Take a Hike

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I love walking and I do that regularly, but when I have tried going to the next level of hiking, I have not done so well. It turns out; I am not the only one. “I was in such a rut of working, cooking, eating, talking, sleeping and working,” says Katherine, age 55, “I wanted ...

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Give Yourself a Writer’s Gift: Apply For A Writing Residency

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Each Wurlitzer Foundation fellow in Taos, New Mexico receives his or her own private casita, which provided me with the opportunity to retreat to complete one book and begin another.  There are many different kinds of artistic residencies -- the arts, music, performance -- you just need to know where to look for offerings in ...

How To Connect With The Perfect Literary Agent and Publisher

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The query letter is the way to connect projects with agents, publications, and publishers, with the payoff of positive results. Without sending a query, you cannot receive a “No, thank you” or a “Yes, I will gladly review your work.” It is a one-page letter encouraging publishers, agents, and editors to read and consider your fiction ...

CrimeCONN 2018

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Love a good mystery? Writing a great mystery? Reading a fantastic mystery? Come join me, and loads of other writers I’m sure you know, on June 23, 2018 at the Ferguson Library, Downtown Stamford, CT.*: CrimeCONN 2018  Keeping It Real:Information, Entertainment and Inspiration From Deep Inside The Mystery World  Saturday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main ...

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Where Everyone Has a Story to Tell

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Previously Published and Photos Provided By http://thethreetomatoes.com Celebrating its 45th year and named one of the Top 100 Events in North America, I was unaware it existed until I had a great job in Denali National Park, Alaska regaling guests with stories about actual women in the Gold Rush, the Conservation Movement, and Athabaskan story telling ...

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Yoga Combines Your Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul

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Jungle Immersion:  Jungle yoga is total immersion living the yogic lifestyle (complete with toilets and shower accommodations), with two people to a tent. The location is 2500 feet above sea level which means no mosquitoes.  SatyanandaYoga yoga and meditation spaces are provided. There is also a kitchen and dining area. Regardless of a few modern ...

Oy Vey Yoga

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You might not have heard of Oy Vey Yoga before, but if you’re anything like me, you might already be an Oy Vey Yoga Professional. Oy Vey is part of a Yiddish phrase: oy vey is mir. I use these expressions to mean: You’ve got to be kidding or I can’t believe I’m doing this. If you’re not ...