Tax time doesn't need to be a stressful event if you maintain records throughout the year. Follow these tips to make filing your taxes a breeze.
Nature can teach us so many life lessons. By observing wildlife, we can gain clarity and focus on what we want out of life and how to get there.
I just love a writing challenge, especially one driven by picture prompts. This is my response to billybuc's latest challenge.
We mustn't give up the fight when our content is stolen. Sometimes when you file a DMCA it is ignored. Here's what to do if that happens to you.
My intent is to give you some simple ways to avoid the most common grammar mistakes, whether you’re penning your words or speaking them. Here are some easy ways to check your grammar.
John Lennon is a musical icon who spread messages of love and peace throughout his career. But there was turmoil in his life from early on. This book gives us an insight into John Lennon, the person.
The magical sounds that come from the harmonica are nothing short of a mystery. How do they do it? This article explores some of the masters of this tiny musical instrument.
Life is full of challenges. The ones I appreciate the most are those that awaken my muse, cause reflection, and compel me to create. This is my response to a poetry challenge posed by Genna East.
Sawyer Fredericks has captured America's heart with his unique voice and old soul. Thanks to this young farm boy, folk music will regain its rightful place in the entertainment industry.
For a quick, easy, healthy meal try my Rockin' Peppers and Eggs recipe. I add more veggies and a little bit of Asiago cheese to a traditional sandwich recipe. It's rockin' with flavor!
Philly Cheesesteak wars are a constant event between Pat's and Geno's in South Philly. My recipe has them both beat. Check it out.
Most of us prefer natural remedies over taking medication of any kind. If you suffer from heartburn, acid-reflux, or GERD, these tips are right up your alley.
If you accept guest posts on your website, follow these tips to maximize the advantages of guest posting. Those who are interested in submitting guest posts, make sure you get proper attribution.
As is true of most writers, I'm not comfortable talking about myself. However, as writers, we grow when we accept challenges and venture outside our comfort zones. Read on to learn what makes me tick.
Nathaniel had had a hell of a day and it wasn't over yet. He realized the news he'd learned about his mother raised more questions that needed answers. Perhaps Faith and Sarah held the key.
We can't expect to have world peace until we find peace within ourselves. Peace can only be achieved one person at a time. Are you at peace?
Earning a living as a freelance writer is not as easy as it sounds. There are rules to follow and terminology to know. If you're considering taking the jump into freelance writing, read this first.
Faith has determined Julie's ring should be given to the son she never knew. What will take place when Faith is once again in Nathaniel's presence? How will she react?
We can learn from our children and often it happens when we least expect it. When we realize that our kids are individuals, we can take them seriously. Don't think you always have the leg up.
Odd events were happening in rapid succession. It was time to try to put the pieces together in order to discover Faith and Sarah's purpose in the bizarre journey they now shared.
Now that the original owner of the child's ring has been identified, it's apparent to Faith and Sarah that everything happens for a reason. Sit tight as the girls' journey begins.
How do you become your own person and make a mark in the world when you are the child of an international icon? Is it a blessing or a curse? This is an issue Julian Lennon has had to face.
Faith receives a gift that rekindles the memory of finding her mother dead 20 years ago. She finds herself transported back to that day and is beginning to learn what those events mean to her life.
Millions of Americans suffer from sinus conditions. In addition to medication, there are alternatives to coping with the discomfort. Read further to discover an unusual coping mechanism.
By supporting our local farmers and consuming organic foods, we not only improve our health, but the health of our community, local economy and hopefully, the world.
Wonder is the foundation upon which we build ourselves as individuals. Wonder leads to curiosity and a yearning for knowledge. It is wonder that fuels our dreams. Do we ever outgrow wonder?
Loyalty may seem to be a straight-forward issue, but in reality it is quite complex. Loyalty is a two-way street just as love is given and received. What is loyalty? It is give and give. Read why.
Beauty goes beyond skin-deep and what people see when they look at us. True beauty comes from within. It is that beauty that must be nurtured every day of our lives so we may share with others.
For anyone suffering from back pain and disruptive sleep, read this review. Serta Rest provides a quality product that delivers what it promises.
I love cats and they know it. I have indoor cats that I've invited into my home and outdoor cats that have invited me into their lives. Each cat has his or her own personality. It's a cat's life!
Pushing yourself to become a better writer pushes yourself to become a better person. You become more in tune with how people perceive you and what you have to say. You are always a work in progress
The Cheesecake Factory offers a beautiful atmosphere, impeccable service and outstanding food. In addition, they buy American, serve the community and are environmentally conscious.
A picture paints a thousand words and perhaps initiates looking into one's soul. This poem is the result of a picture prompt offered by my mentor, Bill Holland.
Art is in the eye of the beholder. I'm not sure who is responsible for the quote, but this article desribes the most beautiful art form known to me: My son and his beautiful soul.
