Favorite Books of 2014 – Gift Guide, Too!

I remember when my friend Mary owned her B&B in Inverness, California. I met her on my (first) honeymoon and we became friends after I read all her columns in Innkeeper Magazine while recouping from food poisoning. We had come to Mary’s inn because she called it “an inn for hikers and readers.” Well, that […]

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Savoring & Serving in November

I am writing this on a small plane, flying back from Santa Barbara to my home. I spent last week visiting a former life peopled with current friends. Isn’t it funny how the longer you live, the more it feels like you’ve lived several lifetimes? I lived one of my lifetimes in that sunbaked seaside […]

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Why You Creating Stuff Matters

Sometimes I wonder why I write this blog, why I lead writing retreats, why I’m spending time every day writing my new project. I regularly wonder, “Why are you doing this when the world is dying?!” (By dying I mean climate change.) “People are starving. Girls are being turned into sex slaves. Do something!” This […]

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Please Join Me in No More Waiting 

I used to believe shaping a life that included more of what I wanted was something I could do only if everything was right. As in: if I wasn’t depressed, if my health wasn’t wobbly, if I wasn’t doubting myself, and everybody else was pretty happy – especially my Lilly or Bob. Otherwise, I’d freeze […]

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What world do you want to shape?

1. I’m choosing to write this post because I’m afraid to. I’m fearful Amazon could get wind of it and yank the buy buttons from my books. Staying silent about what bothers me so I won’t get hassled — that hit me hard. That is not the world I want to contribute to shaping. 2. […]

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How I do my business + why

I was so chuffed Racheal from The Yogipreneur asked me to join the ❤ Your Community Blog Tour. I don’t write enough about my business, and that kind of knowledge is so useful, both for those of you signing up for TeachNow and for anyone who wants to serve by sharing their ideas and expertise. Yesterday […]

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Savoring & Serving in March

Hey Lovely, I’m still wavering on how to do this monthly “glance back” in a way that feels juicy and of use, and I’m showing up anyway. Because waiting to get things figured out is such a waste and I’m actively letting go of my desire for certainty. It squelches my creative growth. Learning to […]

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How do you make a life organizer app???

Meet Katie Benedetto Jones, the wonderful web developer with a passion for inner growth, who built The Life Organizer app. In 2009, Katie left the comfortable path of a research mathematician (wait, that does not sound comfortable to a math-phobe like me!) to start Yellow Rubber Ball, a web and app development consultancy that focuses […]

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