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Reclaim Your Personal Power

  RECLAIM YOUR PERSONAL POWER By Vicki Hinze     We hear a lot about empowerment.  We don’t hear a lot about exercising our own personal power—and it’s that part of empowerment we can control. Making decisions that directly impact [...]

When Your Best-Laid Plans Go Up in Smoke

  When Your Best-Laid Plans Go Up in Smoke   By   Vicki Hinze     Things happen that are firmly outside of our control. That’s one of the most difficult-to- accept challenges in life.   For authors, if that [...]

Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It?

Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It?   By   Vicki Hinze   Most of us hate to see anyone struggling. The moment we do, our natural instinct is to jump in and fix whatever in their life is broken so that they can put the struggle behind [...]

Want or Need to Win? Lessons from the Ten-Cent Maid

  Want or Need to Win? Lessons from the Ten-Cent Maid   By   Vicki Hinze     Many years ago in school, there was a contest for the homecoming court. Everyone was to sell votes for a dime. This was one of the school’s [...]

Holocaust Remembrance Week and Everyday Heroes

Holocaust Remembrance Week and Everyday Heroes by Vicki Hinze  Today is Remembrance Day of the Holocaust–its victims and survivors.  The US Congress set aside an annual remembrance of this significant event.  State and local governments, [...]

The Difference Between a Writer and an Author

  The Difference Between a Writer and an Author by Vicki Hinze   When I was a new writer, I went to a conference and attended a workshop.  In it, the presenter said a writer was an unpublished novelist and, once that writer became [...]