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remember when you were awesome
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Remember When You Were Awesome?

I've so got this, I thought one afternoon, driving down the freeway.  I was thinking about a new section of the book I was writing.  I felt so happy, so lucky.  I had been trying to figure out how I was going to structure this one part of…
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The Push

First, I want to just give a shout out to all of the wonderful people in my life who've encouraged and supported me through this first year - especially my boyfriend. Thank you all! And thank YOU, for actually reading this! I'm humbled and honored…

It's Almost a Year!

It's been almost a year since I started this here little blog...I'm working on some fun stuff for the coming months. I'm excited to tell you that I just launched the new blog design last night and I'm still working out the kinks, so bear…
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What Fear Looks Like

Warning:  What follows is very raw, unpolished and deeply personal.  I cried as I wrote this.  I'm sharing it with you because I want you to know there is freedom from what holds you back right now.  And, maybe just maybe, if I show you…
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First 4 Favorite Creative Resources of 2014

Have you ever had one of those moments where you're just putting your dream "out there" and suddenly the Universe/God takes notice and decides to throw you a bone?  Those moments are divine.   Last week was like a big "Yep, you're on the right…
rain on window
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Writing Peace

The window near my desk is fogged up against the cold and rain outside. The drops cling to the dirty window screen like tiny crystals.  I’m sitting here in a coveted state of alone.  The whiz of cars on wet streets, the gentle hum of my…
be brave
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If you're ever in a down moment, need a little inspiration, Sara's got it for you. I heart this video/song! (And yes, I've been known to spontaneously dance in public - my kids & boyfriend can attest to that).  


"You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try." -Dolly Parton Ever since I heard the ever wise Yoda say, "There is no try, only do." I've grown to dislike the term "try."  (just ask my kids when it comes to homework).  However,…
what was left of my latte :(
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Don't Cry Over Spilled Latte

I was pulling my Starbucks cup in close to breathe in what would end up being my last waft of Pumpkin Spice Tea latte. I set the lauded holiday cup down on my kitchen table gently, reveling in what would soon be my joy. But something went terribly…
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It’s in the words left unsaid, the home you once had, love lost. What life should have been. The light in her eyes, the concentration in his lips, the arms that hold you now. Warm.   The friends that remain. Food…
don't wait
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I don't wanna wait!

I have a confession: I am very impatient, but sometimes I also take a while to make up my mind. (I know my friends are rolling their eyes here)  It's a one-two punch of needing  time to decide and then once I have, I want it NOW! Over the…
who will you be
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Who do you want to be?

10,000 hours, that’s what experts, like Malcolm Gladwell, say it takes to master a subject.  Whether it’s chess, cooking, or public speaking it takes that long to truly master your craft.  Daunting, huh? That’s a ton of hours, if…

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