November 25, 2016

2 Ways to Say No That Work Every Time

We’ve all been there. You’re heading to the checkout lane at your local grocery store and you glance up to make eye-contact with a woman from your local sports booster club. Her face lights up as she realizes you’ve actually seen her. There’s nothing you can do. She’s seen you and she knows you’ve seen her. She proceeds to walk up to you and make the typical chit-chat while you silently try to think of […]
October 19, 2016

Being a Mama’s Girl

Have you ever been given a label that doesn’t seem to fit with how you’d describe yourself? Sometimes, the label itself isn’t negative, but we attach negative meaning and assumptions to what wearing that label must say about us. After working through one of the many, many rounds of editing my book How Mommy Got Her Groove Back, my editor, Carol, finally said, “You know, from everything you’ve written, it’s quite obvious you’re a mama’s […]
October 11, 2016

Five Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Business

Today is my 3 year anniversary of owning my business. My business doesn’t look much like it did when I first started. I’ve grown. My family has grown. I’ve changed and my business had to adapt right alongside me. The dedication and commitment it takes to see an idea through is intense. Naturally, hindsight is always perfect and it’s so easy to say “I’d have done things differently if I’d only known…” I definitely thought […]
October 6, 2016

How to Accept A Compliment

Most of us would agree that there’s tremendous value in looking for things to appreciate in other people. This seems natural to us. Have you ever tried to give someone a compliment and it “backfired”? Instead of beaming and walking a little taller, the person shrugged off your well-intended statement with a brusque, “Oh this old thing?” or “Well I was just doing my job.” or “It’s nothing, really.” Has experiencing that made you less […]


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