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After I turned 62 this September, I caught myself saying, “Well, I’m old,” as a kind of half-joking excuse. I think of myself as a self-aware person who is generally good about living with the things I can’t change and changing the ones I can. And I really don’t think of 62 as “old.” So where was that self-deprecating comment coming from? Clearly I needed an attitude adjustment, or a tune-up of my sense of self. Or both.
So when Don’t Stop Now—a slim volume that promises to help us 50-plus-year-old women make the most of the rest of our lives—landed in my mailbox, I figured it was a sign. Or at least a possible resource. I’ve learned to not turn down such opportunities when they present themselves.
Fishler and Gianforte make it clear up front that Don’t Stop Now is more like a conversation with a bracingly honest, wise, and sympathetic friend than a book that promises to fix you: The entire review can be found at www.dontstopnow.us
If you’re looking for an inspiring story filled with mystery and intrigue, order my book Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir).
The story was damn incredible — some parts of it so crazy it almost seemed like fiction. The writing was solid — the author had such a great eye for detail — she put me in the same room with her, experiencing the wild (and tragic, and wonderful) things as they unfolded. ~ Amazon Review
Without even realizing it, I spent most of my life looking for my birth mother’s heartbeat, projecting the pain caused by my loss wherever it would stick. Searching for Jane, Finding Myself is a memoir that reveals the abandonment, fear, anger, and sadness that often result from adoption, and demonstrates how healing can ultimately take place.
Whether you are relatively new to writing or a seasoned professional, Flex Your Writing Muscle: 365 Writing Prompts (A month-by month guide) will help jump-start your writing and keep you on the writing path.
Writing prompts encourage you to write about uncharted terrain that you might not explore on your own. Some prompts can ignite a spark and result in a blog post or short article. Others can be so inspirational they result in short story or novel. To see if a prompt is for you, flex your writing muscle for five minutes and see where it takes you. If you haven’t found your muse, stop and do something else, but if the prompt gets your creative juices flowing, keep writing!
For Veterans and those who love them, be sure to download my FREE eBook, PTSD: Lessons From Vietnam, a collection of articles originally published in VietNow National Magazine.
This eBook is a collection of articles, previously published in VietNow National Magazine, and originally written to help Vietnam era veterans and their family members better understand and manage the trauma that often results from combat, and subsequently manifests as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.