How Dissing a Bowlful of Marbles Can Help You Love Your Life

Marbles

It all started with a bowlful of marbles. For years I wrote for many of the major women's and health magazines -- Woman's Day, Health, Family Circle, Oxygen, Fitness, Woman's Health, Redbook, and more. And part of my job was to always be researching my markets, so I read a LOT of these magazines every week. It ...

Why the Phrase “It Is What It Is” Makes Me Want to Punch People in the Throat

refusal

I've been working on a new e-book called Control: Take Charge and Live the Life YOU Want, and this essay grew out of one of the chapters I've been writing. This book won't be out for a while because, well, I just started it...but if you want to read something great, check out my top-rated ...

How One Freelance Writer Lined Up $29,700 Worth of Gigs in One Month by Committing

Money Heart

My new e-book -- Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action -- is all about creating a life you love by throwing every ounce of energy and resources you have at your biggest problems and goals. I'm thrilled that in less than a week, Commit has racked up 16 five-star ...

Free Sample of New E-Book – Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action

Commit - High Resolution

We humans have a big problem: We have exciting goals and dreams, but we feel stuck. We spend a lot of time thinking about the actions we need to take, but don't actually do them consistently. We then become overwhelmed with our day-to-day lives and let our dreams languish...and we settle for lives of mediocrity ...

A-holes to Writers: The More You Love Writing, the Less You Should Earn

This was a super-popular post Diana wrote in 2013 that inexplicably disappeared from the blog soon afterward. (Hmm...a conspiracy?) Searches didn't bring up the post and we thought it was lost forever, but miraculously, Diana just found the text of the post in an old email. So here it is again -- as relevant now ...