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The Cure for Boredom (You May Not Like It)

I’m not an incredibly patient person. I have a short fuse and I bore easy. It’s bad. I think it makes me good at a few things, like keeping people entertained and engaged, but makes me bad at other things, like coping with slow restaurant service. Over the holiday break I turned away from the [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I Almost Got Into a Fist Fight

I don’t have a warm Christmas miracle to share with you. I have a different kind of story. And it starts with me almost getting into a fist fight. It didn't happen in a Starbucks, or over the last pair of boots at Macy’s. It was on the football field. That doesn't make it ok. [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

Your Fears Are Boring

When she was eight years old, Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat Pray Love) was so upset by the ocean that she begged her parents to get everyone out of the surf and back onto their towels, where they belonged. She was, by her own admission, afraid of everything—the dark, the deep end, babysitters, board games, grass, [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

How to Be a Better Person Than You Were Last Year

Every holiday I drive up the Merritt Parkway feeling hopeful and upbeat. Who doesn't want to have a relaxed, enjoyable break from the workaday week and stuff themselves silly? Um, I love that. Images of me having a great, easy time dance in my brain. And yet I have ruined many a holiday, mainly for [...]

By |November 26th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments

Why You Need to Embrace the Haters

Not too long ago, haters were the domain of the rich and famous — or at least, anyone with a sizable platform. In fact, it was basically a celebrity tax: you want attention, get ready for vitriol. But now it very much is our problem. Because now we all want attention, and, thanks to the [...]

By |October 7th, 2015|Blog, Career, Solopreneur, Writing|0 Comments

You Need to Give Yourself a Raise

The only good thing about working for a boss who doesn’t compensate you fairly is that you can leave. If you’ve made a convincing case for why you should be promoted or given a raise, and been turned down (repeatedly), you are well within your rights to move to another department, accept another offer, or [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Sensual Healing: Head-To-Toe Massage Techniques For Couples

Expert-approved mutual massage techniques for the head, hands, feet and more. Somewhere along the line, the concept of couples' massage has been, shall we say, mishandled. Far from a cursory back rub or 50-yard-dash to getting it on, real couples massage is an art. "With couples massage, sex is not the goal. Intimacy [...]

By |October 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

How I Got a TED Talk

Click to watch "Stop Searching for Your Passion" The only thing more stunning than walking into the Kauffman Center in Kansas City when it’s full of people is when you're the only one there. That’s where I stood, slack jawed and awestruck on Saturday afternoon, August 29, 2015, hours before the thousands descended for [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Blog|3 Comments

How Being Busy Is Costing You Business

I'm going to break something to you right here and now: No one actually cares how busy you are. Honestly. No one. And telling people how busy you are is very likely costing you business and opportunities. I do a lot of events for freelancers and solopreneurs (including this one hosted by the lovely Kate Gaffin's Connecting [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment