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Lemons: A Juicy Writing Time Hack

Writing takes TIME, in case you haven’t noticed. And energy. Clearing out the mind- and body-cobwebs is key to getting your best words down on the page. I grew up with a health-freak mama who used to drag me to funky health food stores on the outskirts of town before...

Debbie Ford’s New Book on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

The late Debbie Ford has a new book out and is on today’s Beautiful Writers Podcast, via her sister, Arielle Ford! In a kind of tribute to sisters, joining us as my guest co-host is my sister, Carol Allen. The four of us—Debbie, Arielle, Carol, and I—have a long...

Merry’s Miracle (aka the Universe is Magic)

“How can anyone be so cute?” I must have said that to sweet Merry five million times over our eleven years together. I never got over it or used to it—how beautiful and perfect and easy and joyful she was, wherever she was. I’d giggle every time she’d bound through...

Inner Peace, Anyone?

Inner. Peace. Yeah, I know. Sounds like a dream. But aren't dreams meant to come true? My dear friend, TV producer Norma Rubio (that’s her sunny self in the center of our group photo), has spent years trying to figure out how to live a balanced life. 🌸 I'm honored to...

Mother Nature’s #MeToo

“There is no drought in California.” Donald Trump (June 2016) “62 million trees have died [in California] this year alone.” U.S. Forest Service (November 2016) This week's rain, in the parched Golden State, was a blessing and a curse. For the first time in many...

Gabby Bernstein on the Beautiful Writers Podcast

I LOVE this soul sister. Gabby Bernstein makes me laugh. Her honesty is refreshing. Sometimes I look at her and think I’m witnessing an honest-to-goodness, real-life angel. But when this #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK, and five...

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