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When It’s Time, You Know.

When It's Time, You Know.

Change is hard. Especially big change. Especially when that change will require us to restructure and redesign our entire lives, will demand that we disappoint, inconvenience or confound others. I’m in the midst of such a redesign myself, as we speak. As you might or might not […]

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Reality Check

Reality Check

“Vacation was wonderful, but now it’s back to reality.”  “Lately, I just want to escape the real world and curl up with a book, in my jammies with my kitty.” “I’m having a challenge returning to reality after the glitter and glamour of the Burlesque Experience…” I’ve […]

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The Stupid, Terrible Choices of the People We Love

The Stupid, Terrible Choices of the People We Love

One late, balmy night this past summer, I’m on the phone with my little brother, my brilliant and very gifted and very drunk brother. He’s a thousand miles away, literally and figuratively. He has struggled with alcoholism for half of his life, he is crying. He is […]

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More, Please.

More, Please.

Show me a hundred people and I bet I can show you 95 of them or so who will say 2016 has been a rough one. It came with its blessings and gifts, of course, but it also brought a seemingly higher proportion of loss, tragedy, difficulties, […]

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Re-Routing: Getting Your Life Back on Track

Re-Routing: Getting Your Life Back on Track

I’m hard at work on some brand-new stuff, so I hope you’ll enjoy one of my favorite blogs, originally posted in February of 2013. Enjoy!   Feeling lost or stuck? Have you taken a wrong turn and and are now feeling seriously disoriented or misplaced? Have you […]

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Stop trying to be fearless.

Stop trying to be fearless.

  Fearlessness is total bullshit. There. I said it. I have yet to meet someone who is fearless. If they claim to be, well, they’re either hiding it, or sleepwalking through life. And here’s a confession: I nearly cringe when someone calls me “fearless.” And another: I’m […]

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I’ve made a huge decision.

I've made a huge decision.

The word “decide” means, in its barest essence, “to kill.” Think about it: Matricide. Genocide. Suicide. Homocide. In order to choose the powerful decisions that will propel our lives, something else has to die. I’ve made a huge decision, and I want to tell you about it. But […]

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Inclement Weather Announcement

Inclement Weather Announcement

I’m not sure if you clicked and opened this link because you usually do, or if the subject line piqued your curiosity, but either way, I’m glad you did. There’s something important I want to share. When I worked at MoveStudio as Marketing Manager, I was responsible […]

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The Opposite of Funny: Enough with the Body-Shaming “Jokes”

The Opposite of Funny: Enough with the Body-Shaming "Jokes"

I’m fed up this morning and I’ll tell you why. I have cringed over many a meme that shames a woman for her fat that is exposed. A woman who is oversized by our culture’s standards has no business showing off her body, as we know. If […]

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Shock Yourself: Loosen the Labels that Bind You

Shock Yourself: Loosen the Labels that Bind You

“I am not the type to let people in.” “I am the least domesticated person you’ll ever meet.” “I can’t save money.” “I always let fear stop me from what I want.” “I hate when attention is on me.” “I’m not ever putting myself in a vulnerable […]

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