writing

Mindfulness Aids Post-Pandemic Mental Health

Mindfulness Aids Post-Pandemic Mental Health

Anyone else ready to get back to some semblance of normal after the last 16 months?  Yeah, me too.  As new COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in the state of Georgia and elsewhere, changing your routine to reintroduce day-to-day activities that involve face-to-face...

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Cherokee County Gives A ____

Cherokee County Gives A ____

Community Embraces Charity Events to Help Cancer Patient Cherokee County is no stranger to wrapping the community in love and generosity when a need arises. And the community has so artfully illustrated this generosity during the past few months with an incredible,...

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Rewrite the Narrative

"Rewrite the narrative," a friend reminded me this morning, after I spent 20 minutes on the phone with her recounting my somewhat self-inflicted shitty day prior. I had gone down a old email rabbit hole, and spent my lunch break reading emails from 8 or 9 years prior,...

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Will Work (Tweet?) for Tacos

We've all heard that quote that's mis-attributed to Benjamin Franklin about "beer being proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," but I'm fairly certain the same can be said for tacos. In fact, I'd argue that tacos > beer. (Keep your pants on, beer...

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I hang my head in shame

Sometimes, I don't like referring to myself as a writer. Writers write. I occasionally get an idea and type something out and then leave it to die somewhere in my documents folder, eventually coming back to it and having nothing to add.The last few times I've been to...

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You Are Now Entering the Zona Rosa*

This weekend I attended a writing workshop with Rosemary called "What Geniuses Know."  I was really pumped because I haven't had a chance to go to any of the workshops before, and I didn't really know what to expect.  Since I am currently not working a 9-to-5, I had...

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Thoughts on this particular Tuesday

I've gotten so used to having my entire mornings to myself. Today I have to get ready for a job interview. Before that I have to drive to Smyrna to do something for a friend. But afterward, I have a job interview. I'm trying to be upbeat about it, and I keep repeating...

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I’m no hooker, but…

Rosemary has urged me to polish a piece I submitted a few months back at a Zona Rosa meeting for a compilation of essays the group hopes to publish next winter. I have to admit I'm thrilled (it would be my first published piece), but scared out of my mind. My "what...

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I left my filter at home

If I had no inner monologue, you'd be privy to this today -Wow, Dutch boy really marinated himself in his aftershave/cologne/bug spray today (because that's what it smells like - "fashion" bug spray). Also, he looks like a Euro-trash hipster with entirely too much...

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