A Song in Your Sails

Here’s to starting the week with something beautiful. Here’s to being inspired and having the guts to do the inspiring. Here’s to being our best selves—flawed, ever-evolving, and committed to following the path that’s calling, even if it’s not the easy one. May this song put wind in your sails and resolution in your heart.

Return on Investment

Why is it so hard to invest in ourselves? Is it parental guilt? A relic notion of “modesty”? The preservation instinct of the self employed? Why, even in situations when the return on investment is quite obvious, does this feel so uncomfortable? For instance, this weekend there’s a kids’ book conference, and I dilly dallied over whether … More Return on Investment

Wear a Story

What are you wearing? That’s kind of an intimate question isn’t it? But clothing is rather intimate. It comforts. It covers. It projects. It can spark conversations and memories, too. So look again: What are you wearing?

New Old Ideas

This is a very special Wednesday for me. Why? Because the incredible songwriter Leonard Cohen just released his new Old Ideas album! At age 77, Leonard is just as dapper, talented, and insightful as ever. Take a moment. This man’s words are sure to feed your soul. Before we get to the new stuff, here’s my … More New Old Ideas

New Year Quotes

“Another fresh new year is here … another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear. To love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me, to live each day with zest. To daily grow and try to be my highest and my best!”—William Arthur Ward “We spend January 1 walking through our … More New Year Quotes