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Open Relating, Slut Shaming, Brand Management & Reputation Cost

Last night, a dear friend came to me for guidance about whether she should come out publicly with her sexuality and the fact that she is a polyamorous woman, an open relater, a woman who dates more than one man.

She told me I am the only person she knows who is fully “out of the closet” with the open nature of my sexuality who is not a sex educator by profession.

Given the number of people this friend knows who are open relators, I found that at first surprising, then a bit shocking and finally just plain sad.

No More Excuses Becomes Too Good To be True

Last week, I wrote this post about how there were no more excuses not to write.  I didn’t publish it right away because something said to wait. And, now, this week everything is different.

The excuses have come rushing back in. Full force.

My daughter needs me. We leave for 3 weeks of travel in just a week.  And just about every single person on one of my business teams is either out sick or has a child in the hospital.  So, I’m back in.

Teenage experiments with sex, drugs & rock-n-roll

When I was 13, bat mitzvah season was in full-swing. Every weekend, a different hotel.

I didn’t get a bat mitzvah. My parents said it was just an excuse for a party, not a rite of passage the way it would have been if I was a boy.  But I attended lots of them.

And now it’s started for my daughter. 13. Make-up done at Sephora, shoes purchased at Macy’s, a dress she wore recently in a friend’s wedding.  Bat mitzvah season has begun.

The Gypsy Life — On the Move Again

I haven’t lived in the same place for more than 2 years since I moved out of my mom’s house when I was 17. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I lived in the same apartment in DC for all three years of law school. I was studying too much to move.

But since then, I’ve moved just about every year, or two at most.

I never intended it to be this way. I had no idea I was a gypsy.

Looking back, though, I can see it’s true.

Will Fresh, Real Food Become Hard to Get In the New Economy?

There are some parts of the new economy that I’m super excited about, such as the work that people like my client Renata is doing as a Collaborative Economy Catalyst.

There are other parts, I’m not so excited about.

Yesterday, our local Whole Foods was out of fresh spinach.
None.  Out.

When I posted about it on the Facebook a friend mentioned that his local Whole Foods has been running out of kale.  And later, another friend mentioned her Whole Foods, across the country from mine, was out of spinach too.

What Will Be Different After 12/21/2012? Part 1: The Great Radiation

On the eve of 12/21/2012, I begin this series determined to define what will be different after what some have heralded as the end of the world, a zombie apocalypse, or perhaps even the birth of a new humanity has come and gone.

Like Y2K and other events that turned out to be much ado about nothing, December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar, could appear the same on the surface.  But, below the surface, I can feel that something else is happening.

This pattern ucks me up. Every time.

I sure am glad I overcame my fear and came fully out of the closet about all of what’s really happening in my life.  The thing holding me back from it the most has been my fear that the lawyers I serve will read about my bankruptcy, freak out and stop trusting me to deliver great things for them.

Ah, fears. How they hold us back from making the impact in the world we could be making if we just showed up fully as we are!  To remind me of that, today, I got this note from one of my lawyer members:

Quote on Commitment From My New Coach

I just hired a new business coach.  My first in more than two years.  I’ll tell you why it’s been more than two years and who I hired in another post.  For now, I thought I’d share the quote he sent me today:


Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans, that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too.

How Christ Consciousness Makes Your Every Day Life Better

Yesterday, I took a big bold step and wrote about Christ Consciousness. Several people unsubscribed.  More people than have ever unsubscribed from a single post I’ve written before.

I’ve been sitting with that and doing the work necessary internally to not let it deter me from continuing to write about what feels so true and important in my heart and soul, even if it is misunderstood by many.

I probably would have unsubscribed too if one of the bloggers I read for guidance about life and business started talking about God and Jesus.

And that’s where the confusion exists.

Transform From Consumer to Creator this Black Friday

This was the note I sent out to folks on my email list after the big Thanksgiving dinner we had last night.  If you missed it, make sure you are on my email list by subscribing in the box to the right.

As I enjoy the post-Thanksgiving festivities at my sister’s house (with my mom, stepmom, grandma, boyfriend, ex-husband, children and many friends of the family) I am hoping this email will help keep you from being sucked into the illusion that is Black Friday and perpetuating the consumer culture that has created a lack of sustainability for so many.

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