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Don’t Let a Typo Stop You From Finding True Love

By |February 8th, 2016|

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and time to write down your words of love to have your lady or gentleman’s heart smile. But what if you make a typo? Will that break your plans on February 14th? My good friends at Grammarly.com decided to investigate by partnering with eHarmony, the online dating website, to determine whether the […]

The Saga of My Right Foot

By |February 1st, 2016|

I am an adult Irish dancer. I took my first Irish dance class over two years ago and liked it so much I switched from a non-competitive to a competitive school, Trionoide Academy of Dance, last December. I never thought much of getting sports injuries because I already had a bad one: a very bad […]

What Are Your Pain Points?

By |February 1st, 2016|

We all have places of shame, embarrassment, regret and frustration. Crafty entrepreneurs know how to ask a potential client what are their pain points, so they can offer a service or product to help them fix them up. But after we identify our pain points, can we fix them ourselves without having to pay a […]

Stop Playing Small: What Are You Going to Do Today?

By |January 19th, 2016|

David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and now Glenn Frey. January is a little more than halfway over and we’ve already lost three amazing artists. Like you, I’m sad they’re all gone, but while they were with us they took risks, worked hard and never squandered their God-given talents. They also changed and touched many, many people’s […]

Fight the Man: What Are You Doing with Your Precious Life?

By |January 12th, 2016|

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do / with your one wild and precious life?” Poet Mary Oliver’s famous words are battle cry to stop wasting your time and get your shit together. In this New Year, we’ve already made promises to ourselves about writing, exercising, blogging, reading, organizing, saving, cleaning (?!) more. […]

How to Find a Better You in 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|

I hit the gym for the first time in a long time right after Christmas and New Year’s. Due to having a stress fracture and a crazy travel schedule, I’ve gained five pounds. So I figured I better slog at the gym before I can’t slip into my jeans. My husband and I are pretty […]

My 2015 Year-End Wrap Up

By |December 31st, 2015|

How did 2015 measure up for you? At the end of 2015 I made good on all almost of my promises: to get my book of poetry published after three years (Heroes without Capes) and to get Creatures of Habitat published (Main Street Rag anthology about homes containing essays, poems and short fiction).

My poetry collection, […]

Are You Holiday Card-Worthy?

By |December 21st, 2015|

Right now I’m debating whether to stay up late to write the remainder of my Christmas cards or let it go for another day. But then if I let it go, I won’t have enough time to get the cards in the mail for the mailman tomorrow! I got a late start to my annual […]

The Secret to Surviving Christmas: Comfortable Shoes

By |December 15th, 2015|

Take heed: these are the very wise words to remember from Cliff of Cheers this holiday season: “If you’re not wearing comfortable shoes, life is just chaos. I mean the greatest accomplishments in history have been made by men wearing accommodating shoes. Uh, Frasier, tell me, who do you think is the greatest thinker in […]

5 Ways to Stop Holiday Anxiety

By |November 30th, 2015|

This week’s guestblogger is Dave Baldwin of Raleigh: writer, content producer extraordinaire and Director of Customer Success for Raleigh-based software developer Buzz.Report. Today Dave gives us five tips on how to survive the holiday season if you’re a writer. I’ve been doing a lot of travel this season and sometimes you can get more done while you wait on […]