Unbecoming and Creative Reinvention

Posted on May 1, 2020May 2, 2020Categories Blogging, LifeTags , , 1 Comment on Unbecoming and Creative Reinvention

I started blogging years ago, before I started my own website. I embraced it fully. I posted daily, built a following, read other blogs, interacted. It became a focus of my life, and helped me through a very difficult transition period. I actually started it because circumstances led my family away from the home we had built in Durango, CO, and my friends there encouraged me to write as a way to stay connected. It helped me in so many … Continue reading “Unbecoming and Creative Reinvention”

The Power of Community

Posted on February 2, 2015February 2, 2015Format GalleryCategories Blogging, Life, WritingTags , , , 15 Comments on The Power of Community

Sometimes I think life would be so much easier if I could answer the question “what do you do” with one simple answer. “What do you do?” “I am a ________.” I can’t do that though, because there are so many different versions of me. Each one of them takes priority in different situations, and there isn’t really one that I can say I value the most. I value them all as facets of what makes my life rich, complicated, … Continue reading “The Power of Community”

Celebrating Our Unique Powers: An Invitation

Posted on January 14, 2015March 1, 2015Format GalleryCategories Blogging, Celebrating Our Unique Powers, WritingTags , , 13 Comments on Celebrating Our Unique Powers: An Invitation

  “ The book teaches that all women have unique gifts, things we often ignore by listening to criticism, by heeding our own flagging confidence, and by giving up too soon.”  –Andra Watkins, Review of P.O.W.ER Sarah takes after me. Physically she is the perfect blend of the two of us, but fortunately she seems to have gotten Nathan’s metabolism and will probably surpass me in height. But emotionally . . . well that’s all me. The good and the … Continue reading “Celebrating Our Unique Powers: An Invitation”

The Power of Community

Posted on December 3, 2014December 3, 2014Format GalleryCategories A Writer's Life, Blogging, Life, WritingTags , , , 10 Comments on The Power of Community

We live in a world where more can be accomplished if we work together than if we stand alone.  That is a lesson that I am slowly coming to learn, and that more of us need to learn. It doesn’t work, however, if we are working together for selfish reasons–if the goal is only about personal gain instead of benefiting self and others. I know what I sound like politically, but I really do believe this. I believe that we … Continue reading “The Power of Community”

The Power of Social Networking

Posted on November 30, 2014Format GalleryCategories A Writer's Life, Blogging, WritingTags , , ,   Leave a comment on The Power of Social Networking

I have yet to learn how to harness this power to the utmost. To be honest I’m not sure I want to. I already spend way too much time distracting myself with technology, and yet feel like I am never quite doing it correctly. When I switched over from the original  Woman Wielding Words site (on WordPress) to my own self-hosted site, I lost some of my social network (although over time I gained many back plus more)–but I never … Continue reading “The Power of Social Networking”