Category Archives : Creative Expression


5 Must-Haves when creating graphics for Social Media

OK – so, I know this isn’t my typical message, but it IS something that I use to help deliver my messages and I like it so much that I want to share it with you. About a year ago, I was fortunate enough to get a screaming deal on an on-line software that has saved me probably thousands of dollars and scores of hours.  The cool thing is, for the […]

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11 Reasons Why Candy Crush is the Smartest Stupid Game Ever Created

Once upon a time, on a family road trip, my then-5-year-old daughter asked to play a game on my phone.  I had sorta heard of but had never seen or experienced the app Candy Crush – so I thought, hmm, this looks fun for a kid, so I installed it and let her have it.  Then she let ME have it.  “MOM!!! – I don’t know how to do this.  […]


What the heck is a DONGLE – and why should you care?

I consider myself fairly versed in the English vocabulary. I mean, I’ve been a journalist since I was 16, and I love to read, so I’ve seen a lot of words.  But it wasn’t until very recently (yesterday!) that I encountered the term “Dongle” – apparently I don’t work in the technology field – and for those of you who do, please don’t judge me! You see, I am celebrating […]

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Does what you say really matter? The power of your words.

What was your “First Word”?  You won’t remember saying it, but no doubt your parents were very excited with whatever it was, and likely recorded it in your baby book.  That first word was a milestone in your development. As toddlers, moms implore us to “Use your words” instead of whine.  Scores of spelling bees, comprehension exams and essay tests later, our vocabulary expands to an average of 15,000 words […]


Can your Business handle the Truth?

I was very excited to read this book.  I’d heard this spunky, pretty businesswoman speak in a series of online videos, and she was down to earth, to-the-point, and she made a lot of sense, so I knew her book would be the same. It was going along fine until I hit page 15. Then I got mad.  Her book is called, “Playing BIG:  The Unsexy Truth About How to […]

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Make Time to Make Time (& find more hours in a day!)

  “Do you know what time it is?” It used to take 1.5 seconds to answer that with a quick flick of our wrist to see our watch, maybe half a second longer if you have to move your sleeve out of the way.  Now it seems that time pieces are relics of the past, pushed out of the way by our hand-held computers with futuristic names like Droid and […]


Four Ways to Handle a Detour – What’s yours?

WOOHOO!  I’m beyond happy to share with you that I have officially launched my website! YAY! HAPPY DANCE!  JIGGITY-JIG!  It has been a long time coming!  There have been many “detours” en route to its completion (and there will be many more NEW roads to build in it as we grow), but V.1 of “Make a Choice to Have a Voice” is LIVE! While I’m totally tickled with how cool […]

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Why I recommend taking a DETOUR….

I don’t know about your streets, but the most direct route to my neighborhood has been sabotaged lately.  The intersection is all torn up, the lanes are not in the same place, and there are potholes, dirt, and orange cones everywhere.  If you were coming to visit me, I’d recommend taking a DETOUR! This road construction situation is quite common in the spring in most communities. It seems there are […]