Self-discovery on the Road and the Sisterhood Tour

It’s one thing to navel gaze when you’re in your own element, but I believe you can discover who you really are when you’re away from your daily grind. This summer I’ve spent a lot of time traveling and am getting ready for five stops on my fly sisterhood tour to promote TWIN FALLS and…

Mojo Interview with Author Brenda Janowitz

First, welcome to all of my new readers who found me due to my sisterhood post last week. Thank you so much for sharing it and letting me know that it has resonated with you. One way I live the Symphony is to nurture sisterhood in my life, and that includes being a part of…

Sooners, Sisterhood, and the Symphony

I was a small-town girl who wanted to make it in the big city. I wanted to be a Sooner. The University of Oklahoma was larger than the population in my hometown and I liked it that way. Yet I knew I wanted a home away from home and my classmates and I were advised…

Six reasons to fully experience the experience. #creativity #mojo

What does “experience” have to do with increasing creativity and mojo? I don’t mean experience in the past-tense as a cumulative effort, but the present moment. Right now, fully feeling whatever experience you’re going through and being fully present when you’re experiencing that moment. Your mind isn’t back in your work day or fast-forwarded to…

Summer and Taking Turns

The end of the school year is mocking me. I can hear summer coming, whistling and skipping closer to me while I shrink back into the shadows, covering my ears and pretending the days of “I’m bored” and endless interruption aren’t at hand. As a mom, summer is a blessing. No more early morning ritual!…

Making History Right Now

What does living authentically mean? My #truedo list: Learning, discerning, improving and believing. Purposeful action. Listening with an open mind with awareness to your reaction and thoughts. Trusting yourself to do what is best for you despite what others may think. Going for it. Living your passion, even if that’s only part-time or a hobby….

Is JOY on your True Do list?

Standing in front of sixty business people last week, a familiar friend surfaced. She visited again as I sailed down the hill in my neighborhood on my bike, just feet behind my 7 year-old. Even more surprisingly, she showed up yesterday afternoon in downtown Edmond while I stood with a camera in front of two…

True Do Track for living a You-Full 2013

For the Type A among us, a to-do list feels as automatic as brushing our teeth or blinking. So with that in mind, I created a True Do Track for my readers to join me in trying to live our best year yet. Less stress. Less drama. More fun. More adventure. More authentic relationships and…

2013: The Year of Living Fully

I’m beginning 2013 with not only hope, but determination to live more fully. But what does that mean, really?  I’ve always written from my heart and have never felt like I’ve held back in my writing. But real life? I’ve probably held back. I’ve probably been more fearful than I should, and perhaps lived 2012…

NaNoWriMo CraZyYo…But This is How I Do It

Quick refresher: I’ve been published since 2006 with three publishers – the latter one I started myself after I got my rights back on my first novel, The Stork Reality. Second novel, Dating da Vinci, is still with my second publisher (though thankfully I retained movie rights because it would make an adorable movie –don’t…