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The Art of Receiving

I was 29 years old, the mother of two boys under the age of two, a newlywed – and I had a big problem:

Someone (anonymously) sent me $500 in gift certificates to the local grocery store.

Why was that a problem? Because I didn’t know who sent them to me, I didn’t know why they were sent to me and I most certainly didn’t need any charity!

(Can you hear my indignant self?)

But, what was my real problem? I hadn’t embraced the joy and art of receiving. I was an excellent giver, but my receiving skills sucked. And I had a big life lesson waiting to be learned.

My gift certificate story was the foundation for my chapter, The Joy of Receiving, published in the inspirational and bestselling anthology, Cultivating Joy.

And now it’s the topic for this podcast interview with my fabulous co-author and bad-ass warrior, Peggy Nolan. (Just click on the player below to start listening!)

The Art of Receiving
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How To Find Joy In Your Business

CJ_250x250-Website-BannerHello blog readers! Today, I am celebrating the BESTSELLER status of the book I co-authored, Cultivating Joy.  This amazing anthology, prepared by my friend and publisher, Linda Joy, features the soul-inspiring stories of 38 amazing women (including me!)  who share their intimate stories of transformation. Cultivating Joy also includes Reflection Questions after each story, which will empower you to integrate the vital lessons of each woman’s journey into your own life.

For a limited time you can get over 50 transformational gifts with your copy of Cultivating Joy. Grab your copy today: www.CultivatingJoyBook.com.


Ask any entrepreneur, and they’ll tell you that the entrepreneurial journey is a bumpy one. Sometimes you hit a high point of total elation and then get blindsided by sucker punch.

Being a business owner is not for the faint of heart, right?

So, how can you stay enthusiastic about your business, knowing there will be days when you wonder why you’ve chosen the entrepreneurial life?

The trick is to find the joy in your business! When you tap into the joy, you’ll feel rejuvenated and re-energized about your business. Here are some tips to help you: Continue reading