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Manifest Success: Do Not Give in to Fear

“I will not give in to fear. I will not give in to fear.” This is the mantra that has taken hold within my head lately. As soon as I start to feel the talons of this emotion take grip, I close my eyes and begin to chant, “I will not give in to fear. […]

Putting Family First is Not a Professional Disadvantage

Life is not about what is simple. Life is not about what is easy. Life is instead about what happens between the simplicity, when you are tested and challenged. When you question everything you thought to be true. When you question whether or not you are worthy of the graces that surround you. I have […]

Turning an Idea Into a Mission: Announcing My New Business ‘Play, Work or Dash’

Have you ever had an idea that took hold and transformed from more than just an idea, but instead into a mission? A mission to create something completely new and different? A mission to solve a problem for others? Well, I have been walking around with one of those for quite some time now. And […]

It’s Not Enough to Hear the Warning Noises, You Have to Listen

Have you ever noticed the noises that accompany imminent failure? The squeak of your brakes. The rattle in your attic fan. The loud buzzing in your refrigerator. These noises usually start without warning, but almost always indicate something is wrong. Like mechanical shouts in your face, these sounds want and need your attention. Did you […]

Start-Up Story: The Inspirational Creation of 9Months

I believe that sometimes people are placed in your life at exactly the right moment. I don’t want to jump into a spiritual sermon, but this is how it felt from the first conversation with Carrie Marvin, owner of 9Months. Carrie went to high school with my husband and we have friends in common, but our […]

Start-Up Story: A Personal and Corporate Concierge Service With Heart

I met Ayesha Whyte at a networking event about a month ago and she shared her heart and story with me. She told me of her daughter’s recent health crisis and explained that this experience made her realize that every moment spent working had to be for the benefit of her family, not some larger corporation. […]

Bloggers and Business Owners Collaborate, Share, Inspire at FemCon13

Magical. This is the only word I can think of to describe what it felt like to sit in the audience of the conference I had painstakingly organized with Kelley Sanabria, Founder of Femworking. I sat and listened to speaker after speaker sharing their hearts and truth with the audience. It was as if they knew […]

Motherhood In The Workplace: I Was Asked to Tone-Down the ‘Mommy Thing’

I will never pretend I don’t have children again. My children are everything to me and being a mother is a huge part of my identity. It has been for almost 15 years. That is except for the one year I was asked by my former boss, who also happened to be a woman, to […]

I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Planning a Crazy Big Blogger and Small Business Conference

Mommy Confession: I have been ignoring my husband and kids. For the last few weeks I have been glued to my computer screen until all hours of the night. I have been tossing and turning and strategizing and planning and taking risk after risk. All for my latest endeavor of bringing a blogger and small […]

How is Your Business Karma?

“What’s in it for me?” I appreciate and respect a person who knows his or her own worth. I also think it is admirable for a person to be ambitious and crave success. We ALL deserve to be recognized and compensated for our time and energy. And I have learned that in business, the person who has […]