Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Reviewed by Elizabeth H. Cottrell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was so impressed with this author’s book Everything I Never Told You and was anxious to read this one too. Some reviewers felt it was not as good as her first, but I found it even better. […]
Once asked what action he would recommend if a person were to feel a nervous breakdown coming on, famed American psychiatrist Karl Menninger (1893-1990) replied: “Lock up your house, go across the railroad tracks, and find someone in need and do something for him.” One more reason to write personal notes! Over time, I’ve shared […]
[Updated February 2018] In light of yet another school shooting in Florida this month, I am so sad to contemplate the loss felt by victims’ families and the degree of despair the young shooter must have felt to seek relief in snuffing out the lives of others. Yet even the healthiest among us often find […]
Mysterious beginning It all began with a curious and tantalizing email from my friend Karen in North Dakota: “Could you send me a photo of your home? I’m working on a surprise.” Karen (Karen R. Sanderson, a.k.a. The Word Shark) is a writer, editor, author, artist, poet, super grandmother, and a friend I wouldn’t trade […]
Surely one of life’s most satisfying pleasures is to cuddle up on a sofa or favorite reading chair with a good book. It nourishes both body and soul! There are all kinds of reasons to read, and my tastes and reading moods vary widely. Sometimes I want to be educated and inspired, but other times, […]
In recent years—especially when we’re not expecting our children or grandchildren to visit for Christmas—my husband and I find ourselves tempted to pare down the amount of decorating we do for the holidays. My guest Annette Petrick shares her feelings about facing that situation. It’s amazing how powerfully those cherished traditions tug at our heartstrings! […]
Gratitude is an essential ingredient to the wholehearted life. Heartspeakers know this intuitively, and I’ve written of it often here at Heartspoken.com (CLICK HERE for these posts). Thanksgiving quotes to lift your spirits: To celebrate this special U.S. Holiday of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing a few of my favorite quotes about gratitude: “If the only prayer you said […]
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