Monday, October 26, 2009

Taking My Own Advice . . .

I’ve been acting like the doctor who never gets a check-up, the mechanic who skips oil changes, the accountant who owes back taxes. You see, part of my work is to help individuals and companies put their best foot forward in words, and I’ve been remiss at doing the same with my writer website. For a while, I’ve been saying that my site needs to better reflect who I am and how I serve. Well, the time has come to put my money where my mouth is. Time to quit being loquacious and just get down to it.

And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. One of the many hats I’ve been wearing these past few months is “doyenne of web redesign.” Far from being another chore on my marketing agenda, I’ve been giddy with excitement about reinventing this site. I assembled a highly creative and talented team—photographers, stylist, graphic designer and web master (the accompanying photos tell a bit of the story)—but in the end, it came down to doing what I do for everyone else: put pen to paper (actually fingers to keyboard) and, as Rumi says, “open the window in the center of your chest and let the birds fly out.” Ah!

My newly refashioned site launches on November 1. You DON’T want to miss it.

Stay tuned!


Friday, October 23, 2009


This research just out: the average annual salary for full-time bloggers is $122,222. Is it time to rethink the definition of blogging from self-absorbed schlock to a tool used by serious, informed journalists? Click on this link:.

Write on,

Monday, October 19, 2009


Join me this weekend!

The Guiding Light Farewell Event
Saturday, October 24, 4 to 8 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh International Airport

Beth Caldwell (founder of Pittsburgh Professional Women) and I will be signing books at this fabulous farewell to the soap opera Guiding Light. (Apparently, the ‘Burgh has a largest GL fan base in the country!)

Meet the cast, enjoy a strolling dinner and live musical performances. More than 1,500 tix have been sold so far! Proceeds benefit the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Join me this week for my workshop, "The Conscious Writer: How to be Prolific in Your Art, Your Heart and in Your Life."

  • View the world as the fount of glory that it is, and use this as delicious fodder for your writing or chosen art
  • Rise up from the umpteen demands on your life and stake out time for your creative self
  • Attract a conscious stream of achievement with your writing endeavors
  • Widen your “PVC pipe” to higher guidance
  • Burn through the thoughtless, negative junk that others have said about your creative dreams
  • Take small yet radical steps to change things up in your life so you can swim in a stream of inspiration

We will also do a fun (no pressure!) writing exercise that includes enchanted music, the moon and intentional swooning on the subject of your choice.

Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

The Book Place Piazza Plaza, 20550 Rte. 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

$25 Includes a copy of the book Everything Matters, Nothing Matters, which Gina will use in the workshop.

Enjoy freshly brewed Tazo teas, chai and cool kombucha (Don’t know what that is? Come find out!)

TO REGISTER: 724.776.7220

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Just announced: Women Who Dare Salon exclusively for EMNM readers!

As promised in my previous post, I am hosting a Women Who Dare Salon exclusively for EMNM readers. We will gather at the hip, comfy and easily accessible Muddy Cup Coffee House, just a tad north of the city of Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, November 4
7 to 9 p.m.
Muddy Cup Coffee House
541 Lincoln Avenue
Bellevue, PA 15202
Fee: $15

Salon details:

Are you on the verge of awakening to a greater sense of who you are but need a blast of encouragement to do so? You are so in luck.

At this soiree you will find:
A temple of feminine camaraderie in a cozy café setting

Encouragement to safely explore the outer limits of your longings and what you wish to create in your life

Empowerment to drop-kick the mental/emotional debris that others have carelessly scattered around you

How to use the ritual of celebration as joyful medicine to snap out of the “I can never do enough” stupor

Why the Global Sisterhood Manifesto is one you should personally commit to
Best practices for living a life of exquisite calm, euphoric creativity and divine clarity

Sponsored in part by the Women’s Connection Group.