I’m Breaking Up with Facebook. Here’s Why.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.” ~Neil Gaiman Welp, folks. It’s officially 2018. I’ve said it before and I’ll …

Be Nice to Yourself. You Did the Best You Could.

“The most sophisticated people I know — inside they are all children.” ~Jim Henson On my desk at home, I keep a photo of myself at approximately two years old. Aside from being adorable, this photo reminds me that I haven’t always been the full grown, slightly neurotic, culturally conditioned, emotional baggage-toting, self-armoring, surprisingly skeptical version of myself I am today. …

My Cat is a Jerk & Other Truths About Letting Go

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” ~Albert Schweitzer I’ve learned a lot about life and love and relationships from my cat. (Stay with me here. I know it seems like this is just going to be a story about how I turned into a cat lady and started obsessing about my feline …

Why Balance is Elusive But Alignment is Essential

“Something is always born of excess:  great art was born of  great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” ~Anaïs Nin Ostensibly, I am in the business of balance. I mean, you hear acupuncturists talk about balance all the time, right? And yes! Balance is good. But talking about balance from a purely theoretical perspective can …

Turn Off Your Phone. And Other Tips for Making Magic.

“How did it get so late so soon?” ~Dr. Seuss Every year for the past five years, I have visited an astrologer on or around my birthday to get some insight into the year ahead. (Did I already lose some of you by talking about astrology? Possibly. Probably? I dunno. But oh well. I digress.) Usually, I walk into my …

I Am Not a Robot (or, Why I’m So Transparent About My Life in My Business)

“We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart.” ~Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times   I have written before about some of the advice I received when I first started my business. …

Let’s Stop Apologizing, Shall We?

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” ~Maya Angelou In a relatively recent conversation, I discovered that I was harboring some previously unacknowledged guilt for being an ambitious woman with dreams of world domination. Ok, ok. I don’t really want world domination.   But I do have big dreams and the …