All posts by Maryam Webster

A Street Angel Christmas

I’m in San Francisco walking across Market from the Lookout down Noe to where I am parked. See that grey lump in the doorway of the rainbow flagged shop? That is a man, whose name I do not know. He was sleeping and in the 40F weather I did not bother him. In the dark […]

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How To Do The Impossible: Part 3

Step 5: Do What You Can Do – RIGHT NOW. Keep on doing it. In early November 2012 I was rear-ended and it left me with bad tendinitis in both forearms and re-breaks in my healed ankles that had broken 2 years ago. I hadn’t been to a formal yoga class in seven months. I […]

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A Midlife Woman Is Unstoppable

You’re unstoppable. Definitely. Especially when you think it’s all going downhill and younger women are taking over the planet, your mind is going south, you can’t remember your kid’s teacher’s name, if you’ve mailed the mortgage payment or it’s on autopay, “what-the-heck-was-I-thinking starting a business at my age?” or “screw it, I’m done!”. Especially then. […]

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“Talk Sexy To Me” – Zappos Wins Because They Do One Thing Really, REALLY Well

Want to hear a good one that involves great message, good product, nice people and sex? Because you know that marketing is about sex, right? Sex and hot men doing the dishes, apparently. To the American woman.  But really, it’s all about the quality of the customer service. I may be late to the party, […]

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Online Teachers: How To Avoid Presentation #Fail

Plus a “How To Do It Better” Step-by-Step tutorial below. Earlier today I was in a spiritually oriented, personal development webinar that I just clicked “closed” on before the leader even got out of the starting gate. Busy mom-preneurs, and midlife women launching second lives with online businesses, listen up, because I want you to […]

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How To Do The Impossible: Part 2

Phase II: “Working Towards Possible & Melting The Glacier” Ask for and get whatever it is you think you can’t, shouldn’t or will never do…but MUST do. You’re facing one of the toughest situations you’ve ever been in. Could be financial, medical, interpersonal, business – just about anything. But you have been told you’ll fail at […]

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Aching Muscles, Sorrowing Hearts and Awakening: A Simple Structure To Begin Repairing & Strengthening Our World

  Typically on a Saturday I chill out relaxed all morning, but today was woken by aching muscles and joints that only happen when I am emotionally exhausted. Our social structure is disintegrating and has been for a long time. At no time was the social fabric of America ever healthy, though the privileged pretended — and […]

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Your Built In Truth Detector & Having It All

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along… In life there will be doubt, in even the strongest of minds and hearts. When in doubt, trust the body to lead you through it. Hand on heart, and the other on your stomach, ask if an […]

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How To Do The Impossible: Part 1

Ask for and get whatever it is you think you can’t, shouldn’t or will never do…but must do. You may be facing the worst day or night of your life. Or a horrible choice you think you can’t make…but have to. Perhaps it’s a diagnosis, work assignment or relationship ultimatum that freezes you to the […]

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Inventing Our Lives, One “Hell No!” At A Time

 I’m in what Suzanne Braun Levine calls the “fuck you 50’s” in her book Inventing The Rest of Our Lives (*highly* recommended) and resonate with her notation that most savvy professional women in this period have no time or patience with naysayers in life or the workplace. I’ll go one further and say “don’t tolerate the […]

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