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How To Make Friends With Your Story

How To Make Friends With Your Story

It All Starts With One Step Let's pretend for a moment that you've been promising yourself you'll write "that story." The story that shows up in your brain space at 3am - waking you to tell you it's time to write it. The story that gives you a twinge of jealousy when...

The Best Part Of Waking Up

The Best Part Of Waking Up

Since I was a kid, I hated the smell of coffee. My dad would wake up way before the sun and make a pot of coffee. The burnt aroma wafting through the house. "The Best Part Of Waking Up" to him WAS the Folgers in his cup. The metal can popped open. The scooped out...

What’s your untold story?

What’s your untold story?

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou A few years ago, I was visiting my now-late paternal Grandmother. She was 93 and had lived a very full life. We were chatting about her travels and I asked her one question: "Where...

Welcome To The Shit Show

Welcome To The Shit Show

You know that How It Started vs How It’s Going challenge? I’ve got one for you. Less than 6 months ago, due to a series of (un)fortunate circumstances, we moved everything we owned to Western New York. Before you repeat what everyone else said to me before our move -...

10 Ways To Make Your 2020 Holidays Suck Less

10 Ways To Make Your 2020 Holidays Suck Less

I was reading an article this morning about US natural disasters. Ya know, as you do on a Tuesday morning in 2020. By October 2020, we've had 16 natural disasters, tying both 2011 and 2016, with several months to go. These statistics didn't start getting compiled...

We’ve Got A Shit-uation On Aisle 4

We’ve Got A Shit-uation On Aisle 4

“Just when it can’t get worse I’ve had a shit day You’ve had a shit day We’ve had a shit day.” - P!NK Yesterday was a shit day. 90 minutes on the phone with Verizon being transferred to five departments just to get a trade-in mailing label after looking at my business...

Break The Rules & Find Your Voice

Break The Rules & Find Your Voice

Who Created YOUR Rules? The cover of my website says “I’m hell-bent on amplifying your voice.” That’s not just a headline. It’s my mantra. Back when I was a full-time brand strategist, it was my job to help a company find its brand and live it. I would work with them...

Three Mice, A Fat Lip & A Dog Attack

Three Mice, A Fat Lip & A Dog Attack

When Everything Goes Wrong For The Best Reasons It's been a long time since I've had a proper vacation. Since I met my husband, we've had one week in more than three years that neither of us worked. And even that was only because we went to a place there wasn't wifi...

Everyday Stories vs Epic Stories

Everyday Stories vs Epic Stories

"It should scare you a little to share your everyday story." - me in a text today I was on a call recently with our 90-Day Challenge Rockstars about their stories. They were deep into the first chapter of their workbooks trying to pull out all kinds of memories; from...