What is a Phobia?

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Phobias, some people have so many of them and some people don’t seem to have any. A phobia is a group of anxiety symptoms that occur when a person comes across certain objects or situations. I cruised the internet and found a few phobias, some of them are more common than others. If reading this triggers anyone my apologies. My intention is to open a line of discussion.

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Can You Picture Where I Write?


With 2020 around the corner this is the perfect time for us to take a closer look at our writing spaces. In doing so I figured why not do a Truth versus Lie short post. There are only 5 choices in this one. I can’t wait to see what you choose.

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My writing space is:

1. In my loft space. I have a winding stairway leading up to the absolute top of my penthouse. In the farthest darkest corner of this space, I have a lamp and an ornate white high gloss desk. The chair where I sit to write all my blog posts is burnt orange in colour with flecks of green because some of the paint has been stripped away due to overuse.

2. The picnic bench outside. The bench doesn’t have a lick of paint left on it due to being in the sun all year and overuse. The two planks of wood that serve as a bench are extremely uncomfortable. Yet, I love to write outside and still do every Sunday without fail.

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3. In my bedroom on the top bunk of my bed. No need to explain what the seating is like. I request that Alexa play me some music to which she kindly delivers. Cheetos and assorted candies are available on the desk below. But, they come with the risk of falling down the shiny blue ladder. I don’t have a computer chair, that’s why I don’t write at my desk.

4. On the couch in the living room. Countless pillows and throws all around me. Music and the sound of a fan in the background. The house phone rings and no one picks it up. The birds chirp and sometimes fight! The fish belch but, no one hears them. (I swear they belch, no one can explain the random bubbles that they expel…FROM THEIR MOUTHS!)

5. The kitchen floor. What? It’s comfy and I’m closest to all of the snacks.

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Leave your guesses in the comments section, more than one is fine. The answer to where I write/draw will be revealed in next Sunday’s post. Where do you like to create?

Thanks for reading. Please have a safe and Happy New Years Celebration. I wish you all happiness and prosperity for 2020.  See you in the New Year!  🙂


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Meet Me Here


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While doing the dishes this morning and gazing out the window I saw five people walking together. Four of them were wearing pink coats and black pants but there was a man in the group wearing a blue coat with black pants. The four women crossed the street leaving the man on the opposite side of the street. Was he bothering them in some way? I must have been wrong, there was no way he was part of the group! Continue reading “Meet Me Here”

1 Trend That’ll Change Your Grocery Shopping Game

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Since the missing produce bag incident, I decided to go back to doing my grocery shopping. Every Saturday, I would get up and go. While entering the grocery store I was usually happy or excited about picking up the things I needed for the coming week. But then I’d get to the cereal aisle. Why is there always a screaming child on the floor in this aisle? Parents mouths agape, eyes large with frustration. Why don’t these antics happen elsewhere? For once, I want to see a 6-year old throw himself on the floor for some Energy Star LED light bulbs! I quickly ran in and grabbed what I needed to avoid becoming a witness to whatever was about to go down.

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Happy Today!

Happy Today! Drive In Movie

I Went to a drive-in movie for the first time. What an experience! At first, I didn’t want to see Christopher Robin. But it ended up really speaking to me. The part that I can’t get out of my mind was when Winnie the Pooh asked Christopher Robin, “What day is it today?” and Christopher Robin responded… “It’s today.” And Pooh replied “my favorite day!” Continue reading “Happy Today!”

Alone on Wednesday


Alone on Wednesday

It’s a sunny Wednesday. I’m in the middle of the big city. Out for a day of exploring. While I look around and take everything in, literally everyone is busy looking at their phones. So what, I’m out here alone? I literally feel like I am out here alone…yet I’m around so many people. I can’t stand this!

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What a waste of an outfit, a day, a Smile. What happened to paying attention to what’s going on around you?

What happened to being in the… Oh sorry I have to take this!……….

Pssst! before you go, have you checked out the Palm Trees and Loyalties Gallery?


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Radical Acceptance



Have you heard of radical acceptance? I’ve been trying it out for a while now. What a great concept. Basically, it’s accepting the things that you have no control over without resistance. For example; going to the store and your favourite hash browns are not in stock for weeks at a time. You can:

a) Be angry, and throw yourself fitfully on the floor in the frozen food aisle like I may have done so once or twice very, very long ago. Continue reading “Radical Acceptance”

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition-2Thank you so much to The Ray Journey for nominating me. Check out her blog The Ray Journey.  On her blog Ray explains the positives and negatives for each experience she has on her journey to financial freedom. Her blog is a trusted source with a lot of  insightful information! Thanks again Ray!

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The Palm Trees and Loyalties blog began because I needed to be doing something other than applying for jobs day in and day out. I wanted a job as a writer and without experience, no one was calling! I thought to myself, the best way to gain experience is by actually writing.

Laughing is essential for me to be me so, why not start a blog all about life experiences?


The Palm Trees and Loyalties blog is my way of making people laugh through my experiences.

At the time, being laid off was one of my worst life moments. Even though I wasn’t laid off from my dream job, the rejection sucked! Don’t cry for me though. I saw it coming which made it all the more embarrassing! But alas, with every embarrassing moment comes clarity. The situation made me realize that doing what I love is important. One life to live so on and so forth! By putting myself out there I’m a few steps closer to my goals of becoming a full-time writer or artist than when I first started this blog! It’s funny that I thought I would stop blogging after finding a job. I love blogging, sketching, writing, watching as my family reads what I write. Writing again then threatening my family into reading again. Relax! They aren’t real threats. It’s more like, “why do we have the internet if you’re not reading my blog?” Things of that nature. It’s all in fun!


My first piece of advice to new bloggers is to read, find inspiration and write.

But don’t take too much time “Finding inspiration” because that can easily lead to procrastination. I gather inspiration from real life and that may not be the same for everyone. So it’s imperative to just write and figure out what works best for you! When I first started my blog it was easy to second guess myself and think that what I had written wasn’t good enough but. Putting myself out there has been a fantastic confidence booster. Write, edit and post it will do wonders for your blog and your writing confidence!

My second gem of advice is to remember that your blog is your space.

If you don’t like something change it and don’t be afraid to try different things to find your way. Don’t ever forget that your blog is YOUR Space!

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Award Rules

  • Write a post displaying your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Nominate 10-15 bloggers who you believe deserve to be recognized.
  • Let the nominees know they have been nominated.

Thanks for reading!

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