When You’ve Lost Your “Muchness”

It was 2 a.m. on a random Tuesday in September. I was wrapped in a blanket on the sofa watching The Twelve Men of Christmas, eating olives straight from the can and wondering how it had all come to this. I should be writing. I should be creating. I looked over at my laptop and […]

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What do you stand for?

The first time I remember taking a stand against anything was in kindergarten. Recess was over and it was snack time. I sat at a miniature round table with other 5-year-olds, watching the clock tick for what seemed like an hour. Where were our snacks, dammit? The teachers were supposed to provide snacks upon our […]

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5 Books That Have Made My Life Better

When I was a little girl, I used to check out obscure books from the library. Before you go thinking that I was some sort of enlightened child who had no time for the frivolousness of Judy Blume, please know I had a heart-tugging ulterior motive for perusing the dusty racks: I felt sorry for books. […]

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What Grinding a Bunch of Stumps Can Teach You About Brand Storytelling

I wrestled the machinery into place and fired it up. Clods of dirt and grass flew everywhere as the wheel, spinning like a buzzsaw, flung itself into the ground in a massive, scrambling effort to dig, dig, dig… quite possibly to China. I planted my steel toe work boots firmly into the ground, grabbed the vibrating handles, lifted […]

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Beef Jerky in a Ball Gown: Telling Better Stories in 2016

On this day last year, I was still deciding what I wanted my “word” to be. How could I wrap up everything I wanted to be and do into one simple word? It seemed like an impossible task. I eventually picked ADVENTURE to guide me through the year. It was an element lacking in my life, one that […]

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