Stop wishing your life away.

Our lives have become a constant loop of how much we want our normal back, how desperate we are to have “this insanity” behind us so we can get back to the way things were. We don’t want to ever look back at the horrors of 2020. Right? People are tired of COVID’s effect on…

I Use Music

In these times when the world is a mess, when I’m hardly able to write, when I can’t make daily trips to the ocean to get my world back in order and I’m not even painting much, the one thing I can still depend on is music. Whether I need peace, need simple pleasure, need…

Change

By Kathryn Jane “In times of change, we can resist, or we can pull up our bloomers and get with the program–because change is gonna happen whether we like it or not.” With the world around us changing at a terrifying pace, we have decided to stop floating along with the current, and start swimming….

The Magic of Creativity

by Kathryn Jane The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture. When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an opening scene, and the story grows…

Self-care. What if…

by Kathryn Jane Something we all, yep ALL, need to pay attention to no matter what our circumstances, is self-care. We live in a world brimming with information, watching bad news from around the world, and being exposed to a great deal of negativity minute by minute. In some ways this is good as we…

I disagree!

by Kathryn Jane   I disagree with lots of what goes by me on FB. But instead of lashing out, shaking a finger or fist, unfriending or blocking, I sit back and wonder… Why is this person’s opinion so different from mine? How can she not see what I see? Why does she not think…

Thieves… plagiarists and scammers

by Kathryn Jane Yesterday was my day to blog, and I tried, really tried to write about the recent blowup in the writing world. I wrote and deleted two long, wordy attempts to address the horrors of people stealing a writer’s hard work, and how thieves and the dirty underbelly of the writing world affected…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

What’s your 2019 word?

by Kathryn Jane New Year’s Resolutions? Nope, never been a thing for me. But five or six years ago I stumbled upon the idea of having a word for the year–something to focus on–and I liked it. Gratitude, Love, Kindness, Smile, and Joy were among my choices between then and now,  and I honestly don’t…

go go go STOP!

by Kathryn Jane Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened. I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone. Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. On day five, I managed…