I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a little over five years ago. At the time, I was only two weeks postpartum with my daughter so medication was off the table. I was breastfeeding & had no intention to stop until we were both ready. At the time, I thought living with bipolar without medication would be a temporary thing. But, now I am wondering if there was something to it… My original psychiatrist told me… Read More »Can you lead a fulfilling life with bipolar WITHOUT medication?
What if you could just pull up a chair next to each & every person who came across ANY of your content? I mean, you could carry on a conversation tailored right to them & their objections & reasons you can help them. But, what if you could act like you were talking to just ONE person every time you sat down to write an email or blog post or video script? This is how… Read More »How Identifying an Ideal Reader Makes Marketing Easier
Having something you’re passionate about is a necessity. I know some people think of excitement & things we do for pleasure as luxuries. But, the reality is that hobbies improve mental health. Are there more important things to worry about? Of course. We need a roof over our heads & food in our bellies. We need to feel like we aren’t on guard at all hours of the day. But, we also need to feel… Read More »3 Incredible Ways Hobbies Improve Mental Health
When you sign up for a new email subscription on someone’s webpage & an email hits your inbox, like, immediately, it’s likely the owner of that list has a welcome email sequence set up. It sounds pretty self-explanatory, right? Or does it? What is a welcome email sequence, anyway? When your followers decide to entrust you with their email addresses, you have a responsibility to enter their inbox with respect. Not only are there laws… Read More »What is a Welcome Email Sequence?
Somewhere along the line, journaling, for me, became more than documenting my thoughts & feelings & what happened throughout the day. Instead, it became my method of actually processing all of those things. When my brain gets so chaotic, I am lost within it, getting my thoughts & feelings — & insecurities! — out & into written form is therapy to me. Sometimes it’s painful & sometimes it is a total relief. But it pretty… Read More »Journaling is self-therapy
Every time you sit down to write an email to your list, there are certain things to always keep in mind. You want to write emails that your audience looks forward to opening & that they can actually relate to. I’m not talking about the technical aspects (like, metrics, what to put where, or how to design a campaign); I’m talking about the quality of your actual words. There are critical parts every email should… Read More »8 Critical Parts Every Email Should Have
Depression is a gnarly beast. It tricks you into thinking you are unworthy & unloved. It tricks you by changing your brain & giving you that voice that tells you all the things you don’t deserve & shouldn’t strive toward. But, the one thing it gets right is that you do not deserve happiness. No one deserves happiness. It’s not something to be earned or worked toward in that way. Happiness isn’t some reward for… Read More »You Do Not Deserve Happiness
As a home-based entrepreneur, you have probably heard by now that you have to start an email list. It’s a necessity, apparently. But, why is this list so important? Isn’t just a bunch of email addresses? What makes an email list such a valuable asset as a business owner? Let me tell you; here are the top 5 reasons to start an email list. (Yes! Even as a home business owner or direct seller!) #1… Read More »Top 5 Reasons to Start an Email List
This is a straight-up “copy & paste” (with just minor formatting) from the site “Purple Plum’s Cyber Puddle,” last updated by my mother, Denise (or affectionately nicknamed “Pie”), in September of 1998. This is my mom’s account of living with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) story — her “AML Adventure” — in her own words. On the 11th of April, 1998, I wasn’t feeling well. It was the day before Easter and I tried to ignore… Read More »Living with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia as Told by my Mom
The world doesn’t revolve around you. And, chance are, if you treat it as if it does, you will wind up alienating more people than you think. No one wants to be casted off as second-rate or left in the dust as soon as things get too tough for you. Yet, what if you chose to view your life as a story destined for a novel or a movie script? What if you found your… Read More »What if you view your life as a story?