7 Books About Writing

I love to read about writing, to the point that it becomes an easy-to-justify avoidance technique:

“I just need to see how _____________ approaches writer’s block/plot/ideas/ structure/ description/dialogue. Then I’ll  know what to do.”

Have you been there too?

Nevertheless, books on writing also inspire, encourage and nudge us along.

Here are some books that helped me on the writing path, guided certain life choices, or are on my to-read in the near future: Continue reading “7 Books About Writing”

Manipulative People – Finding Your Way Out

Have you waited too long to act on behalf of yourself? Are you putting up with behavior that others wouldn’t tolerate for two minutes? It took me until my 50s to begin to do so.

Do you feel off-balance, unsteady around some people? Do some people give you the impression that others just aren’t quite good or smart enough for them (superb tactics manipulators use to evoke simultaneous feelings of superiority and sympathy)? Continue reading “Manipulative People – Finding Your Way Out”

Resources for Healing and Empowerment

Below are the most important websites, books, videos where I discovered that I was dealing with a narcissist in my family, and how to work through the issues I need to resolve. Continue reading “Resources for Healing and Empowerment”

Dance on an Empty Highway: Part 2

At each stop on this trip, the state of the washrooms deteriorates at an inversely proportionate rate as the scenery grows more spectacular.

“What’s wrong?”

Claudia has suddenly sat up at the edge of the bed.

“I have to go to the bathroom and I’m too scared to go out there by myself.”

That makes two of us. Continue reading “Dance on an Empty Highway: Part 2”

Solo Travel For Women

Do you hesitate – or refuse – to travel alone? Think  it may not be safe? Worried you’ll be bored?

Me too, at one time. But not anymore. Here’s what I’ve done to cure solo travel apprehension.

Why Travel Solo?

On my last two trips to Europe I traveled on my own, and as every solo traveler knows, there are advantages to this type of vacation: Continue reading “Solo Travel For Women”