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An Author

From the time I can remember, I have been a bookworm. Reading has been both my salvation and my teacher. When I was young I read to escape, but also to learn and grow.

From the time I can remember, I have been a bookworm. Reading has been both my salvation and my teacher. When I was young I read to escape, but also to learn and grow. As a very young girl, I would tell people that I was going to be an author […]



Self Promotion for Women

As a female business owner, I am involved in some wonderful networking groups, both in person and online. I love the camaraderie of the groups, the connection, and most especially, the excellent advice and support.

As a female business owner, I am involved in some wonderful networking groups, both in person and online. I love the camaraderie of the groups, the connection, and most especially, the excellent advice and support. However, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon in most of these groups and it’s the push […]



Declare Your Independence … from Clutter!

As the Declaration of Independence states, you are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of a clutter free environment. Okay, so I took a little liberty with that quote, but if you are being held back by the clutter in your home/office, free yourself of all unnecessary items.

Please enjoy this guest post by Bonnie Hillman Shay

Americans celebrate the Fourth of July as the date our forefathers and foremothers acknowledged their liberation from the King of England. As the Declaration of Independence states, you are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of a clutter free environment. Okay, […]



Lamby

We don't remember who gave her the soft, part blanket/part stuffed animal appropriately named Lamby but somehow Lamby became her favorite comfort object and went with her everywhere.

We don't remember who gave her the soft, part blanket/part stuffed animal appropriately named Lamby but somehow Lamby became her favorite comfort object and went with her everywhere.  Our sweet baby girl would cuddle into her crib, grab Lamby, rub her face into the soft fabric and eventually fall fast asleep. […]



How Could She Not Be Confident?

I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon in my work with women. Almost every woman I meet is sure that other women have more going for them and more confidence than they do.

I've noticed an interesting phenomenon in my work with women.  Almost every woman I meet is sure that other women have more going for them and more confidence than they do.  They are also shocked when they find out that other women struggle with confidence when they seem to have it […]



Changing the Internal Mean Girl into the Confident Woman

There seems to be an epidemic of women who walk around with an internal mean girl who criticizes them endlessly. How can we get rid of this mean girl?

Since most of my work time is spent with women, I've learned a lot about the internal workings of said women.  There seems to be an epidemic of women who walk around with an internal mean girl who criticizes them endlessly.  This mean girl belittles their appearance, their confidence, their skills, […]



A Girl’s Graduation

Today is the day my daughter graduates from high school. I'm proud of my girl and can't wait to see what she tackles next. I'm also a bit jealous. In four years, my girl will be finishing college in a world so dramatically different from mine at her age.

Today is the day my daughter graduates from high school. I'm proud of my girl and can't wait to see what she tackles next. I'm also a bit jealous. In four years, my girl will be finishing college in a world so dramatically different from mine at her age. When I […]



10 Ways to Take Up Space in Your Busy Life

If you are feeling squeezed out of your own life, here are some micro-habits to get you started on a path of intentionally taking up space and reclaiming your life.

Please enjoy this guest post by Paula Grieco.
If you don’t choose how you spend your time, someone else will spend it for you. -Author Unknown
I was chatting with a friend recently who shared that she never had time to pursue her art, bemoaning her endless to-do list and all […]



Did We Appreciate the Time We Had With Our Children?

At one point my friend looked at me with a sad look on her face and said, “Do you think we appreciated them enough when they were that age?”

One of my dear friends is the mother of my daughter's very best friend in the world. My friend and I have been more than a bit emotional this year as our daughter's are about to graduate from high school and head off to college, both away from us and away […]



A Bad Year or My Best Birthday Yet?

Life can be lived dreading the bad stuff OR grateful for the ride, both smooth and bumpy.

Yesterday was my 54th birthday.  2016 started out as an interesting, and somewhat challenging, year for me.  I had a miserable case of pneumonia, my car was totaled, my dog needed surgery, my youngest child needed a minor medical procedure, and I needed a damaged wisdom tooth removed.  For most of […]