Entries by Deborah Kevin

When Getting an Ace isn’t Great

I had the great privilege of working recently with a changemaker who supports children through their healing from trauma. It was during our work together that I learned about the ACE Score. ACE stands for adverse childhood experiences and is a series of questions that when one answers “yes,” they score a “1.” The higher […]

A Woman on a Mission

By the time you read this, I’ll have been in Jamaica for four days to support Creators of Hope in their mission to rebuild families, one home at a time. You might be thinking, “Nice. A perfectly timed trip to the Caribbean as winter hits the northeast.” And you wouldn’t be wrong…if I were staying […]

Are You Late for Your Life?

The other morning as I prepared for the day, I listened to my Mary Chapin Carpenter playlist. The song  “Late for Your Life” came on. My hand froze in mid-air, one eye made up and the other not, hooked on the song’s chorus. Call it chance baby, call it fate / Either one is cause to […]

Are you leveraging the power of the solstice?

As I publish this blog post, it’s the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night in the northern hemisphere. This year’s solstice is extra special as it also coincides with December’s full moon and a meteor shower. A coinciding full moon and winter solstice is rare and won’t occur again until 2029. If you’re […]

What kind of energy do you bring?

December brings lights, candles, traditions, celebration, excitement, and connection. I really begin to feel the holidays come alive when I attend Calvert Hall College High School’s annual Christmas Concert. This was my seventh year, and third since my oldest son graduated. Twice a year I return to the school: at Christmas and for the spring […]

5 Steps for a Successful Online Book Launch

You’ve done it. You’ve written a book. It’s been edited and proofread. The cover gleams. You feel a sense of accomplishment coupled with a twinge of fear. Will anyone read your book? How you get it in front of your future clients? You must have an online book launch, my dear. Here are the five […]

5 Blogging Myths Busted

If you’re in business, you ought to be blogging. The statistics alone are a great reason but the best reason of all is to serve your ideal clients. I know many business owners who don’t blog consistently or with a vision as to why they’re spending the time to write, edit, post, and publish their […]

Why You’re Not Using Gratitude Enough

You’ve heard the platitudes about being grateful and expressing gratitude, but you’re still not convinced that gratitude matters all that much. Chances are, you’re not using gratitude as much as you could. I’m here to prove to you how gratitude changes everything. An injury This past fall, I walked part of the Camino de Santiago […]

5 Reasons You Ought to be Blogging

I’ve written extensively over the years about why you ought to be blogging as part of your business marketing. Yet many of you still aren’t doing it with consistency, employing what I term the “spaghetti approach” to publishing content. Let me convince you why it’s time to buckle down and blog. 2018 Blog Stats 1. […]

Lessons Learned from Bohemian Rhapsody

I was in seventh grade the year Queen released their enduring classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Ms. Davis, my choir teacher, decided that our Penndale Junior High choir would perform it for our spring concert, with each grade taking a different role. She even brought in a rock band to accompany us. We loved it—though my grandparents […]