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

Are Your Current Stories Serving You?

For as long as I can remember, I've been telling a story that doesn't serve me.At least not any longer.The story is this: I'm a behind-the-scenes type of gal who gets her kicks from supporting others. In other words, I'm not a leader....more
Dear Mom to Country Kids, YES! I loved the All Soul's Trilogy - like crazy love.  What a great ...more

Shape-Shifting Your Story

Whether we realize it or not, our lives revolve around stories and have done so since our cave painting days.Picture it: Cave peeps hunkered down around a blazing fire situated in the middle of the dirt floor, gesticulating wildly about the day's hunt while gnawing on cave lion drumsticks and wiping their greasy fingers on their loincloths.  The Shaman crouches alone in the corner capturing the story with images on the cave wall....more

How to Launch an Offering

I recognize that this post may tick some people off. And... I'm going to write it anyway....more