In “Big Magic,” Elizabeth Gilbert challenges you to do whatever you do because you like it, as opposed to believing you’re going to change the world: “Your own reasons to create are reason enough. Merely by pursuing what you love, you may inadvertently end up helping us plenty…Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” […]
Vacation. That’s where I am. On vacation. In the Northwoods. Thirteen dirt miles away from the nearest town on an island in the middle of Lake Michigan. My father-in-law has been coming to Beaver Island for one hundred years. Literally. He’s 102 and his first stay here was when he was two years old. No […]
I saw the car parked at the end of my driveway before I heard the doorbell ring. It was my neighbor, from across the street, simply passing along some neighborly information. She made a comment about just backing into my driveway since she was headed out anyway. As I watched her walk back to her […]
I usually fall asleep within sixty seconds of my head hitting the pillow. I sleep on my left side, legs curled slightly toward my chest with a pillow between my knees to support my hips and back. According to The Better Sleep Council, this is the most favored position of sleepers – especially women, although […]
In my Mastermind group, we spent almost a year with Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz: reading, discussing and incorporating all that we learned into our daily lives. There are literally thousands of self-help books out there, but Maxwell Maltz was first. (Maybe even Napoleon Hill with Think and Grow Rich, but I think Maltz made the information more practical and therefore more accessible.) He is foundational.