Five Tips to Actually Freakin’ Make Your Dreams a Reality

This has been a crazy time for me.  I work retail and I basically just become an eating, sleeping, and retailing machine for the six weeks before Christmas.  Then life gets back to normal.  I’m not proud to have fallen off on my exercise and writing goals BUT I am proud of how excited IContinue reading “Five Tips to Actually Freakin’ Make Your Dreams a Reality”

The Inelegant Balance Between Being Right and Becoming Better

Now, we all want to be right — to be smart, admired, to think for ourselves and not let anything sway our convictions.  But at a certain point does certainty inhibit progress? I’ve been asking myself this question a lot this year.  Firstly, as I move forward toward becoming a professional writer, I have startedContinue reading “The Inelegant Balance Between Being Right and Becoming Better”

How to Tune Out the Noise

I recently led a class about ‘How to Reevaluate Your Life’.  Some readers will remember that I’ve talked about this topic a couple of times before and so I felt pretty confident.  I printed handouts, talked for over an hour, and thought I’d covered my bases pretty well.  Then — during the Q & AContinue reading “How to Tune Out the Noise”

2015: 10 Things That Are Inspiring My Writing

Even though the year isn’t over yet, I’m so excited about the things that are exhilarating me and moving my writing forward that I just had to share them (note: no real spoilers here, just a few lines of non-revealing dialogue) — #1 — Hannibal Hopefully season three isn’t the end, but if it wasContinue reading “2015: 10 Things That Are Inspiring My Writing”

The Most Successful Fat-Loss Plan of My Life

Right out the gate, let me be clear about one thing: I don’t believe in the term ‘weight loss’ as a healthy mindset.  Lots of things add up to your body weight — organs, muscle, bones, fluids that keep you alive.  And believe me, you wouldn’t want to trade your heart to weigh a few less pounds. ButContinue reading “The Most Successful Fat-Loss Plan of My Life”

The Defining Moment of Your Life

Welcome to Awesomeville Population: YOU I’ve been MIA from my blog for a little while, for a few reasons: I’ve been launching a website for ‘How to Come Alive‘ (see last post) I’ve been hitting it hard in terms of exercise, eating right, cleaning, and novel writing (more on that soon) I wasn’t sure what toContinue reading “The Defining Moment of Your Life”

Back — and Better Than Ever

Hi there.  Remember me?  Sorry for the long absence since my last post, but I hope once you hear what I’ve been up to,  you’ll approve. First  of all, I want to say thank you to each and every person who follows this blog.  When I started writing here, I was imaging you all — youContinue reading “Back — and Better Than Ever”

Follow Your Excitement

When you decide to change your life, improve your world, or reclaim your dreams you will come to a time when you get really excited about something you consider ‘silly’ or ‘trivial’ — and in that moment, you have discovered magic. Think about it — how often do you get excited in the day-to-day?  NotContinue reading “Follow Your Excitement”

The Audacity of Fantasy; or Why I Still Fall in Love

I am in love again.  It’s only the fifth time in my life.  It is with a person I don’t really know, I only know of.  It’s not a celebrity (though no shame if you are — they’re probably someone who’s worked hard to achieve their dreams and entertain others) — he’s just someone I’ve talkedContinue reading “The Audacity of Fantasy; or Why I Still Fall in Love”

How to Get There From Here: The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting

When you have a dream, it sneaks around the edges of your consciousness, coming to the forefront of your mind in the oddest times — in the shower, listening to radio interviews, when someone asks ‘What do you do?’  But how do you cross over from a dreamer to a doer?  With thousands of booksContinue reading “How to Get There From Here: The Beginner’s Guide to Goal Setting”