Like many, I am an Oprah fan. How can you not be when you see the things she has achieved? This will be the first of two posts where I use Oprah as my springboard to consider certain aspects of life. Sometimes we make a connection without understanding the connection. This post is a good…… Continue reading Meetings, questions and Oprah
Blogging can be fun, but it is also very demanding when there are so many things to be done elsewhere. Then I get a chance to feature an author like McKenna Dean and it becomes fun again for a variety of reasons. For one, it provides an opportunity to give readers something removed from myself.…… Continue reading Meet McKenna Dean, and learn why I love to blog
The more I look for things that may be useful when I blog, the more I am astounded by how much there is to learn. And of course, I get side-tracked but then it’s all learning. My reading led me to this post by Kathy Caprino, a career and personal growth coach who tells us that…… Continue reading Take a risk or play it safe?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8EKEFQ_vU My determination to keep my blog interesting has me coming up with a variety of ideas. Sometimes though it is about my novel and using music to give insight into my couple in Unexpected Obsession, is so much fun. I get to play with some of the older Italian songs like this one. I…… Continue reading Keeping a blog interesting
When I got side-tracked by poetry, I wondered what the heck I was doing. I went with it and it surprised me. Not so much in the first book, but certainly in the second because the choice of topic wove itself into the novel series. It felt right and then it slowly dawned on me…… Continue reading Flavours of Italy
Happy New Year to all the wonderful people out there in this big wonderful world of ours. May the New Year bring you joy and your heart’s desire. May it bring all of us peace and happiness. With warmest regards Barbara Strickland 2018
It’s almost the end of the year, and time for that making resolutions conversation. Personally, I am not a resolution person, instead I am someone that has a bucket list. Resolutions to me are a set of rules to improve behaviour. I would like to think we consider this all year round. Bucket lists however…… Continue reading Have you got a bucket list?