WRITING WORKSHOPS – The Good, The Bad and The Interesting-Social Media for Writers

I’m a ho for writing classes.  What can I say?  I love them.  I’ve taken more classes over the years than I can count.  And I’ve always kept my notes and my emails (can you say hoarder?).   Since I always wonder what people think about the classes they’ve taken, I thought I’d share some thoughts about classes I thought were worth the price of registration.  If you’re wondering about a class, feel free to email...

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Thanksgiving Alternative: Decluttering my Office

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.  As a Canadian, I am truly blessed – I get to celebrate Canadian thanksgiving in October and then enjoy the celebrations of my friends across the border in November.  For a taste of something different – no turkey, no food, no lists of gratitude (although I recommend them), I thought I’d share about some recent successes I’ve had in my office. I am a hoarder of information.  There,...

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How to ‘Know the Difference’ in the Serenity Prayer

This prayer, which has been around for almost seven decades, is said at virtually every 12 step meeting and used by countless millions as a foundation for living life…myself included. But the hard part is the last stanza,  “the wisdom to know the difference”.  How do you know the difference between what you can and cannot change? There are probably many ways to determine this difference, but I’ve found one that works for me.  It’s...

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