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What Are Your Dreams Telling You?

9 Jun
DreamShips

Kristy Mitchell’s jawdropping Wonderland photographs come to her in dreams.

Someone once told me that writers have especially intuitive dreams. I’ve had some soul-shaking ones, and last week’s was a doozy. But more on that later.

So I consulted the Internet. Turns out there are whole books on the subject of writers and dreams.

Did you know that without dreams we wouldn’t have Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Catch-22, Misery, or even TwilightAll of these stories came to authors by way of dreams.

Think this all sounds like a bunch of hippie-dippie nonsense? Scientific American says otherwise.  Continue reading

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Hope and Hard Truths

6 Feb

Greenlake Seattle SunsetRegardless of your political preferences, this is a refreshingly honest talk on grief (see video below) from Joe Biden to military families in mourning.

For anyone coping with a loss, I hope it will bring you some peace during this reflective time of year.

“There will come a day, I promise you, when the thought of your [lost loved one] brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye. It WILL happen. My prayer for you is, that day will come sooner than later. But … I’m telling you: It will come.” ~Joe Biden

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Top 3: New Toys for Girls

11 Apr
Ummm ... seriously?

Ummm … seriously?

As a progressive, free-thinking mom with a daughter, I’m always looking for girls’ toys beyond the traditional options, like Barbie and Disney princesses.

Not that there’s anything wrong with those (with some exceptions), but why limit burgeoning imaginations to such a small field of options? Research shows we shouldn’t. Same holds true for boys.

That’s why I’m thrilled to have discovered these new toys for girls.
(I expect they’ll turn a few boys’ heads, too.)

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