On a professional note… clients of mine ask if it’s necessary to have a blog. I tell them absolutely and I’ll tell you why. First of all, the goal is to own as much real estate as you can on Google search results. It’s really the goal to own the first two pages of results when people Google you or even better your keyword results. And yes, blog addresses will show up in Google results.

The next reason to blog is to get people to know you. I have become a follower of people based entirely on their blog because I like them and like how they think and write and find the info useful and interesting.

Seriously… Blogging shows people that you are serious about your product or service. And, the more often you blog the more serious you are. An RSS feed is a great way for people to subscribe to your feed so your info can be directly sent to them without them having to work for it.

Guests. Having guest bloggers increases your validity with your readers AND with Google. One factor in your Google ratings is the value of your information – how much of an expert you are. You also spread the word when you solicit people to blog and you get their readers to come to your site.

Fun. Have fun with it. You’ll get more followers if your personality comes through. You can include poetry, opinions, pictures… It’s just a cool thing, case closed.


Do you ever have that feeling that something is about to happen? I have the feeling that this is a pivotal point in my life and everything is going to collide and I will be left standing in a place that is different from where i am now. Hope it’s all good! There are a few things I’m wishing for. In the meantime, just keep swimming…

Isn’t it just like life to keep on going. Today is the last day for my kids at school. So long first and fourth grade and on to a summer that will be way too short and my oldest is actually going to be in fifth grade!! Time does fly and things do change, the end of a day, a month, a year…

Nemo is probably my favorite kid’s animated movie. One of my favorite parts is when Dory (ellen) grabs Marlon by the fin and says “just keep swimming, just keep swimming” like just going forward, one fin at a time. I try to remember that when I’m in a tough spot. One thing you can be certain of is change. Not knowing what will happen in the future is a great opportunity to think about what your heart’s desire is.

I’ve been listening to music lately – all the time. I’m listening for the lyrics, the sound, the feeling and the place it takes me to. I forget to listen to music. I think since my kids were born I’ve not strayed much from Sesame Street soundtrack and those colorful guys that sing “fruit salad, yummy yummy”. My latest passion is classic rock. Can’t get enough of it! Just an opinion, if you haven’t listened to music lately just to enjoy the music (not just background) take some time and do it – it’s kind of a mental vacation. Back to itunes!!

Congratulations Shelly Maguire !My friend & client the author!! A great book about her huge success while battling cystic fibrosis and living decades past her life expectancy. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1467525065?qid=1339594858&sr=8-1

Now I’m stuck trying to find a good book to read now that I’ve read this one and almost done with 50 shades trilogy!!! Any suggestions??

I am working at a contract job right now and I really like! But, one thing I’ve never experienced before is that there are about 50 people in one room and half of them work for the company’s call center. So, there is a lot of noise, no let me rephrase that, A LOT OF NOISE all the time. I can wear headphones but to be honest I find music distracting, too. Luckily, I consider myself someone who has pretty good focus. Let’s take this morning… here I am trying desperately to finish up comps for another client and my kids are dying for my attention. I find myself answering their questions without listening at all. Like, “Mommy, why did you say YES to me going to France for a week?” I look at them without seeing them, “Huh”? Anyway, there is a time and a place and I need to focus on that one thing at that time if I’m going to do anything at all, Grrrr. Finally, a moment alone and I’m trying to catch up on this blog and FOCUS on this because I’m very happily surprised my readership is growing & growing!! Thanks!

Now, yesterday I had one child (other one on a playdate) for a good chunk of time – about 5 hrs. And, I paid every last moment of attention to her. She loved it but I loved it more. It was a time where I was able to think that in a few years she’ll care less and less about her dear mom. And, we had a wonderful time and not a single thing got done but she and I having fun and that was being in focus.

xoxox Sonia

… Like memories! Just got in touch with someone from a gazillion years ago (30 actually!) and he actually remembered me!! That’s the thing about Facebook – you wonder, what ever happened to someone and then you actually find out!! This is one of my top 5 facebook stories, to be sure, but a this and few other childhood connections have blown my mind – all that space and time and it feels like no distance at all. Love it!!

Hooray for Benvinda Silva who has also just launched her website. Many good wishes for your new venture and congratulations on the new site. Silva Hair Design is located in Scarsdale, NY. Lots of good reviews so check it out!!


Wherever you are right now, take a moment to know that all things are exactly as they should be. Look around and notice what in your life has fallen into place that had every purpose in the world to be exactly that way. Now, take a moment to see beyond where you are and to think about your life with new wonder, with new eyes. Look at your life as this wonderful story that is unfolding all of the time. You aren’t in a race to get where you are going, you are simply unfolding.

We are all so busy living in our heads that we forget about this wonderful body we’ve been given that has and will do the most magnificent things. I know I’ve mentioned the mirror exercise before but to restate – stand in front of a mirror and look at your body. Familiarize yourself with who you are. Sometimes I’ll notice I’m stressed out and not sleeping or eating right and then I think about what I’m doing to my body that is trying to do its best keeping me healthy and vibrant (on a good day!) I also try to remember the awe of when I had my two daughters. Imagine a body pulling that off!! Isn’t that crazy?!? So – give yourself some time to feel yourself inside your glorious body.

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