In these past weeks I’ve been playing with July’s theme, “I think I’ll include that,” watching all the ways it seems easy for me to include things, and feeling a bit sheepish about the ways I push against things that just are.   This past week, I had another chance to notice this. On Fridays,…

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From this place right now, as you look out at the next hour, week, or lifetime – what’s possible? I mean, really possible? Imagine allowing yourself to dream, to go into the places you’ve been too shy to admit, or scared to try, or hesitant to even think about. …could I really work for myself?…

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Imagine back to when you were working “normally.” If you’re like a lot of us, you may have been wondering about changing things up – maybe you were thinking about introducing something different, like a new direction in your business, or switching the focus of what you offer and to whom. Or maybe you were…

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On March 19, 2020, I hosted an open community call to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, and share ideas about how to best take care of ourselves and our businesses during this unprecedented time. Below are highlights from the conversation; it wasn’t recorded, as that didn’t feel quite right, yet there were some nice takeaways. Read…

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Entrepreneurial Arms - Flower in field with lights

I have a dream. A dream that you can have work that nourishes your soul. Work that allows you to use your Super Powers. Work that affords you the freedom, time, space, and finances to do the things you love in life. Work that sustains your soul. Some people call it work, others a vocation,…

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This year will be different - man wearing ok hat

How many times have you said, “This year will be different!” in January? Or in slight desperation and defiant hope, uttered, “Next year will be different!” in December?   And you really meant it.   The year rolls by, and you do the best you can to keep up with daily demands: take care of…

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Breathe when things fall apart

Sometimes it’s hard to have perspective when things around you feel like they’re falling apart. Your best laid plans for work and life seem to be slowly unraveling, and your world feels topsy-turvy. What to do? Breathe. Breathe because your body needs oxygen. Breathe because you need the lightness that air brings. Breathe because it’s…

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Entrepreneur woman watching subway go by while she stays

I heard a story on the This American Life podcast about a man waiting on a subway platform, and in the crowd was another man walking up to people, saying, “You’re In. You’re Out. You, you can stay. You — gotta go.” The story teller found himself secretly wanting to be picked to stay, which…

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Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. – The Spice Girls I was talking with a good friend and business colleague over dinner recently about being busy:  She has *no* free time (a hubby, two kids, a house, three cats, her own biz to run, schedules to manage, dishes to do); my…

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