SNAP

Today’s blogging prompt from WordPress’s Daily Post is the single word, “SNAP.” When I first read that, I immediately thought of SNAPshots. And then in the next second, I thought of Live. SNAP. Write. And it’s about then that I realized some dots were connecting in my head… *   The below snapshot is one of…

Mindfulness and Madame Chic

Just about a month ago, I published a post about mindfulness to my personal blog. This is actually one of my favorite topics to write about there – and that’s because I’ve realized how hugely important a concept it is for me. I think about it a lot – and, thus, wind up blogging about…

The Blizzard’s Lesson

“Travel by foot. There is so much you can’t identify at top speed.” ~Cheryl Strayed (from Brave Enough, pg. 76) * Not quite two weeks ago, we were bracing for a blizzard here in Virginia. Two weeks ago tomorrow, it hit – and by the time it let up late Saturday night, we were literally…

A Surprise Gift of Perspective for the New Year

  Maggie’s last post got me thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, something I have a hard time with because I typically make them either too stringent (I WILL WORK OUT FOR 2 HOURS, 6 DAYS A WEEK) or too loosey-goosey (I’ll exercise…more.) Two weeks in I feel like a failure, when the reality is that…

The Pride&Prejudice 6-Point Manual for a Productive New Year

What comes to your mind when someone mentions Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice? Historical romance? English Lit class? A million costume-drama film adaptations? Not to mention Bridget Jones and Clueless – and even some YouTube versions. (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, if you haven’t seen it, is an interesting take, btw.) How about Colin Firth climbing out…

The Sounds of Life

, “There was a dream, and one day I could see it. Like a bird in a cage I broke in and demanded that somebody free it.” — Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise  ~The Avett Brothers The carefree singing drifting from my six-year-old’s bedroom forced a pause in an otherwise frantic afternoon. I stopped…

Greetings

Hello! Welcome. Grab some coffee. Tea? Wine? Kombucha? Whatever happens to be your drink of choice. I am beyond excited to kick off a new year and this new site. Live. Snap. Write. What is that exactly? It’s a peek into our worlds. I hope it will inspire you to plug in to whatever excites you. I’m particularly interested in…