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I don’t care if you like it.

I don't care if you like it.

SLAM!   The front door banged shut, rattling the entire house.   My teenage daughter Emily stormed into my bedroom, full of fire and vinegar, bursting to tell me what had just happened.   “You will NOT believe this,” she began.   Emily is a bold punk rocker who plays bass guitar in an all-girl…

Depressed because your business isn’t making any money, yet? Read this. (Then, make your choice.)

Depressed because your business isn’t making any money, yet? Read this. (Then, make your choice.)

Not long ago, one brave woman posted something that made a lot of professional coaches want to violently hurl an iced latte at their computer screens.   Her message?   If you want to be a life coach, great! But don’t quit your day job.   (Because you probably won’t make enough money to survive….

Think it’s all been said before? Keep talking, anyway.

Think it’s all been said before? Keep talking, anyway.

“Life can be hard. People tell you that it gets better once you graduate from high school, but let me tell you … sometimes, it gets darker before it gets better.” The punk-rockstar spoke into the mic. My teenagers paid rapt attention, hanging on every word. “But no matter how dark it gets, you can…

Enrollment open for 72 hours!

Enrollment open for 72 hours!

Own It: Work your style. Make your mark.   Own It is an online course for women who are tired of living life… like it's a dress rehearsal. (Newsflash: it's not.)   Join two outspoken women – Melody Biringer, founder of CRAVE and Urban Campfire, and Susan Hyatt, a master life coach, as featured on national TV and in O,…

This is my body. You got a problem with that?

This is my body. You got a problem with that?

Last week I was at Urban Campfire. This is what I told them…. This is a story about a bright summer day, out on the lake with my family.   On that day, I decided to wear a bikini… and I took a picture of myself wearing that bikini… and posted that picture on Facebook….

How to ruin your business in 90 days or less

How to ruin your business in 90 days or less

Girlfriend:   Are you tired of running a successful business?   Sick of this whole “making money doing what I love” bullsh*t?   Trying to disappoint your clients + sabotage all of your projects, but feeling frustrated because it’s taking soooo long?   I’ve got your back!   Here are my top 10 tips on…

Scared of “over-sharing?” Where to draw the line when you’re writing (or speaking) in public.

Scared of “over-sharing?” Where to draw the line when you’re writing (or speaking) in public.

Two public speakers. Same topic: how to change your life for the better.   The first speaker shares a list of facts — statistics about the number of people who are unhappy in their careers, the health benefits of relaxation, and how to re-wire your brain to achieve goals, faster. Great facts. All true. All…

I see you.

I see you.

Hey.   I see you.   Doing your thing. Building your career. Taking care of your body. Raising your kids. Living your life.   Trying your best.   Your best.   (Or at least, the best you can manage … with the tools that you’ve currently got.)   Your best.   (But not your absolute…

I am a woman. This is my body. And I am not ashamed.

I am a woman. This is my body. And I am not ashamed.

“I just got some super-exciting news. I wanted to call and tell you about it.”   I was breathless with excitement and pride, bouncing up and down in my seat.   “My new TV show — the web series that I’ve been working on, all year long — just got picked up by MariaShriver.com. They’re…

Ready to go off the deep end? (It’s all going down in 2 days.)

Ready to go off the deep end? (It’s all going down in 2 days.)

Not long ago, a woman declared that I’d really “gone off the deep end.”   She didn’t mean it as a compliment.   But I took it as one.   See, I believe that when people begin to feel threatened by you — so threatened that they feel a need to shut you down and…

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