Monday Musings

Last Thursday marked the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. I began an epic fantasy novel five years ago. Recent new friends in my life have encouraged me to finish this dream, and I’ve decided to give myself the space to do so. I’m trading in blog writing this month for novel writing. Already five days in, I’d be happy to spend the month with my computer in a cabin the woods. My work, PTA meetings, and children won’t allow for that, but I WILL WRITE for one hour a day, and I’ll be happier for it. Below is a poem I sketched for a warm up writing exercise. If you would like to follow more of my poetry, I will be posting on my Instagram (steph_learningtogrowinflorida) and Facebook (Pineapple Acres) throughout the month. I will also sprinkle in excerpts of my novel for feedback and fun.

Until December,


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Sisterhood Within – Women’s Soul Retreat


amazing-balance-blur-312839I’m so excited! There is no way I can convey my joy in words. But I will try…I am proud to present: The Sisterhood Within, an event that I’ve co-created with my former PDC (Permaculture Design Course) ladies. Lori Anne Mayor, founder of Be Leaf Family Co-op, created this vision, which will take place on November 8-11, 2018 in Brooksville, FL.

It’s a retreat created for women to explore their inner power. Because that power exists inside us. Sometimes it’s masked by our demanding schedules, screaming little ones, or lack of space for a quiet moment. But it’s there.

Please join us for an exploration of the chakra system through spiritual connection in art, writing, meditation, yoga and dance. I look forward to meeting everyone! Find all the details for the event here!

P.S. Letting you in on event details is also letting you in on another amazing project in my life…

To find peace, sometimes you have to be willing to lose your connection with people, places and things that create all the noise in your life.