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Staying Safe Over the Holidays

I love the holidays. I love the lights. I love the parties. I love the love!

But being a survivor of domestic violence, I also know that the holidays can trigger abusive outbursts.

Abusers are often the children of abusers, and for many, holidays dredge up traumatic memories of deprivation, humiliation, parental anger and stress, which […]

By |November 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Staying Safe Over the Holidays

The Awesomeness Retreat

You know how sometimes you just get called to work with certain people and you’re not sure why?

My “why” got answered last week while attending a Destination Retreats Blueprint event with Morgana Rae.

First, any time spent with Morgana is time well spent. She is brilliant, generous, and down to Earth. And she attracts the […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on The Awesomeness Retreat

Writing on the Road

Some of my best writing work gets done while I’m on the road – literally.

Of course, I’m not actually writing, but taking a break from the computer and giving my mind a break can be really inspiring!

Today I was on the road, driving from the Central Valley to Los Angeles. Some people might find […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Categories: Creative||Comments Off on Writing on the Road

Love is the Answer

Whatever the question, love is the answer.

Have you ever been faced with some big problem or you had to make a big decision, and you didn’t know how to make it?

Sometimes things are a lot simpler than we think. Thinking is the problem!

Here’s how to make your decision: What would be the loving thing […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Love is the Answer

Are You a Survivor?

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Gillian Larson of “Survivor” fame when I attended a Celebrate CareGivers Day hosted by my friend Jim Chong.

Gillian had a really interesting story to tell about how she got on the show. Apparently the first time she saw it she thought it looked silly. Then she became […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Are You a Survivor?

I’m Committing to My Blog, Dog Gonnit!

Today I’m committing to blogging on a regular basis. You’d think that as a writer, that would be a no-brainer. But I actually have to use my brain, and it has been filled with a lot of other entrepreneurial things lately!

But today I’m making the commitment.

Do you blog, yourself? Are you keeping up with […]

By |November 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on I’m Committing to My Blog, Dog Gonnit!

Can Writing Heal You?

At the amazing Speak Your Truth women’s conference held in San Francisco recently, I shared onstage about how writing healed my life.

But not just any kind of writing. The only kind clinically proven to boost immune function is what is known as Expressive Writing, which has the ability to shift places within you that […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Can Writing Heal You?

Your Best Book Idea

It’s estimated that 81% of Americans want to write a book in order to express themselves, to share their message, and to position themselves as an expert on their topic. But many people don’t write their book, because they don’t even know where to start.

And they’re missing out on so much by not getting […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Your Best Book Idea

When You Tell the Truth

Last week I had the thrilling experience of packing a room of over 300 women at the Central California Women’s Conference when I spoke on the topic of “Own the Stage: Double Your Confidence, Influence and Wow Factor.” In that talk I mentioned how our Shadow, which represents all the things we dislike about […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on When You Tell the Truth

Replay of My Call on Writing as a Tool for Healing

Because you’re part of my tribe, I wanted to share with you a recent interview and also a call I did on using writing as a tool for healing from trauma.

Often we’re not aware of how much any kind of trauma interferes with our work, our relationships, and our overall happiness by dampening our […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Replay of My Call on Writing as a Tool for Healing