How to Launch an Offering

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

Copycat, Copycat

I'm not sure who learns more when I'm coaching a client - me or my client.  Perhaps it's how a teacher feels when a genius kid shows up in their classroom and starts to school them. Either that or they mix up a stiff vodka cranberry, eat the ends of their pencils and curse their fate, I'm not sure....more

The Sucker Punch of Anxiety, Depression & PTSD

Years ago I ran screaming from Corporate America  after a scene eerily similar to that moment in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls when Ace walks into the room with all of the taxidermied animals on the wall and commences to freaking out before he utters, "...this is a lovely room of death." I kid you not, I left my corporate job over "a lovely room of death." (You can read the fuller story here, lest you think I jest.)...more

An Ode to Sugar (from an Addict)

I’ve long had a love affair with Almond Joy pieces. Every night we would climb into bed together and I would caress the blue bag, pulling them out one by one to nibble at the candy shell, hoping upon hope that when I finally bit into the luscious chocolate there would be an almond surprise in there waiting for me.Before that it was Nerd Ropes. Our passionate tryst lasted a good couple of years and I would twirl them around my finger like rainbow locks of hair, gently pulling the big Nerds off the gummy and popping them into my mouth....more

Dear Women, Enough with the "I'm Sorry"

I went to the grocery store a few weeks ago. I needed a package of Almond Joy pieces and some celery. (Don't judge.)I had taken one of those little mini carts, just in case I got a hankering in the chocolate aisle, and upon returning it, goods in hand, I was met by a lovely woman unloading her groceries from her own itty bitty cart so she could carry them to her car.  As I approached her, she looked down and muttered, "I'm sorry."I uttered my cheerfully automated, "No worries," and pushed my cart to the side of hers and pulled my bag of bliss from the cart....more
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The Pause in Perimenopause

Oh. Dear. God. Above…I think I’m having hot flashes.Is it menopause? Perimenopause? Just-o’-pause?Come on baby, light my fire? I’ve never worried about the “change of life” before. Ever. I mean I’ve actually looked forward to it after years of Stage IV Endometriosis and cramps that have left me crying, cuddled in the corner like Baby on crack. But, that was before I knew I was going to be pushed up to the very razor’s edge of spontaneous combustion....more
I feel your pain.  I think I've just come out of the other side of the Men o Pause (and BTW, I ...more

What I Learned from Falling in Love…

"Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses." Rumi...more

Soul Mates: Fact or Fiction?

I need your guts.Ladies.Gentlemen.I need your gut instincts, your intuition, your introspection on a subject that keeps coming up for me.Soul mates? Fact or fiction?...more

How To Write

I’ve been writing a novel since the beginning of time. Okay, perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but it sure feels like it. In actuality, I started it in 1999 or 2000 and have been working on it, on and off, for twelve years or so. It’s all kinda fuzzy.And I’m only about 160 pages in, so take my advice with a single molecule of salt.The How...more

Wrestling With Breast Cancer

As I sit here drinking my sixth cup of java my best friend is walking sixty grueling miles across San Francisco with a gnarly head cold.  It’s hard for me to fathom putting foot to pavement like that when I have to motivate myself to rise and patter to the coffee pot each morn, but she’s been inspired to help put an end to breast cancer.  So, when Save the Ta-tas - an organization simply slathered in Awesome - asked me to be a guest blogger for Breast Cancer Awareness month I knew this was my unique chance to hel...more