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1 tinybluestar One of my favorite how-to resources is CreativeLive.

Whenever a new course is broadcast for the first time, you can watch it for free. FREE! Yep. (And you can buy any of their extensive library of courses at very reasonable prices.)

If you’ve been wondering how to turn your service into a product, check out Tara Gentile’s excellent course. I don’t know Tara personally, but I’ve followed her for several years and her content is top-notch.


2 tinybluestar The ease with which I can automatically see and understand how any room can be maximized through organization is equal to…

…the difficulty I have visualizing any type of aesthetic transformation through paint, texture, decor, lighting, remodeling, etc.

However, right now – much to my own surprise and delight – I am having a tremendous amount of fun redecorating my home! (Which is a no-you-cannot-paint-the-walls apartment.)

Jennifer Lynn, a professional home stager and interior designer, is full of tasteful, practical ideas and encouraging guidance. I knew (some of) my home’s problem areas but I didn’t know where to begin, in what order to tackle the projects, where to shop, how to allocate my budget, or what exactly to look for.

Jennifer “unlocked the doors” of this project for me. If you are like me and want-to-slash-need-to go the d.i.y. route, I highly recommend her in-home Transformation Consultations where you’ll get the professional feedback, suggestions, resources and help that will get you started (and save you from wasting any time, money, or energy).


3 tinybluestar When Shonda Rhimes gave the commencement speech at her alma mater, her answer to this question was uncommonly candid:

How do you do it all?

At minute 16:18 she shares an important reality that often goes unspoken.


4 tinybluestar If you are a parent, know a parent, or are soon to be a parent – trust me, I have something I think you are going to love (from someone I already love):

Deborah Carlisle Solomon is a leading expert in the development and care of infants and toddlers. She’s the author of the book, Baby Knows Best, and the former executive director of a non-profit world-wide membership organization dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education.

She teaches regularly in LA, London, and New York and she is ah-maze-ing at what she does. And a truly lovely soul.

We are in the thick of her Leap Year, and I basically demanded that she create a few audio workshops so that more folks could have easier access to her insights and enlightened approaches regarding interacting with children…

Setting Limits That Stick

Responding To A Crying Child

The 3 Simple Steps Every Parent and Caregiver Should Know

I’ve listened to them all, and they each contain life-changing guidance for parents and caregivers.

I kid you not.


5 tinybluestar Here’s a game-changer that’s absolutely free to give and to receive: wholehearted encouragement.

I know I need it. And whenever I need some – be it first thing in the morning, or in the middle of a workday, or late, late at night – this usually does the trick.


Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,


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