Welcome to Following the Whispers blog

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, May 21, 2017

never thought I'd be a video character

Ha. Me and my fellow "Mario" dancers from Marshall Performing Arts dance recital Saturday night

Can you spot me?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Insecure Writer's Support Group - May

Yes. Here we are for a gathering of our monthly opportunity to share our angst, our joy, our difficulties in our writing journeys, thanks to Alex at http://www.alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com, who created this amazing group. Please visit Alex for all the scoop on how to participate.

How am I doing this month? It's a mixed bag. My anthology, "Still Me...After All These Years" was launched with great fanfare. I made a humongous decision to donate all the proceeds from the book to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. If you're interested, here's more info: https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/karenhelenewalker

I'm happy about completing what I feel was an important project. I'm happy to feel as if I'm doing something to help find a cure for a disease that has impacted my family in a big way. I'm happy all the authors who contributed to the anthology seem satisfied with the end result. I'm still in the midst of promoting the book at senior centers and retirement communities. I have two more events this month and several more scattered over the summer.

What makes my feelings mixed is that I'm not writing anything new. There's a memoir that seems to want to come out, but I can't seem to make myself do it. I'm not sure if I just need more time to recover from the anthology or that I'm pretty much done writing, other than my blog and for my own purposes. Writing has always helped me make sense out of my life, but my life is going pretty well right now. Maybe I don't "need" to write in the same way I used to. I'm just not sure.

Anyway, that's where I'm at right at this particular moment.
How about you?