Ode To Comfortable Shoes: What To Wear When Your Feet Hurt

May 7, 2018

A while back, I took a poll on Facebook asking what kind of shoes people find comfortable because my feet were killing me. When I was pregnant with Samantha, many moons ago, I gained a bunch of weight and my arches collapsed. Yes, it was as painful as it sounds. Fast forward sixteen years later […]

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For The Love Of Lilacs! Read This Post If You Cannot Get Enough Of Them

May 2, 2018

Every once in a while I need to write about timely things I love. One thing I love right now are lilacs. My lilac bushes are in bloom and our home is filled with vases of lilacs large and small. Why do I love lilacs so much? They were not part of my childhood. You […]

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Start A Joy Journal: Here’s A List Of Basic Collage Supplies

May 1, 2018

I attempt to collage daily in my Joy Journal. What this means is that I collage most days. Collage journaling is a straight path to self-discovery, inspiration and everything that makes me tick. What I love most about collage journaling (which I call Joy Journaling) is that it helps me stay up-to-date with myself. What […]

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Making Time For Yourself Pays Off In Self-awareness & Personal Power

April 25, 2018

There are really no words to describe how much I enjoy my Joy Journaling practice. As I collage regularly, I reap the benefits of connecting with myself in ways the world does not provide for me. This is what I hope to address in my work: bridging the gap between women and daily self-expression for […]

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Mean Girls, The Broadway Musical, Shines Spotlights On An Ugly American Epidemic

April 24, 2018

Broadway could not have produced a more timely musical than Mean Girls, based on the movie Mean Girls, based on the book by Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. Across America, moms are talking to moms about the mean girl nightmares in their own backyards. And if moms across America are talking about mean […]

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Best Supplements For Mid-life Women Dealing With Anemia, Menopause & Osteopenia

April 17, 2018

I have been making the transition to middle-age for a while now, and let me tell you, it has not always been smooth sailing. Now that I am firmly in the middle years, I have some advice about supplements. The good news is that taking vitamins and minerals can make a big difference in your […]

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For Flower-lovers: The Most Inexpensive Way To Have Amazing, Colorful Gardens Year After Year

April 2, 2018

This post is for Nathalie. Here you go, Nathalie! Are you a flower-lover, who wants amazing, colorful gardents without spending tons of money? I feel like I have discovered gold in terms of seed companies, and I want to share the information with you. I have been dabbling in gardening for years. I would usually […]

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Every Writer, Teacher & Coach Needs A Copy Of The Business Of Being A Writer By Jane Friedman

March 16, 2018

There are a lot of people in the book publishing industry, and folks move in and out of this realm all the time. For me, there could be no more of a trusted authority than Jane Friedman. If you are in the book publishing industry in any fashion — whether as a writer, teacher, agent, […]

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This Year Only: Pay What You Will For Creative Accountability

March 5, 2018

How’s your creative confidence this year so far? Cultivating creative accountability is one of my specialties. I have been helping others accomplish it for over a decade and a half. And by helping others with their creative accountability, I have also helped myself become more accountable. This is why I have decided to make membership […]

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