What Motivates YOU?

October 24, 2019

About five years ago I signed up for a very expensive business mastermind. Like very expensive. Like 20 grand expensive. I got one on one time with a really charismatic and successful mentor and travelled to NYC several times a year to learn from this mentor with others in the mastermind. And you know what? […]

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Name it

October 16, 2019

I would like to be a New York Times Bestselling author. There I said it. Several things go through my mind as I admit this in public… I think about the experts who say it’s next to impossible to do so. I imagine them reading this post…I can see the glow of their laptops reflecting […]

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It’s scary. Do it anyway.

October 10, 2019

Confession: When I first started my coaching practice, I secretly hoped my clients would cancel. I was scared… I wouldn’t say the “right” thing. I wouldn’t be able to help. I wouldn’t know what tool to use. I got on the phone anyway. After I became a master coach, I was invited to teach life […]

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Who are you surrounded by?

October 2, 2019

I was born into a chaotic household. My parents were addicts. My three older sisters were teenagers, barely supervised, who were expected to take care of me and eventually my little brother who was born a few years later. My mom called herself a functional drunk. She was usually at work. I don’t really have […]

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I forgot

September 26, 2019

I was listening to an audiobook the other day. It’s called The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs. “One small spot,” the doctors said. That’s how it all started. It hasn’t been an easy read. I lost my mother to complications related to breast cancer. It’s bringing up a lot […]

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Just one sentence

September 17, 2019

Money, and budgeting in particular, is not one of my strong suits. Like a dysfunctional friend, I want money to be there for me without putting any work into the relationship. I want to be a better friend to money. Kumiko over at The Budget Mom is helping me, via her blog. I’m learning how […]

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Vulnerability Bloopers

August 29, 2019

Hey. It’s been a while. This is me after my haircut yesterday in which the stylist curled my hair in a way that I will NEVER be able to replicate. Anyway, I have a good excuse for my absence… I didn’t feel like working. First of all, this summer was epic. We went from big […]

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To the dreamers…

January 10, 2019

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a gymnast. I remember watching the Summer Olympics and seeing those athletes launching through the air on the uneven bars or bounding through a floor routine. The sight of them filled me with awe and a yearning. But my parents didn’t have the extra cash […]

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Meet Dobby

April 26, 2018

This is #Dobby. Dobby doesn’t care about the bus schedule or the call you have to make, or what they think over at Puppy School. She barks with the conviction and assurance of a puppy who knows it is time to play. She runs —ears back, tongue flopping, stubby legs pumping — as if she were the […]

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WARNING: Having a Dream May Lead to Massive Disappointment

March 30, 2018

I keep thinking about a conversation I had years ago with a woman working in the registrar’s office of my college. I was ordering transcripts for an application to work in Japan as an English teacher. She wanted to know what I was working on. “I’m applying for the JET Programme with my husband,” I […]

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