This post has been updated since it first appeared in 2010. It’s so important that we teach our children and grandchildren about the fascinating natural world around them. Not only is it good for both body and soul, but it encourages exploration and cultivates the powers of observation. I wanted to share two excellent resources […]
Everything is Figureoutableby Marie ForleoPublished 2019 I didn’t think I was going to like this book, because I was sure it was going to be fluffy, re-hashed self-help material. But I kept hearing people I respected talk about how good it was, so I finally bought and read it for a business book club to […]
You may never know how much difference you’ll make in someone’s life by writing a simple note or letter of encouragement. The recent CBS Sunday Morning report in the video below confirmed this by sharing stories from those who said they would have killed themselves if someone hadn’t reached out to them. Even more poignant […]
January 29, 2020 Dear Reader: New year…new decade! It’s time to let fresh breezes blow through your mind and soul. January is a great month to look back, take stock, and move forward. This may stir up a positive sense of anticipation, but if it’s laced with a touch of fear and trepidation about […]
I hate New Year’s resolutions. I really do. I don’t like setting myself up for failure, and I can’t think of a New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept for the whole month, much less a whole year. But my friend, Lee Scharf, inspired me recently when she reminded me there is power in intention. And […]
This is the final message to the Faithful Writers group before I pass the leadership baton over to The Rev. Teddy Asiel at the end of 2019. December 31, 2019 Hello, Faithful Writers, I know last month’s newsletter was to be my last issue of Faithful Writers Toolkit, but I had to pop back into […]
Heartspoken’s official Faithful Writers Facebook group and the “Faithful Writers Toolkit” newsletter are no longer active as of January 1, 2020, but you can find posts and archived newsletters HERE. The Facebook group will also be archived so current members can still access the resources posted by me or members in the Facebook group throughout […]
Sometimes a song, such as the one beautifully performed here by Celtic Thunder’s Paul Byrom, is all you need to capture the beauty and joy of this holy season. Enjoy and I send Christmas blessings to you and yours.