A Boost of Motivation | Pauline Wiles
Writer's Life

A Boost of Motivation

Sometimes, even though I don’t realize it, my motivation flags. Because writing often involves long-term projects which require months of work before seeing results, and because, frankly, my income from those projects is modest at best, it can be…

Serenity Project: Plan a Vacation | Pauline Wiles
Serenity Project

Serenity: Plan a Vacation

I was horrified when my research uncovered the number of people who don’t take all their vacation (holiday) allowance from work. Figures suggest around half of Americans leave some time unused, with fear of being replaced the main reason.…

Writer's Life

Guest Post at Introvert Retreat

You can catch up with me today at Introvert Retreat, with this guest post where I suggest Packing Tips for Introverts. If you’re going on a trip (conference, vacation with friends or maybe a family reunion) where spending lots…

Serenity Project: Family Relationships | Pauline Wiles
Relationships, Serenity Project

Serenity: Family Relationships

In last year’s journey through the topics of the Serenity Project, I didn’t give Family Relationships a fair test drive. This time around, join me in picking just one aspect that’s troubling you about your relationships with – well,…

50thingstogiveupforlent
Mindfulness, Serenity Project

50 Things to Give Up for Lent

I’ve had loads of visitors from Pinterest looking for this content and since previously it was buried within another post, I’m placing it here so it’s easy to read. This is a popular time of year to consider what…

Conference Tips for Introverts
Writer's Life

Conference Tips for Introverts

Next week, I’m heading to the San Francisco Writers Conference for the fourth time. This year, I’m better prepared than ever, both in terms of logistics and mental readiness. If you’re an introvert like me, the idea of attending…