ON SISTERS, WORDS AND WRITING

Originally posted on Faith + Gratitude = Peace + Hope:
Last Friday, my big sister flew to see me. From the airport, we drove thirty-eight miles to the beach, checked into a historic hotel, exchanged our street clothes for swimsuits, dashed out to the pool, and lingered, cool beverages in hand. Freedom persisted. Our feet hit the sand.…

REMEMBERING MANOJ DAS

http://worldofmanojdas.in/ Manoj Das (27 February 1934 – 27 April 2021) was an Indian author who wrote in Odia and English. In 2000, Manoj Das was awarded the Saraswati Samman. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001, the fourth-highest Civilian Award in India, Padma Bhusan in 2020, the third highest Civilian Award in India for hisContinue reading “REMEMBERING MANOJ DAS”

WRITING AND OUR HEALTH

Originally posted on Story Empire:
Hi SEers! Denise here, and today I’m going to talk about how writing affects our health. Writing has many benefits for our minds and brain. Letting those written words flow keeps our mind sharp as we get older, helps solve problems, allows us to express ourselves, and opens the door…

REFLECTIONS OF US

Originally posted on Annika Perry:
Summer slips into autumn almost unnoticed; the body hugging warmth acquiesces to an insipid invasive damp that clings to our lungs. One minute the green of July and August, then with the next blink there is the hint of the golden copper of October. However, leaves fail to create the…

KNOWING LAUGHTER

Wise & Shine Provided by Billy Osogo Dr Brené Brown, in her insightful book, I Thought It Was Just Me, writes about “knowing laughter.” She defines it as “laughter that results from recognizing the universality of our shared experiences, both positive and negative.” It is this knowing laughter that I so viscerally experienced when IContinue reading “KNOWING LAUGHTER”