Bridgerton and Beyond

I asked my sister Celeste Sage-Tate, and niece Arielle to be my guests today because all three of us love Period Dramas and Bridgerton is our new favorite. Spoiler and trigger alert, we have frank discussions of the sex scenes in Bridgerton This episode might not be for you, but there are plenty of other great episodes of Story~Power on this site for you to enjoy.

I have had the love of reading since 7th grade.  I would spend hours after school just reading and seeing myself in the stories I read. I read many different genres. I do not limit myself. As a Life Coach I have read many books from Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson.

A little about me: My name is Arielle Tate. I enjoy reading, writing, watching British period dramas (among other genres), ballet, and watching Discovery, Travel, and Science channels. 

Arielle is modest and failed to write that she has received dual diplomas for high school and an AA degree General Studies with High Honors from Green River Community College this past Spring. She hopes to attend the University of Washington.

Bridgerton and Beyond

Bridgerton (2020) Chris Van Dusen, Creator, Julie Anne Robinson, Sherree Folkson, Alrick Riley, Directors, Julia Quinn, Novel, Abby McDonald, Joy C. Mitchell, Jess Borwnell, Sarah Dollard, Janet Lin, Screenwriters,

Belle (2013) Amma Asante, Director, Misan Sagay, Screenwriter

North & South Series (2004) Brian Percival, Director, Elizabeth Gaskell, Novel, Sandy Welch, Screenwriter

Barbara Cartland, Novelist (1901 – 2000) One of the best-selling authors of 723 romance novels, relative of Diana, Princess of Wales

The Reader (2008) Stephen Daldry, Bernhard Schlink, Novel, Der Vorleser, David Hare, Screenwriter

Outlander (2014 – ) Ronald D. Moore, Creator, Metin Hüseyin and 21 others, Directors, Diana Gabaldon, Novel series, Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore, Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts, and 13 other, Screenwriters

Jane Eyre (1943, 1983, 1996, 2006, 2011, See Internet Movie Database for more details) Charlotte Bontë, Novel, (2011) Cary Joji Fukunaga, Director, Moira Buffini, Screenwriter

Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015) Brian Percival, David Evans, Philip John, Andy, Goddard, Catherine Morshead, Minkie Spiro, Brian Kelly, Michael Engler, and 6 more, Directors, Julian Fellows, Creator, Screenwriter, Tina Pepler, Shelagh Stephenson, Screenwriters

Emma ( 1996,1996, 2009, 2020) Diarmuid Lawrence, Director, Andrew Davies, Screenwriter (1996 TV Movie with Kate Beckinsale) Douglas McGrath, Director and Screenwriter (1996 with Gwyneth Paltrow), Jim O’Hanlon, Director, Sandy Welch, Screenwriter (2009) Autumn de Wilde, Director Eleanor Catton, Screenwriter, (2020)

Rebecca (1940, 1997, 2020) Alfred Hitchcock (1940) Director, Daphne Du Maurier, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Screenwriters, (1997) Jim O’Brien, Director, Arthur Hopcraft, Screenwriter, (2020) Ben Wheatley, Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, Screenwriters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Mike Newell, Director, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, Novel, Don Roos, Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, Screenwriters

Pride and Prejudice (1940, 1980, 1995, 2003, 2005) Those mentioned, (1940) Robert Z. Leonard, Director, Jane Austen, Novel, Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin, and 5 others, Screenwriters, (1995 series) Simon Langton, Director, Andrew Davies, Screenwriter

Sylvie’s Love (2020) Eugene Ashe, Director, Eugene Ashe, Screenwriter

A Raisin in the Sun (1959) Play by Lorraine Hansberry, Broadway run from March 11, 1959 – June 25, 1960, Philip Rose, Producer, Lloyd Richards, Director, Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, Movies (1961) Daniel Petrie, Director, Lorraine Hansberry, screenwriter, (2007) Kenny Leon, Director, Paris Qualies, Teleplay (American Playhouse Anthology Series (1980 – 1989) 

Selma (2014) Ava DuVernay, Director, Paul Webb, Screenwriter

Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee, Director, Alex Haley, Book “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, Arnold Perl, Screenwriter

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Henry Koster, Director, Robert Nathan, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Screenwriters

Inside the Actor’s Studio (1994 – ) 277 episodes, Interview Series, James Lipton, Creator, Jeff Wurtz, Rik Reinholdstsen, Lou Del Prete, Directors

