Last week Lesley at Wisteria Sunshine sent me a whole bunch of questions to go with her May themed member site. (If you don't subscribe then you might like to check it out. I love everything she does.) It was such a delight to answer the questions that it inspired me to create a set of journaling prompts for you for the month of May!Read More
Years ago I was working at fashion trade shows for various designers. Those were long, hard days and I was making a piddly day rate but I did it to learn the industry, stay on top of trends and make contacts.
Jim Rohn’s famous quote is a common platitude spouted by various growth/development gurus these days. Want to improve your life? Then uplevel the type of people you spend time around because you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.Read More
The first time I thought I was fat was on the bus in fifth grade.
My little thighs were spreading out and sticking to the brown vinyl seat that had, in places, been duct taped together.
It was a hot late spring afternoon and this was North Carolina. The windows were down to cool us off but I was more concerned about the size of my legs than anything else.Read More
I'm interviewing Nat Kimber, an agent with the Rights Factory, about what aspiring non-fiction authors need to know to make it from draft to book deal. (There's a lot more that comes after the deal, but that's fodder for another class.)Read More
So many times I've explained to people that tons of my business comes from referrals- and in my experience it's one of the easiest ways to build your business. So without further ado, some thoughts on why you might like to check out this Master Class.
The Joy|Money Matrix Virtual Retreat is December 28, 29, 2017.Read More
Sometimes, it feels like the entire world is designed to make us feel terrible about ourselves.
Not fit enough, not rich enough, not smart enough, not quick enough, not fresh, new, hot or “original” enough.Read More
I've been in business for over 10 years. Some years I've felt like a pro. Other years I've felt like an impostor.
Some years I have made tons of money (multiple six figures), other years what felt like hardly any (under $30k). Some years I've outspent my earnings and other years I've saved. Some years I've been proud of my accomplishments and at other times I've wondered if I have any talent whatsoever for what I'm trying to do.Read More
Right before Charlotte was born, we bought and moved into our house upstate near Clinton Corners and Millbrook. It's a sweet little house and a landmark according to the local Clinton Historical Society.Read More
In the past week I've done some meditations and journaling to get to the heart of my heart's desires.
What do I really want?
What do I desire that I'm barely aware of?
Which of my desires are not really my true desires?
How can I know?Read More
Coats are my thing. I have four different leopard print coats alone (one rain jacket, one topper, one cropped and one full length double breasted number) and a special closet (in closet-challenged NYC) just to hold them.Read More
How many of you want to write a book? A memoir, novel, how to, self-help?
Methinks many of us are raising our hands. I'm here to tell you that you can. And you will. And right now is a very good time to start. Here's why:Read More
When I was a kid, I loved music. My mom taught me the basics of piano and then bought piano books so that I could plunk along on my own. It was fun, low key and I loved it- especially singing along.Read More
This past week was Yom Kippur- the Jewish day of atonement. I'm not Jewish and I know that cultural appropriation is the new favorite critique to levy at folks, but I think it's a great concept regardless of your religious tradition.*Read More
It feels like we’re surrounded by violence. And the violence we’ve been experiencing (mostly, I hope, as bystanders) in our nation and world is tragic.
Those who commit these violent acts are, in most cases, individuals. Solitary men. (Sorry, dudes, but not so many chicks are involved in mass shootings and terrorist acts.) Men who make a series of decisions that lead them to end the lives of others.Read More
Yes. Here's what you can learn from Rose Red and Lavender, a Brooklyn-based floral design shop.
So many people (especially B2B companies) think they have to be boring and dry and devoid of a sense of humor or personality in order to "do marketing."Read More