Announcing my New BlackBox Cosmetics Newsletter

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

artisan bath bars

Artisan Bath Bars and more!

If you were one of those kind souls who subscribed to my previous newsletter, you will have noticed that it quietly fizzled out for lack of content. There’s a limit to even my ability to babble on about personal growth and the Lizard Brain and all that. But now I’m about to announce a new newsletter, one with a purpose. (more…)

I Saw the Lizard For Real – and a Newsletter Erratum

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
lizard newsletter

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I went to a fabulous MoMonday event yesterday, organised by the lovely and accomplished Stephanie Staples. Sprawled across the stage, right in front of the speakers, was this giant stuffed lizard. I kid you not.

You can read the newsletter I wrote about it here, but I wanted to make sure that you had the right links – I put the wrong ones in the newsletter, and unfortunately MailChimp won’t let me edit it after the fact. I will put this erratum in the next newsletter, too.

So much learning in such a short time! I hope your week is full of fun and learning, too!

I’m Not From Here

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

I'm Not From Here

I’m Not From Here

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about belonging and disassociation, connection and disconnection. Also about eating disorders, about food and control and expectations. I wrote a piece about it in my newsletter. If you are interested in such things, you can check it out in the archives, and then sign up. Otherwise, bounce away, nothing to see here, have a great day!

Public or Private?

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

doors open and shut

Public or Private?

I don’t normally include an entire newsletter in a blog post, because I want you to subscribe to the newsletter for its exclusive content. But I’m making an exception now, because I want your input on this matter. So enjoy! (more…)

Is the Coffee Challenge Unethical?

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Coffee

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So this week my newsletter was about coffee. Specifically, it was about Noah Kagan‘s Coffee Challenge. In short, you are supposed to go into a coffee shop, order a fancy coffee, then ask the barista for a 10% discount. I go into the reasons for this in the newsletter.

I got a couple of interesting reactions to the newsletter, which I will quote in next week’s edition, with permission. But I want to extract one statement:

I actually think its not fair to the barrista – why have to make her or him have to confront a customer?

I asked one friend who actually worked as a barista at Starbucks, and she didn’t seem to think it was an issue. But I’d love to know what you think.

Monkey Business!

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

monkeyAnother brief newsletter plug. I decided to give the lizard metaphor a rest, so this week I talked about the monkey mind. Have a look at the archive and see if you want to sign up! I’d be so delighted if you did.

Caring for Your Lizard – Nutrition

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Food LizardIt’s another Lizard! I mean, newsletter. This one is about food, as you can see. If you can’t see, click on the picture and it will come up big enough to read.

Nutrition is a really complicated, nasty, multi-layered issue. So I had a few things to say about it. Go see in the newsletter archives what’s missing from the picture. Sign up for the newsletter so you get it every week. Hit reply and talk to me. If this whole thing isn’t about conversation, what is it about??

Caring for Your Lizard – Sleep

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

sleepy lizard

It’s another newsletter edition! Click on the image to see a larger version. I’m talking about ways in which we can convince our screaming inner toddler to go to sleep already. Not with coercion but with love.

If you are interested in a conversation about the ways in which we can calm that toddler and learn and grow, sign up for the newsletter – there’s a form right in the sidebar. You can see the ones you missed in the archive, but it is more fun to get your own! Especially as we can then converse by email rather than having to post a comment here on the blog. Just easier and more personal.

You’ll also get a roundup of the week’s blog posts, in case you were relying on Facebook or Twitter to let you know when a new one comes out. Apparently Facebook is now only showing content to about 7% of a page’s followers.

But I think that’s the subject of a whole other rant … nu, so join the newsletter already.

Affirming Beauty

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Teaser for Newsletter 5I just unleashed this little beauty on my unsuspecting newsletter readers. If you click on her you’ll get a larger version, but it’s still just a picture.

If you want to know more about her, sign up for my newsletter and I will send her to you!

Loving the Lizard …

Monday, May 13th, 2013
Lizard Love Teaser

Lizard Love Teaser

So you still haven’t signed up for my newsletter, because you figure I will just put it out on FB and Twitter and archive it here on the blog, so why bother. (more…)