Archives of My New Life

Growing some ladyballs & taking 2016 by the horns

Most of us have an unlived life that is begging to burst free. It’s evidence haunts us from the unfinished manuscript, the dusty treadmill, the unopened credit card bill.  Ever wanted to live in another country? Perform on a stage? Or build your own company? Yes, me too. My fear, resistance, and self doubt is like […]
Raise your hand if you  instantly think of Stuart Smalley whenever you hear the word “affirmation”. Thanks to him, affirmations were the “powdered sugar” of therapy; nicely sprinkled as a extra boost when I need it most – breakups, job loss or short on cash. A good one motivates me to keep  moving forward. The best might get printed and posted on a bedroom mirror. Then […]
Charles Bukowski once said,”If something bad happens you drink to forget; if something good happens you drink to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.” That pretty much sums up my adult life so by time I turned 32, I was a bonafide “take-the-edge-off-aholic”, grateful for society’s blind acceptance of the daily glass of red and […]
Dear Facebook, Hey. It’s Carla. Look, we need to talk. This isn’t easy to say since we’ve been together so long, but we need to break up. I’d love to say “It’s not you, it’s us” but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the inspiring, funny social network I fell in love with […]
What happens when you mix a crazy idea with an up-for-anything tribe? It’s not quite a night in Vegas, but let me share a story. See, each New Year’s I do the resolutions-vision boards-word for the year-drill. Then, after a couple of weeks my optimism wanes and by February I’m knocking back wine saying “dang so-and-so and this-and-that for killing my […]
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