Angela Noel

191 Flips | 8 Magazines | 15 Likes | 51 Following | 36 Followers | @angiewrite | Novelist. Blogger. Happiness Practitioner. I celebrate inspiring people and interesting ideas.

Campsite Restrooms: An Appreciation

Only sixty percent of homes in 1940’s America had indoor flush toilets. Seventy percent had running water. Both amenities reached near ubiquity by …

RVs

Women and Leadership: Stop Talking. Start Doing

I want Amy Jean Kramer Brenengen in the room when tempers flare. She’s the cheerleader I want on my team when I’m afraid I may lose. She’s the leader …

How To Break Up With Your Phone- week 2

I’m currently following the <i>How To Break Up With Your Phone</i> plan as featured in the book (of the same title) by Catherine Price. Last week, I talked …

Tell Me When You’re Ready: The Narrative of Threat after Philadelphia Starbucks arrests

By Angela Noel<p>“Mom,” my eight-year-old son said from the backseat, “I felt like I was going to be kidnapped just now.”<p>“Why?” I replied, a bit …

"Home": Watercolor Wednesday - A Painting of a Man and His Pony

Spending a week or two at my great-aunt and uncle’s farm every summer is one of my fondest memories. Waking up each morning to the sun shining in the …

How To Break Up With Your Phone- week 1

Gaaahhhhh. Enough, enough, ENOUGH! I am so fed up of myself. So fed up of wasting my time on my phone, caught within a cycle of social media …

Three Different Stories, One Common Thread

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I’ve been criss-crossing the country lately. Not only have I been to five destinations in six months with work, …

Strength and Dignity: The Power of Choice

Charlie, from <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,</i> unwraps only the tiniest morsel of chocolate each birthday, hoping to make the treat last as long as …

What Makes Portland Weird?

Have you heard that Portland, Oregon is weird? I have. Portlanders are proud of their motto, <i>Keep Portland Weird</i>. I was curious and traveled there for …

Oregon

I Have a Problem with Pedestals

By Angela Noel<p>April 29, 2018<p>I’ve been traveling quite a lot lately, which has afforded me excellent opportunities to both learn stuff and share stuff …

The Case of the Missing Princesses

My daughter (the big klutz) broke her favourite Disney princess pink cup the other day, so being the hopeless softie that I am I went straight onto …

Between Birth and Death are Paperwork and Swearing

Last summer my husband and I took a bike ride along a trail near our house. I think about a lot of things when I’m riding a bike or running. On this …

Fact: We Find What We’re Looking For

Vegas reminds me of a little black dress I once owned. The dress served its purpose. Coupled with a pair of very swanky heels, it attracted the …

Thank YOU!: A Discover Feature, an Anniversary, and a Nomination

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my blog, Unbound Roots. I received a nice little message from WordPress, the content management system I …

Peel the Onion: Why We Answer the Wrong Question

Questions without easy answers abound. But we humans hate that. Our brains like certainty. Tough, complex problems without clear solutions make us …

Queen in the Quiet of My Child’s World

Lying close to my son as he slowly drifts into sleep is the most cost-effective therapy I know. But I know it can’t last.Most nights, at least …

Pants on Fire

This morning went how most go. Around 7:30 I started cleaning up from breakfast and making my daughter’s lunch, sending her upstairs to get dressed …

The Downside of Travelling Long-Term.

<b>I have heard about it.</b><p><b>I have read about it.</b><p><b>I have been waiting for it.</b><p><b>Finally, it has hit us!</b><p><b>We have got tired. Really tired. Tired of moving.</b><p>That …

The Spotlight Effect: How it Dims Our Shine

Two months ago, something magical happened: WordPress Discover featured my post, Co-Parenting: Confessions of a Part-Time Mom, as an Editor’s …

If You Want To Be A Writer

<i>If you want to be a writer,</i> <i><br>you must do two things above all others:</i> <i><br>read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around</i> <i><br>these two things that I’m aware</i> …

Creative Writing

"Jessie Diggins Coming Through!": The Best Cross-Country Ski Trip Ever

“<i>Jessie Diggins</i> coming through!” my daughter exclaimed.<p>“Go <i>Jessie</i> go!” I played along as I heard the rhythmic swish, swish, swish of my 7-year old …

Awesome Nuggets: It’s Been a Minute Edition

by Angela NoelI won’t blame you if you’ve forgotten what an Awesome Nugget is. Or, if you are one of the new subscribers to the <i>You are Awesome</i> blog …

Moths

Top Ten Tunes- 1991

Every Friday, I’m publishing my top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of <b>1991.</b><p>For previous top ten tunes, please click on the …

Top 10

Love Letter: Let Me Get My Coat

A Love Letter by Brenda from <i>You Can Always Start Now</i>Dear Mom,A positive aspect about aging is perspective. I am trying to live with no regrets – …

Relationships

Meet Nilla – Photographer and Intrepid Traveller

Through the eye of a photographer, she captures life using light, a vista, or that unique look on a person or animal’s face. This is a talent not …

Street Photography

The Hazards of Waterparks and the Lizard Brain

My lizard brain recently freaked out.In his 2010 book, <i>Linchpin,</i> Seth Godin writes<i>,</i> “The lizard brain is hungry, scared, angry, and horny. The lizard …

Time I

Why Women’s Procreation Choices are None of Your Business

Why is it that when it comes to women and their reproductivity, all sensitivity seems to get thrown out of the window. People want answers and the …

What Do You Fear To Enter?

Fear is my theme this week. That fear that holds you back. Stops you from accomplishing your goals. That squashes your dreams. But we all have …

Hoarding

The School Run Game

Guess what gang? I’ve invented a new board game. It’s called (just in case you didn’t discern this from the title of this post) <i>The School Run Game.</i> …

Existentialism

Top Ten Tunes- 1989

Every Friday, I’m publishing my top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of <b>1989</b>.<p>For previous top ten tunes, please click on the …

Top 10