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I’ve Been Texting With A Dead Woman

I’ve been texting with a dead woman. But let me explain… Someone from my group of writer friends recommended a book to me. She said it was as quirky and out there as some of the work that I’ve written.  So I got the book, and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. The author,[…]

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Could You Do This? Talk About Overcoming Fear…. Debbie Nigro Does the “Mrs. Claus Rap”

She says she yaps – ’cause, yeah, it’s not really rap. I prefer to call it Patter – a la Gilbert & Sullivan. No matter, whatever you call it, it’s frickin’ brave, and talented, and crazy. Is this climbing the Swiss Alps? No. Is it pulling children from burning buildings? No. Is it speaking out[…]

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Do the Holidays Beat You Up?

Thanksgiving beats us up. Christmas beats us up. “Happy New Year” beats us up. For many of us, holiday gatherings are not at all like the Norman Rockwell painting–the warm and happy multigenerational family gathered around the heavily laden table, smiling as they gaze at the golden roasted turkey being set down in the center[…]

Diane Baranello

What Matters Most At This Career/Life Stage? Questions Only You Can Answer.

Guest Post By Diane Baranello, Career/Personal Branding Coach & Accountability Partner, Coaching for Distinction Are you clear on what matters most in your career and your life today? Not last year. Not last month or yesterday … today. We live life ‘in the moment’ and asking ourselves thoughtful questions about where we want to put our[…]

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Diane Baranello – What Matters Most at This Career/Life Stage?

I’m delighted to announce that Diane Baranello, CEO of Coaching for Distinction, is returning this year as a speaker/facilitator at our Friday night Evening Salon at Women at Woodstock 2018: “What Matters Most at This Career/Life Stage?” Diane is a Personal Branding Career Coach and Accountability Partner for mid-career women, a thought leader, and a writer. She[…]

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Finding Your Muse for Life and Writing

A Guest Post by Angela Kaufman Do you pay attention when your Muse calls to you? Do you heed the voice, the nudging, or the burst of energy that brings you from the seed of a thought, not fully formed, to a completed work?  Perhaps you have had many seeds planted and are still cultivating[…]

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I’ve Been Promoted: I’m Now a Featured Contributor on Sixty and Me!

Well, a pat on the back for me today. I’ve been writing pretty regularly for Sixty and Me, a giant and respected website for women 60 or so and up, and today I received a “Congratulations!” letter from Margaret Manning, Sixty and Me’s founder and publisher. She said: Dear Ann – Congratulations! I talked with the[…]