Entries by Donna Gould

Blog Love

Writing blog posts is something clients pay me to do. And I absolutely love doing it. The downside? Completely neglecting my own blog. So – I promised my business coach in July that I’d re-start my blog in September. It seemed like a reasonable amount of time to come up with an idea worthy of […]

Give a Girl a Journal

          I journal… to remember to forget to journey inward to let what’s inside out. I journal… to ground myself to allow my dreams to take flight. I journal it out. I journal it in. I journal… when I want to when I have to when there seems to be no […]

Take Heart

The heart-shaped balloons and bedazzled boxes of candy started hitting shelves January 2nd. I think buying chocolate a month and a half before gifting it to your sweetheart is a bit sketchy. But I do enjoy seeing hearts at every turn. They’re a daily reminder of the value of moving through the world with an […]

New Year, True You

It’s practically impossible to resist the urge to make that “new year, new you” vow. You know the one: To look better, feel better, be better. The world is awash in advice for making sure 2016 is our best. Year. Ever. We should walk more, read more, sleep more, call more. And eat less, drink […]

Grateful Heart

Grateful Heart Lately I’ve been bemoaning the fact that I haven’t posted to this blog in months. Many months. A minimum of once a month. That was the plan. My last post is dated April 9. You do the math. I’ve had a boatload of excuses: I was hiking in Peru, needed to catch up […]

Finding Your Voice

My throat’s been really sore the past few days. The kind of sore that radiates into your chest, makes swallowing torture, and talking a last resort. Whenever this happens I’m reminded of the healer who once told me I had a tendency towards imbalance in my throat chakra. This wasn’t great news for someone whose […]

The Blacklist

It’s kind of a love-hate thing. My feelings about The Blacklist, that is. If you haven’t seen the NBC crime drama, the basic premise is a most-wanted criminal turns himself in to the FBI and offers to help them track down a “blacklist” of elusive criminals they have a mutual interest in eliminating. What I […]

Listen to Your Heart

It’s February – and we all know what that means. We’re bombarded with messages about love and romance and (if we’re women) keeping our hearts healthy. All this heart talk got me thinking about my relationships with the people and things I love. Which eventually led to the following question: When was the last time […]

Write Less. {Really!}

The most important thing I learned at the Gotham Writer’s Workshop was how to write less and tell a better story. I was an aspiring short story writer. Adam Sexton was a published author and a brilliant teacher. Each week he would review my drafts and, sentence by sentence, strip away every extraneous word. I’m […]