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Relaxed blogging – myth or reality?

Relaxed blogging – myth or reality?

Is successful “simplified” blogging possible, or must all bloggers follow the all-powerful Gigantic Blogging Plan to be taken seriously?

When the world feels like it’s pressing in

When the world feels like it’s pressing in

The world has a way making us messy. Thankfully, with just a little effort and spontaneity, there is much we can wash away.

Is pain necessary for art?

Is pain necessary for art?

Whenever tragedy strikes the world of arts and entertainment, my husband and I rehash an old, familiar debate:  Is pain necessary for art? 

On winters, disappointment and dead flowers

On winters, disappointment and dead flowers

Michiganders have a tremulous relationship with winters. By March, we’re disenchanted with the season and its charms – but maybe we’re giving up too soon?

On family and other complications

On family and other complications

“My family is my strength and my weakness.” Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

How to create a little mental white space

How to create a little mental white space

For many of us, something within us obstructs the path between creative ideas and fruition. Creating a little mental white space can help.