+ How I pull off a 4-hour workday

How I pull off a productive 4-hour work day

As a lifetime freelancer, I´ve always worked without counting the hours or even the days. And I never really made a distinction between weekends and weekdays. If I had a deadline, I worked, if I didn´t have a deadline, I´d rest and have some fun. Once the Internet and, later on, social media came around, it became easier and easier to fall into the… Read More

+ Handling the end of a gig like a boss

Handling the end of a gig like a boss

As a lifetime freelancer, it’s always been clear to me that gigs come and go. I will never forget when, in 2008, the editor of a newspaper I had been working with for four years called to tell me our collaboration was over. There had been numerous layoffs of full-time and part-time staff. Now it was time to let go of the freelancers because,… Read More

+ Insights to help you make it as an entrepreneur

7 Insights to make it as a freelancer or entrepreneur

Just for kicks, every now and then I’ve tried to rock an office job, but it’s just not for me. Regular schedules and strict hours aren’t my cup of tea. The very idea of having to report to someone or ask for a day off has been enough to keep me away from being on anyone’s payroll. So, for nearly four decades now, I’ve been… Read More

+ Why do I feel guilty when I'm sick?

Why the heck do I feel guilty when I’m sick?

I’m an artist, a dreamer, but I’m also a doer and a go-getter. I’m getting pretty good at working smarter rather than harder or longer. But I still have this urge to feel productive at least a few hours out of each day. No matter WHAT. Nothing can stop me. Or so I wish to believe.  By productive I mean doing something that moves… Read More

+ The best beauty advice for any age

Tried and true beauty advice for women of all ages

At 52 I can already see the signs of ageing on my skin. It´s not always easy to embrace a new fine line or wrinkle and a sagging neck. It´s a tad unsettling to look at my hands and see how they tell the truth about my age. But I also realize that I’m lucky. I have a pretty healthy-looking complexion. And this is… Read More