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    Harnessing Adversity—Before It Harnesses Me

    Posted on June 24, 2019 by in Featured

    The meaning of these words hit me a couple of months ago when I was in the depths of despair over my eyesight challenges. It came after a trip to San Francisco to try out a new technology that I was convinced would help me navigate my neighborhood. Instead, it was a complete bust and […]

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    Monthly Day-Away Memoir Retreats Launch January 26th in Seattle

    Posted on January 10, 2019 by in Featured

    If your New Year’s resolution includes writing your memoir, I’m here to help. I’m launching monthly day-long memoir retreats in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood starting Saturday, January 26th. These comprehensive day-long retreats go from 8:30 AM to 9 PM. They will be held at Sakona at Sunset Hill, the new two-bedroom writing flat my family recently […]

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    What Are You Doing With This Gift Called Life

    Posted on January 3, 2019 by in Featured

    I’ve been pondering this question a lot over the past couple of weeks. Not only because we’ve just emerged from the throws of the season of gift-giving, but because it marks the three-year anniversary of when I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. It’s easy enough to tuck it to the back […]

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    What Are You Grateful For?

    Posted on November 26, 2018 by in Featured

    I’m not just asking this question because it’s the holiday season and the time that we often reflect on things that we are grateful for in our lives. I’m posing it because there’s a direct correlation between gratitude and health and happiness. I’ve learned this lesson in a very personal way over the past six […]

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  • Fall Memoir Writing Retreat: Save $300 Before September 16th

    Posted on September 6, 2018 by in Featured

    If you’re writing a memoir or have an ache in your gut because you need to get started, I’d love to help. Give yourself the gift of an intimate weekend memoir writing retreat this fall at Revel Retreat’s beautiful center tucked up against the mountains in Roslyn, WA (think Northern exposure). This is an entire […]

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    Fall Memoir Writing Retreat in Roslyn, WA

    Posted on July 29, 2018 by in Featured

    If you’re writing a memoir or have an ache in your gut because you need to get started, I want to help. Give yourself the gift of an intimate weekend memoir writing retreat November 2 – 4th 2018 at Revel Retreat’s beautiful retreat center tucked up against the mountains in Roslyn, WA (think Northern exposure). […]

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    Treat Yourself to Some Daily Self-Love

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by in Featured

    My friend Jeanne and I have a ritual we kicked off a year ago: we send each other a text sharing our self-love action for the day. Sometimes it’s a walk to the beach, a tea date or a soak in the tub. Other times, it’s as simple as fifteen minutes of chill time. The […]

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  • Write Your Story – And Claim Your Power

    Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Featured

    If I needed a reminder about the power of personal storytelling, I got it in spades over this past week. I spent Super Bowl weekend at an amazing retreat center in Roslyn (thank you Revel Retreats), helping seven incredible writers identify and structure the deeply personal stories they need to tell. Along with intensive writing […]

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    Choose to Have an Amazing Day

    Posted on January 25, 2018 by in Featured

    My morning started with a coffee collision in the hallway with my daughter Hannah. I was carrying two steaming cups and one ended up all over the two of us and the hallway floor. I admit that I had a moment of shock and let out a few choice words. But then I remembered what […]

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    Celebrate Mid-Week with Homemade Pizza Night

    Posted on January 24, 2018 by in Featured

    In my family, Wednesday means one thing: Pizza Night. We started this tradition about five years ago to accompany our other favorite Wednesday night tradition – Survivor (though we are currently between seasons.) The beauty is that it’s easy to make, customizable for each person, and can be as healthy or as decadent as you […]

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