SHARON June 13, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Have you ever regretted the choices you’ve made in life? In The Midnight Library, Nora Seed regrets everything, believing she is insignificant and of no use to anyone. She can’t even properly care for her cat, which happens to be the last straw in her state of […]

SHARON June 11, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR When I was in my early twenties, I accepted a position at a group home for teenagers who were wards of the state. I enjoyed the work and saw promise and potential in the kids immediately. They had been dealt a most rotten hand in life and […]

SHARON June 6, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Ordinary Grace is one of those novels that wraps you up in a time period with vivid details as told from the perspective of Frank Drum, looking back on his thirteenth summer in 1961. The setting of New Bremen, Minnesota represents typical American small towns with networks […]

How Do We Keep Creating After Soul Crushing Rejection? SHARON June 4, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR A few weeks after sending out another batch of query materials, I received a bit of feedback. The first of which was a three line form letter that quickly got the point across. My work was not for […]

SHARON May 26, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR As we pass between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day it’s natural to reflect on your own experience as a child and at the same time ponder our own parenting approach. Many of us worry and agonize over the decisions we make for our children and the methods […]

SHARON May 18, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR There has been a surge of promotion for mindfulness techniques, meditations, and lifestyle changes. That focus makes complete sense in light of the increasingly complex world we live in. We have to have something to help us cope with all the stimulation present in our society and […]

SHARON May 10, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR This book is a treasure for anyone who loves a story of two distinct timelines that relate in more ways than one. Author, Sarah Penner, leads her reader to a mysterious London Apothecary owned by Nella over two hundred years ago. Remedies are doled out for a […]

When Was the Last Time You Explored Your Identity? SHARON May 4, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR If you are an adult living in the midst of career and family obligations, you probably dismiss the notion of reviewing your own identity. Wasn’t that step over back in those rocky teenage years? The truth is, a […]

SHARON April 22, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR Since 1970, Americans have been recognizing Earth Day along with a growing number of countries. Today, more than 200 countries around the globe celebrate our planet and consider how we can show it some love. While our beloved planet groans and cries out in the midst of […]

SHARON April 7, 2021SHARE:   FACEBOOK  TWITTER  PINTEREST  TUMBLR A big THANK YOU to FEEDSPOT for including this blog and website on their top 100 Inspirational Blogs! I am also now #4 on the Top 10 School Psychologist Blogs! I appreciate all of you for following, reading, and engaging with Your Cozy Corner of Encouragement.  https://blog.feedspot.com/inspirational_blogs/ […]