Henry Granville, Artist, Lord Granville, Charles Henry Somerset (1792 – 1848)

Easy Virtue (1927) Silent, Alfred Hitchcock, Director, Noel Coward, Play and Screenwriter, (2008) Stephen Elliott, Director, Stephen Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins, Screenwriters

Sanditon (2019) Olly Blackburn, Lisa Clarke, Charles Sturridge, Directors, Jane Austen, Unfinished Novel, Andrew Davies, Justin Young, Harriet Creelman, Andrea Gibb, Screenwriters

Bones (2005 – 2017) 245 episodes, Ian Toynton and 53 others, Directors, Hart Hanson, Creator, Kathy Reichs, Novel and Screenwriter, Michael Peterson, and 51 other Screenwriters

Grantchester (2014 – ) 39 episodes, Tim Fywell and 11 others, Directors, James Runcie, Novels and Screenwriter, Daisy Coulam, Creator, John Jackson and 7 others, Screenwriters 

Endeavour (2012 – ) 31 episodes, Colm McCarthy and 25 others, Directors, Colin Dexter and Russell Lewis, Screenwriters

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994) 178 episodes, Gene Roddenberry, Creator, Cliff Bole and 37 others, Directors, Brannon Braga, and 150 others, Screenwriters

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 – 2011) 40 episodes, Susan Tully and 12 others, Directors, Bill Gallagher, Creator and Screenwriter, plus 6 others 

Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz, Julius J. Epstein and 5 others, Screenwriters

Wuthering Heights (1939, 1992, 1998, 2009, 2011) William Wyler, Director (1939), Emily Brontë, Novel, Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, Screenwriters

LaVyrle Spencer, Novelist 

The Mandalorian (2019 – ) 24 episodes, Rick Famyuiwa and 8 others, Directors, Jon Favreau, Creator and Screenwriter, George Lucas, Rick Famuyiwa, Dave Filoni, Christopher L. Yost, Screenwriters

Star Wars Movie Franchise, George Lucas, Creator

Dune (1984, 2000, 2021) David Lynch, Director (1984), Frank Herbert, Novel, David Lynch, Screenwriter, (2000) 3 episodes, John Harrison, Director and Screenwriter, (2021) Denis Villeneuve, Director, Jon Spaihits, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, Screenwriters

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Congnitive Scientist

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Being My Authentic Self

Bernie Sanders

“Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world.” ~ Adam Grant

I admit it: I want to be like Bernie Sanders. Not a politician, but I just want to be, like I think he is, my authentic self all the time and not care what anyone thinks about me.

If you live in the U.S. you have most likely heard of Senator Bernie Sanders. He’s one politician who’s been around a long time fighting for the rights of ordinary people. I won’t list all his causes here. You can look up information about him for yourself. He’s one of those people you either really like or you don’t. But one thing is for sure, he’s always himself.

On Inauguration Day, he appeared in a parka and knitted mittens instead of fancy coat and gloves, and caused a media frenzy. He was there to witness and support the new President and Vice President. That was all. I think he expected to be in the background unnoticed. He certainly didn’t expect to become a meme. But he did. 

I saw an article on one of the news outlets later on Inauguration Day or the day after that quoted a Tweet Bernie had posted. It read something like this. “Fashion?! Let’s get to work.” That describes Bernie Sanders perfectly. He’s always got his eye on the work that needs to be done to help ordinary people, protect the environment and heal the wounds in our world. He rarely talks about himself.

I could go on and on about him, because I admire his drive to help ordinary people like me, but what I admire most about him is that he doesn’t appear to have an ego. He doesn’t grandstand, or brag about himself. When I listen to his interviews they are always about his plans to help people and address all the problems we humans face. I want to be like that. I want to help people in my own very small circle and not care what other people think of my life choices. I want to be my authentic self at all times, or at least as much of the time as I can be.

Maybe I am getting closer to my goal. Years ago, I was talking to someone who was a member of some group Barry and I belonged to at church, and I was saying that I wanted to peel away all the layers of my ego and just become my authentic self. The person I was talking to didn’t think that was possible. I disagreed. I felt that it was possible to not let my ego control my every waking moment. Now, all these years later, I feel like I’m getting closer to my goal and it feels so good.

That’s all I wanted to say today. Have a fantastic week. Stay safe and healthy.

Blessings to you all.

