SmartER Goals

You’ve all heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals, right? S for Specific M for Measurable A for Actionable R for Reasonable, and T for Time-oriented S.M.A.R.T. goals are good because they are narrowly defined and constrained and are not too whacky or… Read More ›

My Year of No

So I admit it. The title for this blog is not original. I borrowed it from Shonda Rhimes, screenwriter and producer of two blockbuster TV shows, How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal, and also author of the captivating… Read More ›

2017: Year in Review

So I sat down to review how I had fared on my goals for this year, only to realize that I had not set any. Hmmm. That may explain why this year felt bitty and scattered and, well, unproductive. Don’t… Read More ›

On Gifts

So it’s that time of year when we all have to dip into our creativity (and our wallets) to come up with gifts for our loved ones. No easy task, for sure, especially if your loved ones are also adults… Read More ›

Are You an Empath?

My brother’s dog is an empath. Well, technically, he’s my sister-in-law’s dog, but for ease of use, we’ll use “brother’s dog.” Last year, I had a particularly acute bout of pain, in the dead of night, when I was staying… Read More ›

Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Hi! My name is Tina, and I’m a podcast junkie. Name a topic, and I can probably recommend a few podcasts that you might find interesting. Writing? Self-help? Marketing? Lowcarb/Paleo/Ketogenic Diets? No problem. I know them all. Yes, it is… Read More ›

An Inconvenience Truth

So I’m embarrassed to say that I have not had my hair cut for a whole year.  It now hangs in uneven locks down my back. This, from a trim, chic, Claire Underwood style that would ordinarily make any hairdresser… Read More ›

On Being Authentic

What does it mean to be authentic? Okay, all you eye-rollers, cut it out. Seriously, what does it mean to be authentic, and why has it become such a flash point in public discourse? This word, authentic, either resonates or… Read More ›