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Discernment in Friendship

Discernment in Friendship

Knowing when to walk away I met a friend at a cafe last week; let’s call her Jan. I hadn’t seen her for about a year and was looking forward to catching up. We settled into our comfortable wingback chairs with our steaming mugs of tea and started sharing what we’ve...
Updates from Diane – April 2024 Newsletter

Updates from Diane – April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to spring! A warm welcome to all the new signups – I’m so happy all of you are here, old and new! I hope you’re doing well as new life begins to blossom all around us. I just spent nearly a month on the road, visiting friends and family on the East...
Life Guidelines to Actually Live By

Life Guidelines to Actually Live By

Recently, I realized that my sabbatical, where I’m supposed to be recharging and reinventing myself, was stressing me out. I republished a novel and spent eighteen months mastering the ins and outs of indie publishing and marketing (which should qualify me for a PhD...
Writing, Reflection, and More – Feb 2024 Newsletter

Writing, Reflection, and More – Feb 2024 Newsletter

Happy February! I hope your 2024 has gotten off to a joyful and relaxing start. We’ve had a decent amount of snow for Santa Fe, so it’s been wonderful here in the northern mountains of New Mexico. Following is an update on life, work, and things in-between. Life...
Happy Holidays 2023

Happy Holidays 2023

Happy Holidays to you and yours! I’m on a couple-day break as I gear up for (hopefully!) the final edit of Fallen Spirits before it goes off for a copy edit and proof, so I wanted to take a minute and wish you a wonderful holiday season. As 2023 begins to wind down,...