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Today marks the anniversary of her death, but her legacy lives on.

It is only recently and through the friendship with her daughter Kari Ainsworth that I stumbled upon Truddi Chase’s story. Kari, who I am so proud of and utterly grateful for, is doing the brave work of keeping her mother’s legacy alive.

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Her mother’s best-seller story, When Rabbits Howl, 1987, was groundbreaking. At that time, sexual abuse, trauma, and mental health disorders were still taboo topics. Truddi’s story broke barriers and helped many abuse survivors get the help they needed.

She was a feature on Oprah in 1990…


A dream without a plan is merely a wish.

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It’s no secret that I am a big fan of the book Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. So much so that I tailor mastermind groups, workshops, exercises, you name it for women around its principles. If you’re not familiar with the book, don’t read it; live it.

I love the book but take issue with its title, Think & Grow Rich. You can’t think your way rich. Believe me; I’ve tried. Still not rich.

Let me explain why. Hill states that “thoughts are things” in his opening chapter. Your…


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Never fear newbies! This post will help you structure your blog posts with these five essential elements. As you develop your blogging muscles and writing and self-editing chops, take a second look at these five elements.

1- Titles / Headlines Matter

Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200 until you’ve scrutinized the title of your blog post. Terrific bloggers know how to write headlines that grab the attention of the reader and elevate SEO results. Make it a habit of knowing two things, and you’ll fare better than most in this regard:

  • Who is my reader?
  • What do they want to know?

Case in…


Research suggests a connection between Vitamin D deficiency and mental heath issues such as depression, anxiety and other disorders.

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I’m sure you heard the news that Vitamin D may decrease the severity of COVID-19 [1]. If that tidbit doesn’t convince you to get onboard with Vitamin D, perhaps this post will. Read on!

I had no idea that Vitamin D did anything other than help absorb calcium and strengthen our bones. So, as a woman of a certain age, I took Vitamin D3 whenever I remembered to do so. No big deal. Who wants osteoporosis? No one.

Vitamin D does so much more than prevent osteoporosis.

Nearly every system…


And so does your content…

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Unless you’ve been finding your Zen in Nepal (for decades) you’ve heard that Content is King. If you’re like me, you probably served this phrase to (a few dozen) colleagues who let content ball drop. Chop! Chop! Content is King!

The King demands content fresh off the vines. And he’s always hungry!

These days, CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, every chief under the sun (Even CFOs! Darn it. Stick to your ledgers!) bow to the Content King. It’s impressive that this one phrase has so much power. Sure, this is great for content marketers who have become the most popular introverts on…


And the legend, Martha Graham.

‘Letter to the World — Kick’
American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham (1894–1991) performs ‘Letter to the World,’ New York, New York, 1940. The piece depicted the life of poet Emily Dickinson, with Graham portraying Dickinson. (Photo by Barbara Morgan/Getty Images)

Youth is a powerful thing even among the stupid. Youth, when combined with wisdom, is all-powerful. A force, no man or woman, can reckon. A force, one beholds in mind only until it ignites a fire within oneself and is unstoppable. — Joanne French, Mid-Life Lament

Never believe that with age comes wisdom like some gift fallen down from the heavens. Age resigns the elder to the mediocracies of life. Nothing more. Sad truth realized at mid-life. True wisdom comes to anyone, at any age, who has the courage to act upon it.

Martha Graham never settled for mediocracy. Nor…


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First, this blog post is, as the title suggests, for thrifty bloggers. SEO ninjas and the folks who can afford to hire them should read no further. Bloggers with search ads in place on Google or use SEO programs such as SEMrush or MOZ Pro can skip ahead to the advanced class. Everyone else, the SEO beginners, and bloggers who equate Panera with fine-dining stay with me.

The truth is, not everyone can write for writing sake. At some point, you have to think about monetizing your blog and website. Take it from me, paid ads or ads through Google…


Written Promptly Together response, July 2018

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It’s July 30, 2018. Writing Together’s prompt for July is due tomorrow. The prompt is simply called “Introduction.” It should be easy to introduce yourself in any format. Yet, I struggle with this prompt. Where do I begin? Why has it taken me so long to sit down and write this? I had the whole damn month.

Laziness has nothing to do with procrastination. Fear of rejection; failure; and even fear of success have everything to do with procrastination. This is my struggle. Fear is my truth.

Fear is the mind killer.

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that…


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Yeah, I know, the whole butter in my coffee thing isn’t new. I’m about 3 years late and 3 dollars short on this trend. But I want to tell you about Bulletproof coffee, a productivity and health hack for those who might have missed it or thought it was too ‘out there’ to try. It’s been a game-changer for me in many ways.

Quick background, David Asprey, a hacker turned biohacker, and a man who wants to live to 180, started Bulletproof in 2015. In short, this guy bio-hacks productivity, longevity, and health through diet. It’s clean eating and butter…

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