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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{NO SUBJECT}

I tried to focus. Re-focus.  I tried to force open a window of inspirational reflection.  At least finish yesterday’s journal entry left hanging mid-sentence. These days are filled with unique family demands that crescendo just prior to the screeching, super slo-mo, sideways-slide of summer. Busy, but different. Amidst the planning of camps and no-camps for the small and mid-size ones, the big ones need business connections and strategic truth telling. The West Coast college one is on a plane heading home this minute. And I haven’t been to the grocery store! Seconds before I run screaming, Steve calls and says, “I’ll go.”  (Dangerous but extremely loving and helpful: done.)  Food makes the fellowship richer. Tomorrow 5am Riley and I head to...

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How Dare He.

How Dare He.

I’ll be clear. For approximately 22.2 years I’ve been planning to write a book. (You, too?)   Now in my 40-something, fabulous, post-transformation healthier place, I’m endeavoring to bring that dream to life. It’s going to be great. I quit not-one-but-two fairly big jobs. (Ok, one was bigger than the other.) And now I humbly devote myself to balancing my time to consulting (read: earning), family nurturing (delighting), and my passion (writing the funny and poignant memoir). I write and outline and blog and network and discover and connect. So what’s the problem, you ask? Well.  Get this. Fabulous Husband has a new assignment from his John Townsend leadership coaching program to write … (wait for it)….. an autobiography. He sits down to his...

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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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Leading through “What If”

What if all my years in advertising agency management don’t belong in a box that I put on a shelf as I embark on this new journey of writing+God+women+growing? All those years of training in how people from myriad starting points can travel toward a beautiful new destination…    Shouldn’t I assume that those skills are exactly the tools I need to confidently assume the next role that God has in store? What if it’s not about starting over, but rather creating a new layer that starts here? From this unique vantage point? I talk about my 25+ years in big-budget branding, marketing, communications strategies, retail bridging, (blah blah blah) as if they are that other part of my life that is now transformed by a gracious and inviting God. ...

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