This has been an off week for me.Preceded by a few more off weeks.But I really don't mind. I don't feel like January needs to be as productive and pushy as we think. I think January is tired of the bad rap it gets for lighting fires and igniting routines. Maybe January wants to be more like June. Chill.Que random insightful topic:...more

I'm Sitting Two Feet Away From My Daughter...

If you post it on her Facebook wall, then her friends see it and it lasts FOREVER! Plus, there ...more

Milk Money Bandits

Bullies. To some, the word itself evokes fear. In a previous generation, kids would steal your milk money or lunch money in order to keep peace in a self-ordained anarchy. The victim gives up the money hoping to keep their nose in the same place or to avoid a day full of teasing and threatening. These pirates (or bandits) do this in order to feel superior. This superiority eventually bleeds over into their jobs, whether it’s theatre or manufacturing. Working with one of these ruffians can make for an extremely stressful life. ...more

Coping with the Tough Times

Over the past few months I have struggled with the decision to talk about my personal life (in detail) on this, and other, blogs. My FAVORITE thing about most of the blogs that I read is the raw honesty the bloggers give to their readers, and their openness to divulge their very soul.This has been a tough choice for me, because as a newlywed much of my personal life is directly linked to that of my husband. We lead fairly private lives, and always have. How do you cross that line?...more

Being Busy: The Right and Wrong Ways to Do It

Successful creatives tend to be pretty busy. It makes sense—creatives think of cool ideas, and the successful ones pursue those ideas with all they’ve got.But this can quickly become overwhelming. We throw ourselves into our projects … and then this leads to long hours, side projects, and a lot of juggling to keep all those balls in the air. I’m certainly guilty of this....more

Goal Setting for Future Success

Are you pursuing goals that others want for you or goals you think you should do?   That’s the million dollar question isn’t it?  So sit down take a minute and answer that question as honestly as you can.  Throughout my career I have seen just how important it is to set goals. I’ve also come to realise that people who make more money, or have the finer things in life do not necessarily set more meaningful or effective goals....more

Dr. Romance Happiness Tip: Public Politeness

Dr. Romance writes:How do you feel when you walk into a public rest room and there are papers all over the floor, unflushed toilets, and wet toilet seats? How do you feel about drivers who tailgate, zip around the roads going over the speed limit, and hog the road?...more

Forget The bread And Milk, I Needed A Can Opener!!

Here we go again...sigh.  The weather forecasters are just as excited as they were exactly a week ago but they are being very careful to tell us that "This is not a major winter storm event".  After last week's confident forecast of winter weather failed to materialize,  the weather team on the local news is trying hard not to get our hopes up.  Rather the hopes of school kids and teachers and others who can stay home and enjoy the storm, I mean. I can safely say, that everytime winter weather is predicted, it always falls on a day when I have to go to the store ...more

Upstairs, Downstairs

I love watching Downton Abbey.  The relationships and politics of the upper class and their servants are not only intriguing but offer a peek into the world of folks who depend on others for things that I consider basic adult responsibilities and those that serve their needs upstairs but are dependent on these people for their livelihood.  I love seeing how "the other half," as they were once affectionately called, lives though now they are clearly the 1 %, no halfsies about it.  This interests me more than most be...more

Unemployed By Choice, Part Two

What do you do when the job you have taken has taken the life out of you? When the end of the road comes at a job before you have something new lined up, what's the next step? Do you stick it out or do you leave on your own terms? I had reached that crossroads. I had a decision to make. I knew that being in a job that compromised my integrity and held me back from achieving my true potential was not the place I wanted to be....more