"The coffee you turned to as a pick-me-up this morning might have just put your metabolism back to sleep. While caffeine is known to have metabolism effects, when it's combined with huge helpings of sugar, dairy, and artificial flavors and colors, it can still grind your metabolism to a screeching halt. Sugar is known to promote the growth of harmful gut bacteria, slowing your metabolism in the process." —DAVID ZINCZENKO and KEENAN MAYO, "The Super Metabolism Diet"
Often I get writing tips reading other writers because often I am not writing but slow-learning. After reading an article written by Karen Booth, I have been attempting to apply them. Re-learning strict discipline is the hardest thing when you'd much rather be free like a bird without schedule soaring over treetops on a windswept hill with the grandest view . . .
. . . daily writing gives you the opportunity to do better the following day. It’s a very practical way of helping you grow your resilience . . . be prepared for editing mistakes, poorly performing stories and those days when inspiration has taken a holiday. However, treat these challenges as an opportunity to build resilience rather than drawbacks . . . "⎯Karen Booth, The Writing Cooperative: Create something new and beautiful and profound
“Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox”.
“...less time with a task you don’t like can be considered a benefit.”
Procrastinators are adrenaline junkies...
Why we wait to the last minute to do something...like buying a birthday gift?
"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams." ⎯Donovan Bailey
"So we grew together.
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted
But yet a union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem;
So, with two seeming bodies, but one
"The good part about getting older is you stop trying to prove anything to anyone, including yourself. All you are in the pursuit of is collecting experiences - beautiful, fragile little soap bubbles that you store in your heart, and every once in a while you pull one out and gaze at the delicate pictures it shows you." ⎯Twinkle Khanna, Indian author, newspaper columnist, film producer, former film actress and interior designer.
2ND OF MAY, 2018, IN FLORENCE, SC