Just in case…

The Next Chapter invited you to start prepping for 2018 earlier this month by attending our live “On Your Mark” workshop. Did you miss it? Well no problem. Click HERE to sign up to receive the information and exercises from On Your Mark. You’re just in time to Get Set for the next workshop in […] … Continue reading Just in case…

Just a little something different…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kteNlccDSHQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent One of the many women I see who seem to live THEIR LIVES OUT LOUD. The Next Chapter is here to help others do the same, in their way, on their terms. Check it out, then comment on the one aspect of your life you wish you could live a little louder :-). Sending … Continue reading Just a little something different…

Behind the curtain, one more time.

  Um, yeah - let me take off all of these hats: indie author publisher project manager CEO / CFO admin professional marketing department personnel coach content developer editor writer ...oh yeah, and my wig (lol). Whew. Okay, here we go.   Hi. My name is Dana Ellington. You're reading a blog post on one … Continue reading Behind the curtain, one more time.

Excuse me, do you have a minute?

Sitting here bracing for tropical storm Irma and of course, working on my business. This morning I've got my business owner hat on and am working on some to-do's for the lifestyle coaching I do via The Next Chapter. If you've got a minute (and I didn't send you the survey link via email), please … Continue reading Excuse me, do you have a minute?

Okay, now where was I?

Oh yes, so we left off with me explaining how my recent bout of anxiety attacks is none other than my Divinity giving me a "thunk on the head" that I need to do better with my mental / emotional health. I've let my empathy run me over and it's left me floundering in other … Continue reading Okay, now where was I?

If you could see inside my soul…

Here are just a few of the items you'd find: a note pad and an ornately carved ink pen with a fine tip. The ink inside would randomly change color to cover all the spectrum of the rainbow. a seven year old playing, skipping, reading, but mostly day dreaming of all kinds of things an … Continue reading If you could see inside my soul…

22 of 40 – It’s Been a Minute

Another revelatory round of Morning Pages. Check this out. I have come back to my home town every year since I moved away in 2005. I started coming back to do writer's events in 2010.  It has snowed every trip back with the exception of the one time I came back during a summer to … Continue reading 22 of 40 – It’s Been a Minute

21 of 40 – I want to scream…

...to rage against the heavens, my language and attitude born of hell. I want to curse the day, to use my ire to rend the sky, letting lighting strike, the thunder shaking the very core of this Earth's foundations. I want to abdicate responsibility, to treat others as they have treated me with not a … Continue reading 21 of 40 – I want to scream…

17 of 40 – Light bulb…

Or an "ah ha" moment. Or an epiphany (we've had plenty of each on this blog).  Either way, this morning's Morning Pages coupled with some questions from Terri Cole's Love Revolution series (specifically the Secondary Gain work sheet)...   helped me to identify some key behaviors I need to stop doing. Yes, there was some "why" … Continue reading 17 of 40 – Light bulb…

12 of 40 – Do you trust me?

Go here. I've really wandered loose, eh?  What has it been, three days in a row of no posts? I wish I could say it was because I was knee deep in my Camp NaNo project or neck deep in editing AT and TOW but alas, I was lost in my own head, swimming through … Continue reading 12 of 40 – Do you trust me?