The latest from FierceBeyond50, a lifestyle blog from
NY Times Bestselling author, Marie Bostwick.
THE LOST ART OF LETTER WRITING
Remember when we used to send and receive hand-written letters instead of using
email or social media or texting? Sure, it takes longer, but it's so much more
special! Here's why the lost
art of letter writing is making a comeback.
TO BEAT THE BLUES WITH NATURAL REMEDIES THAT WORK
We've all had those days. Call it the blues, the doldrums, or the depths of
despair. Part of being fierce is learning to deal with those occasional
struggles. Here's how to overcome anxiety, stress, and mild depression with natural,
drug-free strategies you can do at home. One of the sure-fire ways? Pick up
UP THOSE OVENS
Cookies, muffins, banana bread, oh my! Here are a few of my
favorite baked goods to make and share as well as a roundup of the
best baking cookbooks in my kitchen. Because sometimes life calls for sugar.
And carbs. And butter. And joy.
PLANTER IDEAS FOR SPRING
When spring arrives, the urge to dig in the dirt is irresistible! Without a
proper garden, I'm opting for patio planters this year. Easy, right? Not quite.
The local deer view pots as their own personal salad bar. Here's what I learned
from my Master Gardener friend for flower
pot ideas with deer resistant flowers!
DOWNSIZED TO DREAM JOB
So you've been downsized. Maybe it was expected. Maybe it was a surprise. Either
way, it can rock you to the core, especially at our age. But take heart knowing
that this is an opportunity for you to segue into something new! Here's
how to reinvent your career and find your dream job. Because it's never too
Marie Bostwick Skinner was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in the
Northwest. She vividly remembers the day she got her very own library card. "I
was about three years old and had just learned to write my first and last name,
a skill which qualified me to become a library patron. I nagged my poor mother
until she drove me downtown to get my card so I could check out my first book
'Hop On Pop' by Dr. Seuss."
It was the beginning of a lifetime love affair with the written word. As a
girl, Marie wrote love stories featuring lots of handsome princes in fast cars
and extensive descriptions of the heroine's wardrobe. In high school she began
writing short stories and, "lots of sad, self-pitying, teenage poetry."
Marie lives in Oregon with Brad, her husband of thirty-five years. When not
writing, she enjoys quilting, reading, cooking, spending time with family and
friends, and especially playing with her grandsons. Marie travels extensively,
speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. She has
been a featured speaker at the Paducah Quilt Festival and the Houston
International Quilt Festival and has given keynote addresses at both the Florida
Writers Association and La Jolla Writers conferences.
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