Coconut oil shows promise of slowing and possibly reversing the effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Ketones produced by coconut oil are received by the brain and act as fuel, keeping the cells alive.
Knowledge of worldwide strife too often gets in the way of living live to the fullest. I choose to live live with a smile, a dream and a heart big enough to share. What I don't know doesn't hurt me
God works in mysterious ways. Sometimes after searching for a lifetime to learn your purpose, you get knocked upside the head. It's when you don't seek that you indeed find. Or it finds you....
As we age we grow. Especially we women grow in a way we'd rather not know! Be that as it may, I have this to say: like it or lump it or live in dismay!
Regret and hope are a part of everyone's life. Which one you choose to take the lead in your life is entirely up to you. Turn regrets into hope by learning from your mistakes and becoming a better you.
Joshua Williams is proof that there is still hope for our youth. At the age of 5 he developed joshuasheart.org, a foundation giving food to the poor. His foundation as since progressed to education and there is more in...
Mother Nature surprises us all the time. Pay attention and learn! You never know what you dont' know!! See how Nature takes care of dead rodents and birds.
I was hit out of the clear blue sky this afternoon by this poem that struck my soul and governed mind to pen to paper. This is for my Mom and for Mother Nature, both of whom live deep in my soul.
When Mother Nature wreaks havoc we need to come to the aid of those who have been in her path. Offer a hand, a home, a blanket, a meal; offer to help mend their home. If you are not within physical proximity to help,...
Vanity can sometimes get in the way of your true perspective on life. However, vanity does have its place. Vanity, or love for oneself can be the driving force behind reaching towards your dreams and being the best...
You can help the enviroment by living as green as possible. One way to do this is to create your own compost. Taking it a step further, you can make your own composter. Its cost effective and you will create a soil...
Too often we lose sight of what's important in life. We get wrapped up in climbing the corporate ladder, financial gain and acquiring status symbols. The most important aspect of life is nurturing the human spirit: ...
The Health Benefits of Ginger- Recipes and Remedies for Everyday Living - Natural Cold and Flu Remedies - Green Tip #23
Mother Nature provides us with many remedies to common ailments available in our backyards or produce section of the grocery store. Don't mask your condition with medication. Eradicate it!
Family is who we are. We are all an extension of each other and of God's love. Be strong. Be kind. Be loving. Be who you are.
Stars in my eyes, rose-colored glasses, always on the search for love. Little did I know the love I was seeking was my love for myself!
You can save money and the environment by using white vinegar and baking soda to clean just about anything. Vinegar even acts as an effective weed killer.
This is a story I wrote to accompany a sketch my brother did. He's not yet read it. Hope he likes it!
This was written as an addition to a birthday card I gave to a very dear friend. It has also been published. No matter what you write, if it touches someone, it's worthy of print!
This poem is written for all who support my creative efforts. You're all part of the dream!
I'm fortunate to have 2 loving fathers, neither of which resent my love for both. I've been raised with a lot of love and need my Dad (the one who raised me) to know how much I love him on his upcoming birthday.
This is a tribute to all who have, are currently or will be serving in the Military to keep our Nation Free and Safe. God Bless all of you!
Alarmingly many plastics contain toxins. Even if you're a scratch cook, you can still be contaminating your foods by using ingredients contained in or lined by plastic!
Sometimes a short story leads to dreams of a novel. This is what this story is all about.
I had given up on ever finding true love. And I was OK with that. Then, fate changed my history, bringing me true love. A love like no other. Kismet. Fate. Destiny. Don't ever give up on love. God has a plan...
Mosquitoes are a nuisance, to say the least, however, there are several ways to combat them without using chemicals. Read ahead for just a few ideas. There are many earth-friendly alternatives.
This was written sometime in the 80's and "tweaked" in November 2012. I've always felt a special connection to God and my soul when in nature. It's a time of reflection for me; a time when society and it's...
This was written in 1982 at age 25. My heart had ached since I was a little girl of 6, after my mother divorced my brother's and my father. Although she remarried and gave us a wonderful, loving new dad, and later a...
Bring the indoors out by creating a comfortable, attractive living area on your patio, even on a tight budget. Increase the value of your home while offering additional entertaining space, or a serene setting for me...
I wrote this poem when my brother mentioned he'd not had a story behind the painting. I purchased this painting from him, called "Bridge to the Dream". It's only right I share it with you, as his mystical...
In today's busy environment, many of us succumb to fast food or pre-packaged foods, neither of which are as healthy as making meals from fresh ingredients. Don't be afraid to test your culinary skills! Your body will...
Taking simple steps to maintain your septic tank, without chemicals, will save you money in the long run!
Here's how to compost without breaking the bank. Make your own composter out of inexpensive materials and a little elbow grease!