You Need a Vacation

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Attitude, Budapest, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Motivation, Travel, Vacation|

To say I’m exhausted is an understatement. Our friends from Atlanta headed to the airport at 4:30 am today; two ladies I was schooled by (so they have a couple of years on me) who out-walked, out-shopped, and out-drank me their entire visit in Hungary. There are two reasons for this: one, I’m out of [...]

Is Anyone Listening?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Meditation, Serbia|

Sai, a member of our PitchRate community, recently sent me this story his grandfather told him about Saint Narada and Lord Vishnu, the God of creation in Hinduism: Saint Narada prided himself on being Lord Vishnu’s most devoted follower. One day, Narada found the Lord praising a farmer for his own devotion. Outraged, Narada asked [...]

Are You Kidding Me?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Attitude, Budapest, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Serbia, Success, Travel|

Here I am, living in a rural Serbian village, which is not the easiest thing I've ever done. Budapest was somewhat of an adjustment from U.S. living, but this is a whole other level. Things I took for granted in Budapest have become glaringly absent, like not having a Starbucks around the block when I [...]

When Is Enough, Enough?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Budapest, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Am I crazy? I ask myself this question a lot and I keep getting the same answer… but I’ll let you decide. Here I am, sitting in a youth hostel in the middle of Serbia. What exactly is a youth hostel doing in a small Serbian farming village, you might ask? Fazekas Róbert, the town’s [...]

Knowing What’s Important Can Land You on Serbian TV (An Exercise)

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Aha Moment, Book, Books, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Purpose, Serbia, Travel|

I had no clue what the Serbian reporter was asking me. Thank goodness Oscar was there to translate the conversation. I met Oscar earlier this spring on CouchSurfing.com when we couldn't find a pet-friendly place to stay in Serbia. While we weren't exactly in the market for a couch to sleep on, I thought the [...]

Are You Speaking a Foreign Language to Your Target Audience?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Aha Moment, Business, Dubrovnik, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, PR, Public Relations, Travel|

The view from our apartment balcony, looking toward the Old Town of Dubrovnik. George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said, "Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik”. I spent almost three months in Croatia last winter and I distinctly remember stepping out of the shower one [...]

My Baby Shower Invite

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Books, Business, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, PR, Public Relations, Success|

Before I started writing my first book (available now!), I’d heard people say that writing a book is similar to giving birth. I thought, really? Isn't that a little over dramatic? Obviously due to a natural barrier, I haven’t given birth. (Not that I wouldn't have wanted the experience, but life is life.) But now [...]

Enjoy Your Stardom

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Book, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Getting ready for the first shot of the day – Stara Moravica, Serbia You may or may not know I’m a reality TV addict. It’s my guilty pleasure. And here’s the fun news. Recently, I moved from being “just a fan” to being an actual reality superstar! (Doing one episode does make me a superstar, [...]