In an effort to better understand what separates “good” writing from “bad” writing, I’ve been taking advantage of free ebook offerings via Amazon, iBooks and Wattpad. It’s helping my understanding considerably. It’s not just mechanics and word choice, it’s consistency (ever read a 25-cent word thrown in like the author just learned it and was determined to use it even if it disrupts the flow?). It’s not just the characters and background detail, it’s how you present them. Read the rest of this entry »
Several weeks ago, I ran across this post about Kahlil Gibran and his poem “Said a Blade of Grass”. I can appreciate the point to the post as well as the poem, even though I’d never heard of this particular poet before. It got me thinking, and that’s the door where understanding can come in…
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We have four more days of experienced, educated speakers scheduled for the Essential Oils Revolution Summit. I fully expect the remaining speakers to continue to amaze me away with their knowledge and tips as those who spoke during these first four days have done. This summit has been truly mind-blowing! The fact this information is being handed out for free leaves us with no excuse but to learn as much as we can squeeze into our days.
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For the last several days my mind is overflowing with thoughts revolving around a story idea for a fantasy fiction novel. How bizarre. I mean sure, I’ve made up stories in my head, but never anything this elaborate or detailed, and never anything that was so insistent about coming out of my head. It’s already beginning to show signs of obsession.
In attempting to write about self-love, I have offered my thoughts on the idea that loving yourself can come with a stigma of selfish arrogance making it difficult to even consider the concept (see post Self-Love: Stigma), and I’ve offered my thoughts on the potentially detrimental judgments we all use to make decisions on anything and everything in our lives (see post Self-Love: Judgements). Loving one’s self can be a difficult, subjective, emotional, rocky and sometimes convoluted concept – at least until you feel it for yourself. I feel the key to finding a way love yourself is by first learning to accept yourself and everything about YOU. Read the rest of this entry »
As I mentioned in the earlier post “Self-Love: Stigma“, the complex subject of loving one’s self is not an easy one to address. However, I do believe it’s necessary in the hope that it may help someone unhappy and struggling to learn that loving yourself is absolutely vital to finding your own happiness. In this post, I wish to discuss how judgments pervade and hinder our lives, particularly with regard to loving one’s self.
Oh boy, self-love is a tough subject to write about! When fellow blogger ZombieDrew2 brought up this subject of a few weeks ago over at TheZombieShuffle (read those posts here), I thought this was a great subject needing to be to addressed, one not discussed very often. I believe many people suffer from a difficulty to love themselves, and many may not even realize this is a core problem to their unhappiness. But, when I decided to start writing my take on the subject, I ran into some trouble…
We all have our own opinions based on a combination of what we were taught by authority figures (also known as indoctrination when we were children), what we have experienced so far in our lives, and what we have learned about our world from a variety of other information sources. For example, it is my opinion that to assume we know all there is to know on a given subject, no matter our level of expertise, we are short-changing ourselves to further possibilities of more knowledge and understanding. Read the rest of this entry »
Why is it some lessons are so easy “ok, won’t do that again”, and others are so hard for us to grasp and actually put into practice?
The Right Tool for The Job
Lots of times, the so-called “right tool” is just a common tool repackaged under a new name, usually for a higher price, so the manufacturer can make more money. Kudos to the manufacturer for capitalizing on ignorance, but I won’t spend the money if it really isn’t necessary. Read the rest of this entry »