showing up

Woody Allen is famously quoted as saying,  "Eighty percent of success is showing up."  From what I can tell about this NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo, he's on to something. I've read my share of blogs and books in my time, but I've never had the experience that I've had as this month, as we all enter … Continue reading showing up

more than meets the eye

As with so much else in our society, one’s sense of worth is derived from without, rather than from within. We often find ourselves defined by what we do and what we have, not who we are at the core of our being. I suspect this is a source of much pain for so many … Continue reading more than meets the eye

saving face

Tomorrow night we're heading into BB King’s in NYC to see Len’s cousins perform. It’s a spur of the moment thing as we originally had no plans this weekend. But we’ve caught up with Ray Donovan, our recent Saturday (and Sunday) night obsession and we're short on ideas for what to do. After 30+ years … Continue reading saving face

the obvious

First thing that popped up after turning on my computer this morning and connecting with my mail: "The identity of smtp.donnacerame.com cannot be identified" I laughed out loud. It's official. I am a currently under construction; a work in progress. Identification is not possible. And by the looks of it -- I always was, and … Continue reading the obvious

yup ,that’s me in a bathing suit…

Getting ready for a crazy busy day that includes errands, I actually stopped for a minute to consider applying makeup… just a touch up… to even out my skin tone. You see, a few blotches appeared seemingly overnight and one of my errands today involves getting my hair cut and colored. I’m still on the … Continue reading yup ,that’s me in a bathing suit…

not-so-small victory

Much of what I’ve read over the years about successfully completing long-term projects, whether work-related or something as personal as a diet, is to take breaks and reward yourself for progress made. In a word: celebrate small victories. I taught my kids to break tasks into smaller pieces when overwhelmed by a homework assignment or … Continue reading not-so-small victory

just me

A week ago I planned full immersion in writing my story. I was going to ride the energy of National Novel Writing Month, which has been building a pretty powerful morphic field since its founding in 2005. (For more about morphic fields, check out the link below.) I’ve been creating shifts for myself and others … Continue reading just me

perception of perfection

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): P. G. Wodehouse wrote more than 90 books, as well as numerous plays, musical comedies, and film scripts. When he died at age 93, he was working on another novel. He did not suffer from writer's block. And yet his process was far from effortless. He rarely churned out perfection on … Continue reading perception of perfection

unmasked

I’ve struggled with writing outside of my personal journal for more years than I care to admit. All the reasons why anything I do would be better and more successful than writing have seeped into every crack and crevice of my life. I’ve gone down several career paths, while being married for more than thirty years, … Continue reading unmasked