Category: Shell’s Blog Highlights

How Looking Back Can Help You Move Forward

Looking back can help you move forward when you use healthy outlets for reflection and growth. In this post, I share three outlets that helped me make several changes over the past decade.

When Loss Reveals the Depth of Love

This challenge from 3 AM Epiphany, Point of View Exercise 1: The Reluctant I, is to write a 600 word story from the first person point of view using “I” only twice. Let’s talk about HARD!

Poetry / Prose: What Do You Do?

Another poem from the archives. This one takes us back to my teens. I was in a girls’ home when I wrote this one back in the last 90s and my mindset is clearly one of someone who has given up. For some, there may need to be a trigger warning, as this is a bit dark. It’s asking questions that come into teen minds more than we like to admit.

Poetry: The Homeless Man

A poem from the archives of my notebooks.

Let’s Beat Procrastination Together This Month: Procrastination to Progress Challenge

Do you struggle with procrastination? If so, the next thirty days are going to change your life! Everyone procrastinates every now and again; it’s human nature to put things off so we can enjoy some quiet time or avoid a big project. This month, we’re going to kick the habit out of lives and welcome in progress! Let’s end this year strong by starting October with this challenge.

It’s Time for You to Shine Bright

It’s time for you to shine bright. No more fearing all that you are. Time to rise up so you can help others!

Poetry: The Dance

Every exchange we enter into, regardless of how simple or short, leaves an impression. This is a poem about the impact our encounters have on others and ourselves.

Music & Musings: Oceans

This week, I’m diving into the lyrics from the song “Oceans” and what it means to step out to where my “faith is without borders”.

Poetry: 3:02 AM

I’ve been playing around with a new poem and trying this editing thing I’ve heard so much about when it comes to poetry. I usually write and post, never looking back to rework lines or improve my writing. New year, new process.

How do you work through your poetry? One and done or rework until perfect?

Poetry: Wondering

A poem that shares inner thoughts from a time when I was still in an abusive relationship. There much more to the equation when you are in it than “just leave”.