Fitness, nutrition, well-being

Fitness to make your communications stronger

Fitness, nutrition and well-being are endlessly rich topics for content, communications and business. We all want to live better, right? And many U.S. companies have wellness programs.  They help reduce insurance premiums and sick days while boosting productivity and retention of top workers. It’s a big, rich topic. I’m looking forward to learning more this week at[…]

reinvent yourself, self-reinvention, reinvention

Reinvent yourself: What you need to write Act 2 of your life

“Reinvent yourself” is a modern mantra for countless Americans. In the years since digital disruption and the economic recession, we still see proof all around us. So many Americans are having to reinvent themselves to keep their careers going, to find a new one, or just to make a living. We say we’re reinventing ourselves,[…]

gay parents, gay dads, lgbt

Gay parents: Girl’s sweet video says all you need to know

Gay parents might be a fairly new topic — or, at least, it might seem new to anyone over 30 or so. But every story changes depending on who’s telling it and who’s hearing it. Sometimes what seems like a new element to some people is just another part of reality for others. Consider Sophie[…]

Cartoonist Paige Braddock, Snoopy, Peanuts, Charlie Brown

What’s Her Story: Cartoonist carries on the ‘Peanuts’ Legacy

For cartoonist Paige Braddock, the “Peanuts” gang means spreading sweet bliss every day of the year. She is the creative director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates in Northern California. Paige oversees the visual and editorial direction for all “Peanuts” licensed products all over the world. A cartoonist herself, she has drawn several “Peanuts” books, the[…]

short story, bella, flowers

Little girl’s perfect short story will make you smile

Here’s a short story that can help all writers in our search for content. My friend Evelyn Amaya Ortega posted this photo of her 8-year-old, Bella, on Instagram and Facebook with the following caption. She planted the seeds. She waited patiently all summer as the plants grew… And grew… Getting taller and taller. This week, the flowers bloomed. #Happy[…]