Everyone Is A Writer?

Allison Nazarian The Life of Allison, There, I Said It

Everyone is a Writer? (Asking.) Or, everyone is a writer. (Saying.) Is everyone a freakin writer? Lately, seems to me that the answer to that one would be a big fat YES! I look around and everyone I know is writing. Some every day, first thing, top priority. Some when the mood strikes them. Some with new blogs they’re starting …

Bubby’s Books

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

I lost my grandmother in 2007. Bubby, as I and everyone else called her, was the greatest force and brightest light of my life. (I first, on this blog, wrote about her here. Don’t go there now, that’s just for your future reading pleasure and reference.) Bubby was a reader. Just one of the many ways in which I am …

Moving On…Or Burning Bridges?

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life

To varying extents, each of us in our own lives is lugging around dead weight. By “dead weight,” I mean something that is heavy, something that takes up space, something that requires thought and effort and maintenance…yet offers no redeeming value, serves no one (least of all you) and is not in any way congruent with the person you are …

Ah, Oblivion

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons, Real Life

Apparently, I am oblivious. I never realized it before, but there you have it. I was oblivious to the fact that I was — and by all accounts still am — oblivious. And I could not be more pleased with myself. Let me explain…. A few months ago and for reasons irrelevant to this post, I asked about 15 friends, …

Enough Already (Or, My Constructive Rant On The World Of Internet Marketing)

Allison Nazarian No More B.S., Real Life, There, I Said It

I have to say something. I have to put it here, in writing, in public, for all of you to see and read, and yet there is that fear of “naming names” and putting myself into the fray. There is a very real and dangerous and pervasive (and largely still-untold) story of deception and ego and, for lack of a …

Shut Up And Look Within

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

(Friendly Note: If you don’t like the truth or tough love or brutal honesty, don’t read this post today, or any day for that matter.) There are tons of complainers among us: Complainers who complain full-time. Complainers who are part-timers. Complainers who fancy themselves non-complainers and thus feel their complaining is more of a positive, community service, PSA kind of …

Dear Inspiration, Where For Art Thou?

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

This morning I told myself that nothing was doable, approachable or possible until I wrote something. Anything. Something. The opposite of nothing. So I fiddled around (fiddle is a technical term): I ordered some trilogy of books for my kid (he told me: “Mom, you won’t believe this but I may actually like to read now.” Me: “Great, glad it …