Itty Bitty, Teeny Tiny Increments

Years ago, my husband worked as a landscaper. It was grueling hard work, but he made a good hourly wage. The problem was, the hours were unpredictable. If it rained, no work. Not enough rain, no work. Snow, no work. If there was rainy weather for a week, he didn’t get a pay check at all. Sometimes, he would talk …

The Line Between Motivation and Obsession

A Google search for “personal growth” brings back 58,800,000 results. There is no lack of resources for people who want to improve themselves, learn more, make a change, be happier, reach their goals, get a better job, lose weight, build their self-esteem, make peace with the past, learn to say no…Whatever your personal demon may be there is likely plenty …

Eating Right

On Twitter, I follow @jambutter.  He’s a knowledgeable guy who writes an interesting blog called Every Kitchen Table where he talks about the ProFood movement and  how changing the way we eat can be beneficial for our health as a nation, and how our economy, local food and local entrepreneurship are (or should be) intricately interwoven.  Rob often asks on …

Sadness, Creativity, Habits, Motivation & More

So far in writing this blog, I have found that some sorts of pain motivate me to work harder, and exercise helps me feel more like writing.  Sometimes even a rough day at work makes me come home feeling motivated to write like a madwoman to try and build this freelance business faster. The connection between motivation, creativity and the …

A One Hour Miracle

My house is rarely clean. It’s usually cluttered, there is almost always a minimum of one or two dirty dishes, a basket of laundry waiting to be folded and put away (I HATE putting-away), more than a basket waiting to be washed, and a fine coating of dust and dog hair on top of it all. What can I say? …