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Inner motivations

“When we aren’t distracted by culture, we move directly toward fulfilling our innate longing. When we’re craving things we’ve been taught to want, we lose track of our inner motivations entirely, and may spend a lifetime pursuing rewards that never make us feel truly fulfilled.” ~Martha Beck, The Way of Integrity

Photo by Cindy La Ferle

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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