A Retreat

We just recently returned from a delightfully surprising retreat meant as a birthday gift for my wife Yvonne. Now I say delightfully surprising because it did not go as I thought it would. Or as we planned. The retreat was a Yoga retreat sponsored by Spotted Dog Yoga at the Lazy R Ranch about anContinue reading “A Retreat”

Character Happiness

Happiness What makes you happy? I mean it. What makes you happy? I’m not looking for the standard answers you think I want to hear. I’m looking for the answers you keep hidden deep inside. The place where only you know what it is that makes you the happiest. I’m not interested because I amContinue reading “Character Happiness”

Freaks, Weirdos, Bigots, and Liars

Interesting selection, isn’t it? All adjectives, nouns, or verbs depending on their usage. Let’s start with Freaks. Its usage has fallen into the abyss of politically correct non-usage. The term is considered an insult by all who use it. Yet, for some it was and is a badge of honor. Those who worked in theContinue reading “Freaks, Weirdos, Bigots, and Liars”

Contracts & Handshakes

We at The Pyrateheart Press like contracts. It makes things so much easier between us and our authors. Having said that, I must inform you several of our authors operate under a handshake deal. Those authors in my original writing circle have been offered a written contract but most have opted to maintain our agreementsContinue reading “Contracts & Handshakes”

How to Overcome Your Fear of Launching a Writing Business

The ability to put thoughts into words is a talent many do not possess. As such, talented writers are considered valuable assets. Those who focus on business-oriented ghostwriting and white papers can earn good money. According to job-growth analysts, 15,400 writing opportunities get created every year. Despite this rosy future, you may be feeling trepidationContinue reading “How to Overcome Your Fear of Launching a Writing Business”


Yeppers, I said chores. The definition of a chore according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: Definition of chore 1: chores plural: the regular or daily light work of a household or farm 2: a routine task or job: The children were each assigned household chores. 3: a difficult or disagreeable task: doing taxes can be a real chore Anything can becomeContinue reading “Chores”

Essential Self-Care Tactics for Busy Entrepreneurs

Making time for self-care can be tricky these days, especially for entrepreneurs who run every aspect of their business themselves. When you’re building something of your own, it is important to be as involved in the daily operations as possible, but doing so can also cause burnout, stress, anxiety, and trouble concentrating on your work;Continue reading “Essential Self-Care Tactics for Busy Entrepreneurs”


Once upon a time I believed the more details you wrote into a story the better it would be. I firmly believed in descriptiveness. The more the better. Anton Chekov said something like, “Don’t tell me the moon had risen, tell me about how you see the glint of the moon’s shine in the mirrorContinue reading “Details”

How to Balance Self-Care With Your Remote Side Hustle

Starting a side hustle can be a great stepping-stone towards running your own business full-time or even just making some extra cash along with your main vocation. Either way, keeping up with a side hustle means dedicating a large chunk of your free time to maintaining a small business. Practicing good self-care habits can beContinue reading “How to Balance Self-Care With Your Remote Side Hustle”