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Read this if you’ve ever been on a DIET. (Even if you’re not, anymore.)

If you’ve ever been on a diet — or if you’re dieting right now, like millions of women — I’m willing to bet that you’ve had thoughts just like these:     “Once I lose _____ pounds, then I’ll feel proud of myself.”   “Once I lose _____ pounds, then I’ll start dating again.”  …

Read this before you quit your job, leave your marriage or make a hasty move. (I’m begging you.)

Read this before you quit your job, leave your marriage or make a hasty move. (I’m begging you.)

“Every choice I’ve ever made was all about playing it safe,” she confessed.   I could practically feel the teardrops splashing on her face.   After months of deep excavation, my client was coming to a bitter realization — that her career, her marriage, the clothes she wore, even the car she drove … none…

Freak Flag Flying Lessons

Freak Flag Flying Lessons

Have you ever received messages that you are “too” something? I call those “shut it down” moments. And I have a salty way to deal. Here is the accompanying worksheet.

Tired of waiting for “somebody else” to make your dream come true? Read THIS.

“Sorry, Susan. We’ve tested the pilot, and the feedback we’re getting is that you’re not ‘dynamic’ enough, as a host. The networks just aren’t interested.”     When the producers delivered the bad news, it felt like getting kicked in the gut.   Twice.   Kick number one. Not DYNAMIC enough? Yeowch. See also: WTF?…

Gotta bad case of The Gottas? How to let it all … go.

Gotta bad case of The Gottas? How to let it all … go.

“What are we going to do if the online high school doesn’t work out? We’re running out of options, and Ryan has gotta graduate from high school. This has just gotta work…”   I nodded as my husband vented his worries. Yup. Our son has gotta graduate. Sure. Makes sense. It’s gotta happen.   And…

Listen to Me

Listen to Me

Check out my latest radio interviews. I dish about everything from raising teenagers to being a rape survivor. 1.   2.   3. 4.     And…   “Transform your relationship with your voice via the deepest stirrings of your soul.”  That’s what Fast Company said about the work of my speaking coach, Gail Larsen,…

The (bizarre) advice that made me a better coach & public speaker.

The (bizarre) advice that made me a better coach & public speaker.

Whenever I’m starting an exciting new project, my mind always flashes back across all of the people who helped me get here, today. It’s kinda like a Rocky Balboa training montage. You know what I’m talking about. My current project? It’s big. It’s scary. It’s a brand-new webTV series that I’m writing, producing and (gulp!)…

A better kind of “good.”

This is a short one, but sisters (and my amazing, brave 10-20 brothers)?   It needs to be said.   A billion more times.   Because we all keep forgetting.     Building the beautiful life and career that you crave … will not always feel “good.”   Just like building the strong, resilient body…

How to decide whether to keep that friend in your life … or let her go

How to decide whether to keep that friend in your life ... or let her go

(A quiz inspired by my teenage girl.)  A few nights ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table with my little pint-sized muse — my teenage daughter, Emily.   The drama o’ the day? A friend had been acting jealous and resentful whenever Emily spent time with other friends. Em decided to distance herself from…

Praying for a miracle? Your Fairy Godmother’s number is already in your phone.

Praying for a miracle? Your Fairy Godmother's number is already in your phone.

I define a “miracle” as “getting what you truly crave.”   And the other night? I had a powerful craving.   I wanted a chill evening at home with a handful of girlfriends. Watching Downton Abbey. Enjoying a glass of wine. Talking about our dreams and making vision boards. Just an easy, happy connection with…

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