I'm a baby boomer who lives an active lifestyle and likes to think for herself. I believe life to be a lifelong growing experience, and think it important to learn from history and to take the time to research the truth rather than be spoon fed what others want me to think. By current topic of interest is wedding history and where wedding traditions come from and what they meant.
I was fortunate enough to know my great-grandparents while growing up and as an adult, had a close relationship with my grandparents as well as with my parents. Today, I'm the grandma and I cherish a close relationship with my children and grandchildren.
I have worked in corporate America, been a small business owner and enjoyed a career in Real Estate. For the last eleven years, I've worn the hat of writer/editor and ghostwriter.
My most recent novel, The Inheritance, was nominated for a 2012 Epic Ebook Award and is currently available at Amazon, Kindle, and some local bookstores. Written within the allegorical tradition of classics like Pilgrim's Progress, The Inheritance offers a literal but symbolic story for today's fantasy enthusiasts. This cleverly devised tale doesn't tell you what to think, but stimulates thought as to why you believe what you believe in your own quest for the Eternal City. The Inheritance is an ideal discussion starter for youth groups, homeschoolers, families who enjoy meaningful discussions as well as discussions with my online friends, or can just be read for fun.
For years I've helped people organize the use of their time to help them get things done. This included everything from saving money at the grocery store to keeping the house clean. I brought this organizational approach to writers when I founded a goal-oriented group that I still facilitate today through Writer's Village University.
I've been a speaker at spiritual retreats for women as well as writing seminars. Other publications include inspirational non-fiction in collections such as Life Savors, Living the Serenity Prayer, and Cup of Comfort Devotionals for Mothers and Daughters.
I love nature and being outdoors. This includes gardening, hiking and wildlife as well as the animals that make their home with me. I also enjoy history, and am fascinated with biblical history and sorting out fact from fiction including the more recent philosophies and traditions. I'm also currently writing a book on the topic of wedding traditions, where they came from and what they meant. For example, did you know wedding veils were originally worn to hide the bride from evil spirits?
Life is also a culinary journey as I strive to find the path that is healthy but tastes good and ways to exercise that aren't boring. Of course, I enjoy reading and writing and the creative process that lets me share my experiences and imagination with others. I hope you enjoy my articles.
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