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Believe First. Then See.

Almost every morning during the warm weather months, and after my coffee and quiet time, I take a walk around my neighborhood. As I head out my back door, around to the front of the house, and down the steps to the sidewalk, I look around in our landscaping beds
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July Roundup

I am writing this from an Orlando hotel room. My youngest son and I traveled to Orlando for a basketball tournament at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. His team, the Kentucky Defenders, finished the tournament on Sunday and placed 3rd out of 52 teams. We’ve had an enjoyable time
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Cookbook and Food Writing Links Vol. 16

It’s time for my monthly Cookbook and Food Writing Links issue. But first, a message about the app I use to save links to articles I want to share in this newsletter. How do I keep track of the articles? I use Pocket app, or the Chrome extension also called
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8 Tips from Q2

It’s the end of the 2nd quarter of the year, and I’m excited about my second 12 weeks of 2018. In early April, I set intentions about how I wanted Q2 to unfold. Here’s what has happened with some advice and tips for you and your business: 1. EVALUATE SOURCES
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Cookbook and Food Writing Links Vol. 15

Today it’s time for my monthly roundup of links for cookbooks, writing, and productivity. TRAVEL AND COOKBOOKS Research about cookbooks and the stores that sell them has been on my mind lately. If you’re traveling this summer, you may enjoy this list of cookbook shops around the world. BEST COOKBOOKS Here’s
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6 Tips for Well-Being

Being a mom can sometimes feel lonely. How can that be when surrounded by hustle, bustle, kids, and activity. I venture to guess that in the absence of other mental illnesses, what we are lonely for is a connection with ourselves. When we’re raising children, we often lose touch with the
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Anthony Bourdain

It comes as no surprise  – the death of Anthony Bourdain has touched so many. Bourdain’s post-chef career as a food writer, author, and travel show host was launched by his writing, Don’t Eat Before Reading This, published in The New Yorker in April 1999. Shortly after this no-name chef told his
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Going LIVE!

If there is one change I made to my business (and personal life) during the past year that made a huge difference for me and my clients (and family) it would be “going live”. When you’re LIVE people can see you on camera. There is more connection, engagement, communication. So, in
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A New Way to Set Goals

This morning I’m in New York City. I plan to visit Kitchen Arts and Letters bookstore (actually cookbook and food book store!) and visit the 911 Memorial. This afternoon I’ll head over to Book Expo America and tomorrow I sign galley copies of my two new cookbooks. Set Goals From Abundance
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5 Tips for Energy Management

The older I get the more I realize how important my energy level is. I’m not talking about 5-Hour Energy drinks or extreme coffee consumption, I’m talking about natural feel-good energy. Because when I have energy, I’m more positive, appreciative, and focused. A better version of me. My business benefits.
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