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2021

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a new podcast where she and her guests discuss the stories in all formats that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

“If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.” ~ Jim Carrey

“Fear is often our immediate response to uncertainty. There’s nothing wrong with experiencing fear. The key is not to get stuck in it.” ~ Gabrielle Bernstein

I was glued to the TV on Wednesday during the Inauguration ceremonies. Rarely do I watch the news, but on that day I turned on the TV at 8:00 a.m. and we had the news on until about 8:30 at night. I wept, I felt hopeful, I felt the ground shifting underneath me.

I’m on board with healing our country. But, I have questions about how we do that. I saw a headline on the news app this morning, three days after the Inauguration, indicating that we hadn’t progressed very far in that yet. Really!? Three days! It’s going to take a long time before we can heal our divisions. It’s work that needs to be done one person, and one day at a time. That’s how all changes happen, one step forward, and several steps back. Mistakes will be made. And we need to allow the people in the government, social groups, and even individual people to try to reach out to those who don’t think or experience the world the way they/we do. That can be a scary proposition, but I’m willing to try.

I mean, in my personal life, that’s how my big breakthroughs have happened. I tried to clean up my wounds. From the outside it looked like a miracle happened on the spur of the moment, but it was a result of years of work. 

I do not propose to have answers to the question of how we heal our divisions, except to say as I always do, that it’s an inside job. If I heal my expectations, attitudes, and prejudices, then I might have a chance to listen to and accept other people the way they are. It’s amazing how accepting someone opens doors to communication. I’ve seen that happen over and over again as I’ve been teaching. Accepting someone as they are, not trying to mold them into some ideal I have in my head, liberates them to be themselves. If you have ever seen the relief on someone’s face when they realize they can say exactly what they’re thinking without censure, you’ll know what I’m talking about. 

I mean think about your own experiences. Who are the people that stand out in your life? The ones who just accepted and encouraged you, the people who didn’t expect you to be the way they wanted you to be. How did being accepted so completely make you feel? Those are the people I think about and cherish. They’re the ones who helped me become more open and accepting. That’s not to say I didn’t learn from the others too, but it’s harder to get rid of the feelings that they judged me. It’s harder to forgive them and release those feelings that I was not good enough.

I’m rambling. But I feel that the atmosphere has changed, that the human race is now going in a new direction. I’m not quite sure where I fit into the new picture, but I like it that I don’t feel such emotional heaviness any more. I’ll wake up now and see what the new day brings me.

About what I wrote last week, I am still trying to figure out how to send a personal thank you to all of you who have liked my blog and podcast in the last few months. But I do want you to know that I’m grateful and humbled that you read what I write and listen to my conversations with my Story~Power guests.

I’m in a kind of transition period in terms of my life path, and personal growth so I think I’ll end this post here. I’m excited to see what the next months bring for us.

Blessings to you all.

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2021

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a new podcast where she and her guests discuss the stories in all formats that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.

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Kaleidoscope of Stories

Alex Felton (she/her) is a lifelong reader & lover of stories whether in book, TV, film, or radio forms. From childhood, reading or being read to has been a favorite past time. She believes in the power of stories to help us relate to each other as humans and better understand the other person’s point of view–plus, they’re just so much fun. Alex works as a college librarian & enjoys reading (of course), sci-fi, British mysteries, cooking, pottery, & being crafty.

Cochise College

The Empty Bowls Project

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, Beatrice Potter 

The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) George Lucas, Director and Screenwriter

Centennial (1978 – 79) Virgil W. Vogel, Paul Krasny, Harry Falk, Directors, John Wilder, Creator, James A. Michener, Novel, Charles Larson, Jerry Ziegman, Screenwriters

Shogun (1980) Jerry London, Director, James Clavell, Novel, Eric Bercovici, Screenwriter

Hawaii, (1966) George Roy Hill, Director, James A. Michener, Novel, Dalton Trumbo and Daniel Taradash, Screenwriters

Caravans: A Novel of Afghanistan, James A. Michener (1978) James Fargo, Director, Nancy Voyles Crawford, Thomas A. McMahon, Lorraine Williams, Screenwriters

Grimm’s Fairy Tales, The Brothers Grimm

Terri Windling Anthology series

  Snow White, Blood Red (Vol. 1) Various Authors

  Black Thorn, White Rose (Vol. 2) Various Authors

The Bridges of Madison County, (1995) Clint Eastwood, Director, Robert James Waller, Novel, Richard LaGravenses, Screenwriter

