Then What?

Into this box – old paints and thinners and primers and stains and cleaners and brushes.  Take it away. Into that box - broken phones and batteries, cords and cameras no longer blinking.  Take it away. On the porch - books and clothes and more books and more clothes, and stuff and stuff and stuff.  Take it away.  Please take it away. And paintings from the walls, and dishes from the shelves, and papers and papers and papers.  I beg of … [Read more...]

The Energy of Things

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This piece has been a while coming as I’ve looked about our home deciding what on earth to do with all of Mike’s things. “There is no rush, take your time.  Things have energy and you will know when it is time.”  This was the wisdom of Ziri Rideaux, the fabulous woman from Friends Funeral Home, who helped guide me through the process. As we sat there, Elise and I, trying to absorb this new reality, she reminded me that everything was … [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...]

Turtle On A Rock (Or Who Needs Multi-Tasking?)!

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Turtle On A Rock (Or Who Needs Multi-Tasking?)! By Marianne Simon I am questioning when it became such a great skill to be able to multi-task. Maybe it is my age showing. Or maybe it’s just plain scary to watch a bike rider texting on their phone with one hand while taking a puff of a cigarette with the other. And for myself I know that when I eat lunch while entering my receipts in Quickbooks, I only up with a belly ache and grease all … [Read more...]

The Risk Of Blooming

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The Risk Of Blooming By Marianne Simon Last week I had four beautiful actresses sitting in my living room, reading excerpts from a performance piece I am developing, ‘Skins I have Worn.’ Six months ago I could not have imagined that as a reality. Anais Nin once wrote, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” I love this quote, because it so perfectly expresses the … [Read more...]

Beast Of Change

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There is an earthquake happening.  Tectonic plates are shifting and the Old Ones want to keep it all intact, all in place.  The lava of change is flowing; the universe has heard the call and it is moving forward.  And it is a wave, a giant wave of upheaval and light: a black becoming white, or yellow, or purple. And in the great discomfort is the change.  There are molecules forming and reforming in new patterns, new habits.    And in the … [Read more...]