Make Money Blogging: Ladies 1st Find Your Niche

This week I received an email from someone I admire, a fellow blogger, who is trying to make a living online. In an email conversation about making a living from your passion, she pointed out to me that she couldn’t select a niche because what she does (and loves) encompasses many subjects within her passion […]

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8 Chef Contests that Could Make You a Celebrity Chef

This week my celebrity chef dream has me buried in private dinners and filming of videos for E-How. My garage is disorganized from the move and I am still settling into my new home. Because things are so crazy for me I am going to leave you with some culinary contests that some of you […]

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Travel dreams: Top things to do in Malaysia

Pulau Sapi, Sabah, Malaysia-001

Welcome to travel Saturday. Today I am turning my mind back to Malaysia, which I revisited a few months ago. I have written a lot in various publications about how highly I rate Malaysia as a travel experience and my visit in May only confirmed that. So, having added some exploration of the Borneo state […]

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Meeting Planner’s Perspective on Booking a Motivational Speaker

When Rejection Rears Its Ugly Head If you can’t handle rejection, don’t become a professional motivational speaker.  If you thought high school was rough, try the competitive speaking industry. It is not for those with thin skin. I’ve dealt with rejection from day one, and will continue to deal with it. The only thing that […]

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Thankful Thursday Guest Dreamer Cancer Survivor Story: An Awakening

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnosis; first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. However, I found out later that it was truly “an awakening” for me; even after being diagnosed with colon cancer a few years later. […]

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Remembering and Moving Beyond 9/11

12 year anniversary of 9/11

Today is a sad anniversary. A scary one in fact. Everyone that survived the tragedy can remember where they were and what they were doing when the towers were hit. But in light of world politics, I truly wish we could remember 9/11 in a way that honors the lives lost yet moves us forward […]

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Happiness is About Learning to Dance in the Rain

This past week for me was all about music and moving my body. It was all about dancing and celebrating. And about navigating through some storms. One of my favorite quotes is by Vivian Greene:  “Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Dance, Dance, Dance!  Last […]

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