Monthly Archives: November 2011

{CRAVE}: Celebrating Women In Business….

I’d like to introduce you to CRAVE, an international company with a local focus. “CRAVE innovatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, most inspiring people they need to know in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Our modern marketplace of soirees, gatherings and online networking serves as your ambassador to everything there is to CRAVE about…

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{Powerful and Truthful}: An Expert Enough Manifesto

  2011 has solidified my sordid love affair with Infographics. The always inspirational, @LarsLeafblad posted an article this evening, entitled, “10 Insanely Awesome Inspirational Manifestos.”   Of a few on the list, this one spoke to me the loudest.  You can visit ExpertEnough for more daily inspiration, how-to’s and simple solutions. I’m a huge fan. GirlmeetsGeek’s tagline…

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{Silent Night}: A Review Of This Year’s Best Opera…

I have had the privilege of sitting through another life-changing Opera experience. Haunting, prolific and emotional, I found myself both drained and inspired when I left the Ordway last week, after taking part in a Media preview for “Silent Night.” No doubt in these troubled times, this story’s message has resonated to a new level;…

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{Discounted}: Our high expectations of low prices…

My friend Amy, has a store in the outskirts of a major city. While on the phone the other day, she mentioned that her number was sold in mass to internet-couponing and discount sites. Her sheer anger from being called weekly and pitched to Groupon, or Living Social or the other sites that wanted to…

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{Beautiful}: When Losing, You Still Can Win…

    She looked at me with conviction the first time I walked by, shopping bags hanging from my arms and my mind pretending to not be unaware of exactly what I’ve been trying to cover. Who has a wig shop in the middle of a mall, honestly? I always thought that a major medical…

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{You Can Do It}: Blogging In 3, Bite-Sized Steps…

Are you ever struck with a thought or a quote? Since the beginning of my writing, I’ve found inspiration in words or media around me. Today, I couldn’t get over the power my daughter held in her fingertips. I wondered, if anyone else had felt the same way. I could claim my thoughts were original…

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{Odd Shaped Things} Halloween 2011

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.  ~Arnold H. Glasow We came home from a strange night of trick-or-treating. Most houses were dark and quiet and my daughter Ava,  had trouble containing her excitement and disappointment at a sea of unlit houses. Not even on the chart for her…

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