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Who Wants to Listen to This?

The first draft of my memoir is complete! Thanks to my accountability partner, my visions group and a third support team (it does take a village), I sent off 275 pages to a local print house so that I can distribute hard copies to a handful of first readers. I'm also...

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When to Join a Mastermind Group

I just got off the phone with one of my most favorite clients who told me that she wants to lead a mastermind group of her own. "It's been life-altering for me. I want to do that for other people as well." Not that I needed reminding of why I love working with people...

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Lesson Learned While Sight-Seeing Yesterday

I'm going to keep this post anonymous and simply mention that I visited a good friend yesterday in Beacon, NY, a scenic spot where the fabulous DIA Museum is the main jewel. Our purpose was to spend time together and take in some art. After a nourishing catch-up...

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What I Learned at the Movie Theater This Week

I didn't know when I met Dave at the multiplex on Monday that I'd get a blog post out of it. As I normally do, I charged my ticket so that I'd have a receipt in order to claim the deduction. I saw his raised eyebrow and explained that when I'm in a learning...

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Working with Ken Nelson – My Next Retreat

If I had any doubt as to why I had selected Ken Nelson to co-lead a retreat with me this November, he quickly and naturally provided a perfect reminder. "Would you like to have a cup of tea, sit outside, and get settled before we begin the planning?" he asked when I...

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Ready to Begin a New “Semester?”

How many times have you moved that to-do on your list, catalog clipping, or invitation to deal with at another time? With the hurricane-like weather prediction and lots of catching up to do after a really delightful time with family, I cleared my desk today, barreling...

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A Darling Killed

I had my final memoir draft call today with my writing coach. I'd sent her the last 5 chapters to review before she gets married next week. It went well, even when she asked me to cut one of my favorite episodes. Faulkner is the one who initially stated, "In writing,...

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Memoir Home Stretch

When I returned back to New York City after my Semester at Sea in May, 2014, I recognized that I wanted to tell a bigger story, more than simply a travelogue. I took my first writing course the following month at Kripalu, led by the inspirational writer/performer Ann...

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