Can you disconnect?

That might be the toughest question that anyone asks you all day. Between your computer, tablet and smart phone, it has become more difficult than ever to actually disconnect, or, as I like to call it, “hide.” It has actually become unacceptable. You can no longer tell someone that you didn’t get their call or email, because they will surely text you in a matter of minutes. (Guilty as charged!) Even if you were on a flight, that is no […]

Feeling Grateful

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Everyone has a story. This is mine. Not the entire story, but it’s the one about how I came to be a weekly columnist for the Houston Chronicle. One late night in 2009, I started a blog and began writing about Houston and the relocation industry. Over the next couple of years, I wrote and published over 100 long form article style blog posts. Soon my blog was killing it on Google searches, and I was consistently positioned in the […]

Are you doing the work you were born to do?

One of the most important questions that we can ask ourselves is: “Am I doing the work that I was born to do?” If the answer is “yes,” then you are way ahead of the game, and you have probably had some level of success in doing what you do. But, if your answer is “no,” then my question for you is: “Why not?”

Everyone Needs A Reboot

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Everyone needs a reboot from time-to-time. This is mine!

It was three years ago, when I wrote: “Quit Your Job! I Recommend It!” Quitting my job in Corporate America to focus full-time on my passion as a writer, was one of the happiest moments in my career. It was so happy in fact, that history has just repeated itself. After spending about a year back in the corporate world, I have again quit my job. This time, for good!

So, this is my reboot. It’s kind of like Michelle Sandlin 2.0. Call it whatever you want, but I am back, baby! And there is no looking back.

On Being a Writer…

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Being a writer is not a job.
It is not a choice.
It is a state of being.
It is at the core of my existence.
Nothing will stand in its way and nothing can prevent it.
It’s my creative mastermind.
It’s the course I travel blindly, but with an open heart.
It is the life I lead.
It’s the introspection and observation.
It’s where I find meaning.

An interview with Kathleen Gati of ABC’s General Hospital

There has not been a phone call in recent memory that has been more enjoyable than the one that I had with Kathleen Gati! For my fellow General Hospital fans out there, you know her as the evil Dr. Liesl Obrecht, who has been called one of the most fascinating characters to take up residence in Port Charles. This article includes excerpts from our conversation.