Archives for February 2011

Success Interview With Former Top Chef Contestant Andrea Beaman: 2 of 2

Welcome to the second part of my Andrea Beaman interview. Here we will learn the obstacles that are associated with anyone’s recipe for success. And you’ll also gain the inspiration to push right through them to achieve your big dream. What have been the biggest challenges you have had to face? The biggest challenges I’ve […]

Recipe for Success from Former Top Chef Contestant Andrea Beaman – 1 of 2

Former Top Chef Contestant Andrea Beaman dishes to 8 Women Dream about how she followed her calling from MTV to holistic health coach, self-published author, natural foods chef, teacher and television host.

Dreams Thrust At Us: Stuttering and The King’s Speech

In the Oscar nominated movie, The King’s Speech, Colin Firth, portrays the true story of King George VI of Britain, whose serious stuttering causes him great anguish in his daily life as a Prince and younger brother to the future King of England. Desperate to get help with his impediment, the future King George VI […]

5 Questions for Daughters of Toxic Mothers for Toxic Mom Toolkit

As I wind up my writing effort on my first memoir and book “Toxic Mom Toolkit” I’m thinking about what my book will look like and what companion pieces it will need. My very first impulse is a journal. There are few things as alluring as a beautiful, clean, empty journal. I know because I […]

Personal Finance Mastery the Kaizen Way

I have a new motto for my dream of mastering my personal finances: One Small Step Can Change Your Life. That also happens to be the name of a book by Robert Maurer, Ph.D. The book is a simple introduction to the kaizen philosophy, a Japanese method of making big, long-lasting changes through small, steady […]

Warning: Check Yourself For Dream Burnout

There is great risk with any entrepreneurial venture, along with many ways to view a possible business failure. When you execute a start-up venture you obviously plan for success . . . How big will it be? How many employees? How much revenue by year 1 or 5 or 10? Focus on the positive, right? […]

Positive Thursday: Who Am I Now And Who Do I Want To Be?

Happy Positive Thursday dreamers! I hope you had a week full of peace, purpose and joy! I’ve had a great week, but its definitely been an eye-opening week. I’m coming to terms with the fact that I am done with college in three weeks. “College student” has been a title and identity I have cheerfully […]

Dreaming of High Dynamic Range Photography Techniques

A new photography technique that I’m starting to learn about is called High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR for short). If you are a photographer like me and your strengths lie in the artistic side of the craft, these next few technical paragraph descriptions may cause you to self-combust. I’ll invite you to just hang in […]

Will Living Your Dreams Really Make You Happy?

When we place conditions upon our happiness, we are telling the universe that “I can’t be truly happy now because….” (insert _________ here). We are postponing our happiness for some future date and time. “I’ll be happy when” really is the same as “I’ll be happy then.” Will living your dreams really make you happy?