Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein and Julie Chai Sometimes there’s a hobby lurking in you that you didn’t even know was there. Last year, shopping for mother’s day on the Chronicle Books web site, I found this book. I knew right away I needed to own it. When it came, I breathlessly […]
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It was a delight to be a guest on Kristoffer Carter’s This Epic Life podcast. Here are highlights from the show: We uncover the many correlations between a writing practice, and meditation practice. This was a powerful discovery for us both, because we probably met in this life to share those gifts with one another. […]
There’s an odd thing about writing (probably true for any art) – we can do more than we think. When we set out to write something, we think we have to have it all figured out. Then we’ll sit down and take dictation from our mind. But what I have seen for myself and hundreds […]
It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single by Sara Eckel I was single for seven long, painful years before I met Steve. And I did all the things one suggests a single person do to connect. Let me tell you, it was frustrating and even depressing. Finally I found this book that helped frame […]
Writing your book will require time, focus, attention, humility and courage. But your project will also give back. And not just when it’s finished. Throughout the process, you will slowly and subtly gain confidence. You will fall in love with your material all over again. You will enjoy how it feels to really know and […]
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb I just loved this book about a therapist, her patients, and her own mental health journey. It almost makes me want to change careers and become a therapist! Reading stories about the struggles her clients face allowed me to see my own challenges in new ways.
Back to school time! Are you like me, with fond memories of school supply shopping? Do you love the fresh slate of a new class or semester? It’s hard to rally that focus on our own, but it’s possible. You don’t have to get all fancy or formal. Just focused. Below you’ll find the inquiries […]
Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny There’s nothing that will change your world more than getting your financial act together. Not just the surface stuff like staying solvent. The underside of our financial selves is also driving our actions. Our history, emotions, thoughts and beliefs all contribute to our financial well-being. Barbara Stanny’s books are among […]
Do you love back to school time? I do, and always have. While summer delights me in so many ways, my eager student self always welcomes the focus of fall. Time for support with online writing workshops! What if your writer self got to go back to school this fall? What would they want to […]
You may have more than one book in you. If so, choosing which one to write first can be challenging. This choice is something you will have to decide for yourself based on a number of factors: Your hopes/dreams for monetizing your book. The type of book you are writing and its length. How your […]