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The Art Of Self Acceptance

? Talking about our self-worth can be one of the toughest conversations we can have. Have you ever been asked to list your strengths, talents, and virtues without thinking about your accomplishments and level of intelligence? Would you be able to…

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Throwback Writing with Scarlet Darkwood

Today marks the third installation in the Throwback Writing series. Throwback writing is stuff written in a younger, more innocent time. Just as we might look at a photo of an adult friend as a child and recognize certain features, so we … Continue reading

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The Return of Music Tuesday with Cathy L. Mason

Readers, I’m thrilled to bring back the popular Music Tuesday blog series with a wonderful author I’ve recently met. Her name is Cathy L. Mason, and this is a beautiful and sad story about how music influenced her relationship with … Continue reading

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Throwback Writing: New Blog Series, Submissions Welcome

Last week, I went hunting through my attic for Davie Bowie memorabilia. I was writing an essay on Bowie–one of my favorite musicians of all time–and wanted to add some pictures. Well, I did find a few things, and you … Continue reading

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My Favorite Blogs of 2015—Part 1

Hello and happy 2016! I hope you’re looking forward to a year of peace, fun and good reading too. I haven’t been around this space as much as usual lately, as things have been a bit crazy. Life, right? But … Continue reading

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(De)Caffeinated Confessions Writing Competition Prize List

If you enjoy writing and want to help a great cause, this competition may be for you. Check it out. It’s open to all ages too–kids are welcome!

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3 Day Quote Challenge: Awareness

The other day, one of my favorite people and bloggers, Stephanie Ortez, challenged me to write three consecutive blog posts about awareness, using relevant quotes. I’m not sure if I’ll manage to write all three, but I’m giving it a … Continue reading

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Going Batty: A Rabies Story

It’s 11:33 on Friday morning, and I’m waiting for the phone to ring. I’d be lying if I said the anxiety’s killing me, but also can’t deny that I really, really hope to hear some positive news. Here’s the story, … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Part 1: Selling Off the Memories

Just a short post today, as I get ready to help my mom prepare for her giant yard sale tomorrow. Thankfully, Mom is in good health and is downsizing from the three-bedroom home where my brothers and I grew up … Continue reading

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Meet Writer February Grace and her New Book, WISHING CROSS STATION

Happy Wednesday, blog readers. Today, my guest is the wonderful and talented author February Grace, who recently released a brand new book. So without further ado, let’s get started! MR: Hi February! I’m so happy to have you on the … Continue reading

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