Category Archives: permission

The less than linear path: Dancing to the tune of your dream

I launched Merchandising Matters over six years ago. I worked with a designer and developed my website, purchased business cards and hung out my virtual ‘plaque.’ I timed the start of my new business with a move to Colorado giving … Continue reading

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An introvert’s reflection on replenishment

Maybe we should bail on our hike I said to Rob Saturday afternoon. I was tired, have been tired, weary of too many plans, being on the go all the time, and it’s all good, but I was feeling cranky … Continue reading

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The loveliest of Goddess’s…yes. That would be you.

Yesterday on the spur of the moment, I jumped in my car, opened all the windows, turned my music up loud and drove myself to Rocky Mountain National Park. I drove my car down the dusty dirt road that leads … Continue reading

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Good enough: Musings on the elusive quest for perfection

Creative endeavors that ignore the God of Good Enough in favor of the God of Perfection bear the burden of potentially never coming to fruition. Writers, photographers and painters who wait for their work to achieve perceived perfection before sharing … Continue reading

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Self doubt: Get back on the damn bike

Mountain biking and running my business have made sure self doubt and my ‘holy shit no way’ mentality and I are well acquainted. When I am riding on a technical section of trail that I’m not sure I can manage, I … Continue reading

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BLAST out of your CREATIVE CAGE!

BLAST out of your CREATIVE CAGE! Do you read books about writing but avoid writing? Own a camera but never take pictures? Have a specialized degree but rarely move outside the box of standards and best practices or ask ‘what … Continue reading

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On Not Committing Emotional Suicide

If you have the soul of an artist, you must create art. Doesn’t matter if your art is writing, painting, photography, pottery or the art of business. You must create art because this is how you find expression in the … Continue reading

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I want to exist in real so hey, come with me

I just ran into a friend and we chatted about what we’ve learned over the past few years breaking into laughter when we realized it took getting to the other side of 50 to find our way back to ourselves. … Continue reading

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What hanging upside down reminded me about trust

The first time I visited Boulder over seven years ago, I had a transformative experience where I finally understood that I had to learn to trust myself again. Up until that moment I believed the culprit in my earthquake-shaken world … Continue reading

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be HEARD!

Earlier this year I had a magnificent personal challenge that sucked the life out of my creativity. I had zero motivation, doubted my skill and deleted every essay I began. I felt like a failure and began looking for a … Continue reading

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