If You've Had a Rough Year... This One's For You

This one goes out to a dear friend who battled breast cancer this year. Battled? Hmpffff... She smote it down and pissed on its ruins. And to another who's dear to me who's heading in for his final treatment for melanoma that showed up first on his face, and then in his brain....more

Embracing the Gig Economy

I don’t mean to date myself or anything, but back in the day “gig” was a term used by my musician friends who were playing a Saturday night show downtown at a little bar I know called Drink Beam ‘Til You Puke. (Ahem… *coughs*)Not anymore, my friends. Not anymore.There’s a whole lot of hoopla surrounding the word “gig” nowadays, and especially around the concept of the Gig Economy....more

Reconciling Passion & The Leap

I’ve been working on the same novel since the beginning of time.In my first incarnation I probably wore mammoth furs and carved this story onto a cave wall with an antler dipped in red ochre.As a slave, I likely told it orally at the close of an endlessly long and grueling day. My “master” wouldn’t have allowed me to learn how to read and write, but that didn’t stop this creation from wanting to come through me. So I must have whispered it in the dark to my children as I tucked them into bed....more

Self-Worth = Financial Worth?

When I was sixteen I got a job at Curly's Dari Freeze....more

Love vs. Fear: The Experiments

I know. I know. You’ve heard the concept of love versus fear about a trillion times, so I’ll just let Oprah boil it down briefly: “Every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.”...more

On Writing the "Sh*tty First Draft"

I've been working on the same novel since 1999. Let me do the math for you. That's sixteen years, folks. Now, mind you, I wasn't "applying ass to chair" every day of those sixteen years. I took a five-year hiatus to drink my face off in Cleveland, for example. I was on break during my divorce and moves back and forth across country. I was definitely on leave during my five surgeries....more

Are Dogs & Kids Just Mirrors of Our Own Energy?

So... my boyfriend has been insisting that we get a shock collar for the love of my life. (No way. Ever. Not gonna happen.) When I went searching for kinder options, I was floored to find myself looking in the mirror.I should preface this blog by saying: I don't have kids. Unless you count my three pups, which I do. Let me introduce you:...more

Who is Your Ideal Client? (You Might Be Surprised...)

I love Aha moments... more than potatoes mashed with a pound of real butter... more than snoring puppies sleeping soft-belly up... more than baby violet crocuses punching through the last bit of spring snow.A few weeks ago I was coaching a client through some business "muck," and I asked her to write an ideal client profile....more

The Sick Guy - Shoot Him, Tend to Him or Learn from Him?

I want to talk about something that just hit me like an anvil upside the head the other day.If you've ever been in relationship with a man, trust me, you've experienced this:The Sick Guy...(shudders...)Perhaps your hackles are already raised. You're envisioning your man, lying in bed, moaning, asking for soup, and lozenges, and a heating pad, and a glass of water, and a large slice of your very soul. And he's asking for all of it in that voice that clearly demonstrates his eminent demise.Here's the play-by-play:...more

The 4 Commandments of Launching a Program

I have been seriously pushing my edge as of late. I'm no longer drafting along behind (if you've read my Copycat, Copycat blog you'll know of what I speak, but... essentially it means I've stepped out fully on my own.)...more
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