A Wish Come Clear

Choosing Love, Losing Fear, & Finding Home

So Much to Celebrate: Thoughts on A Wish Come Clear’s Second Anniversary

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Here’s what I’d like to share with you today: 1. A tremendous amount of gratitude. The launch of my new Kindle Single*, I Was a Stranger to Beauty, has been an amazing experience. I’m so thankful to have released this book with ThinkPiece Publishing; Adam Wahlberg and his team have done a phenomenal job. (And remember, sales support a great cause too: 5% of the proceeds from the first 30 days go to L’Arche DC.) And thanks to your support, the Single debuted at #3 in the Special Needs Memoirs and Special Needs Ebooks on Amazon.  Going into this launch, I had zero expectations with regards to rankings. With every book I write, my hope is that the story speaks out to you. I hope that it makes you laugh and cry and have more brave days. And of course I want it to [...]

Relationships Matter, Not Things: An Interview with Tammy Strobel of RowdyKittens

This week, I’m thrilled to feature an interview with Tammy Strobel of RowdyKittens! (Tagline: Go small, think big & be happy.) RowdyKittens is one of my favorite blogs, because Tammy shares stories of her everyday life and the challenges and joys inherent in her relationships. Our interview focuses on how simplicity connects with cultivating stronger relationships. Tammy talks about the ways in which simplicity played a part in her caregiving journey with her mother and her stepdad, Mahlon. (And yes, Tammy met Bootsie, AWCC’s very own rowdy kitten!) We also talk about Tammy’s new book, which launched this week to rave reviews! Be sure to check out You Can Buy Happiness (And It’s Cheap):  How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too. Here’s a quote from the book (from my favorite chapter, entitled, “Relationships Matter, Not Things”):  “We should be treasuring our time with each other, [...]

The Secret to Knowing When You’ve Done Enough

A few quick announcements: 1. Welcome, RowdyKittens readers! I’m thrilled that you’re here, and honored to have shared a 2nd guest post on Tammy Strobel’s site. Consider receiving posts via email; when you do, you’ll receive a copy of my book, “Your Creed of Care:  How To Dig For Treasure In People (Without Getting Buried Alive)”. 2. A Wish Come Clear community, you can find the RowdyKittens post here:  It’s Not Far:  On Finding Beauty All Around Us. 3. There’s a special giveaway for commenters on this post; read on! *** This week it has come to my attention that almost everyone I know –myself included– has trouble knowing when enough is enough. I’m not talking about the traditional addiction areas, like knowing when to stop eating or drinking or shopping. I’m talking about the more insidious ones, like productivity, or helping. I’m not talking about the times when we [...]