Lessons from a Bear – Surviving as a Seasonal Business Owner

Yesterday, Mainers went to the polls and exercised their right to vote.  On the ballot was a very controversial citizens initiative regarding the methods allowed in hunting our Maine Black Bear.  Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, I have to admit it was heartwarming to hear so many people speaking so […]

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Struggling Business Owners – Be Prepared to Stop …

No one ever tells you this as a small business owner…. or if they did, the words traveling at the speed of sound couldn’t reach me  – the overly enthusiastic entrepreneur traveling at light speed towards fortune, fame and glory.  I thought once you were off and running, you ran full speed to the finish […]

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Trail Angels – Supporters of our Journey

Lexi – my 4-legged fellow adventurer and I walked the Greenbelt Pathway from MilCreek Hannaford in South Portland, Maine to Bug Light last night, and we made a pit-stop at a Trail Angel location along the way.  This person is kind enough to set out water and dog biscuits for the canine trekkers along the […]

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Wile E. Coyote -Super Genius, and Super Resilient

Ah, Saturday morning cartoons – nothing brought me more joy than a bowl of fruit loops and the antics of a super sly, super wise guy – Wile E. Coyote.  While Warner Bros made Wile out to be a bumbling buffoon that got blown up … one thing was for sure … he always bounced […]

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Stuck in the Briar Patch – Leading Through Personal Crisis

Last summer, I was hiking the south side of Saddleback Mountain on a trail that was a connector to a well traveled ATV/Snowmobile road so I could access one of my favorite fishing ponds.  Freighted down with my fly-rod, lunch box, back-pack, dog leash, and water bottle, I maneuvered carefully down a gravel path – […]

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What my FitBit has taught me about Leadership…

Hello, and meet my new obsession – the FitBit – a tiny little activity tracker that monitors steps you take and your sleep cycles.   Last week, I bought my husband a Fitbit for his birthday, and one for me for.. well, just because.  I figured it would be fun to “compete” with each other […]

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A Walk …. with Lexi

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~ Henry David Thoreau Thursday (July 12th) marked the birthday of my favorite author – Henry David Thoreau. To commemorate his birthday, I spent alot of time writing.  I would have gone walking, but we are experiencing a muggy heat wave in the NorthEast, and […]

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Guest Blog – Kathleen Frati – “Design Your Day”

I want to welcome to the Trail Kathleen Frati.  Kathleen joined the Trail Blazers on Tuesday to participate in the Blazing Trails Adventure “Find the Time to Get Lost – A Natural Approach to Time Management.”  – she said she was inspired to write this post after she attended.  It’s brilliant! I asked her if […]

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Time is like a river…

“Where does all the time go?” My friend exclaimed as she threw her purse and keys on the table at Starbucks and took a sip of her grande latte. She looked like she had been churned and beaten by the clock as she apologized for running late, and then gave me the laundry list of […]

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