Dune, (1984, 2000 – Miniseries, Expected 2021) Frank Herbert, Novel, David Lynch, Director and Screenwriter (1984) John Harrison, Director and Screenwriter, (2000), Denis Villanueve, Director (2021) Jon Spalhts, Denis Villanueva, Eric Roth, Screenwriters

The Wrinkle in Time, (2003, 2018) John Kent Harrison (2003) Madeleine L’Engle, Novel, (Newberry Award Winner) Susan Shiliday, Screenwriter, Ava DuVernay, Director, Jennifer Lee, Jeff Stockwell, Screenwriters

Also by Madeleine L’Engle, Ring of Endless Light, Many Waters

The Magical World of Disney (1954 – 1997) The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 – 2005)

Baby Island, Carol Ryrie Brink, (1967 Scholastic Book Service) Aladdin, Reissue Edition (October 31, 1993)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (Series,1987 – 1994) Gene Roddenberry, Creator

UTU (Black Metal Band, New Zealand, 2015 – ?) 

The Matrix (1999) Lana and Lilly Wachowski, as the Wachowski Brothers, Directors and Screenwriters

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966 – 1969) Gene Roddenberry, Creator

Star Trek: Discovery (2017 – ) Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman, Creators 

Star Trek: Picard (2020 – ) Kristen Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Creators

The Last Star Fighter (1984) Nick Castle, Director, Jonathan R. Betuel, Screenwriter

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Randal Kleiser, Director, Mark H. Baker, Story, Michael Burton, Phil Joanou, Screenwriters

Now Voyager (1942) Irving Rapper, Director, Olive Higgins Prouty, Novel, Casey Robinson, Screenwriter

Best Years of Our Lives (1946) William Wyler, Director, MacKinlay Kantor, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Screenwriter

The Philadelphia Story (1940) George Cukor, Philip Barry, Play, Donald Ogden Stewart, Screenwriter, Contributing Writer, Waldo Salt

Laura (1944) Otto Preminger, Director, Vera Caspary, Novel, Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Screenwriters

Rebecca (1940, 1997- Miniseries, 2020) Alfred Hitchcock, Director (1940) Daphne Du Maurier, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Screenwriters, Jim O’Brien, Director (1997), Arthur Hopcraft, Screenwriter, Ben Wheatley, Director (2020) Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, Screenwriters

Other Alfred Hitchcock films

  Psycho (1960) Robert Bloch, Novel, Joseph Stefano, Screenwriter

  Spellbound (1945) Suggested by Francis Beeding novel, The House of Dr. Edwardes, Ben Hecht, Screenwriter

Gregory Peck, Actor (1916 – 2003) 

Ingrid Bergman, Actor (1915 – 1982)

Joseph Cotton, Actor (1905 – 1994)

Jennifer Jones, Actor (1919 – 2009)

Duel in the Sun (1946) King Vidor, Main Director, Suggested by a story by Niven Busch, David O. Selznick, Screenwriter

Gaslight (1944) George Cukor, Director, Patrick Hamilton, Play Angel Street, John Van Druten, Walter Reisch, John L. Blderston, Screenwriters 

Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alfred Hitchcock, Director, Original story by Gordon McDonell, Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Screenwriters

Richard Widmark Actor (1914 – 2008)

My Pal Gus (1952) Robert Parrish, Director, Fay Kanin, Michael, Kanin, Screenwriters

Cold Sassy Tree (1989 TV movie) Joan Tewkesbury, Director and Screenwriter, Olive Ann Burns, Novel, Karen Croner, Adaptation

Panic in the Streets (1950) Elia Kazan Director, Richard Murphy Screenwriter, and four others

Blockbuster Video Stores, now defunct. See Captain Marvel or The Holiday for reference.

My Man Godfrey (1936) Gregory La Cava, Director, Eric Hatch, Novel, Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch, Screenwriters

Carole Lombard, Actor (1908 – 1942)

William Powell, Actor (1892 – 1984)

In Name Only (1939) John Cromwell, Director, Bessie Breuer, Novel, Richard Sherman, Screenwriter

Cary Grant (1904 – 1986)

Indiscreet (1958) Stanley Donen, Director, Norman Krasna, Play, Kind Sir, Norman Krasna, Screenwriter

Notorious (1946) Alfred Hitchcock, Director, John Taintor Foote, Story “The Song of the Dragon”, Ben Hecht, Screenwriter, Clifford Odets, dialogue contributor

North by Northwest (1959) Alfred Hitchcock, Director, Ernest Lehman, Screenwriter

