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Sail away

I think about my childhood sometimes, trying to make peace of it and understanding. It wasn’t easy growing up with a parent with a mental illness, she just wasn’t who I needed her to be and looking at it now, I am thankful that my great-grandparents had the insight to see that when I was born and tried to step…

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Tuesday

I wrote this a few years ago after my best friend and “brother” died.  I just didn’t know how I was going to get through this horrible feeling called grief. I took to writing as a way of getting all of those emotions out of my head and setting them free. What I learned was that there are so many…

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Yep, I’ve got nothin – So check these out!

So after spending a few hours setting up my new laptop, a replacement after my other one refused to work, I finally have time to get a new post up. It’s been a crazy summer, packed full of trips and fun, and now I have time to catch up… and I’ve got nothin! That’s one of the hard parts about…

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Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Have an extra special piece that you think is awesome and want to share it?  This week I am looking for a few people willing to share their creative talents and be our featured Guest Bloggers. General guidelines Write a post with really useful content. Write with Dancing with Firefly Readers in mind. Your post must be original and written…

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Thoughts About Being Called An Expert

  I was recently requested to join a team of other writers who contribute their writing talents to a very well-known web group. When the request first came in, I initially rejected it. I am a writer, I write because that is my passion and who I am. But when I thought about it more, the offer and the possibilities…

“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.”

Ready… Set… Move On!

  Ready… set… go! That’s sort of how I feel right now.  I took some time off to put my head together after some recent moments in my personal life that just seemed to be sucking up my thoughts. But in the back of my head, I just felt like I just wanted to get back to work, back here…

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DWF Books to heal: 2 Books On Grief And Loss.

I don’t deal with stress well. Physically it lets my disease get the best of me. So in my life I do my best to stay out of the drama, away from the stress, and take extra time to make sure I am not absorbed in the middle of conflict.  This also means that I have to walk away from…

Come Back and Haunt Me - Lessons I've Learned Since Losing a loved one

Come back and Haunt me.

I can’t say I even believe in heaven anymore.  This magical place where only the good belong.  The ones that don’t screw up, go the wrong way, get sucked in by just trying to survive and forget this almost impossible place, they belong in heaven. The rest of who aren’t sure about feathery angels and golden rules, where do we…

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Reading to Write – Reading challenge

One of the biggest tips I have ever heard about writing is that you need read.  Reading gives you inspiration, guides, and it even will influence your style.  Reading helps to  expand your vocabulary and gives you a world of inspiration.  Anne E. Cunningham’s paper What Reading Does for the Mind explains that reading, in general, makes you smarter and keeps…