Posts in category Inspiration

Left Brain or Right Brain – Which On...

Left Brain: Decisive Logical Accurate Analytical Reason Practical Strategic Control Scientific Realistic Right Brain: Intuition Love Poetry Freedom Passionate Vivid Creative Yearning Peace Artistic Cute picture right? Funny. Eye Opening.  I definitely think they left out quite a few words for either side but they couldn’t list them all – it would be too busy […]

I can’t afford to follow my dreams the bil...

Have you ever said this?  I know I have, on many, many occasions. When my husband was first trying to get me to start my own website business I couldn’t fathom working for myself. Waiting for someone to just happen by and give me money to create something for them. I grew up KNOWING that […]

Experience life through a writers eyes!

You see things and say “Why?”; but I dream things that never were and I say “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw* That is how I write. Or at least how I used to write.  So many of my stories came from dreams (stories that I haven’t published yet) and a few that I have.  […]

The creation of a thousand forests is in o...

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Think about that. Really think about how deep that is… and then let’s talk about time travel! Didn’t think I would go there did you? Well, why not?  There’s that question again. If we traveled back in time to the day […]

Enthusiasm – No fears here!

  No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. – Samuel Goldwyn What a great and TRUE message! I have so much enthusiasm towards everything I do; from website design and graphics, to video creation and writing – even marketing I am enthusiastic about because I know that the […]

I am not afraid to fail. Mainly because fa...

To fail, in this industry, is to give up and that is something I will not do!  I do it myself because I am who is depending upon this to succeed.  My life is not measured by monetary success but by happiness; so each time I publish a book I am happy.  Each time I […]

Kindness of the heart is very rare…

  Kindness is something the blind can see and the deaf can hear. – Mark Twain What a great message.  To me, kindness is everything.  If you are not kind, what are you?  Difficult to be around.  I want people to be comfortable around me, actually want to associate with me.  I try to be […]

Count Your Blessings

  When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. – Someone said “I count my blessings everyday” in a conversation the other day and it got me thinking. […]

Unicorns – do they exist or have they ever...

So, I just recently found out that unicorns were mentioned in the bible… King James Version – there was the strength of the unicorn, the horn of a unicorn, skip… like a young unicorn… did they once exist? The dinosaurs once existed, but don’t anymore. The Dodo bird once existed… did they get hunted or […]

Scorpions in the Bed and Pink Dolphins – G...

First let me apologize for not writing something sooner – I have been so busy!  Between back to back school readings and library visits, to sales for Dandy Lion and then that pesky running my own website and graphic design business as well as getting the latest Hamilton Troll book featuring Elwood Woodpecker published and […]

EmPower Children and Watch them Shine

The other day I came across an 80’s cartoon on Netflix that I used to watch as a child.  She-Ra She-Ra – Princess of Power was the twin sister of He-Man – Master of the Universe and not only was she beautiful but she was strong and smart as well. This was important to me […]

Nomination: Very Inspiring Blog Award

What a wonderful surprise! Apparently my Mothers Day blog was nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blog Award”. This is a wonderful treat as I had no idea blogging could be so rewarding. I have always intended this blog be inspirational and educational, and am thrilled to know that my heartfelt post about my late mother […]

Honoring Mom on Mother’s Day

What do you get mom on such an important day? A card? Flowers? Candy?  How about a book written by you, illustrated with love and given with the smile only pride could bring out.  That is exactly what I did to honor my mother, even though my mom is no longer with me… Thinking back […]

Where do you get the ideas for your storie...

Where did you get the idea for the Hamilton Troll stories? While at tradeshows, book signings and reading; I often get asked the above question. How did I come up with the name Hamilton? Where did the story idea come from? How do you come up with more stories of the series?  Let me address […]

Read. Get Smart. Make Good Choices. Become...

– The more you read, The more you know. The more you know, The smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, The stronger your voice When speaking your mind Or making a choice. – I saw this poster in an elementary school library and I LOVED IT! What a great message! Read – Get Smart […]

Do the Right Thing – Do it All the T...

The other day, driving down my street, I stopped at the stop sign and caught sight of a black bag sitting on the corner.  I knew that the school bus picked up there so I figured it was a lunch kit. I went to investigate, and found it was a $1000+ Nikon camera.  I knew […]

Tomorrow – a mystical land where 99%...

I’ll do it tomorrow. The day just isn’t long enough. I don’t feel like it today. I’m too busy. It can wait. We’ve all said it. We’ve all done it.  We all are guilty of it. But instead of accepting it as fact and laughing about it as if it is perfectly okay to do […]

Be a Good You and Let Them Through

The other day I was stuck in traffic, construction traffic, with no shoulders, no turn lanes and then came the train.  Cars were backed up as far as the eye could see and we waited… And waited. Finally the train ended, the gates went up and the traffic started flowing – slowly. As my side […]

DEAR Texas Radio Interview Part 9

Interviewed by DEAR TEXAS Radio: Author Kathleen J. Shields tells all! These past weeks I’ve posted clips from my radio interview from Wimberley Valley Radio 94.1 FM KWVH and their latest show DEAR Texas Radio. The last two questions, in my opinion, were the most important because they gave me a chance to inspire others. […]

The Flower that couldn’t be seen….

A friend of mine was stuck in traffic one day when he just happened to look over to the side of the road and see a flowering plant (some may call it a weed – but we’ll get into that in a moment).  This flowering plant was stuck in the bottom of the ditch and […]

The greatest test of courage on earth is t...

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll Did you lose the game? Did you get passed up for the promotion? Did you receive another rejection letter? If you were defeated in any category of life and stopped trying all together, you’ve failed the test of […]

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