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Ready to write your Future Glory Email? (Best goal-setting exercise… ever!)

Ready to write your Future Glory Email? (Best goal-setting exercise... ever!)

We’ve got about 14 days left in 2014, which means… it’s time for a delicious end-of-the-year game.   This game?   It’s called The Future Glory Email.   It’s the most un-sucky way to map out your 2015 goals & intentions… ever!   Here’s how it works:   Step 1. You’re going to hit REPLY…

Shoe Sale Energy. Get it, girl.

Shoe Sale Energy. Get it, girl.

When my favorite local shop — Flutter — throws a huge, one-day-only sale on super-cute Frye boots, this is what happens:   1. No matter how “busy” I am that day, I am not missing that sale. Don’t even TRY to hold me back. Out. Of. My. Mother. Loving. Way.   2. Excuses and ass-dragging…

Don’t be a lobster in the pot.

Don’t be a lobster in the pot.

When lobsters get tossed into a pot of boiling water, and one brave lobster tries to climb up the walls to sweet freedom…   Do you know what the other lobsters do?   They grab their friend and claw her back into the pot of boiling death-water.     “No way are you getting outta…

The courage of subtraction.

The courage of subtraction.

A few days ago, I shared my thoughts on what it means to live an unbalanced life. (Spoiler alert: it’s a good thing.)   My stance stirred up some conversation. Lots of folks sent me cheers and fist pumps (“Preach, sister! Life balance is a myth!”) and many sent me questions.   Here’s one that…

My life is unbalanced… and I like it that way.

My life is unbalanced... and I like it that way.

People often say to me:     “Susan, you do so many things. How do you balance work, play and family time? How do you keep your life in balance?”     My response?     “I don’t.”     I am happy.   I am successful.   I lead dinner party-style workshops, do speaking…

You’ve got love. What else matters?

You've got love. What else matters?

When we arrived at the village of the Sea Gypsies, my heart sank.   It was dingy. It was depressing. Just a tumble of one-room shacks and fishing nets.   Paola Thomas Photography, www.paolathomas.com. I look around — at the women who had paid tons of money to attend a transformational retreat in Thailand, led by…

“But my Spirit Guide told me to wait!” 13 of the most ridiculous woo-woo excuses that life coaches and personal development professionals LOVE to make.

“But my Spirit Guide told me to wait!” 13 of the most ridiculous woo-woo excuses that life coaches and personal development professionals LOVE to make.

When you work in the personal development industry — surrounded by life coaches, healers, motivational speakers and creative business owners — you hear a lot of brave and amazing ideas.   And you also hear a lot of bullshit.   Yeah. I said it.   Some of the bullshit is pretty convincing. Because the excuses…

Husbands and dads? We love you. 10 reasons to adore the awesome men in your life.

Husbands and dads? We love you. 10 reasons to adore the awesome men in your life.

“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.”  —Kent Nerburn     Husbands & dads?   You get a bad rap.   On TV, you’re the guy flopped on the couch with a beer, shrugging your shoulders, munching on chicken wings, while the women in your life make all the plans….

One year from now, you are going to wish you had started today.

One year from now, you are going to wish you had started today.

One year from now…   … You are going to wish you had spent more time making eye contact with loved ones & strangers, and less time glazing over a screen. More time making memories that can’t fit in your Instagram feed.     … You are going to wish you had woken up earlier,…

Why “bootcamps” make people fat, sad and disappointed… in themselves.

Why “bootcamps” make people fat, sad and disappointed… in themselves.

For the past couple weeks, my life has been a little… different.   Instead of meeting girlfriends at the local coffee shops around Evansville, Indiana, I’ve been feeding monkeys bananas and eating green papaya salad in Thailand.   Yep. Thailand.   I’m here because my teenage son, Ryan, wanted to study a form of martial…

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