Sarah’s Key is a story that I read in two parts. Fittingly, it’s also written in two parts. I had started this book earlier this year, but something made me set it aside for awhile. I only recently came back to it. Despite what the break may signify, I did enjoy this novel. Sarah’s Key … More A story in two parts
A little fortune cookie motivation today. Procrastination is the fear of success. What are you waiting for? Or perhaps a better question is what are you afraid of?
How many hours a day do you spend doing what you love? Do you feel happy about how you spend your time? Growing up, I always wanted to be a writer. After more than 15 years working as a communications professional, I still love it. Since the birth of my daughter at the end of … More What does it take to make you happy?
Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you. February’s round-up was underway when we got an unexpected early arrival–our new baby. Talk about inspiring, intriguing and interesting. Something new has popped up at the farm. Elizabeth Audrey … More Reading & writing round-up
A couple of weeks ago I had a very disappointing experience with a company that was doing some work around our house. The interaction got me thinking about customer service, apologies and how to handle difficult situations. First, some background. We first worked with this company nearly 6 years ago, and all of our interactions up … More Dealing with difficult customers and the art of the apology
Talk to anyone working in communications these days, and they’ll tell you how important storytelling is. Basing your message in a story engages people, helps to share your ideas more clearly and can be more convincing for your audience. I recently read two books that illustrate the power of storytelling. First was Please Don’t Bite … More How storytelling can enhance non-fiction and engage readers
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank This was the quote of the week in my Passion Planner. I think a lot of us are waiting. Waiting to improve the world, ourselves, our family life, our finances, our career prospects, our homes. … More Don’t wait
Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you. 40 per cent of food produced in the US is wasted. Yikes. Wasted was enlightening and also inspiring for the entrepreneurial innovative ways people are finding to use “waste” … More Reading & writing round-up
Do you remember the first book that made an impression on you? Over the holidays, I read Dear Fahrenheit 451. This is a book of letters written by a librarian to some of the books in her life (an epistolary novel, thanks third year English class and Pamela). The author, Annie Spence, comes to her … More Dear books I have loved… and not
Happy New Year. How are you feeling about this year? Even though it’s in many ways completely arbitrary, the start of the year feels fresh and full of possibility. Who knows what might happen? We can do anything. I’ve written before about my love for my Passion Planner. It’s such a great tool to motivate … More Take action towards your goals