The Guns of Navarone (1960) J. Lee Thompson Director, Alistair MacLean, Novel, Carl Foreman screenplay

Twelve O’Clock High (1949) Henry King, Director, Beirne Lay, Jr., Novel, Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay, Jr. Screenwriters

The Beatles (Need no introduction)

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (1962 – 1969)

Imagination Theatre in Placerville, California Facebook Page

  Annie, Thomas Meehan, Playwright, Charles Strouse, Composer, Original production opened in 1977 at the Alvin Theatre (Now the Neil Simon Theatre) in New York City. It ran for nearly six years

  The Music Man, (1957) Broadway play run 1,375 performances winning five Tony Awards, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Wilson, Book by Meredith Wilson and Franklin Lacey. Movie, (1962) Morton DaCosta, Director, Marion Hargrove, Screenwriter

  Les Miserable Victor Hugo, Novel, (Musical) Claude-Michel Schönberg, Music, Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (Original French Lyrics), Herbert Kretzmer (English Lyrics) Paris production, 1980 Robert Hossein, Director, London production, Cameron Mackintosh, Producer, Movie adaptations, (1952) Non-Musical, Lewis Milestone, Director, Richard Murphy, Screenwriter, (1978) Non-Musical, Glenn Jordan, Director, John Gay, Screenwriter

  Alice in Wonderland First musical production, London (1886 with too many subsequent productions to list here) Movie productions (1933, 1951, 1966, 1985, 1999, 2010)

  Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, Novel, Roger Miller, Music, William Hauptman, Book Broadway productions (1985, 2003) U.S. Tour (2004) 

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

The Circle of Ceridwen series, Octavia Randolph

The Cadfael series, Ellis Peters

The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

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Opening My Heart

Heart Connection (by Alisa Looney)

“If you keep your heart open you can meet people who change your life.” ~ Sam Levinson

“I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.” ~ Chief Joseph

Just recently it occurred to me that I have a tendency to protect myself. I want to be an open hearted person, but I keep a part of my thoughts and emotions hidden. I’m not yet sure why that is but I’m willing to find the answer. This applies to all of my social media and even face-to-face connections. 

The other day I was thinking about how I can better engage you, my readers, and even those who listen to my Story~Power podcast. I’d like to encourage discussions, create a community with like minded people, which I assume many of you are, and what came to mind was the fact that I keep part of myself in reserve and you must feel that and follow suit. And then I saw a way I can become more open. When one of you likes my post, I can reply to your like with a personal “Thank you”. I do always respond to comments with a personal message, but the fact that you took the time to read or listen to my posts and indicate you liked it means a lot to me and I need to let you know that. 

When I receive a personal thank you from a business, I feel seen and appreciated. Let me give you two examples.

Two or three years ago as I was listening to the podcast “What Should I Read Next” with Anne Bogel, her guest was the creator/owner of the CW Pencil Enterprise. The woman’s name is Caroline Weaver WSIRN Ep 99: Nobody hates a beautiful book (or a handwritten letter). Anne’s website is Modern Mrs Darcy. In any case, the podcast was not only about Caroline’s passion for reading, but also her passion for high end, beautifully crafted pencils, pens, and anything to do with writing by hand. I’m so happy to see that her business has survived the pandemic because that Christmas I decided to support her and ordered items from her website. When the package arrived, there was a hand written thank you note inside. When I read it, I cried. It was wonderful to be something other than just a number. Not many businesses add that degree of personal touch to their customer service. I was deeply touched.

Caroline Weaver is not the only one who thanks her customers personally. We like to use environmentally friendly cleaning and personal care items as much as possible and about a year or so ago I found a company called The Grove Collaborative from which I could purchase many of the items we like to use. The reason we decided to use The Grove is because they use a percentage of their profits to plant trees. Our dollars are going toward something bigger than just protecting the environment with the products we use. When I got the first package, again, there was a hand written thank you inside the box. And every time I order something from them, they send a gift. This week it was a beautiful bamboo cutting board.

My point is this. If I want to spread love and joy out into the world, then I have to do it with a completely open heart. So, I’m going to go back to all the likes I received in 2020, and the new ones for this year and send you a personal thank you for your interest. This may take me some time, but one day soon, you might get a notification that I’ve sent you a message.

Have a wonderful weekend and seek out as much love and joy as you can because I believe that is how we heal our wounded hearts.

Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2021

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a new podcast where she and her guests discuss the stories in all formats that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.

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