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Seth Godin Quote: Connection Begins with Dignity

February 14, 2013

Seth Godin Quote: Connection Begins with Dignity I have been avidly listening to Seth Godin’s new book The Icarus Deception on my Audible app on my phone. Loving it!! A big part of the book focuses on how important connection is to the new economy. At one point, he says, “Connection begins with dignity.” I…

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Want a Happier Marriage? 10 Tips for Recapturing the Romance

February 13, 2013

Want a Happier Marriage? 10 Tips for Recapturing the Romance Most of us get married with the intention of staying married for life. We don’t set out on our wedding day to create problems, fight, grow apart or get divorced. My husband and I have been married for almost 17 years, our children are 13…

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Writing Prompt inspired by Pema Chodron

February 12, 2013

Writing Prompt inspired by Pema Chodron I love this quote by Pema Chodron. My friend Ramona pointed this quote out to me last week and I felt called to create something with it. After I created the image you see above, I knew I wanted to journal with this quote too. Why is it that…

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Free Teleseminar: 3 Steps to Marketing with Social Media

February 4, 2013

Free Teleseminar: 3 Steps to Marketing with Social Media Join me this Thursday at 12pm PST/2pm CST as I interview business and marketing expert Dr. Linette Montae. On stage, online and in her community, you can find Dr. Linette Montae of BigBusinessResults.com helping small business entrepreneurs monetize their expertise, optimize their actions and maximize their…

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How to Live a Creative Life: Advice from Julia Cameron

January 31, 2013

How to Live a Creative Life: Advice from Julia Cameron I have been reading Julia Cameron’s book The Creative Life: True Tales of Inspiration. It’s a charming insight into her life, friendships and struggles to create. Julia Cameron is the bestselling author of The Artist’s Way, one of my all-time favorite books on rediscovering creativity…

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Exploring the Slippery Nature of Truth

January 30, 2013

An Exploration of the Slippery Nature of Truth I was asked to write a reflection to share at church this Sunday. The topic is on truth. I have such mixed feelings about truth. Your truth and mine are not the same, or maybe they are. Being truthful is always important to me and part of…

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Read this if you want to be a Soulful Parent

January 29, 2013

I’m a Featured Expert in The Soulful Parent eBook I’ve got a gift for you that has me grinning from ear to ear… If you’ve ever struggled, felt frustration or overwhelm when it came to parenting; OR if you’ve wondered how you can raise your children in this day and age being able to stay…

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How do I get a Happiness Makeover?

January 28, 2013

How do I get a Happiness Makeover? I was flipping through magazines recently, collecting images for the SoulCollage® workshop I am facilitating for the next 6 weeks. SoulCollage® doesn’t use any words, only images, and is a powerful tool for personal development and tapping into your own wisdom. I love making the cards and using…

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Use Facebook to Grow Your Business in 2013

January 28, 2013

Use Facebook to Grow Your Business in 2013 I had the pleasure of talking to my friend Cindy Watts on Friday morning about what’s new for Facebook in 2013. Cindy is the founder of Outta the Box Marketing, a company that trains people how to use social media effectively so you can do it yourself.…

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Mistakes Business Owners Make on LinkedIn

January 24, 2013

LinkedIn is a powerful marketing tool yet it still seems to mystify entrepreneurs. Many businesses are turning away potential clients because they do not know how to use LinkedIn correctly. In this talk, Michele Scism shares her best LinkedIn tips (and how she used LinkedIn to rapidly build her expert status and get new clients…

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Your Social Media Checklist with Michele Scism

January 22, 2013

Your Social Media Checklist guest post by Michele Scism When my clients start to build their social media strategy one of the first things we talk about are the basics. We are going to talk about what I consider to be the three most important steps in setting up your social media strategy. Social Media…

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Writing Prompts Inspired by Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Speech

January 21, 2013

  “A breathtaking moment in the history of the country.” – Bob Schieffer This quote is from one of the correspondents during the 57th presidential inauguration of the United States. My kids and I watched the preparations this morning and the swearing in of our 44th president, Barak Obama. Politics aside, the inauguration is a…

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Marketing Lessons from the online Art Community

January 19, 2013

This is not the post I intended to write today, I guess I will save that one for tomorrow. I was cleaning out my email inbox and came across an email from an artist blog I follow, Artellaland.com by Marney K. Makridakis. I love the online arts and craft community. Out of the many groups…

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Mindfulness Writing Prompts: How Scrubbing a Pot Changed My Day

January 18, 2013

Mindfulness Writing Prompts: How Scrubbing a Pot Changed My Day It was getting close to dinnertime yesterday and the kitchen was still piled with dirty dishes. No one else had bothered to fill the dishwasher, which I had emptied that morning. I find it difficult if not impossible to make dinner in a dirty kitchen,…

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Values in Action: Beauty and the Beast

January 17, 2013

Today’s Values in Action column is about BEAUTY. I saw the word beauty and laughed. Last week I talked about appreciation, especially about self-appreciation. I think the universe is trying to tell me something. My personal journey this year is definitely about appreciating my own beauty in this moment right now. At the same time,…

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Two reasons we don’t stick to our New Year’s Resolutions

January 16, 2013

Two reasons we don’t stick to our New Year’s Resolutions There are two reasons we don’t stick to our New Year’s Resolutions: lack of commitment and focus. Are you making progress on your 2013 resolutions yet? Have you already lost your list or given up on that new diet and exercise program? Or perhaps like…

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Do you have relationship goals for 2013?

January 15, 2013

Do you have relationship goals for 2013? I have been thinking a lot about what I want for 2013 in all areas of my life. I hosted a Meetup this past Saturday where we looked at the Wheel of Life, talked about what areas were rolling smoothly in our lives and what areas could use…

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Writing Tips: Allow Your Stories to Unfold Gently

January 14, 2013

Writing Tips: Allow Your Stories to Unfold Gently Have you seen the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? I finally saw it this weekend and had heard that it was delightful but enjoyed it much more than I anticipated. It’s full of some of my favorite actors, especially Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. The writing…