The Real Story Behind The Big Story

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

The world of mommy bloggers and mommy blog readers is all a-flutter: One of its most beloved and well-known women, Heather Armstrong (aka “Dooce” of Dooce.com) has separated from her husband. What’s more, she has announced her separation in, fittingly, a very public and bloggy way.  A lot of people care a lot about this story. And, it’s no wonder: …

Just Begin

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

Dreams, hopes and wants fall into many categories, all of which boil down into something simple like: 1) I can totally do/have/get/complete/achieve that thing. OR 2) There is no way I will ever do/have/get/complete/achieve that thing. All too often, we live in the safe harbor of the #1 stuff and steer clear of even dreaming too much about the #2 …

Scared

Allison Nazarian Inspiration

You are scared. Of that new thing you want so very badly. Of that old thing that won’t go away. You are scared. To apologize. To not apologize. You are scared. To say yes. To say no. To hear yes. To hear no. To be rejected. To be accepted. Of acceptance. You are scared. You’ve been burned. Rejected. Put down. …

It Is Time

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Real Life, Share Your Story, The Life of Allison

This morning I tried to weasel out of my writing commitment. But my honey called me on it. Well, he didn’t have to. I called myself on it. The conversation went something like this: Me: Let’s go out to breakfast, wouldn’t that be fun!? Him: Sure. Me: How about we go right now!? Him: After your morning post, right? Me/My …

Nothing To Write

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Living Life, Real Life

It is possible that today I have nothing to write. But I have to have something to write because of the commitment I made to write every (week)day. Here’s what I thought of writing: 1) I’ve been seeing the same theme lately. Prospective clients telling me they want to hire me because next year will be “their” year. Friends who …

Whispers

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’ ~ The Talmud    Everywhere you look, someone is yelling about something. About the enormous amount of weight they lost. About the instant change or transformation in their thinking that led to a new life. About love at first sight. About how much they love their …

A Time To Rest

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons

Each and every one of us needs down time. To chill, relax, stop. To be. Not to do. There is no fancy app for it or any technology that can handle it. No one else can do it for us. You may know it’s time, but yet you still go, go, go. It’s never enough, you never are doing enough. …