The Year of Magical Dreaming

Living Out Loud: For better or for worse

This is not the first time in my life when I’ve been told, “You just don’t talk about those things.” I remember being shamed as a kid for sharing with my 5th grade class a letter my father had written me from jail. Apparently we don’t do that sort of thing. I should have known better. In high school I... Read More

The Creative’s Curse: Todd Brison

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With titles like “These Six Words Helped Me Overcome My Fear of Failure,” “3 Phases Every Creative Prof. Must Go Through,” and “Whose Life Are You Living?“, I thought the author of The Creative’s Curse, Todd Brison, a terrific guest to be on the show. With nearly 20,000 followers on Medium, 27 year-old Brison says he activates artists. We talk all things... Read More

Living in the Moment #vlog

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When asked to give an impromptu speech at New York Toastmasters Monday evening, I could only think to speak about what I’m living in the moment. It’s not the whole story, just a glimpse into my current experience where I simply express what I know now. I’ve gathered the pieces to the best of my ability and this is what... Read More

When Suddenly You Wake Up Buried in Shit

I’m sitting here in my new coffee shop, drinking my new favorite hot beverage, in my new neighborhood, right across from my new apartment, as I write this–each of those things invigorating me in a way I would have never considered just a few months ago. Transition is funny that way. It happens and then a whole new world of... Read More

The Art of Doing: Camille Sweeney

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I’m thrilled to introduce to you my friend and fellow author/speaker, Camille Sweeney. She and her husband, Josh Gosfield, co-authored The Art of Doing: How superachievers do what they do and how they do it so well. Camille is the current president of New York Toastmasters, where we met each other nearly two years ago. She’s a TEDx speaker and... Read More

Stop Searching For Your Passion: Terri Trespicio

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I would consider my friend and mentor, Terri Trespicio, a media maven and branding guru who has an incredible intuitive approach to personal branding. She’s also a writer and stand-up comedian who suffers from the same doubts in creativity we all do. Her recent TED, Stop Searching For Your Passion, has garnered over 1.3 million hits and counting. In our... Read More

Leap, and the Net Will Appear: A spontaneous interview with Kim The Quitter

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A pleasant surprise of an email prompted this interview with friend and previous client of mine, Kim; I’ll call her, Kim The Quitter. In our time working together, Kim made drastic changes in her life that we discuss here in this episode. We often see quitting as such a shameful action, and yet you can hear in Kim’s voice the... Read More