Butterflies Kinda’ Rule

It is my deep pleasure to introduce you to my dear friend Maria Font. She’s a crazy talented photographer, writer, artist, and life-lover. We met in the virtual world during a writing challenge, and connected instantly and on purpose. She has inspired me often and in so many ways. I admire her sense of adventure, as she’s not afraid to explore the edges with enthusiasm and vigor. I watch her living a life she loves, always seeking something new to …

The Art of Celebration

I’ve been celebrating my birthday all month long, and if you’re a regular reader — you know I’ve been doing this for the past several years. Because celebrating is fun, and because we get to make it all up, I’ve made my life up to be about celebration. I’ve been deeply committed to doing something fun every day this month; whether it’s spending time with friends or day-dreaming or shopping or reading — plus a myriad of other fun activities. I’ve …

When Do You Say No?

For every YES you’ve ever said, there existed the possibility to say NO. I know darling — sometimes it doesn’t feel like a choice. And it always is. Maybe the consequences of saying no weren’t appealing, and yet, it’s still a choice to say yes or no. Every day I say yes to lots of things — and I’m committed to saying no at least as often. Because NO is perhaps one of the most powerful words in my vernacular. …

Bad News is Seductive

What a difference intention makes! Last week I decided to take a hiatus from Facebook and bad news feeds — and it has been lovely! I’m once again grounded in loving energy, and my light is shining brighter than ever. If you google ‘good news’ there is a plethora of hits reporting positive stories that are just as credible as mainstream media’s focus on fear mongering and dastardly deeds. Here are a few that rocked my world, from Rob Brezsny’s weekly …

We Don’t Need to Fight to Unite

My new friend, Frank Gjata, founder of Conscious Ink and creator extraordinaire calls himself a Bliss Activist. For obvious reasons, as a Love Activist, I loved him immediately. Recently, he was inspired to produce a new project, by so doing, inspiring ME. It’s a video/short film “remake” of Charlie Chaplin’s inspiring speech from “The Great Dictator”, in which he made an impassioned plea for justice, racial equality, peace, and freedom. In its various forms, his speech has been viewed in the …

Wear Red Shoes

There are so many reasons to be sad. Pissed off, even. Yep, people are hurting. It would be easy to focus on the rage that’s most definitely in the lives of those around us — even in ourselves sometimes. As always, the news reports are consumed with stories that lodge fear squarely in our hearts. If we allow it. And it’s so easy to allow it, isn’t it? I shake my head in wonder at what the next news cycle …

Will You Help This Blogpost Go Viral?

I was challenged to write a blogpost that would have the potential to be shared and re-shared enough to go viral. Often, I’ll write a blogpost about what’s on my heart, without really giving a great amount of attention to who reads it, or how much it gets shared. This probably isn’t a great plan, right? So when the challenge came, I stepped up to the plate and said YES. Yes, I will write a blogpost with the intention of …

Ideas & Execution

It’s common for entrepreneurs to be long on ideas and short on execution. That’s why I created a service called VIP Strategy Session. Recently, a client and I spent the day at my friend’s lake cottage. Amidst the lovely summer sounds of creaking frogs and singing birds — with fish jumping and frolicking in the warm lake water, she and I got busy creating her dream fulfillment strategy. She came to play with so many ideas, and her main goal …

Doing Work You Love

Why is doing work you love important? Because your work is your calling. I know, darlings. I make it sound so easy. While it isn’t easy to discover your deepest calling, it’s worth every drop of blood, tears and frustration it takes. I know this from my own experience. I spent the first 45 years of my life wandering into one job or another, always excelling and always becoming bored or disenchanted at some point. And then I would jump …

Adopting a Wealth Mindset

Yesterday, I facilitated another live online community session, which I’ve aptly named “Insight Cafe.” It’s where members of the Entrepreneur Gold Community come together in a workshop setting, to learn and integrate new ideas and insights into their business and personal development. I believe there is nothing more valuable than adopting a healthy mindset within which a person creates the shape of their life. Our topic yesterday was focused on the differences between how “rich people” think, and how “average …