Category Archives: dream

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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Celebrate your reaching

I have a conference room-sized white board on the wall above my desk in the home office I share with my Fiancé, Rob. This is where I document my dreams, goals, and commitments. This is the place that takes it … Continue reading

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A Wedding Toast: May your life be rich in ordinary moments

Weddings are magical. I believe ordinary moments are magical as well. This is the toast I gave at my daughter’s wedding last weekend. May you take the time to celebrate your ordinary moments… During your ceremony, I read from “The … 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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Tinkerbell and Bippity Boppity Boo: Why I call myself a fairy godmother

When I was a little girl left to my own devices, I created entire cities out of dirt and sticks and populated these villages with rock people. I would scour the ground seeking just the right elements to build my … 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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Wake up to your dream

When we were children we dreamt in technicolor and our fantasies sometimes took over and maybe we struggled with reality until Mom or Dad came to scare away the monsters under the bed. Or maybe like me, you believed a … Continue reading

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Ordinary Moments: Crazy diamonds, a churning sea, and a family of bears

I had to fight a battle with my ex-husband early this year, one that he announced on Christmas Eve 2013 and that temporarily drained my spirit and left me unable to write from my truest space. During that time I … Continue reading

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