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Stop Searching for Your Passion

Stop Searching for Your Passion

Last winter, I met my good friend Terri Trespicio for breakfast at the lobby restaurant in her boutique Boston hotel. We spent a couple of hours catching up, laughing, and talking about life and our solo-entrepreneur businesses. Terri and I…...

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Strengthen Strengths

3 Reasons to Stop Improving Weaknesses

If you suffer from a lack of motivation, or feel negatively about the work you do or about life in general, stop shoring up your weaknesses. When you do, you’ll start to see…...

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Passion is the Antidote to the Uninspired

How to Deal when You are Uninspired by Your Work

A couple of weeks ago, my mom (also a writer) urged me to write more for Sheer Balance. She had every reason to do so: my writing has taken a bit of a backseat since building up my art business,…...

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Days too Short

5 Ways to Deal when Days are Too Short and Stress is Too High

As a work-at-home-mom (WAHM), the saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” has taken on new meaning. Five years ago, when I was jetting from one city to another for work, racking up frequent flyer miles, and burning the…...

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Simon Sinek - Start with Why

Why You Hate Your Job and What to Do about It

When I first met Tricia, I was instantly drawn to her for her enthusiasm, extreme candor, and take charge attitude. She calls a spade a spade and isn’t afraid to piss people off along the way. She stands for what…...

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Winter Exercise Motivation

Stay Motivated for Winter Exercise

I’m the first to admit that I am not a winter person. The cold is physically painful to me, and the idea of stepping outside to get some exercise is about as unappealing as getting my teeth extracted. I know…...

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Accepting Change When You Don’t Want To

Last week, I received news from three different sources that represented a decent amount of change for me. First, my editor informed me that she was leaving my publisher for a new career in the non-profit sector. Second, my literary…...

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Get What You Want in One Simple Step

Recently, I was in the market for some special card stock for my art business, and I was going back and forth between two products I didn’t love. I kept thinking, “I really wish they had my favorite card-stock available…...

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Prioritizing When Work-Life Balance Doesn’t Exist

This past Monday, I was asked to speak at a SMARTY People event in Boston about prioritizing your goals and maintaining balance. It was an intimate group, which I loved, because it made it more informal and much more of…...

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The One Thing You Can Do for Better Health

Last week I spoke on a panel of women wellness entrepreneurs for an alumni event of my Alma Mater. I was flanked by impressive women, all who have been successes within their own right. The moderator was a retired pediatrician…...

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