New Carmel Magic (& Dudes Welcome!)

New Carmel Magic (& Dudes Welcome!)

Change and spring are in the air! After nine happy years renting a tree house in the Carmel Highlands for my writing retreats, the owner recently sold the home. February’s retreat was our last one. Since Merry, my toy poodle—who always accompanied me—died in January,...
Lemons: A Juicy Writing Time Hack

Lemons: A Juicy Writing Time Hack

Writing takes TIME, in case you haven’t noticed. And energy. Clearing out the mind- and body-cobwebs is key to getting your best words down on the page. I grew up with a health-freak mama who used to drag me to funky health food stores on the outskirts of town before...
Inner Peace, Anyone?

Inner Peace, Anyone?

Inner. Peace. Yeah, I know. Sounds like a dream. But aren’t dreams meant to come true? My dear friend, TV producer Norma Rubio (that’s her sunny self in the center of our group photo), has spent years trying to figure out how to live a balanced life. 🌸 I’m...
Mother Nature’s #MeToo

Mother Nature’s #MeToo

“There is no drought in California.” Donald Trump (June 2016) “62 million trees have died [in California] this year alone.” U.S. Forest Service (November 2016) This week’s rain, in the parched Golden State, was a blessing and a curse. For the first time in many...

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