A Brunch Manifesto: 3 Things Women Need to STOP Doing

Last weekend, I had brunch at The Table with a group of gals I’ve come to know through a nonprofit community theatre organization I’m involved with (SNAP! Performance Productions). Not only are these ladies creative, musically talented, theatrically inclined and damn funny, they are incredibly approachable, thoughtful and intelligent. I love hanging out with them....more

Story Share: Rise of the Women

Herein lies the first couple pages of a new story that’s percolating in my brain. It’s outside the “Strangers” series I’m doing with Camp NaNoWriMo but thought I’d share it to see if it’s worth pursuing. Please like or comment on this post if you like what you read!...more

Crosspost: Deeply Connected

The Gutsy Girl Story

For weeks I've had on my to-do list an intention to write the Gutsy Girl Story. You know, a monologue on why I began. I don't think that's a bad idea but I don't think it is as good a story as the conversation I had with my daughter last night while she watched Dolphin Tale and I was reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.Out of the blue my daughter says that she'd like to have her own zoo one day. She went on to say "but I'd also like to be a nurse too". We talked about conservation and the importance to our wildlife of disposing of plastics correctly, so they don't end up in our oceans....more

Packing to Find Your Freedom in Divorce? Read This First

Jeana, I am so very sorry that you experienced this.  I feel like barfing.  I can't believe all ...more

Living Light: Lessons of Less

I don't know what inspired me to do it. Was it something momentous that helped make the decision? A moment of frustration? Pulling my scalp in anguish that somehow sparked the pulling of an idea out of my mind? Last fall, I remember twirling a strand around my finger one day, all silky and perfectly hombred, and just knowing, without emotion or dramatic declaration: this has to go. I need to cut my hair. ...more

Do not fear your excellence!

 curlBOXThis is not a product review or an interview. This is a reminder to all the women that read this blog to stave off the average and embrace your excellence....more