I'm a full-time copywriter, blogger, and critic from Monterey, California. Outside of the work I do for my clients, I'm a pretty eclectic writer. I dabble in a little of everything, including fiction and poetry.
How to Fall in Love With Eating Vegetables
I'm not here to tell you that you need to eat your vegetables whether you want to or not. I'm not here to tell you how good they are for you or how essential they are if you're serious about getting healthy and staying that way either. You already know, because your mother, your grandmother, and every fitness guru ever born has been telling you that your entire life.
I’ve Been Earning a Full-Time Living as a Freelance Writer for Over a Decade
I wish I could tell you I'm one of those people who knew from a very early age that she was born to be a writer, but I'm not. I'd love to be able to say that earning an actual full-time living as a writer working completely for myself and by myself has been nothing but sunshine and roses, but I can't. I can tell you how I got here and how I make it work for me despite the fact that it hasn't always been an easy ride.
How Becoming a Redhead Helped Me Find My Personal Power
I have a not-so-secret secret. My most distinctive physical feature -- my bright red hair -- also just so happens to be my least authentic. However, that's exactly why it's the feature I like the most -- because it was something I chose for myself at a time in my life that came without many choices to consider in the first place. I chose it because it was loud and colorful in the same way I strongly suspected I might be loud and colorful.
The Name of the Shade
There is a word for that color. That one -- That one fixed perfectly snugly between blue and green. That shade the ocean turns when it is cold and foggy
Liquid yellow world Wrapped around Bee Darling Under the light of the moon at noon Reverie balanced like a dancer Atop a block from the ice house.
7 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Fitness and Weight Loss a Long Time Ago
I'm not a fitness guru or a health nut. Despite growing up in a part of California where a lot of people do get up with the sun and start their mornings with a long jog, I've never once done that myself. In fact, I'm not even sure I'm from the same planet as your typical gym rat, and I love food way too much to be a very dedicated dieter.
5 Reasons You’re Not Meeting Your Goals (and What To Do About Them)
If you typically have trouble meeting the goals you set for yourself, you're definitely not alone. According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, a staggering 92 percent of all goal setters are in the same boat you are, and it's not because they're lazy or because they don't want to succeed badly enough. More often than not, a chronic failure to meet goals - especially the big, important, life-changing kind- has a lot more to do with not knowing how to set them in the first place.