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The Simplest Way to Structure Your Story

Your Story isn’t Perfect. That’s why it’s beautiful and powerful. “We are drawn to the brokenness in each other.” Words spoken to me by an acting coach when I was absolutely obsessed (wouldn’t admit it then) with trying to be “perfect.” That focus on an unachievable state was not only hurting my career, (and bank [...]

2018-07-08T23:08:33+00:00 Confidence, Courage|

Hidden Hazards in Your Sunscreen

What you don’t know could be hurting you and the environment Wait!  Before you slather, even if you are careful about choosing the labels that says, “natural” or “dermatologist recommended”  …read on. If you are like most Americans, (80%) you buy sunscreen to help prevent skin cancer and sun damage, thinking you are doing a [...]

2018-05-11T18:50:52+00:00 Environment, Your Skin|

Mom’s Wisdom I Hear Daily (Part 2)

Mom’s aren’t perfect. Every family is dysfunctional. (Have you ever known a perfectly functional one?) Our mom’s play a HUGE part in creating who we  are today. So, revisiting my mother’s wisdom in Part 1, I become even more aware of Mom’s influence on my daily thoughts. Comments that used to elicit a rolling-of-the-eyes became [...]

3 Quick Wisdoms from My Mom for You (Part 1)

I’d like to know where Hallmark World is. Apparently it’s better than Disneyland. Mother’s Day in Hallmark World, for instance, is a celebration of warm and fuzzy perfect parenting, unconditional love and support and endless memories of dress-up and tea parties. In my world, though, my mother and I have rarely seen eye-to-eye, and at [...]

Is the Art Of Conversation Dying?

A CBS news piece this morning shows a woman berating a flight attendant... you may have seen this. The reporter's "message" is that we should consider the consequences of uploading a video of someone behaving badly. After all, this disgruntled passenger has now been suspended from her job. Hang on. Let's take this down to [...]

If you resolved this year to master a new skill, sport or language, right about now you may be hitting a rough patch. Hang in!

Learning to snowboard was ridiculously frustrating.  After all, I had gotten pretty good at skiing, so why, for an entire day, was I spending so much time with my butt in the snow and my board on its side instead of flowing down the mountain as I had expected?  The most irritating were the level [...]

2018-01-18T15:34:13+00:00 Confidence, Courage, Happiness|

Indulge in a Healthy Addiction this Holiday!

As we enter full speed now into the Holiday Season and all it’s food dangers we are reminded of the addictive qualities of some foods, like sweets. Yes, chocolate addiction is real… and a tough one to kick, I know! How about some good news? Starting with this Holiday, we can assert our brains to [...]

2017-11-22T23:23:34+00:00 Gratitude, Happiness|

Why Thoughts on Weinstein & O’Reilly Don’t Matter

“There are a lot of nervous men out there right now.” The words, said so matter-of-fact, rolled off my husband’s tongue as we watched the morning news of the 23 million dollar harassment settlement by O’Reilly and the growing list of violators that echo the Weinstein scandal. My friends and business associates ask me daily [...]

2017-10-25T17:32:40+00:00 Character, Confidence, Courage|

Your “Gut Feeling” Backed by Science!

Ever follow a gut feeling?  Or wish you had? Successful business owners have admitted to using their “gut” to make important decisions in their business.  But how often do we trust it?  And will we seem less professional if we admit using it? Fear not! Truth is, the gut is, well, usually truthful.    And now [...]

2017-08-08T18:10:05+00:00 Confidence, Perspective|

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