I know my life experiences inform my writing. The sudden passing of my father in 2006, my cousin's tragic death 6 years prior. But I think there is something else to it as well. My whole life I have been authentic. I never succumbed to peer pressure in high school. For most of college, I … Continue reading Happy 36th to Me—Authenticity Breeds Felicity
I love the YouTube videos that show her speaking from her heart on what feels right for the presentation of her show and what does not. She has a vision. It speaks to her. She wants to manifest it. She makes decisions. Even if it’s hard. She trusts her gut. And she commits. Dang girl. … Continue reading Beyoncé’s Decisiveness
In a previous post (weeks ago) I wrote about how I love creating but I hate marketing my creations. The former is genuine, from the soul. The latter, is artificial, trying to take advantage of others' souls. Uch. Repulsive. And so, for years whenever I would market a book I wrote or an event I … Continue reading Maybe Marketing Doesn’t Suck
This morning when I was at the dentist (not to be taken for granted—they reopened for check-ups just this week!) the dental hygienist asked if I drink coffee or tea. I told her no. “I run on adrenaline and passion!” I said. Providing virtual preschool lessons and building my virtual nutrition private practice has been … Continue reading I Run on Adrenaline and Passion
Working from home for my preschool job these past few weeks has been challenging as well as fun. I miss my students but also enjoy coming up with virtual ways to connect with and educate them. Being at home, I have also begun to focus more on developing my virtual nutrition private practice. I’ve always … Continue reading Mental Unrest: Work-from-Home Entrepreneur
I made a website when I started my part-time nutrition private practice a few years ago. I had also made one years before that to be a platform for my yoga and Pilates teaching. I saw a website as validating who I was as a professional. And I didn't mind that it didn't get much … Continue reading Where Did My Nutrition Website Go?
This morning I went to an outdoor mall to buy new glasses. I came straight from a doctor's appointment so I got there 30 minutes before opening. I figured I would kill time somehow. Then I saw the shop keepers and managers coming to open their stores. As a small business owner myself, I imagined … Continue reading A Shopkeeper’s Prayer
Recently my mom relayed to me that my father was working in Medicaid clinics once a week to supplement his income for the first 10 years of his private practice. This past couple of years I had been feeling discouraged at how slowly my nutrition private practice was building up and my mom's anecdote made … Continue reading Setting More Realistic Expectations