I’m enjoying a relaxing morning at the cafe by the Sea. Salmon salad for lunch. Refusing to let the drama of the week keep me down! (Horrible grammar! Lazy author) Yes, my Government of Canada account was hacked! No idea how. So I will die one day with bad credit—identity theft. “Frankly Scarlet, I don’t … Continue reading The jury is out…
Can you forgive me?
Letter to myself: You had a scary year in 2021. You discovered how fragile and vulnerable you could be... Although you didn’t get the virus, you did experience what it means to have anxiety and panic attacks. You forgave yourself for your inability to focus on your writing and instead you kept telling yourself that … Continue reading Can you forgive me?
Kismet? Or folly?
Istanbul is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. There’s something magical about this intriguing city that one can’t quite explain. But for some reason it was meant to be a part of my destiny. It began with a two-night layover in 2019. At the time I didn’t know where to find Turkey … Continue reading Kismet? Or folly?
Strange? Or a sign of the times?
I woke up in a rather weird mood today. I couldn't sleep and fell into a deep sleep only at 5 am. I spoke to a friend of mine in India this week and he said everyone's psyche is messed up with the virus. Our emotional and mental equilibrium is out of whack. Himanish and … Continue reading Strange? Or a sign of the times?
Memoir: How much of a person’s life is sensationalized or true to his or her life?
LOVE The Beat Goes On is my first memoir. It was difficult to write at times. But when your doctor gives you a “6-months to live” diagnosis in 2008, I thought writing my memoir would be an inspiration to others. I felt compelled to share HOPE. The easy part was telling the story. But here … Continue reading Memoir: How much of a person’s life is sensationalized or true to his or her life?
How many times can you reinvent yourself?
I knew I liked to shake up my life, but this year has been amazing! It’s almost 2020, so I’m taking a moment to look back and do the proverbial: how did Lynda do in 2019? But today I’m going one step further, I’m going ALL the way back. How many times can I re-invent … Continue reading How many times can you reinvent yourself?
Why did it hurt so much?
What was the most difficult thing you had to deal with after writing and publishing your personal story or memoir? To understand what I’m about to reveal, let me explain that in 2008 I was given 6 months to live! I was diagnosed with a heart condition that I didn’t know I had but the … Continue reading Why did it hurt so much?
What is something that needs to be written?
QUORA: What is something that needs to be written? Winner of Best in Contemporary Fiction 2018 Readers Favorite at Writers and Authors (2009-present) My best friend J. was a showgirl in Vegas, married a famous Hollywood photographer, made a trip to the Far East to smuggle drugs, and brought up three grandchildren because her daughter is … Continue reading What is something that needs to be written?
Photo Blog 3 Istanbul
Pascha fierce puppy guard dog at my hotel! She's already the size of a small pony. Yes!!!! LOVE the tram system! Clean easy cheap fast. Colorful and Captivating. You were born to stand out! Live. Laugh. Love.
Is it really that simple?
What is your best advice for staying youthful and healthy as long as you can? It’s really simple to me. So enjoy the wisdom I shared on Quora tonight. Here’s my list. Be happy. There is nothing that ages us more than bitterness, and recriminations.Don’t live in the past. Embrace the present. Refuse to worry … Continue reading Is it really that simple?