Garbage In=Garbage Out

There’s something on my to-do list that I’ve been dreading to do.  I’ve put it off for nearly a month, but today’s the day I must tackle it.  I must set up my brand new laptop computer. Just thinking about it gives me hives. You see, I’m a bit tech-challenged. Plus, I really like my current laptop. I’ve had it

#ChampagneMonday — Celebrate through the crap!

I was recently talking with a friend who had a crappy year. I know, 2020 was not exactly a picnic for most of us, but her year was something else altogether. Cathy lost both of her beloved grandmothers. Her son graduated from high school without a ceremony. And then moved five hours away to college. Her sister got breast cancer.

A real life Wonder Woman, who wears a cross, not a cape.

“Talking about writing isn’t writing.” This sentence, spoken from my writing mentor Sister Mara Faulkner, changed my life. I’m serious. Her simple, yet powerful words didn’t only alter how I write, but how I approach just about every task or project—and dare I say relationship?—since the day she spoke them. Let me back up and tell you a little more

Fun Facts About Champagne

Happy #ChampagneMonday! Today, as we celebrate YOU and all the goodness surrounding you, I thought you might want to learn some fun facts about bubbly.  Effervescent and elegant, champagne is synonymous with celebration, but do you know the back story of this celebratory treat?  The tradition of drinking champagne to mark celebrations originated in the royal courts of Europe prior

Let’s Celebrate 2021 with Champagne and Sprinkles ALL Year Long!

If you’ve read my posts for any length of time, you know I’m big on perspective. And positivity. And celebrating the good stuff in life.  Life’s too short to not sip the bubbly or enjoy the cake. And after the year we’ve just had, it is more important than ever to recognize and celebrate milestones and successes, no matter how

My Social Media Diet

Social media…should you feast or fast? Hello friends! Anybody else feeling a little overwhelmed by social media these days? So there you are, just clicking through your newsfeed, hoping to see cute baby pics, silly memes, inspiring recipe videos, and friendly updates. But instead you are blasted by powerful negativity, polarizing politics and blanket putdowns. Isn’t it amazing to see

BLOOM: Don’t let comparison cloud your perspective!

Last week, I took a call from a client who had to postpone a summer conference until next year. Yes, another one of my 2020 keynote speaking engagements evaporated into thin air. (sigh) After thanking them for their business and letting them know I completely understood and supported their decision, I hung up the phone and did what came naturally…I

Let’s talk about overcoming cabin fever! 

With the Corona virus shaking thinks up here in the U.S. and precautions in place, you are likely reading this at home. As in self-quarantined and working at your kitchen table. Or cuddled up in your fuzzy bath robe watching Modern Family reruns. Or hiding in the bathroom from your kids. Some of you may be home alone. Others may be

What does empowering women really mean?

What does empowering women really mean? This is a question I often hear when people learn that I’ve written a book that empowers women and that I speak at many women’s conferences. To be clear, I speak to mixed-gender groups regularly, but am frequently hired to speak to groups of women—business women, college women, women of faith, and corporate women’s

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Catherine Brennan

Do you ever feel stuck? Not sure what to do next? Do you catch yourself thinking “so now what?” Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is here to help you get unstuck! Catherine Brennan is a beautiful blend of brains, bravery and benevolence. She’s CEO of Brennan Construction of MN, Inc. and Partner in Brennan Properties. In addition, she’s a speaker and author with