Goodbye

Sadly, I can no longer afford to keep this website up and running. I don’t know when the hosting will  stop, but I’m suspending my end of it on November 1st. Hopefully you will enjoy the archives while it’s still running.

I’m not sure how this all works. I AM keeping the dealing with divas domain name. Just because.

Thank you for your support for the past 11 years!

 

Eleven Years and Counting

It’s still amazing to me that I wrote and published my book, Dealing with Divas, 11 years ago next month! Some days it feels like it just happened. Other days, I look back and see how much I’ve accomplished in both my personal and professional life and shake my head. The biggest thing I have learned over these past years is how to take criticism and praise graciously. The majority of my reviews have been very positive. If anything, the criticism is that I needed to write MORE than I did. I take that as a good thing.

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     I knew people might not like the way I approached the subject of dealing with difficult people. My book isn’t about drama but about how YOU choose the work environment you want, giving you tools along the way.  What I wasn’t as prepared for was the outpouring of support.  It has been a very humbling experience. I’ve been asked to speak about the message of my book on occasion over the years (radio shows, magazine articles, book signings) which has forced me to go outside of my comfort zone. Ultimately, I found I really do love talking about the positive impact my book has had on people.

It’s been a great ride and I want to thank all of you for being there with me on the journey.

 

   If you are still trying to figure out what to give someone for the holidays, buy my book! Not only is it unique but it would be fun to buy for a secret Santa gift, or as a gift exchange item. Do you really want to buy another candle?! Give this book to the Diva in your life. You can order Dealing with Divas on my website or at amazon.com. Thanks again for your support!

Mystery Bloggers

If you are new to my site:  Check out my Mystery Bloggers!

The Mystery Bloggers are all celebrity personal assistants who prefer to not use their real names or to identify who they work for. That said, they do tell stories about what it’s like to be them — this is their forum — a safe place for them to vent, laugh, cry, whatever.

Use search for mystery blogger and you will find headings like this: MYSTERY BLOGGER for all the past blogs they have done. Some day I would love to take all their stories and put them in Book #2!

 

Falling in Love with the Seasons

September 22nd is the beginning of the Fall equinox. You may be lucky enough to live in a place where the leaves start to change into beautiful colors, and the weather cools down. Out come our sweaters, mittens, hats and maybe snow plows!

I live in So Calif so none of that will be happening! But I still love this season and the Winter solstice that follows and ushers in Christmas and Passover among other holidays.

However,  not everyone loves change. This is true not just for our weather and holidays.  In our daily lives change can be scary. Perhaps change means you will have to clean up the mess!  If you work in a fast paced job, change is part of the program, so you need to “buckle up buttercup” if you are to survive, or you can quit and go do something else.  We always have a choice. Always.

Think about the seasons this way: each one is an opportunity to reevaluate where we are. Bears hibernate during the winter. Maybe that’s a time for us to also go within and make an honest assessment of what is making us happy, anxious, bored, greedy, grateful?  Springtime emerges as the flowers pop up and the message of renewal brings us hope. Are you hopeful?

Summer is giving ourselves permission to play!! It’s sunny, people take family or solo vacations, life is full of joy! Are you joyful? Why not? What’s next then?

My affirmation: I embrace each season and  no matter what the reality may be, I choose to love where I am right now.

Give it a try!