Author: Sheila

Stories I tell myself

Funny how pride can trip you up. Funny how it can blind you to reality, especially when part of what you’re proud of is that you always live in reality.

Life Rules

We’ve finished the season of graduations, endings, ceremony, commencement speeches. I was not asked to give any speeches. But this is what I would say to kids in their first

Authentic vs intentional

I’m learning to live without defenses. I’ll probably still be learning this when I’m 80, or 100, or 53…doesn’t matter the age I ultimately achieve, the lesson will be ongoing,

Good advice!

A few favorites… My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate. – Thornton Wilder If you

Same food every day? No thanks! Simplify life? Yes, please!

I read a blog post a few days ago promoting the practice of eating the same food every day. The author described his diet, foods he chooses for each meal, and

Spreading wings

Follow me on Bloglovin. This is a site designed to promote story telling, my own, and others who choose to share. There are a growing number of helps to access,

Create an intentional life

When I think about my life, where I’m going, what helps me to make good choices, one of the keys is designing with intention. By designing, I mean taking stock

Mobile Mortgage Payment

We’re spending the month in Hawaii, splitting our time between the Big Island, and Maui. We’ve visited Oahu and Kauai on past trips, so this is an attempt to see

No fear!

This site launched last week, and the book as well, and thanks to the generosity of so many on Facebook and Twitter, posting and re-posting my announcement of the free Kindle listing, I

Giving for the joy of it

When my son was a middle schooler, he started pet sitting in our neighborhood. When I asked him about pricing, how he would set his fees, he said he was

Happy birthday!

Today is the birthday of this site, and a birthday for me in a way as well. This day has been a long time coming. Years, really. I started blogging in

Write makes might!

Aahh…Blogging 201 is finished, and I learned a lot. It wasn’t evident from my postings, because I haven’t been posting. But the daily tasks have been been thought provoking, made