Who's having a pity party? This girl!!!

This morning I’m having one of those mom-fail, pity party mornings.So, I never get a chance to sleep in. I’m either up starting my work day at around 4:00 am, and/or I’m the one who gets up with the kids when they get up at the azz-crack of dawn any given day of the week....more
The other day I read an article about letting your emotion out so you can get up and move on. ...more

Hocus Pocus or Hypnosis?

Hocus Pocus or Hypnosis?What is your perception of hypnosis?  Is it the image of a person being lulled into a trance by a crazed Hypnotist waving a watch or pendulum and commanding “You are getting very sleeeeeepy”?  Or do you perceive it to be a form of mind-control where someone can make you do something you don’t want to do?...more
As a professional magician and a person who has studied yoga and meditation ( I believe a form ...more

Encore Videos

Over the weekend, I received an encore e-mail from a good friend. Because this e-mail was from a good friend, I had to take these You Tube videos very seriously. It didn't matter that I had already seen them, looking as I do on YouTube to find just the right touch of audio visual class to add to my web site. I had to sit and watch them again, because a good friend had sent them and, well, loyalty to good friends is what I do....more
Ohh, thanks for visiting my site! Combining man with machines, huh? Hmmmm. I'm going to take a ...more

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The Charlie Brown Teacher Voice Saved Me Tonight

     Today I am letting go of two things, and they both involve you, as much as me.  The first one is letting go of what you think of me.  Yesterday I let go of what people thought of me jogging in my virtual shower cap.        ...more

One Shot - the elevator pitch, your 2 minute commercial and how the Resume / CV has changed

If you’ve been out of the job hunt for a while, you should know that the rules have changed in this competitive climate – on both sides of the Atlantic.  What follows doesn’t just apply to landing that next job....more

A Cultivated Heart (Where Freedom & Creativity Lie)

 There was a time when I was trying my hardest to change just about everything in my life.  I was struggling, striving, painfully pushing through.  It was about weight, and drinking, and a relationship, and wanting so badly to have a thriving successful business with a huge audience that validated my very existence.I got in with a tribe that liked to talk about controlling your thoughts.  A lot.  Only....more

2012 - I'm Important

It's 2012. Actually, it has been for 3 days but since the first was met with much sleeping in and laundry I figured you wouldn't necessarily care. And since the second one was met with much less sleep but even more laundry - plus a crazy awesome new blog header and design - today is technically my first day back into the blogginess of life.I have alluded to my co-dependent tendencies and my need to take care of people great and small, capable and incapable. I resolve that this year is the year that I am important too....more

In the Mighty Words of King

I barely know what to do with myself on Wednesdays and Sundays when A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) takes a break. Luckily, it’s time to start again. ROW80 is the “writing challenge that knows you have a life.” But it doesn't mean life gets to be an excuse.I recently finished reading Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. I will post a detailed review soon. For now, I want to share how he influenced me:...more

Can You Define "Happily Ever After"?

Can anyone really define ”happily ever after”.  It’s the last sentence in all of those fairytales that give us that enchanting feeling of endless possibilities, but what does it mean?  Nobody tells us what happens after the story ends?  Does Cinderella get to wake up every morning to handsome prince charming bringing  her breakfast in bed (and does that breakfast included no calorie chocolate chip pancakes…yum!)?  He passionately kisses her before leaving their castle on his white horse to go slay dragons, save a damsel in distress and whate...more