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How to Write a Killer Lead

Writing is hard. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not. Writing well is even harder. Throw in the challenge of a dry subject matter, and the task can be downright excruciating. Unless  you know the secret … I recently wrote a Guest Blog post titled How...

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...

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...

A Concert in Your Living Room

The first time I heard about house concerts, I was in a panic. I’d just learned that my favorite singer, Antje Duvekot, was coming to Seattle, and I had a conflict on the night of her show. I checked her website calendar and read that she was also playing a “private...

How to Meditate

I remember the first time I sat in meditation at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. I had just been given my mantra, ( a sacred word that you repeat over and over in your mind). I was so excited!  I was about to begin my training! So, heart pumping, I opened...

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...

Adventures in the bookstore

I had just taken a yoga class at the Skagit Valley Co-op, a health food and healthy lifestyle store in my town. I stopped in to their mercantile and found my book on the bookstore shelf. I tried to be cool about it, and not make a scene. But I was pretty darn happy...