Posts by Sandy East

Sandy East is a writer, artist, & teacher. She runs uppityupgoodnews.tumblr which focuses on sharing & creating #GoodNews stories everywhere (@Zzzzzandy). She also looks after The Old Curiosity Shop of Writing Tips, & collects people's favorite memories for What the Dickens? E-zine.

9 Guidelines to Get Through Challenging Times

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll

I’ve recently dealt with numerous challenges that range from the ridiculous to the life-threatening. I’ve had friends telling me they “can’t bear to hear any more” about illness, financial loss, and an array of physical and emotional accidents that have broken parts of me, but not all.

Every aspect of my life is changing: career, relationships, health, and beliefs. I have to make the most of every situation and so I’ve created my own set of rules to keep me focused and to remind …