Sometimes people get stuck on the way to their dreams simply because they’re lacking knowledge, and then get overwhelmed by all the information that’s available.Read More
I was an ambitious young thing twenty-five years ago. I was working hard to make all the right moves so I could have a successful, and therefore well-paying, career. I dreamed of being a photographer, but I didn’t see how that was going to make any money, so I floundered around looking…Read More
In that moment, the truth, my truth, didn’t even occur to me! The truth was that I didn’t want to spend my money that way. Yes, I really wanted to see my friends, but I would have been happy for vodka tonics on the porch.
It never occurred to me that I could choose…Read More
Most people who say they want to build their own home really mean they want to hire an architect and a contractor to have a house built for them. But not my mom!Read More
We think that inspiration must be BIG, that it must march in on us with trumpets wailing and lightening flashing; that it must lead us to do great deeds which will be worthy of campfire legends.
But what if that’s not true?Read More
“I can’t do it!” She said with tears streaming down her face. Her brightly colored, rainbow hair, which usually made her look like a gorgeous manga character, instead made her look like a sad clown. It was a week before we were to leave…Read More
I’ve often caught myself trying to comfort someone by pointing to the “bright side” or explaining why whatever they’re upset about isn’t such a “big deal.” And I know I’m not alone! It’s human nature to want people to feel better.Read More
Damn, I wish I had a crystal ball! Sometimes I think my mind is one. I’ll run a thousand scenarios ’til I think I’ve nailed it, ’til I think I’ve become the “all knowing” genie. And somehow I’m still gobsmacked when I’m wrong!Read More
Because the only way ever, for someone to know how we feel, to know what’s going through our minds, or to know what’s truly dear to us, is for us to say so. Until neuroscientists invent a mind reader, language is our greatest gift for creating intimacy and understanding.Read More
When I hear the term “peer pressure,” I think of kids egging each other on to do things they wouldn’t normally do. But a series of conversations I’ve had this week unveiled how adults are suffering from peer pressure too.
These pressures reveal themselves in one ubiquitous word… SHOULD.Read More
I was standing on the pedestrian way of the South Bank, just off Westminster bridge, with Big Ben behind my left side, and the London Eye straight ahead. A pigeon landed on the pavement in front of me.
The sounds were intense: people talking in assorted languages; traffic humming, horns yelping; and boats docking.Read More
My smile stretched from Timbuktu to Notre Dame, and my hands gave a little clap. I bounced on my toes and chanted “again... again!”
Then I saw my companions, my family members three... looking grim, even dismal and pasty no doubt. No jubilant shouts, no widespread grins, no desire to do it again.Read More
He sighed, looked longingly at the tables as we passed by, and marched forward. In the end, we missed the ferry anyway. We missed the islands, we missed the views, and we missed the ocean spray. None of that matters to me now. The thing I regret most…Read More
I often think that my years of experience give me wisdom and therefore I know better, but me knowing what’s true for me doesn’t help them. There are lessons that must come from within, lessons that can’t…Read More
How many times have I wished for life to happen on my schedule. For deals to close sooner and learning to happen faster? How many times have I wished for a moment to last a lifetime, or a sunset to freeze frame? How many times have I wished…Read More
Below are the method, the system, and the tools that will let you easily keep track of what needs to get done, which in turn will help leave your mind free for your next great idea.Read More
The kitten figured out that it could lay on the chair, as if to pounce, and then extend its paw through the cage bars. The rat was terrified. In its panicked state it would hop on its exercise wheel and run as if its life depended on it.Read More
My mind started going through my schedule for the day: Work calls, kids’ classes, emails from the day before that I was behind on, farm share to pick up, writing to do, website updates, receipts from last week to enter, newsletter to get out…Read More
Over the years I've set up my environment and created systems that naturally save time. I don’t have to use any extra brain power to go about my business. I get more done without freneticism and focus my attention on the things that are truly important to me.Read More
A few weeks ago I almost yelled at a young woman in the makeup store. Like everyone else in the world, I have a lot of different feelings, but anger is one that doesn’t show up for me very often; so I’m always surprised…Read More