The Problem with Following your Passion


I’m not cynical, really. I’ve spent the last decade of my life following my passion as a writer – even when that passion left me broke, miserable, and bitter. Writing horoscopes to pay rent does not a career make. Yet passion is good, and I hope you have it. Passion is what has led me […]

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10 Ways to Live with Intention


When this summer started, I had great intentions. I would write from home so my kids didn’t have to go to camp. And then something horrific happened: I wrote from home and my kids were not in camp. What used to take me four hours took me eight. Instead of quality time with them I […]

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I Was Being Plagued


I worked my 28-year old ass off to get my PhD while raising two kids and juggling a career as a college professor. But it was kind of expected. I had accomplished every goal early in life including landing a hot husband at 21. One week after graduation, our neighbor died. Unfortunately, she was a […]

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