My Life

#Traveling to Canada from Maui #tobytravels

We are traveling to Prince Rupert, Canada, to house swap with a family there, and thinking to be as direct as possible, we took a red eye on Air Canada from Maui to Vancouver. I was grateful for two things: 1) I didn’t faint. I’ve had a situation develop in the last...

Five reasons procrastination is a valid coping strategy

Five reasons procrastination is a valid coping strategy took form in my thoughts as my co-authoring partner, Emily Kimelman,  and I deferred, for the third time, a difficult task we needed tackle involving coordinating a day-by-day timeline of the plot of our series...

Insights from a wellness retreat

Insights from my recent wellness retreat were hard won, but worthwhile, so I thought I’d share for those who may be looking for a health solution that's a little "outside the box." Some of you may know that I’ve struggled for years with an increasingly over-reactive...

New year's resolutions and embracing mediocrity

Embracing mediocrity was a turning point for me, but New Year’s resolutions have always been a favorite flagellation. For the last twenty years and more, every New Year’s eve I’d go off by myself to review my journals from the year. The last ten years, I’d go up on...

When your dog dies

When your dog dies, even after a long slow decline as our old girl did today, it’s a feeling not quite like any other, a unique grief. Dogs are so completely unconditionally loving that having that presence go…well, I’ve cried harder today than I have at human...

Random encounter with #gratitude

I had a random encounter with gratitude today. Maui dawned cool, foggy and rainy, unusual for our island, known for depthless skies and broad vistas. Something about the weather made me sleepy and sad, filled with nostalgia for when my kids were younger and I was a...

My Writing

Wired Revenge is headed your way!

Wired Revenge is headed your way!

HITTING BOOKSTORES ON FEBRUARY 24...WIRED REVENGE! Grab yours now! Be sure to set aside an uninterrupted day to read, because you won't be able to put it down! "If I could give this book ten stars, it wouldn't be enough!" Nadine, Goodreads If Lisbeth Salander and Jack...

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