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Duchess Digest Wednesday

January 14, 2009

I enjoyed a fabulous, fun and inspiring dinner last night with “That Happened to Me” founder Vanessa Torres. What a delight she is! I am so appreciative of her spirit, her purpose and her wonderful light. Oh – and her wise dog-loving disposition! What a gem. She and I are up to some planning for a great new idea – so ladies of Los Angeles, be prepared!

Be sure to check out “That Happened to Me”– it’s on the blog roll list of loved links on the right ——> 

Vanessa has really great resources and writes articles for a Female Entrepreneur Blog; so check it out!

And while you’re out there looking around, playing the field (don’t worry my blog won’t know you’re checking out all your options ;)) be sure to read this week’s article called “What you Speak is Seeking You”on the Single Minded Woman website (also linked on the blog roll favorites to the right ———>). Last year was like running a marathon for me. I’m glad I did it, but damn it was hard. I feel a bit bloodied, beat up and tired; but that sense of accomplishment is priceless and leads to the kind of happiness I’m starting to enjoy now.

Here’s to an inspiring, adventurous Wednesday full of fabulous information and reading. Long may you reign Duchesses!

*Postscript: I really did run a marathon. The Park City Mid-Mountain Marathon in September 2007. Nothing like 26 miles of single track trail running through the gorgeous Aspen forests from Deer Valley Ski Resort through Park City Mountain Resort and ending at the base of The Canyons Resort. I got worked; but finished. I was 5th for women in my age group with a time of 4 hours and 48 minutes.



Duchess Digest Wednesday

January 7, 2009

Ladies, all the ladies . . . louder now. .

It’s Duchess Digest Day over on the Single Minded Woman website. This week’s article is called “The Woman behind the Man behind the Curtain” (for all of you who remember that Wizard of OZ reference – pay no attention to the man behind the curtain). It is about taking some tips for increasing your efficiency and sanity around the office. Check it out at:

Or if you are referencing back to the site later, you can view it and all the Duchess archives at:

And one final thing this morning. Hearing from you ladies is the highlight of my day, nay, my week. I love writing this blog and trying to develop the Duchess material. I do. I really want some other women to gain help, understanding or inspiration through what I’m doing and what I’ve done (been through, etc.). So when I get emails and comments from you ladies, most of whom I’ve never met, saying your dealing with similar things, or getting inspiration from the daily duchess emails or the blog – it really is the joy of my life! Keep on rocking and sharing ladies – you rule! You’re what motivates me to get up early, early in the morning and write every day.

I wish you all so much love, adundance, success and fun in this New Year! Life is meant to be fun, joyous and adventurous – always remember that when you’re putting yourselves out there and tapping in to your true potential.

long may you reign!



Duchess Digest Wednesday

December 31, 2008

Today is New Year’s Eve – so before you head out – check out this week’s Duchess Digest Blog on the Single Minded Woman website. I’ve been writing a weekly column there for several months now and I have to say, this week’s article is my favorite I’ve written so far.

So cheers to all of you looking to make ’09 your Year of the Phoenix, I hope you’ll join me!

Happy New Year! See you again on Monday . . .



Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays to you all! This morning is the last scheduled post for the week. I’m putting in a short day at my job and then picking up my little brother for Christmas Eve. I can’t wait!

I’ll be back on Monday – until then I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. This will be my first ever without my family and without snow – so I will take some pictures on the beach!

Wednesday is still Duchess Digest Day on – so make sure you check out this week’s article called “You Light up Your Life.” It’s all about shining your brightest in the dark – always a fitting topic for the cold and wintry months.

Wishing you all the best this holiday!



Duchess Digest Makes the Front Page!

December 17, 2008

That’s right – it’s Wednesday and time for this week’s Duchess Digest Column over on Singe Minded Woman. I love their site and I love my editor there. In fact, before you read today’s story I have to share a funny story with you. I had a very challenging week last week, you all read the posts, you know. But it was capped off on Friday by a very upsetting personal discovery that my ex now has a girlfriend. Always the reality that you’ll both move on but hurts none-the-less and stings a bit more when you’re spending the holidays single. That’s just the reality of it.

I had a bit of a freak out and bawled my eyes out. The really heavy, sobbing, gasping for air kind of bawling. While I was having my breakdown I started checking me email (how diligent – ha ha!) and had a response from my editor to the story I had emailed her (the one you’re about to read – it’s today’s column). She always sends me a quick note to say she received it. But this week she included a short message that was very sweet and thoughtful, one part of which was about my serenity. I actually stopped crying to laugh! Here I am crying my eyes out in my p.j.’s, a total wreck, feeling sorry for myself and my lovely editor tells me I have serenity. And that, ladies, is the definition of irony!


So enjoy this week’s installment! And enjoy the Single Minded Woman site – they have so many wonderful resources for women of all ages and life situations. I hope you all enjoy and read whatever you need to find today.

(check it out – this week’s column made the front page – under relationships for the blog! Or directly at:

Duchess Digest Wednesday

December 10, 2008

Well, as my friend so eloquently put it last night, it’s hump day. And if you’re anything like me, there is an 11 year old kid inside your mind that made you laugh at such a funny term for about five minutes. Maybe that’s just me and my girlfriend when we get silly. We had a pretty intense case of the giggles last night. But I digress. . .


Need helping getting over the hump? (tee hee – I did it again!) Try this weeks column on the wonderful and always inspirational Single Minded Woman website. This weeks Duchess Digest article is on establishing a routine to turn big goals into daily practice. For me, that meant my very own new acronym, M.A.P. Check it out and see if it helps – or make your own new acronym. Just get ‘er done!




Duchess Digest Wednesday

December 3, 2008

This week’s article on Single Minded Woman is called “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” You can check it out on the always fabulous website.


Also, if you missed last week’s article called “Peace through Superior Planning Power” due to the holiday, you can check it (and all the Duchess Digest archives) out at:


Make it a great day!