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How to Survive Holiday Travel Stress

by Stacie Zinn Roberts

As many of us do during the holidays, I recently drove myself to the airport. I left the house at 5:30 a.m., (the butt crack of dawn), to make an 8:30 flight. The drive to Seattle airport should have taken a little over an hour that time of day.  But weather, traffic congestion, whatever clogs I-5, made the drive a full two hours.

120 minutes.


I felt my anxiety start to build as my car crawled through downtown traffic, knowing by then I was still at least a half-hour from my target. But rather than … Read the rest…

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How to Get Out of a Bad Situation – What you can learn from a cat up a tree

By Stacie Zinn Roberts

Early this morning, our cat, Penny, got herself stuck up high in a tree. My husband, Rob, found her, mewling and crying in loud, pitiful howls. The tree was a tall, young cedar that Rob had limbed up well above our roofline. She’d climbed so high up into the leafy tree canopy, the only indication she was there at all was an orange tail flicking amongst the greenery—that, and of course, the howling.

Rob climbed the tree and tried to grab her but screamed out in a wail that only cats can make, and she hissed … Read the rest…

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Bucket List

My friend Seth is going to the World Series. He’s ecstatic. He called yesterday to talk business, but what he really wanted to tell me was that he was going to watch his team, the Kansas City Royals, from right field of his home stadium. He really couldn’t believe it was happening to him. Going to any World Series, he said, was on his sports bucket list. Not his general list. His sports bucket list. I didn’t know you could have niche lists in the bucket list department, but there you go.

Which got me thinking. Hmm… I don’t have … Read the rest…

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5 Ways to Be Happy Now


I recently wrote a guest blog for Spin Sucks, (as in media spin), a nationally recognized blog for communication professionals—writers, public relations practitioners, advertising folks. Though the blog was geared to that community, the message is universal. Everyone wants to be happy in their daily lives. Not everyone is. The point of my article was this: Rather than looking to outside sources to find a bit more happiness in your life (such as earning a promotion, landing a new client, or winning the lottery so you can ditch the day job), I recommend five steps you can take now to … Read the rest…

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Inspired Health & Wellness

Christine LaChance ditched corporate life in favor of following her passion. She created Vital Solutions Health & Wellness to help companies, and the people who work within those companies, create health & wellness programs that save companies on health insurance costs—all while helping employees live healthier, happier lives. Check out Christine’s take on how these kinds of programs can be implemented at companies, both large and small. And why the idea of other’s live better drives her to do this work.… Read the rest…

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Forget Mr. Potato Head. We’re Now Avocado People

This poster just tickles me. It cracks me up so much, I had to share it with  you.

What do you think?

Oh, and if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll attend the event. It’s free!Read the rest…

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Could you become addicted to real estate?


Phil Falcone is the author of the book, Addicted to Real Estate: Why I Can’t Stop and Why You Should Start. A full-time real estate investor based in the Philadelphia area, Phil started in the business at the age of 23 in 1989. Today  his portfolio includes commercial offices, apartment buildings, and vacation rentals.Phil specializes in buying houses with no money, without the support of banks, he keeps the properties and get paid to buy them.

In this episode of Live Your Passion TV, Phil explains why real estate investing is his passion. He offers tips and advice … Read the rest…

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Share the Love

What I didn’t realize four years ago when I set out to write my book, How to Live Your Passion & Fulfill Your Dreams, was how humbling yet uplifting it would feel to share the book with others.

Writing is a solitary experience. You toil for years on an idea, conducting research, interviewing people, taking notes and editing, editing, editing. (It’s something I’m driven to do, and I love it. Please don’t misunderstand that. I am a writer. Next to breathing, it’s pretty much the thing I do as a reflex, as a verification that I am actually alive … Read the rest…

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Sometimes a Girl’s Gotta Buy Her Own Damn Horse

Sometimes a girl’s just gotta buy her own damn horse! Self-reliance. Resiliency. The ability to advocate for oneself. These are the qualities that make a good business owner. Sarah Coble, owner of Hippik Equestrain Art, explains these concepts and more on this episode of Live Your Passion TV with Stacie Zinn Roberts. … Read the rest…

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A Running Passion

Martin Goode has dedicated his life to the sport of running. After 8 Boston Marathons, he still coaches kids and lives his passion.… Read the rest…

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