Who Do I Write For? Or thoughts on picking a “niche”.

There’s this idea out there – in Freelance Writer Land – that you are better off having a “niche” or a “speciality” if you are to be successful as a freelancer. While I, admittedly,  struggle with this idea, I do believe it is vital to have that clarity and understanding. Now, we all know (you […]

On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK

    I’m always drawn to the articles in magazines that profile women who left their jobs to pursue their dreams of farming lavender in Provence or operating a cooking school in Tuscany. The true-life tales of women who made a big career change when they realized their job no longer fulfilled them. The ones who […]

Four Truths and a Lie

Have you ever had to endure an icebreaker? You know, those painful exercises you are asked to do at the beginning of a workshop or seminar or retreat? “Now, turn to the person next to you and tell them about the last time you tried something new!”  Or, perhaps you have done this one: Tell them four […]

On Quitting or What Giving Up Taught Me

  We are often told  Never give up! Keep Trying! but I don’t think that’s the best advice. I have learned a lot by “giving up” or “quitting.” In fact, I do it all the time. I did it last week. Yup, that’s right. One day last week I was having a very bad horrible no good […]