Go on a Personal & Creativity Retreat

Not that you really have to go anywhere, I plan to take mine right at home – and in the general area. Or, if you prefer, a trip away from home would also be wonderful.  I was filling out my notebook, reading on Leonie Dawson’s blog, when I came across Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancers’ Recipe: Food Platters

These platters were created for a crowd of people, but would make excellent trays to eat off for a good portion of a week. Pick whatever you like, making more than one option if you prefer. Each time you eat, be sure to consume both vegetables/fruits with a protein source Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancer’s Recipe: Cinnamon-Coconut Fruit Salad

Nutrition is important for the freelancer. We have to have the energy to get through each day, so we can accomplish as much as possible. What we consume, along with some type of fitness routine, will help keep us at our best. The Cinnamon-Coconut Fruit Salad is healthy and refreshing. Continue Reading

Be Prepared for Slow Times

There may be times when business is slow or comes to a halt, either because you wanted it that way or because there is going to be a month or two when people just aren’t buying whatever services you are selling. Perhaps you get injured, your life partner gets laid Continue Reading

Get Out and Do Things

Getting out to do things is as important a part of life as family, friends, and working toward career goals. It is not good to stay inside all the time, even though some winters are so bad you can’t help it. I know. I have asthma, and extreme cold keeps Continue Reading

Take Breaks

It is important not to get so into your work that you do not take breaks throughout the day, week, month, and year. Every person needs at least a few minutes here and there to rejuvenate, mentally and emotionally, physically, personally, and for work. Doing so will put you in Continue Reading

Don’t be too Hard on Yourself

As a freelancer, it becomes evident that you are not always going to get what you want. Things are not always going to go as planned. You are not always going to be able to pull everything off, like getting dinner on the table for your family when the deadline Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancer Recipe: Banana Chip Trail Mix

Winter is certainly upon us. Here in Maine, we have had a blizzard and a few other storms as of late. With the holidays over, many of us are feeling a bit sluggish. We over-ate, and are not necessarily happy with ourselves about. Simple snacks, rather than sugar and grain-ridden Continue Reading

Do You Munch on Food When Writing?

I used to do this much more than I do now. And, when I do, I try to keep it healthy. But I used to eat chips, cookies, whatever was convenient. It was really just mindless snacking, usually because the food was close by. I wasn’t even always hungry. Being Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancers’ Recipe: Kohlrabi and Summer Squash Salad

March is upon us, and spring is almost here. For many of us, this means a change to eating lighter, healthier. Salads are a great way to start. There are so many combinations, incorporating fruits, vegetables, and protein sources. Some salads (sides) are simple affairs with greens and a few Continue Reading