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Parents, Hurricanes & Dying - A Glimpse Inside the Writing Life

I haven’t been writing. A hurricane hit home; we went without power for over 100 days. Thanksgiving came; I ate the skin off a turkey and celebrated my 43rd birthday. I finally finished reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and realized I was no longer the answer to everything. I scrubbed mold off the kitchen cabinets with Clorox wipes and rubbed sanitizer in my hands to clean my fingers and contemplated how I could write when generators buzzed throughout the neighborhood and the world went upside down. Christmas came, as did Chris Dinwiddie, to help repair what was broken. He arrived like a knight on the afternoon Delta flight brandishing a tool belt, a gorgeous new tape measure and

Here's How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

For the moment, I just wanted to acknowledge that we all face resistance. Usually the New Year is a time of great promise, but a week or a month or two in… BAM!…resistance knuckle-sandwiches us. Which is why my circle and I don’t do resolutions, we do creation ideations session. These are LIFE-CHANGING, and make for EXTRAORDINARY outcomes throughout the year (outcomes that definitely wouldn't have happened otherwise). I wouldn’t start my year without it. With that, I invite you to write and create your NEW YEAR! To get you started, what is your word for the year? If you’d like to dive deeper into making 2018 magic (like my friends and I always do, retreat-style, the first week in January) ch