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Week 45 – Happy Anniversary Jagged Little Pill!


I’m heading to Orlando, Florida this Friday, for the next Speak, Write, Promote workshop.  Tickets are still available and you can find them here.  

I’ll be in New York the following week on November 14th for the last I Can Do It conference of the year.  You can get info here.  

Finally, I’ll be in Seattle on February 12th for the first “I Can Do It” conference of 2016 and for my new Self-Care Boot Camp one-day intensive for the general public and for coaches who are interested in taking their skills to a whole new level.  You can get info here.

Have a great week!




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Happy Anniversary Jagged Little Pill!

We were walking down Newbury St. in Boston in search of a place to get pedicures. A car pulled up beside us, gliding slowly to the curb. As the driver lowered her window, she yelled, “Jagged Little Pill helped me get through my divorce and I just wanted to say thank you so much!” Then she waved and drove off.

Not fifty steps further, another woman walking across the street, stopped mid stride, turned, and yelled, “Thank you for giving me permission to express my anger!”

One of my closest friends tells me that Alanis Morissette’s album, Jagged Little Pill, (JLP) helped get him through his depression. Another shared that it’s all he listened to while working in the freezing cold on a construction project in Russia.

Yes, JLP is one hot album .

I mention this record today because this week marks the twentieth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill and long before we became friends (thanks to Debbie Ford), Alanis’ songs carried me through pivotal times in my life.

I love creating playlists. I have several I use when I’m working out, some that provide inspiration when I write, a few for when I need courage or to have a good cry, and some designed to lift me out of a low mood.

When I looked through my playlists earlier today, I have Alanis’ music everywhere. She’s an artist is the highest sense of the word – one who sees and names the truth and who delivers a universal message through the telling of the most personal stories.

That’s what great art does.

Music is an instant state changer and it’s one of my most important self-care tools. It can calm a worried mind, reconnect us to our power, and evoke memories and feelings that may need to be experienced and released in order to heal.

This week, I thought it might be fun to share some of the songs that inspire, comfort, or move us, so we can all add new music to our playlists . Post your favorites here on my Facebook Page.

And be sure to check out the 20th anniversary collector’s edition of Jagged Little Pill with ten unreleased demos from that time period. You can learn more about it here.

Happy Anniversary, Alanis!

This Week’s Video

Here’s one of my favorite songs from Jagged Little Pill called, Perfect. You can listen here.