Get REAL about TIME: waster or winner?

Happy New Year and welcome to my 2014 series, get REAL. Each week I’ll be blogging about an issue that can greatly contribute to our self-growth and success. What’s holding us back? What can we do to live out our purpose? I’m kicking off the series with getting real about TIME. I’ll embed the video…

5 Fun Facts About My Holiday Romance

Of course I mean my fictional Manhattan holiday romance in my new ebook novella, STERLING & SLOANE, available starting today at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for just .99. As a novella, it’s a short read – just long enough to drink a couple glasses of wine by a roaring fire. Hot cocoa with whipped cream also…

Author Guest Diana Rodriguez Wallach on Creativity

Readers, I’m delighted to introduce you to an amazing talent today – Diana Rodriguez Wallach –  who I was so fortunate to meet when she submitted a fantastic trilogy of short stories for the Mythology High series at Buzz Books USA. The very definition of creativity is coming up with new twists and she has…

We Meet Again, Ken…

Most writers will tell you they started telling stories when they were kids. While I’ve talked about writing two stories in 6th grade and passing them around to classmates, my best stories were played out in miniature form. In the early ’80s, my puppets, my mouthpieces were Ken and Barbie and gang. I played with the…

Guiding Creative Talent…the good, bad and ugly

Recently on Writer’s Unboxed, my go-to nearly daily writerly diversion, an author posted about a vintage academic book on raising and educating creative children called Guiding Creative Talent by E. Paul Torrance. Since it was nearly out of print, I had to have it. It’s the goofiest cover, but it was 1964 so we’ll forgive….

Gravity: On Meditation, Rebirth and Story

DOES NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS The image of Sandra Bullock’s character Ryan floating through space without a safety cord was enough of a trigger to keep me from wanting to seeing GRAVITY. However, when my 16- year-old son said he wanted to see it  followed by my 13 year-old daughter *and* my film critic husband, that…

What is the Universe telling you?

First a bit on vocabulary. On my blog, you’ll find I use the words Universe, Higher Self, Authentic Self – all pointing to the soul/divine Purpose/celestial string that connects us all. You may prefer the term, God or Messiah or Abba or simply Energy. In my view, we’re all talking about the same thing –…

Something New and something really new

Is there a time of year you’re most creative? A lot is written about the time of day we’re most creative (the brain seems like the 9-11 a.m. slot), but what about time of year? Place? Summer definitely slows down my creative output. It’s not that I don’t get new ideas, but with my current…

Where Does Creativity Come From?

Sometimes creativity shows up where we least expect it. In the last week, I found creativity in a luxury home at an open house, at a gathering of beautiful 70 and 80 year-olds at a book club, and even at the state fair. What does it mean to “find creativity” within yourself and witness it…

Personalities, Personal Truth and Prizes

What’s personality got to do with it? Frankly, my dear, everything. When looking at our creativity and mojo, understanding our personality is key to what drives us. What closes you off and what opens you up? How can you tap into the well of creativity and what dries up the well? I love to study…