This writer was in awe, walking in some very big footsteps at the homestead of author Lucy Maud Montgomery in Cavendish, PEI.
Despite continually honing our craft as writers, there those who will still choose our often worthy competitor, Good Enough.
Top advice and trends from Andy Crestodina and Rohit Bhargava and lessons learned from the lake.
“It isn’t enough that she sweat, labored, bore her daughters howling or under total anesthesia or both. No. She must be responsible for our psychic weaknesses the rest of her life. It is alright to feel kinship with your father, to forgive. We all know that. But your mother is held to a standard so exacting that it has no principles.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum.
“You thought you’d be watching a sunset and all of a sudden you’re dropped in the middle of the ocean and you’re swimming for your life.” – Suicide survivor
It can be helpful to step back when our values are being threatened so that we can better understood our emotional responses.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
It’s just a house. I know. But the fact is, the imminent move to our beloved and long-time second home in the country is still breaking my heart. That’s me. Heart prominently on sleeve. Our city home is just a place and I’m actually quite okay about leaving it. It’s just all the darn memories […]
We all have stories to share about mental health and well-being. Let’s start the conversation. #BellLetsTalk
If you lead a team or are part of a work group that could use some great team building skills, this is the book for you!
Nature has a lot to teach us. If we’re listening.
Change is good. But sometimes it can be tinged with a gentle ache that perseveres even as we tell ourselves that the changes are all part of the natural progression of our lives.
Canada has one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, a quarter of its remaining wetlands and its longest coastline – yet Canada is the only G8 country without legally enforceable drinking-water-quality standards at the national level. We need to do better.
A few lessons learned about building civil and respectful teams and work environments.
The long and the short of what you need to do to make your story engaging, entertaining and valuable every word of the way.
As a writer, you never want to receive a draft back where your golden words are obliterated by revisions and comments. But it happens.