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Sonya Julie

Sonya Julie designs websites, creates content, and enjoys marketing and social media for select entities with her partner, Michael Dwyer, through their company, Ann Charles Media. As a freelance writer who has been actively producing content for 18 years, Sonya loves connecting with the writing community and promoting authors. She also enjoys photography, videography, and creating visual media. Sonya is a Reiki Master, coach, and presents workshops on topics such as meditation, goal setting, and vision boards. Sonya enjoys sharing info and ideas about community, health and fitness, innovative living, travel, and adventure. Whether she is hiking through the forest, skiing down a slope, or enjoying the sunshine from her desk as she creates, she always loves incorporating nature in what she does. A passionate believer in creative growth, Sonya enjoys teaching, sharing, coaching, and encouraging people to find their inspiration. Find her at www.SonyaJulie.com and www.AnnCharlesMedia.com.

Life in Watercolor

This post was written in May 2016 I have had the opportunity to take another beginner’s Watercolor Painting class. The picture I created was inspired by the Sleeping Bear Dunes which are along the coast of Lake Michigan along the western side of the state of Michigan. The […]

Paddle On

One of my favorite things to do is get into a canoe or kayak and silently slip across the rippling waves, watching turtles and fish swimming amidst the swaying seaweed. On a quiet day there is the reflection of the trees and sky in the water. When there […]

In the Ocean of Being

Each of us is like a wave riding upon the ocean, retaining a sense of unique identity, yet the ocean is the collective whole, the source from which we all come. Each life is a unique wave flowing on the surface in its own space, time, and place. Yet we […]

The Return to My Creative Self

I have decided that I need to be much more creative. That I need to return to that joyous feeling of creating without expectation. I want to play with clay, paint, and beads. I want to dance, sing, play instruments, write poems, and share my story through art. […]

Tomato and Basil Salad

I am going to a summer potluck today and wanted to bring a dish to pass. I decided to choose something where all of the ingredients are sold in the grocery store at room temperature. That way I don’t have to worry about keeping it cold. Tomato and […]

A Weekend in Holly

I just had a fun weekend visit to Holly, Michigan. We stayed at the Holly Crossing Bed and Breakfast where our hosts were gracious, the room comfortable, and the breakfast was just right. It was a relaxing place to stay and we enjoyed talking with the owners who had many […]

Write Now

✔️ Best advice for writers: “Finish. Don’t keep tinkering with the same book for years. Put it aside and start another one. You won’t improve as a writer by writing the same book over and over.” – Melissa Lenhardt