How to Get the Writing Done Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

You know the importance of connecting with your audience by educating, entertaining, inspiring and sharing your products or services. But sometimes, no matter how much you know you need to consistently write and deliver content, you just can’t seem to sit down and get words on the page. And the more you worry about it, …

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How to Find a Writing Partner for Your Business

With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, I’ve been thinking about matchmaking—no, not in the romantic or dating sense 😉 , but how we can connect with the right business partners who can help us support our business goals. Although entrepreneurs typically invest in educating themselves in as many aspects of business as they can, …

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15 Ways to Polish Up Your Copy & Make It Shine

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna make it shine!” Every time I hear that verse from a popular hymn, I smile because it’s something my kids used to sing in preschool. And, since “shine” is my word of the year, I want to help you shine your light too—at least when it comes to …

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Scared to Publish Your Blog Posts? My 10 Tips to Overcome Publishing Fears

A few months ago I went to a shinrin-yoku or “forest bathing” gathering. Forest bathing is a type of slow, meditative walk through nature. Japanese studies have found that trees release a chemical called phytoncides that are good for our immune systems. The slow, meditative walk also helps calm stress, which, of course, benefits the …

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How to Use Description to Bring Your Writing to Life

Don’t tell me your service or product heals. Show me how it heals, and why it matters to my life.  I regularly hear my clients say that you have to experience one of their services to understand it. They aren’t being cheeky or difficult. This is a real challenge. Many of their services are oftentimes exceptionally difficult …

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My article “Kids Worried Sick” honored with Parenting Media Association Award

I am proud to announce that the Parenting Media Association (PMA) honored my feature-length article “Kids Worried Sick” with a silver award in the print editorial category at their annual awards convention in St. Pete Beach, Florida in March. The article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Kansas City Parent magazine. Here’s what …

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Introducing My All New Business Storytelling Studio

I often hear from business owners that while they don’t mind writing, they don’t have time to give it the attention it deserves. Or, they say that they feel stuck when it comes to writing in a way that clearly and eloquently articulates what they want to say. Over the past few months, I’ve begun …

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Ready, Set, Go! Tips for the Back to School Transition

School has already started for some kids, while others still have a few more weeks off. While some children look forward to heading back to school, others dread the homework, the routine, the sitting still and/or re-negotiating daily struggles with that classmate who, for whatever reason, insists on making their life miserable. I’ve had the …

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Healthy Ways to Enjoy Technology with Your Baby

Babies and toddlers are like little sponges. During this short window of development, your youngster is enthusiastically soaking up your expressions and delighting in the lilting, loving words springing from your lips. No screen could ever hope to compete with the face-to-face connection between you and your baby. But that doesn’t mean that screens have no place …

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Pay Attention to Connect

Building your social capital is one of the best investments you can make in your life. Multiple studies show that people who live in tight-knit communities are happier and healthier despite whatever challenges they may face. Of course, it takes effort to build meaningful community in the digital age. One way to deepen your ties …

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