Blogging Hiatus & February #Wisdom

Hi readers, I have good news and bad news. Oh, you want the bad news first? Sure, I’d like to get it out of the way too. So, bad news: I’m taking a hiatus from blogging. I don’t have a specific endpoint yet, but I think I’ll be posting regularly again in 2-3 months. Why, you ask? I have a few reasons. First, it’s time for a change. Since August 2011, I’ve written over... read more

Cancer Is A Connector: “The Girl With Cancer”

Back when I had cancer, there was no Facebook, no blogging, no Twitter. There was no easy public outlet for my fears and emotions, no simple connector. There were only real people, real conversations, and a high school-aged girl with cancer, unable to express herself through spoken word. I’ve been humbled and gratified by the support I’ve been getting from all of you since I announced this... read more

New (And Better) iPhone Habits

I’ve been trying to break my iPhone addiction for awhile. I’ve written about it in several posts, most notably in I Love/Hate My iPhone last spring. I haven’t had complete success- I still check it far too often, and carry it around with me far too much- but I have changed a few phone-related habits that seem to have tipped the balance, and now I don’t feel quite as connected to... read more

Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Using Social Media

When you spend time on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any of the other myriad social media sites, do you feel a little guilty? It wouldn’t be surprising if you do. Study after study, article after article, blogger after blogger tell us that social media is wasting our time, dumbing us down, killing our productivity, taking us away from our kids or our kids away from us. It’s frustrating to be... read more

The Laughable Schedule

As I mentioned in my last post, All Time Is Not Quality Time, I did a time log for a few days recently to see if I was scheduling¬†enough time on my priorities. It was very enlightening. I was pleased to see that I’d spent plenty of time with family, taking care of the house, and playing with Edwin. I’d also used Edwin’s nap times wisely, editing my novel or writing blog posts, except for... read more

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