Turn Gratitude Into an Action, Not a Hashtag

Lifestyle Business, Random Musings

It’s easy to run across the word “gratitude” during the holidays. It’s even easier to forget about it. Under the deluge of emails, phone calls, and life and work demands we face daily, gratitude often gets relegated to a f-ing hashtag trickling down the overloaded social media feeds of your 2,500-plus contacts. But gratitude as … Read More

Personal and Professional Freedom


I first saw this quote on a stunning sculpture outside of Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights. I read Nelson Mandela’s powerful words as water flowed over them, tearing up as I read these words over and over: For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in … Read More

Remember What You Deserve

Career, Inspiration, Musings

“Sometimes you have to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.” -Unknown (click to tweet this) I am all about expressing gratitude and feeling thankful for what I have. I do it every day. It is absolutely important to be grateful and feel abundance, but I want to be crystal fucking clear about … Read More

Shout Out to the Reliables

Career, Musings

Last week, my plate felt full to the point of spilling over. Without going into details, I felt like I was drowning in work, family, parenting, volunteer work and more. I dealt by having a lovely mini meltdown – after a day of service to my clients, daughter, friends and community, I had a few … Read More

Voicing My Values

Motherhood, Musings, Style

I treated my daughter to some fabulous shades (it was #NationalSunglassesDay after all!) on a recent shopping trip. After the splurge, we held hands, walked around the shopping area and I talked to her about some of my personal values (areas in parentheses were not verbalized to her). I said matter-of-factly: I value the truth … Read More

Wild, Wonderful Web-Based Business

Web-Based Business, Women in Business

Web-based business (work-from-home, work-from-anywhere) is so wildly wonderful. So wonderful, I talked about this in depth in my first Wild Web Women newsletter. While the flexibility and limitless nature of having a business without walls is wonderful, having other women to share your experiences, challenges, questions and ideas with takes success to new levels. In the 10+ years … Read More

Why I Love My Work-From-Home Job


I love indulging in weekly Wednesday morning coffee gatherings with my fabulous mom friends. Today I arrived unshowered, no makeup, trading typical “hellos” for a more grandiose greeting -pulling off my ski cap to showcase my unruly, sticky-outy hair. I felt a badge of working mom honor hearing their oohs and ahhs as they admired my mismanaged appearance. After catching … Read More

The Power of Service


I earned a spot working one of the most coveted parent volunteer roles at my daughter’s school – serving at the Valentine’s tea. The little boys look so dapper in their ties and coats and the girls take on a new air in their dress clothes. The teacher brings in lace linens and her grandmother’s china, a … Read More