Frankly Speaking

What should my next step be? 

What to do?  What to do? 

One group is pushing _ encouraging me to produce an LP.  While another group wants me to focus on my art and do multiple exhibitions.  I will publish a new children's book next year.  

I have never really marketed any of my works.  I simply do what I enjoy.  The sales I make are the result of word of mouth and people that stumble across my site.  

Others think I should take my work "more seriously".  Although, I feel that I definitely take what I do seriously, they mean I should…

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How to Get Out of a Creative SLUMP 

10 Ways to Overcome a Creative Slump

It happens, even to the best of us!  Creative Block is a real thing.  I'd first like to say, it's okay.  Don't be afraid of it.  Sometimes we need a mental and/or physical break.  Our minds tire just as our bodies do.  Sometimes our lack of creative thought is a message from our mind's eye that we need a mental break.  Listen to it.  The first step to getting out of this slump is to step away and relax your mind. 

So, how long should you step away from your creative…

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Confessions of an Introvert 

I don’t believe any of the people that know me would classify me as an introvert.  That’s because they don’t really know me.

I am not shy, but I don’t schmooze or do small talk very well.  Heck, I don’t really do it at all, and frankly, get a little bored and frustrated with others that insist on trying to engage me in such.

I work well cooperatively, but while sitting and listening to the back and forth banter of the group, I secretly wish I could go to a quiet place and calmly work on the problem alone…

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If I Ruled the World 

The world itself is a beautiful and wondrous place_ the skies, waters, and lands.  It is the human life which dwells here that sometimes makes it unsightly. 

If I ruled the world, I would change the character of people.  All people would be compassionate.  They would go beyond tolerance to truly caring about their fellow man.  Each man, woman, and child would see when another is suffering, give aid, and show mercy.  Every person would be treated with respect, honor, and loyalty. 

Having this new, gentler…

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New Books  



The past few months have been very busy.  I have published the second addition of my first children’s book and written a second.  Both are inspired by and written for my grandchildren.  Some of the best stories come from real life.  And we all know how entertaining young children can be.  They are naturally and effortlessly the center of attention whenever they are in the room.  I love my grands.

If you can’t think of anything kind, you aren’t thinking hard enough 

The 40 day challenge has been going really well. I must admit, I was concerned about doing some act of kindness e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y for 40 days in a row, but I have been something every day. I used the planning calendar and tips from the Positive in Purpose website and was able to easily come up with something to do for all but eight days. Today, I still have four days that don’t have a designated act of kindness written in, but I am not concerned. If you are around others, there will always be an opportunity…

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Primed and Ready 

I am ready to begin the Caring and Kindness 40 day challenge!  My planning calendar is almost full; only a few more dates to fill-in. I can’t wait to see what others are doing and hope I get some new ideas. Join me in showing caring and kindness to others.

It’s not too late to Register.

Go to Positive in Purpose

Friends, Family & Smiles 

I am thankful for time I am able to spend with friends and family.  Thankful for each smile that comes my way and for the ability to reciprocate.

Not Nice to be Judgemental 

Posted October 3, 2011 by Delphine Fieberg

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and b...eautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of…Read more