The Benefits of Life’s Expresso Machine
Ever had a stressful day and you just wanted a macchiato?
And as you sipped that macchiato, all your troubles just drifted away?
It was as if that macchiato had the power of what my dad used … a healing shot of blackberry brandy. Only you don’t risk getting addicted to alcohol.
A macchiato seems to boost your metabolism when the damaging winds of despair are doing their best to blow you off course. When you’re too tired from the struggle to keep going. …
Getting Readers to Read Your Stories
I jerked awake. My heart was pounding. I could barely breathe. I lay frozen in my bed.
I scanned my bedroom, moving only my eyes. It was dark. I frantically wondered: What had woken me? Who was out there? Would they hurt me? Kill me?
Every muscle in my body was tense. Ready to spring out of bed instantly. If I had to.
Terrified, I waited, dreading what would jump up out of the darkness.
We all want peace, right?
We all want less drama. Less conflict, Less struggle. Right?
For we are…
Changing Your Mental Diet
For the majority of my life, I’ve lived in fear. I’ve felt the pervasive terror of not being able to get through the day. I’ve felt dread at the start of each new day. And then at night, I’ve experienced a deep anxiety that I wouldn’t make it through the night.
As a child, I would wake up in the night terrified. So, I would jump out of bed and race to my parent’s bedroom and dive between mom and dad. And I immediately felt safe, even if only for a little while.
And without realizing…
The Intent of the Intentional Searcher
On my grocery list, krispies and chipps are always at the top. For I believe you can make the most exotic and tantalizing lessons for readers from both of them.
And any gourmet writer who loves to cook up fancy (or not so fancy, according to your tastes) lessons that beginner writers will gobble up quickly should become aware of just how scrumptious for snacking they both are to even the most discerning readers.
For what’s a meal without KRISPIES? A meal without krispies is like a hotel mini-bar without any goodies. …
What You Do When the Heat is on Matters
The natives are restless. And anxiously waiting. Waiting to hear from you. But you’re the one who’s really the most nervous. For your mind is far away, stuck in that rut of not knowing what to say. What to write.
For you’re asking yourself, “What can I say that will spark my followers’ interest enough to actually read what I say instead of just skimming through it to see if I really had something important to say?”
For the MUFFIN tribe wants more than anything to experience the Magical Unwavering Faith-Fueling…
An Irresistible Offer for Muffin Lovin’ Writers
Who out there doesn’t love muffins?
Imagine this. You wake up in the middle of the night. It’s totally dark outside. And you’re hungering for something to eat. You get up and walk towards the kitchen. You stub your toe on the dresser near the bedroom door.
You fumble you way through the darkness as your stomach rumbles. You get to the kitchen and look in the pantry. And you see … an empty carton of muffins.
Drats! You forgot to buy your favorite muffins.
What would you do? Would you get dressed…
Are You Filling Your Basket or is Someone Else?
Many of us are like Michelle (Kathryn Hahn) in the movie How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. She asked her friends, “Why does this always happen to me? Things are going great for about a week and a half and then suddenly … it’s over. And I’m mystified.”
We are mystified as to why our life basket is so empty. For we don’t realize that we forgot to fill it.
And that empty space never stays empty. Because we inadvertently let others decide what goes in our basket.
How to Feed Your Reader an Easy to Digest Dinner
For most of my life, I have had a bitter, biting taste in my mouth. For I have been chomping obsessively on a diet of sour grapes. Incessantly pushed into eating the words “I don’t care.” I don’t care what they think! I don’t care what they say! I don’t care about them!
When in fact, I always did care. But lately my diet has changed. …
Creating the One-Liner That Turbo-Charges Your Writing
Sure, anyone can be a writer, but you have to realize one sobering fact:
The truth that you have to know more than what you’ve been taught in grammar class. That you have to know more than who Hemingway and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were. You even have to know more than your favorite English teacher.
For most beginner writers don’t know that you have to become a master at what you are doing before you can make any money at it. …
Turning Away From Escapism
Have you ever goofed up and regretted it the rest of your life?
Have you ever said something that you regretted with your whole heart?
Have you ever thought you deserved a mouthful of soap like your mother threatened you with when you were young?
If you have, then you’ve ridden the horse of hating oneself that results from self-delusional escapism.
Like me when I was waitressing.
For I had waited for this moment for so long. I had hoped and prayed he would one day walk in the door and I could wait on him.