How I Live On Purpose

How I Live On Purpose

I’m sharing how I live on purpose in support of my friend Dr. Danielle Dowling and her new book The Soul Sessions, a 5-week guide to crafting greater joy and making big things happen. Get a wee, free sample here! The thing about living on purpose is that...
Don’t Be A Copy

Don’t Be A Copy

If there is one thing that makes me absolutely insane as a web designer, it’s people who tell me, “I want a website exactly like this…” Because you don’t. You may think that’s what you want, but it isn’t. And here’s why....
If You Want to Fly…

If You Want to Fly…

Have you seen The Darjeeling Limited? It’s a film by Wes Anderson. His movies are different. And they are some of my favorites. My husband and I watched TDL last night. We’ve seen it at least a half dozen times before, but it’s my favorite from the...
Sometimes Winners Quit

Sometimes Winners Quit

One of my very first clients was a nutritionist. I did a ton of copy-writing for her and managed her newsletter. She had a whole team of people, and one of her favorite ways to motivate us was to spout this quote: “How you do one thing is how you do...
Nothing is EVER Going to be Perfect

Nothing is EVER Going to be Perfect

I do not consider myself to be a perfectionist. But I am a control freak. A control freak with very strong opinions. And apparently, though I’m not a perfectionist, I do have a strong desire for real life to match up with the way I’ve imagined it. Okay,...
Life’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Life’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Yep, that’s from an Aerosmith song. It’s also the truth. Yesterday I realized that it has been nearly 12 years since I worked at a job. Like a real job. Where you go to an office and have to be there every day from 9am to 5pm. And there is a boss who gets...
It doesn’t make any sense

It doesn’t make any sense

I think it’s safe to say that most people would agree with me that this winter has been a helluva trial. It’s been ridiculously cold. We’ve had a stupid amount of snow. And for my entire life I’ve lived in Ohio or Michigan, so it’s not...
We Gonna Do What They Say Can’t Be Done.

We Gonna Do What They Say Can’t Be Done.

You know, it never occurs to you quite how impactful the things you watch as a child are – until you watch them as an adult. The first instance of this was when I was watching Alf with my kids last year. I did not realize how many fashion/hair choices I made...
Less is More

Less is More

Today is my very last day to be this age. Tomorrow I go up a year. And while the last year has had some rough spots, it was probably, the single most amazing year I’ve had yet. I did not realize this until I compiled an album of highlights of the year. When I...
Guess what… I messed up.

Guess what… I messed up.

Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been floating. Like I’m not giving anything that I do 100% of my time or attention. Okay, that’s not just a feeling, it’s a fact. I half do relationships. I half do my work. I half do my playtime. I half do my...