Out of office autoresponders

I work part-time at a day camp in the summer. It supplements my income as I don’t have a lot of students for my instructional business in the summer. I get paid to spend all day outdoors! But it means I’m not as responsive to emails or phone calls when someone is trying to reach […]

Where’s your number?

I went to call an organization today and had to navigate through several pages on their website to find their phone number. It’s a good thing they weren’t a business selling something because I honestly would have given up before navigating that far. But it reminded me of an article I read this morning, one […]

Make your own insect repellent

We had a great workshop on essential oils last month. We had a cozy group, and everyone was so interested in the oils that we were discussing. Our focus of the evening was on making 3 different essential oil blends; an insect repellent, an anti-itch spray, and an after sun spray. I’ve been writing about […]

Essential Oils

I’ve been using essential oils for a while now, and I’m really enjoying them. A friend has been encouraging me to share what I’ve learned and some of the benefits, so I’ll be doing that on this site. I really don’t want to add yet another website to all the other things I’m doing. I […]

Digital marketing

This is something that I should know tons about, and really don’t. Being totally honest here. Because honesty is super important. So I subscribe to several sites that post really great info that I find helpful. Yesterday I was reading a post on digital marketing. Several of these tips don’t quite fit my business model […]

Thinking in the shower

Like a lot of people, I do a lot of thinking in the shower. I mentally map out my day, think about what I need to do, and I often think about blog topics. Of course by the time I’m done, dressed, and moving on to my day I’ve forgotten or don’t have time for […]

To do lists

Do you use to do lists? Make a list; maybe numbering things or with detailed description, where you write or type all that you need to accomplish? Some folks give them fancy names like goals, but they’re all things we need to get gone. I do. I write a to do list. Or at least […]

Words

I think most of us are pretty good at sitting down and writing what we think or feel, but get nervous or scared when we have to speak those words in front of a group of people. Public speaking is challenging. I never, EVER, thought I could do it. But then I started teaching, and […]

Following my own advice

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about the new direction his life had suddenly moved in. After 8 years of pouring his soul into his workplace, he had just become unemployed, and understandably reviewing all of his options. He also owned a small marketing business, that due to the workload […]