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Honoring a life. Choosing the right story.
My thoughts on how to write a eulogy.

    “Alex: I was wondering if you have any advice on writing a eulogy, especially for someone you were very close to? I’m struggling with how I feel and what to write. I don’t want to write a ‘shopping list’ of memories and great qualities. Could you help, please?” –Jo   First of all,…

“What should I write about?” 33 prompts to unlock new blog posts + stories that need to be told …

    Scribbles, ahoy! Photo by Leslie from Shuttersmack.       “What should I write about?” It’s a question I hear … quite a lot. Second only to: “How do I decide what to write about, first?” No matter which question you’ve got on your mind, these prompts might unlock a few answers. Just…

“Underpromise. Overdeliver.” A two-word commitment that makes everything … better.

    I honestly don’t remember who gave me the magic words. Maybe it was the first woman who believed in my writing talents — before I had a halfway-decent body of work. Maybe it was a friend. Or a coach. Or a quote in the pages of Real Simple magazine. I don’t know, and…

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LA! Today is the day. Book launch party by the beach. 7 pm. Be there or be … not there. No, just be there.

    Heeeeeere we go, friends!   50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome doesn’t officially hit the shelves until October 1st, but you can join me tonight for a sneak-peek launch party in Manhattan Beach. Warning: there will be sugary confections. Also: I’ll probably hug you. Hard. Tonight’s event is free + open to all….

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You are understood.

  “Sorry, I’m babbling…” “…I know, I’m rambling…” “…Is this making any sense?” After holding intimate conversations with hunnnndreds of artists, writers, entrepreneurs + big, brave thinkers — teachers + students, clients + friends — I’ve noticed a pattern. When people attempt to talk about The Big Stuff — who they are, what they believe…

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