If You Got Some- You Gotta Give Some Back.

The only reason I’ve had any success in my life is because a woman has helped me. It started when I called the only person I’d ever met at CBC radio and asked her if I could do a “secret internship” for 2 months. She said yes. She let me in the back door every morning and she showed me …

ADVICE: I Love My BF but I Don’t Want To Have Sex With My BF.

*This post is full of dirty words and descriptions of my sex life so family…proceed with caution. QUESTION: I love my boyfriend. He’s the kind and sexy and playful and powerful, the best boyfriend I’ve ever had in fact- but sometimes I don’t want to have sex with him, like really don’t- at all. I don’t want to break up …

Bigger and Bolder and Golder

During a session with an intuitive a year ago she told me that she saw me as I saw myself…a hunched over old cackling clown, dragging a bunch of junk behind her, with a limp and smeared red lipstick; rebellious and shit-disturbing. I was funny and entertaining and even subversive sure, but it was an act – to soften my …

To Be Inspiring You Have To Be Inspired.

I called my friend Carmen wailing, blubbering like my heart had been broken. It had been. In that moment. The Moth (PRX and NPR Radio and Podcast Storytelling show) was coming to Vancouver for the FIRST time and they didn’t ask me to perform. HOW was this possible I rallied on the phone to Carmen “I’m THE BEST storyteller in …

The Rules to Staying Sane and Keeping Your Soul Intact Online

This might hurt a bit. I’m playing tough love coach here. You don’t have to…but I’m asking you to consider – considering these options to get you back on track of why you put your heart and soul online in the first place. Here we go! Take off all unsubscribe notifications and likes. Every time I get an unsubscribe, I …

Learning How To Be A Bad Mom (is of course good)

My oldest son just turned 4 and you know how every parent is like “cherish every minute, it goes by so fast.” Uh. No. It. Doesn’t. These years have reminded me of when I used to work at a shitty deli and I’d look up at the clock, sure that my shift was almost over and only 10 min had …

Remembering The Why In The First Place- Your Singular Purpose.

Maybe you don’t know it yet, or you don’t think you don’t know it yet? I look back on 20 years of creating art and now I see this web, this perfectly constructed road that lead me exactly to right now- writing to you. And I’m not done. I have a vision I hold that is all at once terrifying …

Are You A Necessary Creative? I can help.

An online support group/training session for Necessary Creatives. Using group intelligence, gentle prodding, and strategies that have helped me get the demons off my back we are going to find, refine and call forward your gem. It’s time. It’s probably past time. It’s not 6 figures in 6 weeks. It’s not 3 easy steps. But I believe that if you …

Toddlers Are The Worst Hell In The World.

It is not a wish I would suggest on the greatest demon himself. It starts in the morning with “I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT AND PARTY EVERY DAY I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT AND PARTY EVERY DAY. I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT AND PARTY EVERY DAY I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT AND …

Super Nerd

I grew up in a trailer in the woods. It was not a luxurious double-wide but we did have an addition built on to it so there was an extra room. We grew meat birds and to keep the baby chicks warm in the spring we would keep them in the house under a heat lamp. I preferred them living in my bedroom so I would fall asleep every night to chirping of birds and the smell of tiny poos.