Cracked Open.

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What is the jumping point for this writing?  Where do I begin?  You are joining me mid-chapter.  So perhaps I need to bring you up to date.  On May 8, my husband Mike went in for a simple surgery.  Two and a half hours and a thousand sorries later, they told me he was gone.  That day has become my line in the sand, life before he passed away and then the everything after. As any who have experienced loss it is a rollercoaster of emotions.  His … [Read more...]

Accidental Joy

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Guitar classes.  My husband gave me a series at McCabe's for Christmas this year.  I haven’t played since I was in college but was inspired to pick it back up again after all this time. It is definitely harder on this old brain to make it all work – fingering and plucking and reading and rhythm.  But it is a fantastic reminder that it is diligence and persistence that make the difference, because at each class we are all a little … [Read more...]

Are You Good to Go?

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Have you made a grocery list for the store?  Have you made a list of what you want to pack for that weekend away? Have you written down a list of the errands you have to run when you get a minute? Congratulations! You’ve just planned more for those things than you have for your own death! The best gift you can give your family and loved ones is to fill out Directives pertaining to your health care and death care. You need to make your wishes … [Read more...]

How To Seduce Your Next Buyer, Client Or Student Via Radio

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How To Seduce Your Next Buyer, Client Or Student Via Radio By Jackie Lapin If you are a non-fiction author, you will want to rev up your publicity efforts around the launch of your book. One of the most effective tools is radio—both internet and broadcast. As the head of company that offers Personal Development Radio Media Tours for authors in the personal growth, self-help, spiritual or health genre, we have really grown to love internet … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for Prime Time As a Speaker?

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Are You Ready for Prime Time As a Speaker? Or Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Speaking Career To Date?  By Jackie Lapin, founder of Conscious and Transformational Speakers   Most of us have a message inside that we yearn to deliver to the world. Many have gone so far as to write books. Some have even taken their message to the speaking platform. But can you realize your dream of really impacting lives in a bigger way? Do you want … [Read more...]

Sacred Summer Hike to Topanga


They say that First Tuesday meetings are different than most.  And this summer hike up in Topanga was no exception.  Fifteen women, accompanied by the howls of the coyotes and the dance of a dozen fireflies, made their way up to a plateau in Topanga Canyon to experience the setting sun and the joy of sisterhood. We stood hand in hand, taking in the scent and sounds of the mountain, allowing that connection to seep into our souls.  It was the … [Read more...]

I will tell you what to read returns! Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Posted  by Caroline Donahue I realize that I am just a bit behind on promoting this book as it came out in the Spring. However, I did pre-order it and then it sat, happily holding onto its joyful message, until this past Friday when I decided to tackle it. I think tackle is the wrong word entirely after the fact as it was such a delight to read this. I can't recommend you grab your own copy highly enough... Tony Hsieh … [Read more...]

Looking at the bigger impact we make

Now, it's no secret that most of us went into business to help people. Entrepreneurs are an extremely generous folk. We notice that something is upsetting, challenging, or just plain inconvenient for people and we set out to create a product or a program or a service to fix things. Innovation and creativity are beautiful things in the hands of an entrepreneur with a vision. So I must put this out there: the Earth needs this … [Read more...]

“When?” is the only question you need to ask.

Posted on September 20, 2010 by Caroline Donahue We spend so much of our time asking questions that are difficult to answer. Big ones I see clients asking a lot: "How?" and "Who?" as in "How will I accomplish this goal?" and "Who is gong to go for this?" Another big one: "Why?" as in "Why me?" or "Why now?" None of these questions is going to get you where you want to go. Of course you need to know why you want … [Read more...]