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?…

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…

Hard Habits and The Voice in the Trees

I have a long list of bad habits. When I was a kid suffering from anxiety, my habits included nail biting, hair chewing, plucking the hair from my eyebrows, and, worst of all, obsessive compulsive thoughts about my loved ones dying, which is how I would go to sleep at night. My “nightmares” were when…

Meet Teacher/Sister Mermaid Tina Ross

I tried to remember the first time I met Tina. I was told I was so mad upon her arrival that I held my breath until I passed out. If that’s the case, I guess I’ve been a drama queen since 14 months of age. Tina and I are nearly Irish twins yet she relishes…

Meet Bejeweled Mermaid Deanne Beaudoin

If you believe like I do that one door closing means another opens, you’ll love this week’s Mermaid Tale. Sometimes doors get slammed shut – you lose a job, you get divorced, your kids leave the house – and that forces us to stare at a new door, a new opportunity – and I hope…