When a marriage gets moved into new digs.

When a marriage gets moved into new digs.

How can a heart soar and cringe all at the same time? As a mom of a wide range of kids, I should know this sensation all too well by now. For Pete’s sake, my 21 year old recently sent a photograph of his body practically dangling over the far edge of a cliff along the Oregon coast. Rude and heartless. Tonight as 8-year-old Jack gave us a thumbs-up and sailed away amidst the crowd on his razor scooter, I fully wanted to be Elastigirl and reach out to snatch him back to within my comfort zone. The crowd was getting thick, folks gathering for the concert in the park on a breezy Sunday evening in our new village in Southern California. All at once in my head: “where am I” and “this rocks.” How can I force my heart to be calm and easy as he whisks away,...

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A really bad blogger.

A really bad blogger.

Wow I have been a really bad blogger lately. Maybe that means I ‘m not really a blogger at all, because one cannot truly be called a blogger if one does not do the blog-things consistent with those bloggers who define good blogging.  So now I have also proved that using the word blog in as many forms as possible in one sentence, still doesn’t make you a blogger. I have, however, on occasion written about the journey of this life, as individual and common as yours, through many varied seasons of growth as wife, mom, marketer and grown-up-girl. So as I navigate a new season of an invigorated business life, taking me on traveling and brainstorming adventures, the focus I had attempted to create on my blog seems to have gone up like dandelion dust, even though...

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Busses Away! Flip the Switch.

Busses Away! Flip the Switch.

Watch my smoke! After a summer of constant,  joyful, [hot, dry], adventurous activity, I’m sitting alone on Day One of School with …. rain! I wouldn’t have thought to ask for it, but here it is.   The buzzing frenzy of summer – sports camps, weekends Up North, city outings, and even the pressure of seizing the moment — is for this instant, washed away. Amazing Rain. I submit the day. It’s time to tend to the business that’s been revving through captured ideas on Evernote and paper piles on my desk, and return to a more rhythmic dialogue in this blog. For all the meetings I’ve scheduled for this week and next, I prepare and train my focus. Build Brave Business. Go. The goodbyes this morning were quick and easy as the High School Freshman, the...

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Don’t Miss The Miracle

Don’t Miss The Miracle

If you miss the impossible power of the miracle, you won’t see God. Yes, that’s it. This is where I must stay today. I’m now beginning the wonderful new book by our wise pastor Jim Samra. God Told Me is new jam-packed teaching on listening for guidance from God. “He is a better guide for our life than we are.” I know: lots of folks don’t want to give quite that much power to God. They wince when they hear that God controls all things because it feels like humans are insignificant or puppet-like.  We’d rather be The Power. It’s much more comfortable to assume control. We’d rather hold fast to the idea that we are all little gods in control of the energy around us and cling to karmic truth alone and live in harmony with nature. Right....

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It’s Time to Break the Glass … Again!

It’s Time to Break the Glass … Again!

Even though we’re all motivated, talented, focused creators of our art, sometimes we have to PUSH THROUGH RESISTANCE, don’t we? When I need a kick in the keyboard, I reach for my EMERGENCY INSPIRATION file.  I titled it READ ME FIRST and I keep the brilliance fresh by switching out quotes from authors and thinkers that are particularly helpful at the time. As I look at the file today, I figure it applies to each of us in one way or another! STEVEN PRESSFIELD The War of Art (paraphrased for my use!) Resistance feeds on Fear. (….) Fear that we will succeed. Fear that we will access the power that we secretly know we possess. Fear that we will become the person that we sense in our hearts we truly are. We come into this world with a specific...

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