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Where sacrifice meets success

When I was in 8th grade I had to take a speech class. I hated this class. I would rather have stuck my head in the sand than stand up in front of people and talk.

Of course, when I was fourteen I saw no purpose in speech class. I was never, ever going to be a public speaker, so why bother practicing?

Well, my life took a course my younger self could never have imagined. Public

How to find focus when you’re frazzled

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up Monday morning, having a leisurely sip of coffee and then suddenly realizing my ezine is due and I have no idea what I’d like to write about.

Today was one of those days.

To top it off, I was feeling a bit frazzled mentally.

I spent the entire weekend exploring the upgraded WordPress platform, which is what I use for my websites. It was fun, but also challenging, and

The Hazards of It’s Its and Not Being Fully Aligned

A few weeks ago my partner Scott introduced me to "It’s Its." You California people may know what they are, but for those of you who don’t, well…be forewarned. As a result of this discovery I gained 5 pounds in one week. Apparently, I wasn't fully aligned with my goal of losing 5 pounds.

How to Make the Leap of a Lifetime

roxyA few weeks ago I put a gate in our hallway to keep my cats in the living room. Every day they poked and prodded trying to find a way through it, over it or under it. No such luck. Eventually, they gave up and resumed their daily affairs.

So today when two delivery guys came to deliver our new dryer, I closed the bedroom doors and put the