Tag Archives: The writing life

“Wilderness. The word itself is music.” ~ Edward Abbey

  REI’s #OptOutside campaign is brilliant. It’s brilliant because regardless of how individuals ultimately decide to spend Black Friday, it aims a spotlight on the value of the natural world to our well-being, both personally and as a collective. It’s brilliant because it’s authentic. I … Continue reading

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The less than linear path: Dancing to the tune of your dream

I launched Merchandising Matters over six years ago. I worked with a designer and developed my website, purchased business cards and hung out my virtual ‘plaque.’ I timed the start of my new business with a move to Colorado giving … Continue reading

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An introvert’s reflection on replenishment

Maybe we should bail on our hike I said to Rob Saturday afternoon. I was tired, have been tired, weary of too many plans, being on the go all the time, and it’s all good, but I was feeling cranky … Continue reading

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The loveliest of Goddess’s…yes. That would be you.

Yesterday on the spur of the moment, I jumped in my car, opened all the windows, turned my music up loud and drove myself to Rocky Mountain National Park. I drove my car down the dusty dirt road that leads … Continue reading

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Celebrate your reaching

I have a conference room-sized white board on the wall above my desk in the home office I share with my Fiancé, Rob. This is where I document my dreams, goals, and commitments. This is the place that takes it … Continue reading

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The success – failure ratio and some random thoughts

Five years ago today, I moved to Boulder, Colorado from Boston, Massachusetts. I sold my house in the ‘burbs, propped Tigger in his new car seat (one that let him see out the window) and pointed my car west, towards … Continue reading

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Good enough: Musings on the elusive quest for perfection

Creative endeavors that ignore the God of Good Enough in favor of the God of Perfection bear the burden of potentially never coming to fruition. Writers, photographers and painters who wait for their work to achieve perceived perfection before sharing … Continue reading

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Self doubt: Get back on the damn bike

Mountain biking and running my business have made sure self doubt and my ‘holy shit no way’ mentality and I are well acquainted. When I am riding on a technical section of trail that I’m not sure I can manage, I … Continue reading

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BLAST out of your CREATIVE CAGE!

BLAST out of your CREATIVE CAGE! Do you read books about writing but avoid writing? Own a camera but never take pictures? Have a specialized degree but rarely move outside the box of standards and best practices or ask ‘what … Continue reading

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On Not Committing Emotional Suicide

If you have the soul of an artist, you must create art. Doesn’t matter if your art is writing, painting, photography, pottery or the art of business. You must create art because this is how you find expression in the … Continue reading

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