Advice from My 62 Year Old Self: 12 Key Lessons

I always love "advice to my younger self" type posts. Simply because if we are purposeful about it, we do become wise women as we continue to experience life. There are always some time-tested lessons (like - I should've listened to my mother!) and new epiphanies that only the living can bring. Here is a great post from Adela of The Black Tortoise on what her 62 year old self would say to her younger self. ...more

The Journey to Nursing School: Saying YES!

The last time I wrote a TJTNS, the journey to nursing school, post I talked about something relevant to me at the time which was {switching schools mid pre-requisites}. This time I thought I would talk about something a little more applicable to all the sweet wide eyed babies hearing back from colleges and that is saying 'YES'! ...more
All the best with your nursing school experience.  Becoming a nurse was the best thing I ever ...more

Inspired & Unstoppable: 3 Practices to Succeed Wildly in Your Life’s Work

As a young woman I denied my calling, the life that called my name, and I achieved worldly “success.” I ignored my desire to write, considered it fanciful. Instead, I graduated Harvard Law School with honors. I stomped around in designer suits on partnership track in a swanky law firm. But the higher I climbed, the sadder I felt. My ambition couldn’t replace inspiration. You don’t get to choose your true wild desire or the life that calls you. You only get to choose whether or not you will listen. And that choice makes all the difference in your life and the world. ...more
@Elaine Griffin And so it is! Thanks for sharing, Elaine!more

Doing What You Love: Myth or Worthwhile Dream?

Do you do what you love and get paid for it? There's the big dream of "do what you love and the money will follow". How realistic is it? Is getting paid for what you love a myth? A dream worth following? Here's a post that takes a little different slant to this age old question. ...more
Not a myth but you need to prepare and plan for how you're going to do it. Sometimes it means ...more

But It's Not in My Job Description!

It's not my job! Have you ever said that in response to being asked to do something at work? Pulled out the "not in my job description" card? Well here's why you should never say that. ...more
I had to dispose of two dead mice the other day at my building since my male neighbor didn't ...more

What Does Career Mean to You?

Having a career means different things to different people. As you may have noticed, I'm not the type of person who says that your professional life needs to look a certain way. In fact I can remember when I took the helm as Section Editor for Career and Business. I warned my editor that she shouldn't expect all business suits, job search-y, and traditional takes on career. She just laughed. ...more
To have your dream job you must. 1- Love what you do (fulfill your core values) 2- You are good ...more

How to Make a Movie...and Why Independent Film Takes a Village

I've had friends tell me, "You are so lucky you know what you want to do." I've had people say, "I admire you for following your dream." And I've had others who've said, "I'll get check. You can pay me back later." Because, you see, pursuing a dream -- while it sounds very glamorous -- isn't exactly lucrative, at least not in the beginning...and that 'beginning' can stretch over a number years.  Backstory ...more

Recap: How to Succeed at Self-Employment

It's been a few months since we jumped in our virtual car and started the journey on the Roadmap to Self-Employment. Being an entrepreneur is an ever-changing adventure and yet the fundamentals always remain the same. By following these 9 steps you'll be on your way to a strong foundation as you start and grow your business. ...more
I enjoyed reading these articles.  I am in the process of making this plunge and your advice has ...more

How I Retired Before I Retired

Last month I spent 40+ hours in a vegan lifestyle coaching academy. A year ago, if someone had suggested I do such a thing, I would have thought them crazy. That was before I walked away from a good-paying, steady job, months before turning 47 years old. ...more
 @Roxana_the_Aviddiva "I can see myself consulting or coaching, writing and doing other ...more

Get Connected & Get Support

While the term solopreneur might connote images of a one-person operation, that is never truly the case. Sure if you own your own business you are the Chief Everything Officer (at least on some level) and the buck stops with you, but going solo is not the time for succumbing to lone ranger syndrome. ...more