Category: Insights

Boat Rental »

Excerpt from “Conversations With Anne” by Cathie Andrew           Her friends at the counter began to laugh at him. As he caught on to their jokes, he stepped up his antics and all of them laughed together. Anne looked up in almost shock. Noah was “in the Brew”! Anne walked out of “the Brew” satisfied […]

A Healthy Discipline »

Time kept flying by. Month after month Anne watched her calendar fill up with crossed out days. She was on a schedule and had to finish her most recent book. If she didn’t put a deadline on her work, it wouldn’t get finished. So she planned, created and met her deadlines. This Saturday morning was […]

Love With a Large ‘L’ »

There is nothing like it. The large ‘L’ depicts a universal aspect of love that is sound and steadfast- As in thestate of being in love. The power of this basis of ‘being’ is greater than we could imagine. Viewing the roles humans play from Good Samaritan to vengeful warrior with the big ‘L’ as […]

Another Syndrome »

After watching Oprah one morning, Anne sat in contemplation of the insights she received as she listened to the topic of the day. The subject of the show was hoarding. Anne thought of times she was compelled to spend money and other times she passed on opportunities because she didn’t feel she needed anything. She had […]

The Art of Writing-Talk to Yourself »

If you want to improve your writing, talk to yourself.  Yes, out loud. Writing and speaking go hand in hand. Working at one form of communication helps increase your skills of the other.”Practice makes perfect”. This is true. Why not combine both forms of communication whenever you create an article for submission or write a […]

A Growing Season? »

Back from a long break- Monday morning and a good one at that. Anne sat at her computer and reflected on the activities of her week-end. The spring-like weather breathed new life into her impatiens plant that had miraculously bloomed at her south window all winter. It had been a delight through the long winter […]

Happy Christmas »

Anne finished wrapping her last gift. It was three o’clock on Christmas Eve. She was happy to have finished with time to spare. She would spend the evening with Noah and his family. She would spend tomorrow with her children and grandchildren. This year, for her, the song of the year was “Christmas Memories”. She […]

Another Syndrome »

After watching Oprah, today, Anne sat in contemplation of the insights she received as she listened to the topic of the day. The subject of the show was hoarding. Anne thought of times she was compelled to spend money and other times she passed on opportunities because she did not feel she needed anything. She […]

”I Should Take My Own Advice” . . . Anne »

               While trying to format her newest book, Anne found she was knee deep in Word help for hours trying to figure out the instructions. Oh, they were easy enough to understand but when applied, she got confused many times with what choices to make. Sometimes she made extra mouse clicks and found she wasn’t […]

Forest Fires »

                  For almost forty years my ego carried me through life. It protected me from seeing a larger picture of life. You see, I lived in the “real world”. I always had an opinion from my small view of life about anything that happened on the news or in my personal life. I lived in fear […]