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No Foolproof Way To Make Friends After 50

No Foolproof Way To Make Friends After 50

Can you believe it?  Almost 7 years ago I wrote a (perhaps overly) optimistic post about how people like me could connect with other potential friends in midlife.  I was one of the fortunate ones who had a great experience following the tips I developed. Many others were not so lucky. In the time since […]

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How to Be Creative in 15 Minutes (or Less)

Do you wish you could be more creative, but just can’t find the time?  I feel your pain.  You’re overloaded, overstressed, and exhausted.  And that’s exactly why you need regular doses of creativity.  Creativity is therapeutic.  The trick is to be creative in small chunks of time. My daughter Erin, a working mother of two […]

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Tell 3 People Who You Are

 Last night I was listening to HayHouse Radio, which is so inspiring that it deserves a whole post of its own.  I heard for the first time Peggy Rometo’s weekly show “Intuitive Insights.”  Peggy is an intuitive medium and psychic healer.  She told a story about receiving a message from her spiritual source a number […]

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Someone won a $100 gift card…

…and 2 other people won signed copies of my book “Becoming a Life Change Artist.” We videoed the final drawing, and have spent the last 3.5 hours unsuccessfully trying to upload the video to my blog, YouTube and Facebook.  Arghhh. But more importantly, the $100 gift card winner is Angie C.  Congratulations, Angie!!!!!  You have […]

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Our August 27 Book Winner is…

….KV M. Congratulations KV! You’ve won a copy of Becoming a Life Change Artist. Please send me your snail mail address so I can send you your signed copy of the book. I also want to give huge shout outs to everyone who re-tweeted about the giveaway.  It won’t surprise you to know that Patricia […]

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Re-Tweeters Rule! Tonight’s a Hot Night For…

….Angie C! Congratulations, Angie!  DM me your snail mail address and a lovingly signed copy of Becoming a Life Change Artist will be on its way.  Hmm… 2 out of the last 3 giveaways have been won by Re-Tweeters!  Maybe this is really a numbers game!   Thanks to everyone who joined this week and […]

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Covering Up Your Creativity?

I was doing a Q&A session at a book signing event last week when a member of the audience—let’s call her Molly—made this comment: I’m very creative, but when I’m in a job I find myself hiding my creativity, because a lot of businesses don’t seem to appreciate it.  Tomorrow I’m going on a job […]

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And the Winner is…

…Lisa W.  Congratulations, Lisa!  Your tireless support of my new book has paid off.  The random number generator picked one of your entries that was a re-tweet of one of my tweets about the book and gift card giveaway.  Which just goes to prove that more entries makes it more likely that participants will win a book […]

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How Do You Quiet Your Mind?

In this video of Asheville, NC artist Jonas Gerard,  he is painting a big abstract work to music, practically dancing as he works, his strokes racing across the canvas.  It looks like a boisterous  process, but in fact Gerard says that painting fast allows his mind to be quiet.  Gerard’s distinctive approach may not be for everyone, but […]

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Teaser Tuesday and Book Pub Date, Oh My

Today is finally the coming out party for Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life. My co-author Fred Mandell and I are very excited.  It’s also Teaser Tuesday for writers on Twitter, so here are a few excerpts suggesting how the process of life change begins […]

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