomplishing every milestone is still a wonder to me; I’m amazed of how far we’ve come. Milestones in which I rejoice and find sadness all…… Continue reading I Never Thought

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Feature Friday: Mental Health and Short Stories


Happy Feature Friday! This week, I am appreciating the chance to see these beauties.   This week’s features have been all about shining a light on the different aspects of mental health. There is also a short story in there, as well. I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did! How do…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Mental Health and Short Stories

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2


I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2

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On Tripping Mode…


At times I repress from writing, I find it sorrowful since I’ve yet found a happy story to write about; yes I am alive, still breathing, healthy, I have a job, clothes on my back, food on my plate and a roof above my head. No matter how difficult these things are to retain, I…… Continue reading On Tripping Mode…

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Feature Friday: The Simple Things


Happy Feature Friday! This week, I have been enjoying the simple things in life. Like finding a candle that matches my decor and smells fantastic. Or like seeing my cactus grow from a flower. Both things have been an oddly fulfilling thing to watch.   On to some of my favorite posts this week!  …… Continue reading Feature Friday: The Simple Things

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Lifting the Rosy Colored Blindfold


When I was a girl, I lived on an Army base in Munich, Germany.  I was surrounded by people of color and the diverse spectrum was my norm.  As a teenager, I lived in northern Virginia, attending a high school that had multi-lingual signs over every bathroom. I grew up in the years following the…… Continue reading Lifting the Rosy Colored Blindfold

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1


                        English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote this in 1839. He came to understand that the written word had the power to destroy, to influence in both destructive or positively life-enhancing ways the society around him. This gives ordinary folk like you and me a great life-time challenge. How do we find our own unique writing…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1