Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – AuthorsDarlene Foster and Nancy Blodgett Klein

Recently I ran a series Public Relations for Authors which focused on how we are perceived by those who view our profile photographs, biographies and presence on social media. This included guest posts on other writer’s blogs. Here is an opportunity to not only promote your own blog or books, but those of someone you … Continue reading Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – AuthorsDarlene Foster and Nancy Blodgett Klein

Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are

“Behind every appearance of diversity there is an interdependent unity of all things.” —George de Benneville. Are you interested in genealogy? If so, dear reader, I have an amazing story to tell you that might seem unbelievable. But it’s true and it affirms the adage that we are all connected. Once there were two sisters, … Continue reading Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are

Lesson Seven: Be a Good Listener

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” Dean Jackson, author of The Poetry of Oneness: Illuminating Awareness of the True Self. Have you ever noticed that most people aren’t very good listeners? Typically, when I am at a party or other social gathering, the people I meet … Continue reading Lesson Seven: Be a Good Listener

Lesson Six: Educate yourself until you find meaning

Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. Shakuntala Devi, an Indian woman who wrote novels and texts about math, puzzles and astrology. She was known as “the human computer” because of her ability to do complex math calculations in … Continue reading Lesson Six: Educate yourself until you find meaning

Lesson Five: Some Questions Don’t Have Answers

"Zen wants us to acquire a new point of view to look into the mysteries of life. This is because Zen has come to the conclusion that the logical process of reasoning is powerless to give satisfaction to our deepest spiritual needs." ~ D.T. Suzuki Are you an orphan? Are both your parents gone now? … Continue reading Lesson Five: Some Questions Don’t Have Answers

Lesson Four: Life should be a daring adventure

"Life should be a daring adventure or nothing at all. ---Helen Keller Spanish seafood paella My hubby and I both like warm, sunny weather so we decided to retire to Spain.  Even though this is commonly done among British and Irish people, it’s not so common among Americans.  The Spanish government makes it hard to … Continue reading Lesson Four: Life should be a daring adventure