49 Days (and ways) To Be Amazing By New Year’s

Spend half as much on Christmas this year Give twice as much to Charity Start that blog Get a ‘walking buddy’ and walk three times a week Make a party plan, and only go (and eat and drink) when you really want to Start your novel Write a love letter to yourself Go to aContinue reading “49 Days (and ways) To Be Amazing By New Year’s”

Paleo Diet — I feel like I’ve fallen face-first into the Fountain of Youth

Now, I had never really heard of the Paleo Diet (and I don’t ever do ‘diets’ in the way most Americans think of them, BTW) until about a week ago. My sister Sarah said she’d been reading great things about it online and we should try it.  And it’s changed my life in ONE WEEK.Continue reading “Paleo Diet — I feel like I’ve fallen face-first into the Fountain of Youth”

What’s Holding You Back?

The following is a guest post from a good friend and fellow Athens Writers Association member, Jennifer Innes.  Jen has shown an incredible amount of courage and persistence in going after her dream and I think we can all learn a lot from her.  Enjoy!    I started my first novel at some point in middle school. ThisContinue reading “What’s Holding You Back?”

How To Become Beloved

Give it away — your time, your love, your heart Say the sweet things you usually only think Work hard Always be honest, even about the little things Keep your promises Help others achieve their dreams go the extra mile Don’t take your frustrations out on others Seek the things that make you make smile,Continue reading “How To Become Beloved”

How to Move to the Next Level as a Writer — 10 Tips That Could Make You Well-Known and Famous

I consider myself an intermediate writer.  I’ve been writing seriously for fifteen years and am just now moving into the publishing game.  Wherever you are in your writing journey, you probably want to move up to the next rung on the ladder.  Here are ten ideas to get there – 1.  Write More That’s reallyContinue reading “How to Move to the Next Level as a Writer — 10 Tips That Could Make You Well-Known and Famous”

You Are A God

When you woke up this morning, you may not have thought about it.  As you hurry through your day, you may, for a moment, forget it.  But know it is always true — You are a god.  A wonder.  A perfect spiritual being living out a divine destiny. AND YOU KICK ASS. Too often we judgeContinue reading “You Are A God”

Everything You Want is on the Other Side of … Sugar?

Now, all my life I’ve loved sugar and the sweet foods that contain it.  And in a very real way, I think a life where you couldn’t enjoy an ice cream cone, or a birthday cake, or a piece of chocolate would be sorely lacking. That said, I’m enjoying feeling better than I’ve ever feltContinue reading “Everything You Want is on the Other Side of … Sugar?”

The Post

Well, here it is — The Post.  Now, for my part I promise you it is the only one of its kind.  I’m not going to keep harping on this.  But I’m also going to speak very clearly and forcefully right now. This post is about stealing.  Specifically, illegal steaming and downloading. For the record, it’sContinue reading “The Post”

Are You Willing to Look Like a Fool for Your BIG Dream?

Would you be willing to fall flat on your face while moving toward your dreams?  Because honestly, if you would not, I don’t see you making it in the long run. Harsh?  Yes, very.  But I believe more and more that the fear that stops most people is only born of a desire to alwaysContinue reading “Are You Willing to Look Like a Fool for Your BIG Dream?”

Welcome to September — Start Your Engines

Awesome author Catherine Ryan Howard (who you should be following) said, “But what I really love about September is that it’s a fresh start, a perfect little package of time between now and New Year’s Eve in which you have every chance of achieving your goals and sauntering smugly into 2014 with a smile on your face.Continue reading “Welcome to September — Start Your Engines”