Life Is Too Short to Put Your Dreams on Hold

By day, she laid the groundwork for killer ad campaigns, met tight deadlines, and put in long, sometimes arduous, seemingly endless evenings, but she was still filled with the burning desire to create.

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How Writing Became My Purpose and Passion

As a teen, I was a “closet writer” with a rich fantasy life. I escaped to a world that I had penned, one where I had the courage of my convictions, I took initiative, and “do overs” were commonplace, especially replaying conversations or acting out scenarios in my head, which often yielded better results than…

Discovering That Writing Is My Passion and Purpose

I’ve always enjoyed journaling and writing poetry. I even have a children’s book from long ago collecting dust in the back of my closet. But my writer’s journey really began when my mentor and dear friend was retiring as education director from the same religious school that she founded—before we had books or curriculum–when religious school…

Embrace Your Femininity: Don’t Hide It in a Dark Drawer

Sometimes women after 50 think that they have reached the pinnacle of their career, but that’s not true for the unstoppable Frances Prado, a visionary whose journey began when she became an empty nester. Often while growing up this daughter of immigrant field workers experienced bouts of homelessness and learned to do without—now she says…

Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Relationship with Your Child

  Five years ago, when Nina Sidell was hit by an oncoming SUV while crossing Broad Street, remarkably she was able to walk away from it with just soft-tissue damage.  She was not hurt to the degree that she could or should have been. Moreover, she now understood how fragile life could be. “I felt…

Yesterday I Just Needed a Shoulder to Cry On

(Inspired by a friend) Sometimes you just need a shoulder to bear your burdens, A friend who listens without interruption, A friend who weeps alongside of you, A friend who opens her heart to you, And bares her soul like you just did, A friend who helps you realize, To take one day at a…

5 Keys to Building a Business of Your Dreams

By Lynda Dell When business owner Rick Giandonato missed his five-year-old son’s kindergarten graduation because of his grueling 100-hour-a-week work schedule, he reached a breaking point in his career. “I am going to run a successful business,” this determined dad said,” if it takes until I die to do so.” This “do-or-die” former Marine transformed…

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

I used to believe in Murphy’s Law;  “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong,” and things always went from bad to worse. It seemed like my life was caught  in a vicious  negative cycle —until I realized that I had the power to derail this runaway train. Has this ever happened to you? You shut…