Making time for making time together

Imagine it’s Wednesday, and unexpectedly you have the day off.   It’s a week day, so you could probably justify all the reasons you should be catching up on errands, visiting a family member, lunch with a friend, or getting on top of that mess in the spare bedroom.  But what about making time together with […]

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The Importance of Physical Nurturing and Intimacy

Talking with my hairdresser the other day, and we go onto the subject of healthy lifestyles after 45.  She’s recently given up coffee, chocolate, and wine!   Yes seriously!   I know some people who would sooner give up lipstick than quit all three of those vices.  However, I then joked with her about…  “but you’re still […]

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Eating an Elephant… one bite at a time!

I love that old saying – how do you eat an elephant… one bite at a time!  But sometimes it just feels endless doesn’t it?  I mean, the very nature of this industry – writing for a living – is one that takes time to develop.  It doesn’t matter how much you think you’ve done, […]

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It Won’t Happen Overnight, but it will happen!

I remember an advertising campaign a few years back featuring Rachel Hunter for Pantene.   The catchphrase was -with a cool shake of her golden locks -‘It won’t happen overnight, but it WILL happen. That line became a cliche way faster than it took to work through a bottle of Pantene Shampoo.  And it’s one that I […]

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Inspiring Change In Your World

While reviewing a lot of Facebook posts lately, I have been interested in noting that the world is definitely changing. From one where people are fairly relaxed about important things in life, to where opinions are rife, videos common to portray things that are either just not right, or totally adorable.  Rappers are making their […]

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Typewriters and Creativity

Last week I brought an old Remington Typewriter – it’s gorgeous – circa 1920s, and clearly once used in banking so probably not one that was ever used by a legendary novelist!  But I started thinking about typewriters and creativity.  I wondered if there was a link to those great old classic stories and brilliant […]

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Can You Write a Book in Only 48 Hours?

I’ve recently been hearing about publishing coaches who offer to help people write a book in only 48 hours.   Intrigued I looked into this further and am surprised to find this really is a trend. However, having written, published, co-authored, and developed dozens of quality books in the last 10 years I can honestly tell […]

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The Value of a Good Author Amazon Ranking

The Value of a Good Amazon Ranking Did you know that every time you read a good book, and DON’T put a review on the author’s page on Amazon, an author fairy dies?  Ok, so maybe that’s a little Peter Pan-ish, but you get the picture right?  This is about encouraging you to take the […]

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The Concept of Guru-dom

The concept of Guru-dom is not about what we call ourselves but how we do what we do when we share wisdom, expertise, and stories that help others.  I’ve resisted the word Guru for years.  I don’t personally think of myself in that way and the very few people I’ve met in the world who […]

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