Who You Really Want to Be

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I recently told you about my baby daughter’s new activity, which we descriptively call the Yell and Run. Aside from getting me out of breath inappropriately in public places, it has been teaching me about where I need to be more me in my life as of late. The reality is that I’ve spent a […]

The Yell and Run

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Baby Lucia is getting big. And, in one of her “I’m a big girl now” activities, she is all about the running. But it’s not just any old running. It’s running while yelling. We call it the Yell and Run and it’s about as complex as it sounds, and about as complex as an 18-month old […]

The Invisible Writer


This is a guest post by the awesome Emily T. Wierenga — author of books, lover of life, and general cool writer gal. Enjoy! # By Emily T. Wierenga The year is 2011, and Kasher has just turned one month. He’s a little boy in a vibrating chair at my elbow, and he’s watching me […]

Do Two Things Halfway and Fail at Both

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So there’s this quote, and it’s something like DO TWO THINGS HALFWAY AND FAIL AT BOTH. But it sounds better. Like most things, you can google it. (I didn’t.) The point being, I’ve been thinking about this concept a lot this month, as I struggle to do two things at once, and mostly suck at […]

How to Remember to Thank Others

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Recently, someone did something exceedingly generous for me. Not one of those “open the door when you’re limping” favors, but something beyond that. Way beyond that. And, as I lay in bed the night after said favor, my mind was racing with the various types of things I could do to try and thank this […]

“…because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

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Who Do You Work For?

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Recently I talked about the importance of Saying Yes to the Yes People in your life, and why you need to know who those Yes People are. (The Yes People, in brief, are the folks who call you up at in the middle of the Bachelorette Finale and want to talk about something only semi-important […]

Say Yes to The Yes People

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One day last week, I got an email from the assistant of someone I know and respect very highly. The email was asking me to do something. A close reader would’ve realized that it would take more than 5 minutes (actually 20 to 40 times as long), but I didn’t read it closely. Instead, I […]

A Free Self-Publishing Summit

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Although I’ve loved writing books (4? 5!) for traditional publishers, self-publishing has been one of the best things I’ve added to my life in the past few years. It’s a great way to stay creative, get your writing out quickly into the world, and earn and income along the way. There’s a new FREE Self-Publishing […]