Updated and Continually Re-Balancing!

Daily Deal written by Debbie Markham

Back in October I applied for a 2nd job as a copywriter to supplement my photography income. Updating my resume and submitting several writing samples, coupled with fearing not being experienced or creative enough for the job was really nerve-racking. When I apprehensively tapped the ‘enter’ key on my laptop – sending my cover letter [...]

Meditate while mixing Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffin by Debbie Markham

I really enjoy mixing up some batter or dough and baking it right away with my kids after school.  Then they do homework, I work, and we smell the delicious treats we’ll soon sample after our focused effort.  These fantastic muffins provide dairy, fruit, fiber and protein in 1 healthy, tasty snack item. Grab 2 [...]

Go out on a limb…thats where the fruit is!

Paddleboarding in South Carolina, trying something new

As I enter my 4th decade, I find it harder and harder to spend time with my dearest friends.  All our kids are involved in 2+ activities and being active parents we’re also overextended between work, parenting duties, volunteering and our own extra curricular activities.  Who KNEW how easy college made it to associate with [...]

Everyone needs inspiration to succeed

affirmation written on note with tack

Yesterday I didn’t feel like editing another photo….and I LOVE my work as a photographer.  But I’m prepared for days with little motivation.  All I have to do is look up, and right there….taped to the top of my computer, is a note for me… “Your effort brings people joy.”  It reminds me that photography [...]

Disneyland is the happiest place on earth

Mickey Ears Disneyland is the Best Blog by Debbie Markham

I was never a Disneyland enthusiast. As a kid I went once. Growing up I wasn’t allowed to watch many cartoons on t.v. and animation wasn’t admired by my parents.  So when my college friends started an annual tradition of our families meeting at Disneyland the weekend after Thanksgiving, I was a bit discontent. But [...]

2010 Shine Convention Inspires Entrepreneurs

Debbie Markham and Kim Doyal at Shine in Las Vegas

Sharing custody of my kids has shaped my life. I work harder with more focus when they’re with their dad, so that every second they’re with me I truly savor them. When deciding if I wanted to attend “Shine” entrepreneurial conference in Las Vegas this past week, I would really miss my kids for 4 [...]

Add 1 pointless goal a day to alleviate stress!

exercise your mind and overcome challenges to be happy

Overcoming any challenge instills happiness, pride, curiosity in human nature, connection with yourself. So why not start making them up for fun, to increase your chances of overcoming them? Go ahead, I dare you! Try to skip on the treadmill in public for 40 seconds during your workout, 3 times. Look at 3 strangers in [...]