December 26, 2019 + Creative Entrepreneurship, English
What it really takes to be successfully self-employed
Many people love the idea of being their own boss. But the concept of self-employment and the reality of it are two different things. Are you cut out for it? Find out.
July 30, 2019 + Creative Entrepreneurship, English
Do I ever feel like quitting my business? You bet!
Most of us feel like we´re the only ones who think of quitting our business or creative endeavor. It´s a normal part of being an artist or entrepreneur!
June 18, 2019 + Empowerment, English
8 Things I did at ages that may be considered “too late.”
I’ve often started new endeavors at ages that others would consider “too old” or “too late.” At 55, I’m far from done! Here are a few things I’ve done so far.
July 10, 2018 + English, Inspiration
The benefits of not “making it” early in life
One of the benefits of being of a certain age is that you really can look back and dish out advice based on decades of experience! And no, I don’t mean the kind where you explain to your kids how, back in the day, you walked to school in the snow, uphill both ways, with no coat or mittens, barefoot. I’m talking about the… Read More
June 15, 2018 + Creative Entrepreneurship, English
3-Step formula to find time to follow your dreams
“I don´t have the time” is the most frequent excuse for not pursuing a dream. You can turn a dream into a goal by putting it on paper and then giving it a deadline. But, how do you find the time to devote to your dream, whether it be to write a novel, learn how to crochet, run a marathon, go back to school… Read More
October 25, 2017 + Beauty & Style, English
7 Meaningful gifts made by women, for women
I’m a big proponent of gifting items and services made by women for women. It’s a way of supporting small businesses and other ladies. Here are some of my favorites, and please know that the list is just a small sample of what is out there! Pressed Intentions Maura Hernandez is a journalist and an editor who launched this Etsy shop as a creative… Read More
August 10, 2017 + Empowerment, English
4 Things you should STOP doing so you can reach your full potential
There´s a lot of talk about what to do to be successful. Equally important is what to STOP doing. That’s right. We all have to stop doing whatever is getting in the way of reaching our goals. After a lifetime of working for myself and making a living with words – writing, editing, translating and adapting them, – these are the things I feel… Read More
April 30, 2017 + English, Motherhood & Parenting
Does online work get in the way of family time?
Oh, this one´s a biggie for me. And I don´t just mean since I became a mom. I´ve always worked a lot, ever since I was very very young. Maybe it´s because I love what I do. Even setting up this website and blog. I didn´t do it in little pockets of time here and there. On the last stretch, I worked hour upon hour non-stop… Read More
December 28, 2016 + Creative Entrepreneurship, English
6 Books for creative entrepreneurs
One of the things I recommend to anyone who wants to excel at entrepreneurship, blogging, writing and social media – or anything else, really – is to read about it. I am obsessive about reading and rereading books that can inspire me to grow and flourish in any aspect of life. So since people ask me what I read for inspiration when it comes… Read More
August 27, 2016 + Beauty & Style, English
6 Beauty picks to look and feel luxurious this fall
There is nothing like the look and feel of luxurious pampering. Any self-care that indulges the senses makes me feel on top of the world, no matter what kind of a day I´ve had. If like me, you are in search of a little something to make your stress melt away, while you take care of yourself, here are a few of my favorites. I… Read More