Purple Mindfulness

When nothing is certain, everything is possible. ~Unknown After writing for many years, I finally took the plunge and launched my new business last year. I became a full-time professional writer. As any entrepreneur can tell you, it’s without a doubt the most gripping ride of your life. Before I left my part-time office gig,…

True North

What happens when the beliefs we’ve carried around our whole lives turn out to be untrue?

A Life of Choice

The baseball game blared from a portable television and everything in my apartment reeked of cigarette smoke:  courtesy of a roommate for whom I didn’t harbor good feelings. I woke up one day to an iteration of my life that wasn’t pretty. Not much food in the pantry, all of my socks had holes in them,…

Refresh, Reset, Unspool

Hey, I’m glad you stopped by. How’s your new year going? We’re having crazy weather in Central Ohio. Because of this, it makes me think spring.  It has been a long-held belief of mine that if you do the same things; you get the same results. If you want to grow, you need to do…

Positive Action When the Wave Crashes Over You

When the day to day becomes like a tidal wave threatening to pull us under whether we’ve grabbed that life-sustaining breath of air or not, how do you cope? This happens to all of us sooner or later, and life engulfs even the most aware among us. Recently, loads of technology changes, health concerns, and…

Happy 2019!

  Travel safely, celebrate all you cherish and we’ll see you in the New Year!

The Tail of A Year

I’m not big into new year resolutions. I find that turning over a new leaf really does hold a lot of promise, but without an actionable plan, most new endeavors fall flat fairly fast. I think about the recently passed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as an example. While a great many people are able…

Happy Hanukkah!

YHWH bless you and guard you; YHWH make His face shine upon you show favor to you; YHWH lift up his face upon you, and give you peace. ~Bemidbar 6:24

Be the Shining Star

I met John Hanson this summer and had the privilege of sharing over a cup of coffee and talking about his current book, WOW Your Customers! 7 Ways to World-Class Service. The reason I’m featuring John is that he’s an amazing young man with an upbeat attitude and a real desire to help people. His…

Beautiful Things

    Sometimes we look at our lives and see only lost jobs, broken relationships, debt and plenty of mistakes. We see all those attempts at moving forward in our careers or finances. We see all of our setbacks and delays, all the (so-far) fruitless attempts at landing new clients, having children or even finding our perfect,…

Setbacks and Silver Linings

We may have the perspective that we don’t always get what we want in this life and that’s just the way it is. But what if there’s really more to it than that? There seem to be a lot more silver linings these days, but you must not only expect to find them but be watching…