Behind the curtain, one more time.

  Um, yeah - let me take off all of these hats: indie author publisher project manager CEO / CFO admin professional marketing department personnel coach content developer editor writer ...oh yeah, and my wig (lol). Whew. Okay, here we go.   Hi. My name is Dana Ellington. You're reading a blog post on one [...]

Excuse me, do you have a minute?

Sitting here bracing for tropical storm Irma and of course, working on my business. This morning I've got my business owner hat on and am working on some to-do's for the lifestyle coaching I do via The Next Chapter. If you've got a minute (and I didn't send you the survey link via email), please [...]

Okay, now where was I?

Oh yes, so we left off with me explaining how my recent bout of anxiety attacks is none other than my Divinity giving me a "thunk on the head" that I need to do better with my mental / emotional health. I've let my empathy run me over and it's left me floundering in other [...]

If you could see inside my soul…

Here are just a few of the items you'd find: a note pad and an ornately carved ink pen with a fine tip. The ink inside would randomly change color to cover all the spectrum of the rainbow. a seven year old playing, skipping, reading, but mostly day dreaming of all kinds of things an [...]

22 of 40 – It’s Been a Minute

Another revelatory round of Morning Pages. Check this out. I have come back to my home town every year since I moved away in 2005. I started coming back to do writer's events in 2010.  It has snowed every trip back with the exception of the one time I came back during a summer to [...]

21 of 40 – I want to scream…

...to rage against the heavens, my language and attitude born of hell. I want to curse the day, to use my ire to rend the sky, letting lighting strike, the thunder shaking the very core of this Earth's foundations. I want to abdicate responsibility, to treat others as they have treated me with not a [...]

17 of 40 – Light bulb…

Or an "ah ha" moment. Or an epiphany (we've had plenty of each on this blog).  Either way, this morning's Morning Pages coupled with some questions from Terri Cole's Love Revolution series (specifically the Secondary Gain work sheet)...   helped me to identify some key behaviors I need to stop doing. Yes, there was some "why" [...]

Don’t know if I can do 40

Good friend of mine is doing a 40 day blog post deal as a way to rekindle her writing fire. I follow the Artist's Way and do three hand written pages in the mornings -most often right after I wake up, but always before 9:30 am.  Feels more genuine if I stick to a deadline. [...]

Random…

Camp NaNoWriMo - I have a Nowata Press cabin set up for anyone who'd like to join.  Look for me or the cabin and send a note.  I'm Satin Sheet Diva in my NaNo world as well. Listening to the audio of the most recent Desire Map workbook by Danielle LaPorte and what do you [...]