How Emotions Can Inspire Your Writing

I Lost My Oreo

I just spent a fabulous weekend at a blogger's conference in Las Vegas. I am truly inspired by the incredible bloggers who are published authors or are living their dreams through their online businesses.  I share this post from a year ago as a testament to writing personal essays using our deepest emotions to tell a …

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My Oreo Lives Forever: The Journey

This post marks my final installment of the life of my dog, Oreo and wraps up the three-part Writing 101 assignment, Serially Lost. To catch up, please read the prequel about Oreo and the story of I Lost My Oreo. Oreo’s life went on as it does for any dog. Oreo spent long days in the …

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I Lost My Oreo

Oreo was my beloved 14-year old Springer Spaniel-Australian Shepherd mix. He was 12-weeks old when he and his twin brother were brought to the SPCA. My daughters and I had just gotten a Chow puppy and were taking him home when we saw the cute, freckle-faced black and white pups. The next day, I came …

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Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces

It is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 16th. I have 4 working days left. I have packed up a few more things from my office. I have deleted REALLY OLD files and saved others on a shared drive. I have taken all my personal items down from the walls. It really feels like someone has …

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Recognizing Your True Colors Temperament During the Grieving Process

  View of Washington Monument from Arlington Cemetery In 2014, our family lost my husband’s oldest brother to a sudden heart attack. Of course there was sadness, loss and regret for not being able to connect with him more often. As I sat in church today, I thought about how we grieve for our loved ones …

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