Category Archives: Advice

More Than One Calling

Some of you who have been around for a while might be wondering why, all of a sudden, this blog has taken a much more… preachy isn’t the right word, but it’s the closest… a much more preachy tone of late.

Well, I have been strong in my faith for a while, but it wasn’t until all this CoVid-19 stuff started happening that I had an opportunity to really look at how active a roll my spirituality was taking in my life.

An event happened at the beginning of this whole lockdown/quarantine situation that really gave me some perspective.

And no, the actual quarantine isn’t the event I’m talking about, though it has given me the time to absorb, reflect, and respond in a way that led to this blog reboot.

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A Time of Transformation

Let’s be honest for a moment: There are a lot of us struggling right now. Some are struggling with things like a shift in work dynamics while working from home. Some are struggling because their job no longer exists. Some are struggling because, while their jobs are safe because they are deemed essential, it puts them on the front-lines of this pandemic.

Almost none of us were prepared for this new life, and for most of us, it has us questioning our sense of what is normal.

No matter how you are dealing (or not dealing) with the current situation, one thing is clear: we are definitely in a time of transition, and it seems like we’ve been moving towards this shift for some time now… albeit maybe not in this particular way.

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It is that time of year again: Intention setting!

We’re not quite a full week into 2020, but I’d lay odds that some people have already broken their New Year’s Resolutions.

Part of that is because resolutions are hard! We resolve to do a thing, but almost never do we have a plan to support that resolution.

A few years ago, people stopped calling them resolutions, and they started calling them goals.

The term “goal” is better because any progress toward the goal is just that: progress, and therefor a positive thing… even if we don’t 100% achieve the goal. Part of the issue is that a goal is something we might attain or obtain (depending on the goal) in the future. It is something to move towards, and even with a plan to help us get there, it is still something in the future.

This year, I want to make sure that I’m setting intentions, and today, I intend to discuss how to make some solid writing intentions for 2020.

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The Last Day before NaNoWriMo begins!!

While a large portion of the world is dressing up to celebrate Halloween, I and several other writer procrastinators will be scrambling to get all our last minute touches to our outlines, or putting together our writer’s emergency kit. Some of us are just getting around to announcing our novel and signing up. Some of us are kicking ourselves for not buying the Preptober kits that I kept seeing all over the internet…

But whatever you’re doing today, tomorrow you will be writing!

Tomorrow, NaNoWriMo begins.

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That Friday Feeling: The Beauty of a BuJo

Over Lughnasadh, I mentioned that I’ve found a way to balance my “real life” with my “spiritual life” using a Bullet Journal. My “real life” includes all those little tasks that are boring but necessary… like chores and a job, whereas my “spiritual life” is what I used to call all the little things I’m drawn to, including my creativity and my desire to help people.

The last few years, I’ve learned that those “real life” tasks are often in the category of “executive functioning skills,” and that is one of those areas where some people on the spectrum (myself included) struggle.

So what exactly are “Executive Functioning Skills?” And how can a bullet journal help?

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