On Being a Real Writer

Yesterday, I was supposed to have a “me” day. My husband left to go watch football with some friends –he wouldn’t be back until evening. My […]

More peace. Less drama.

Every year at this time, we close both of the How to Live stores for about six weeks. People who don’t know me think that I […]

Designing the Future

So, I’ve been designing the 2016 How to Live at the Beach Calendar. Designing a calendar is like mapping out your life in advance–something that I […]


I am excited to tell you that my first mystery novel, SWAMPED, is now published. It is available as an ebook and soon will be available […]

Dream Crusher

We’re all on quests. Our lives are mythic journeys to discover who we are and our life’s purpose. We don’t see it that way. We see […]

Just Do It

OK, so I’ve had a toothache for two weeks now. My husband wants me to call the dentist again this morning. I already went back to […]

Stop Walking

  I forget that, in every journey, there are pauses.  It’s not all forward motion, not all highway.  I think of all the vacations I’ve been […]


OK, it’s going to snow again tomorrow. So, we all need to work together to create some sunshine. Let’s all try to think “heat,” “piña colada,” […]


I had a dream last night that I was lost. I was on a path and there were forks in the road, and I had no […]