Have Yourself a Merry SLOW Christmas…Now

When my kids were littles, Christmas was my least favorite holiday – or at least the leading-up-to part. Looking back on it, I realize it wasn’t Christmas’ fault. As most mamas can relate, it was the stress of ALL THE THINGS – buying “just the right gift” and trying to hit the sales so you…

How RELATIONSHIPS are the next big marketing tactic.

Once upon a time, Facebook was a small business’ dream. Remember when the small biz owner who had previously shelled out thousands of dollars for a website suddenly thought screw that…I’ll get a FREE online presence on Facebook and cancel everything else. It worked for a bit. In the good ol’ days everyone who “liked”…

Finish strong? How ’bout in One PEACE?

Today my friend Jeanna shared how she’s not a huge fan of the word, “hustle.” Because let’s face it, hustle can not only be exhausting, but can suck the life out of other aspects of our lives. And often work that feels all-hustle can feel like no-joy. Who can live like that for long? Not…

Life, Liberty and Mermaids

Our first featured mermaid rocks a baby belly like no one’s business – but not for long. She’s due in just a couple of weeks with baby #3. Amber Klunzinger, the brainchild behind the co-working space for women, The Collective, in Edmond, OK, and the owner of Liberty Wellness, found her answer to work/life balance…

Unpack Before You Pack

The last three years I’ve been a nomad Mermaid. I’ve moved three times in addition to going back and forth between my current home and that of my husband’s while we wait for his house to sell and we can buy a house and live together full-time – with room for my kids. So you…

True Fit and Mermaid Schools

If your jeans are too tight, chances are you are going to feel miserable. If your shoes don’t fit, every step can be painful. Since I’m getting married in May, I’ve been to a lot of fittings for loved ones in my life. The suits and the dress needed some alterations to get to a…

Looking for Someone to Blame

If you’re on the “2016 Sucks” bandwagon, I get it. Lots of stuff went down this year – deaths of beloved icons, a heated presidential election – but bad stuff happens every year – and it’s never, ever the year to blame. Was the year that innocent kindergarteners were gunned down in their classroom worse?…

Gratitude Confetti When Times are Tough

How many times have you been to hell and back? Maybe in this post-election, holidays-are-coming time of year, you feel the embers of hell at your feet right now. Any type of suffering…physical, mental, familial…it’s hard. The only way to get through it is to sort of turn your hell beast into some sort of…

Getting Empty to Find Your North Star

Can you see where you’re going on a really cloudy day? Can you find your favorite shirt if it’s in a messy closet? Do you know how you really feel if you’ve buried your feelings? Can you promote your personal brand and attract the right customers if you are so busy that you’ve lost your passion and…