Hallelujah Anyway

I”m reading author Anne Lamott’s book “Hallelujah Anyway” where she writes about rediscovering mercy. I’m using author Jim Kwik’s technique of reading 20 pages everyday. I like her humor and human approach to writing. Of course the book is filled with stunning ah-ha moments. You can see Anne’s Ted Talk here https://www.ted.com/speakers/anne_lamott. You can joinContinue reading “Hallelujah Anyway”

Belief

I’ve been working on my memoir “Baby, You Have To Go Beyond The Block: Advice My Mother Gave Me While Growing Up” since January 2020. There were times I had to put it aside and just take a break. Then there were times I didn’t know what to do next in the writing process. But,Continue reading “Belief”

The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training (CMET)

On Monday, May 10, 2021 I joined a five-day virtual training program through The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training. The training was geared towards entrepreneurs and as you know, writing a book is a business. This five-day training program was intense and constructive. It was facilitated by CEO and President David Daly and Founder and ExecutiveContinue reading “The Center for Micro-Entrepreneurial Training (CMET)”

The Tapping Solution

I brought “The Tapping Solution” book so long ago that the pages are starting to yellow. In 2019 when the pandemic invaded the entire world I decided to dusk it off and read it, but I never got to it. In 2020 I downloaded the free Tapping Solution app but never used it. Here itContinue reading “The Tapping Solution”

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

This is on the inside jacket cover of the book “Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words the can make the world right. MayaContinue reading “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”

True Forgiveness

I started listening to Rev. Jennifer McSween podcast “Understanding The Language Of A course In Miracles” https://revjennifermcsweenpodcast.com back in 2018. In 2019 I sent her an email thanking her for her podcast teachings and her informative book. Rev. McSween responded with a kindly worded email and a signed copy of her book. I’ve had theContinue reading “True Forgiveness”

Parable of the Sower

I’m reading Octavia E. Butler’s book “Parable of the Sower” above is a quote from chapter nine. This book is a work of fiction and was published in 1993 but I feel this statement is relevent to today’s political circus. What do you think? Have you read the book? Please feel free to share yourContinue reading “Parable of the Sower”

Cicely Tyson

Currently I’m reading Cicely Tyson’s memoir ” Just As I Am.” When I got home I sat and ran my fingers over the cover of the book. The front cover photo is so striking! The font, the colors beige and purple, very fitting. When I opened the book there was a photo of Cicely andContinue reading “Cicely Tyson”

Inspiration

There are times I just need to find some inspiration to keep me going, to keep writing. I decided to take time out and watch the Soul movie by Disney. Besides this movie being fantastically made with exceptional actors and awesome jazz (I play the soundtrack on Spotify), the movie was just what I needed.Continue reading “Inspiration”