Series: #9 Do It Again?

Book Author Question Series Will you do it again? It depends on my reasons. I love to write. It’s part of how I breathe. Is it always perfect or ideal? Of course not. That’s not the point of my life on this planet from what I gather through ample life experience. I will do what keeps me feeling vibrant and alive, speaking to my authentic self, able to reach my goals in a way I can feel good about… If what I want to do meets that criteria – I’ll do it. If it means writing a book. Great! If not, I’ll embark on some other creative journey. At the moment I have a few different ideas in mind for future books and I’ve framed a couple of them out pretty well. At the moment, that is enough. One particular quote comes to mind as I type this: Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because...

Series: #8 Mind Clarity

Book Author Question Series How did you get mentally organized enough to do it? Given how active my mind is and how many ideas, thoughts, dreams, possibilities I’m capable of conjuring in an average day – this question is likely one of the most useful ones for people like me. When I look at what’s before me, I’m easily overwhelmed because my instinct is to bite off all of it at once. I learned long ago that the way for me to achieve anything is to break it all down to one task, idea, concept, path at a time and work on one decision until I have the result I want. On the flip side – when I mentally strategize – the big picture aspect of my process – that takes biting off the whole darn thing. Tactical execution takes a practicality and mental organization – skills I’ve worked on mightily over the years. Here is how I pulled this book...

Yay! Upcoming Book Signing!

I’m happy to share that the Normal Public Library is hosting my first book signing May 5th at 2p. Books will be available. I’ll talk about the book, the process, and we’ll read some from it. I want to share this experience with others who have their own stories to tell. Please join me! Thanks to John Fischer at the Normal Public Library in Normal, IL for making this happen. Here is a link to all of the information!

WGLT – 89.1 NPR Affiliate Interview

Reaction to the interview on WGLT has been powerful. Thanks to Eric Stock for seeking depth in the process with his thoughtful questions. Here is the story and audio interview. I appreciate the stories shared, support offered, and groundswell behind this idea of taking the word sex out of the names of these charges.

Rape is NOT a Sex Crime

I’ve wanted to talk about this topic, but have found it difficult to do. It’s weighty, for one. For another – this is stark startling subject matter. It’s hardly something you bring up out of the blue. It also bugs people for all kinds of reasons. I understand that as people share stories with me. Maybe they were too close to this at one point, went through it, found themselves not standing up for someone in a moment they now wish they had…maybe they question their own past behavior – a difficult reveal even to yourself I’m sure for those who turn the light on that. The title of this post is simple – easy to grasp, explain, and understand – but… still a big idea requiring shifts in thinking and legal verbiage. One specific goal I have for this book is to get the ball rolling in more people seeing the value in removing the word...

6-Trust Is A Tough Thing

6th of 6 parts Trust is a tough thing. If we can’t trust our own truth, why would we be able to trust the truth of someone else? Walking through life in a way that hopefully helps someone who could use a friend or could stand to borrow a new perspective for a while on the way to their own growth is a fine kind of existence. I’m centered and don’t know what someone could say that could derail that. This is an important idea to share with those considering putting their personal perspective out there. When you know who you are, do you need those who reveal they can’t support you? Wouldn’t the support they’d give you – in the illusion of sameness you might have shared – have been disingenuous before you shared your truth? I don’t know…might seem simplistic. But, I choose to see these kinds of moments of awareness as gifts. They...