The Wise Advice that My Writing Teacher Gave Me that Applies So Well to Life

As I wrap up the final pieces of my book, Living Deeply: A Transformational Journey Through Deep Pain, Loss and Abandonment to Healing, Self-Love and Miracles, I was thinking back to when I first started the writing process. As I set off on the adventure of writing my first book, I was reviewing my notes from a Writing from Your Heart workshop that I had taken years earlier with my favorite writing teacher, Nancy Aronie. As we began to dive into the workshop, I found the wise advice she had given us: Don’t edit yourself off the page before you’re even […]

{Vulnerable Share}: The Hurtful Thing My Ex-Manager Said to Me that I Believed…

The other day I was reminded of my journey breaking into Outside Medical Sales. I had been in Corporate Travel for several years, and I had found a job doing inside sales selling a wound-closure device. In just a short time in this brand-new department, my colleague and I had some great successes, especially given the fact that it was a brand-new department and we were selling a product over the phone that was typically sold in person. Unfortunately, though, as I’ve seen multiple times in my career, management didn’t give the department the time that it needed to solidify, […]

{VULNERABLE SHARE}: It’s been an emotional week…

With the celebrating of Father’s Day, this past week was an emotional one for me. It started with getting a card for my dad. As I stood in the Walgreens picking out a card (which, by the way, had me laughing at the lack of realness found in cards nowadays), it hit me. For the first time ever, all I felt towards my dad was love. No anger. No hurt. No resentment. Just love. As this feeling rushed through me, I felt my heart swell and tears flooding my eyes. Holy crap. This was a big one. For as long as […]

Where are you dangerous?

The other night I was having dinner with a friend and the question, “Where are you dangerous?” came up. At first, it took me a bit aback. There was something about the question itself that felt dangerous, something that when the question itself truly landed in me, scared me a bit. This was understandable, too, as it’s easy, and really, safe, not to think of our lives in this context. After all, we’re all doing the best we can in any given moment, and most of us are conditioned to move away from things that scare us, or are even […]