Category Archives: leap

Awake

Dragonflies come to life by bending their abdomens and cracking the skin below their head while twisting into an impossible position. They emerge head first and upside down, spending hours waiting for their new skin to harden. Only then, if they … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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