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Your Story Deserves to be Bold — My PAB2011 Jolt

Related Posts: Bold. By Default. Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith Happiness Is… Evolving Contested Irrelevance — My PAB2010 Jolt More PAB

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Less is More: Anthony Marco PAB2010

One of the many highlights of the fab PAB2011 experience was the wit, wisdom and warmth of Anthony Marco. While we await publication of the PAB2011 sessions, please enjoy his thought-provoking and experiential jolt from PAB2010, A Word is Worth … Continue reading

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Digesting PAB

For the 53 hours since PAB ended, I’ve been squeezing my brain, hoping to shrink the PAB2011 experience down to a blog-post-sized blurb. My mind, my chest, my eyes are still swelling with swirling ideas and images. Huge laughs, huge … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is The Big Day

Tomorrow is Mark’s long-awaited surgery. Beaming happy healing vibes for a caring, capable team, a smooth and successful operation and Mark’s swift, smooth, permanent recovery. I love you, sweet. Looking forward to the beginning of your new pain-free chapter.

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An Accidental Time Capsule

In fall 2009, during the stressful 6-week wait for diagnosis of that lump, I turned my back on our beloved podcast, Just One More Book. Weeks later, Bob Goyetche and I discussed that decision, for the Canadian Podcast Buffet. It … Continue reading

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Bold. By Default.

One million times I backed out of this jolt. But having publicly announced and collected input for a 5 minute spiel about standing up to fear, it seemed the embarrassment of backing out might actually dwarf the embarrassment of flopping. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Genuine, generous, creative, talented, inspiring, fun-loving PABsters. What a wonderful weekend. Huge thanks to everyone who made it so. Photo credit Martin Jones.

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Happiness Is…

PAB Here’s a window into why. Cannot wait for PAB2011. Thanks to Bob Goyetche for the photo, above. And huge thanks to Andree for making my PAB2011 weekend possible.

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Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith

I’ve been planning my PAB2011 Jolt. But I’m choking. Luckily, I remembered this sanity-saving advice from Julien Smith. Here’s a tiny taste…. Do things that you consider embarrassing. You must try this. Find your internal filters and break them, one … Continue reading

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Your Story Deserves to be Told. Well.

Stories stick. Stories connect. Stories deliver. Stories mend. Your stories and mine. This month (June 24-26, 2011), I’ll be treating myself to a weekend of narrative nudging, friendly faces and inspiration at the sixth annual PAB conference1 at the National … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Evolving. On April 14, 2011, after 25 years of full-time employment and with no new position in the works, I quit my job. That evening, I tiptoed timidly into the world of dance. Burlesque, unbelievably. Then celebrated with red wine, … Continue reading

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I’m Reading at CensorFest

Let’s celebrate the power of creative expression — and the freedom to offend — Wednesday, February 23rd 8pm at the cozy, kitchy Raw Sugar Cafe at Censored Out Loud: Join a motley crew of writers, actors, musicians (including Lisa Poushinsky, Nichole McGill, Jesse Dangerously, Megan Jerome, Jessica … Continue reading

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Mr. Media Strikes Again

My handsome husband had his first live, national TV appearance, unexpectedly, yesterday. That guy is just unflappable. You can watch his clip here.

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