My Journey with Exercise and Tracking Nutrition

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You would think I’m old enough to know what works when it comes to losing weight. Wrong! At 68 years old, I’m still stumped. And it’s not helpful that nutrition experts are constantly contradicting each other.


FCA’s COVID-19 Fund and 2020 Emergency Grants

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) sponsors two Emergency Funding programs for Artists: (1) COVID-19 Fund and (2) 2020 Emergency Grants.

  1. COVID-19 FUND

For artists with proof of an artistic engagement canceled/postponed due to the pandemic.

AMOUNT: $1,500

DEADLINE: August 31, 2020


Be Good to Yourself

Last night, I finally admitted to myself: “Girl…you iz funky!”

I’ve been wearing the same workout clothes for days, not brushing my teeth, combing my hair, etc. I was not caring because — hey — I live alone. Who’d notice? Who’d care?

Then, from the depths…

Also Known As “IRS Stimulus Payments”

I just attended a webinar today in which an IRS representative presented the latest news regarding the Economic Impact Payments, which is the official IRS title. In a nutshell:

  • IRS will start sending payments in April.
  • Don’t worry if you haven’t filed your 2019…

Pen/Phyllis Naylor Grant

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, an award-winning novelist of over 140 books, established this Grant to support the work-in-progress of an author of children’s and young adult novels. Writers can nominate themselves or nominate fellow authors.

Grant: $5,000

Submission Period: April 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020




I’ll let you in on a secret: while I’m absolutely terrified and afraid amidst this pandemic…. I’m actually cool! You see, my life has always been about self-isolating. …

What The Fund — Deadline: April 14, 11:59pm PDT

If you’re a lover of podcasts as I am, you’ve most likely heard of Patreon.

Podcast hosts routinely encourage you to help support their programs via Patreon on different funding tiers as low as $1. …

Hold On…Help is Out There!

Pen America is a highly respected nonprofit organization which has existed for writers since 1922. They offer emergency grants for the following professional writers who are suffering “acute financial needs” and with an emphasis on those especially impacted by COVID 19:

-Fiction and Non-fiction Authors

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