Neglecting This Pre-Flight Check Might Prevent Your Writing from Landing Properly.

Doug Lenberg inflates his balloon (after a thorough pre-flight check). Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, 2013. ~Photo by Paula High-Young.

Your Pre-flight Check is Always Important

Inoculating My Spirit for a Better Year

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What in the Hell-o Happened?

In January 2020, like many of you, I had the best intentions to get so many great things done. “2020, my year of Vision,” I told myself.

Learn these three easy practices & help your writing become more understandable, compelling, and credible.

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Why are you writing?

When we write something like an email, an article, a blog post, or a story, there’s a reason.

A Whimsical Tale of Love and Compassion

I’m popping in today with a little something positive while I work on some other articles to bring you — soon.

An appreciative Lilly-the-Lizard, rescued — but not in the usual way. Photo by Paula High-Young, 8/15/2020.


I named her Lilly. I don’t know exactly why — maybe it had a ring to it?
And I don’t usually name my rescues. …

How to Start Reaping Mindfulness Benefits.

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It’s like a new buzz-word. We keep hearing it all over the place. But what are they talking about?

What IS Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is learning to be aware of the present moment — and not spacing-out. It’s paying attention to the now. . . and the now. . . etcetera. It’s focusing your…

While supportive & somewhat entertaining, they’re not always helpful.

Calamity Jane stays on top of break-time!

How I Came to be a Home-Office Worker
While working from home is new to many people these days, it has been a way of life for me since 2012. My “co-workers” have kept me company through hours of frustrating work and…

. . . And More Importantly, Finding Your Way

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I took an unplanned, mini-sabbatical, and got a bit lost. But I’m back now.

It’s Not a Trainwreck
Maybe it’s a couple of derailed cars — a slightly derailed path.
Or perhaps more like getting lost, out in the storm.

There’s an Odd Nebulous Upside-down-ness to it All.

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I still can’t seem to wrap my mind around all the craziness happening around us — around the world. I know, the stay-at-home orders have been going on for at least two months now, in most of the United States, anyway.


What Day IS This, Anyway?

“Quizzical Cat “ — Photo by Paula High-Young

Anymore, I frequently have to think about it. There are mornings — when I have to look it up!

I was planning to publish a different article this week, but it needs a little more polishing, and time got away from me. …

My Sudden Decision to Get Away

Eastern New Mexico Sunset, Photo by Paula High Young (east of Tucumcari, NM)

Attitude Adjustment
I woke up Friday morning, April 17, feeling a little blah. Some mornings I feel so tired of battling the fatigue — it can seem overwhelming.

As I sat up in bed, my dog, Bow leaned up against me — pushed against…

Paula High-Young

Holistic health copywriter & editor. Wellness coach. Amateur radio operator KZ5YL, photographer, & hot-air balloon pilot.

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