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I'm a writer, a coach and a crazy dog person - not always in that order! I love nature, big open spaces, pizza and road trips. I'm designing the life I always wanted.


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Writer. Coach. Catalyst.

Welcome to JBDC (Julie Bacon Dot Com) where you can read my many musings and

generally stay connected via social media, semi-regular emailings and regular ol' email.


August 19, 2019

Yes, it's been too long. I went all-in with my last full time gig where I spent a year as SVP of Marketing doing all kinds of cool stuff while still keeping up with all my dog-related pursuits. That gig ended with me moving from Virginia, my home since 2003, to Boulder...

July 20, 2018

I LOVE stationery. Beautiful papers, a great pen, a gorgeous journal, even a stylish pencil box, all have me feeling warm and fuzzy. I'm old enough to remember when Trapper Keepers launched and I couldn't imagine a better invention! Today, I don't need a single thing a...

April 23, 2018

The last couple years have been transformative for me. The short version is, a lot of things had to fall away in order for me to evolve to my personal next level. Along the way it's been a roller coaster to say the least and I was forced (aka uber-motivated) to find su...

March 2, 2018

Recently, I was listening so someone tell her friend a story about something that, in her view, was a bad experience. It was a crowded area (I wasn't trying to eavesdrop), so I couldn't really make out the details, but there was a lot of hand gesturing and "OMG" faces...

January 9, 2018

I was thinking about - no, reacting to - our interactions and expectations in relationships. Details not relevant, but basically a person did a thing and it stuck with me and I knew I had to process it. I knew this because my reactions included thoughts like, “Well the...

October 31, 2017

I've always loved Halloween. I'm sure much of it comes from the fact that it felt like an extension of my birthday - the house was decorated and there was lots of sugar around. I enjoyed the thrill of horror movies as a kid and have come to think it's curious that we e...

March 15, 2017

I read a quote this week that hit me:

"It takes courage to change your beliefs. Beliefs are so intertwined with the people around us; we are accepted or rejected based on our beliefs. Beliefs keep our private world in order. Change what you believe and you change your l...

February 1, 2017

There are just two phone numbers I have memorized anymore and both are from my childhood - my own and that of my BFF. Neither of us lives in those zip codes anymore, nor do our parents. But is home always that place where you grew up? Is it a dwelling? A street? A pizz...

January 17, 2017

I’ve talked about resolutions before, and I’ve even talked about giving yourself permission before. Yet today I was listening to my virtual coach, Gabby Bernstein, and she talked about both of these concepts with a different twist.

She asked: What are you still giving y...

December 21, 2016

*Photo Credit Ruth Nielsen @mazamadog*

I’ve always believed that we are all creative. No, maybe we can’t draw or invent a Pinterest-worthy wreath, but we all create. A spreadsheet can be creative. Finding a unique solution is creative. Creation is everywhere.

The fist de...

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