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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

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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...

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...

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...

November 21, 2016

*Photo credit: Ruth Nielsen*

Not surprisingly, gratitude is on my mind this week as the US celebrates Thanksgiving and many will be breaking bread with friends and family we don't see often enough.

I've written about the power of gratitude before and believe it has the p...

October 10, 2016

Vulnerability gets a bad rap. Somewhere along the line we equated vulnerability with weakness - I know I did - but I don’t anymore. It’s taken a while (um, like 40+ years?), but I now think of vulnerability as the most honest, authentic and ballsy a person can be.


September 26, 2016

We all know we are supposed to be able to bounce back, to stay positive and optimistic in the face of a disappointment or setback, to "think our way back." But what if we can't? What do we do when we can't forgive, or let it go, or dust ourselves off and put one foot i...

July 20, 2016

I was talking to a client this week about something seemingly simple like her daily schedule and I made a suggestion to tweak it a bit. In my view, the tweak was trivial, but in hers it touched the “should nerve.”

(Let’s agree to suspend the obvious truth that I am not...

June 20, 2016

My demons and I were sitting on the couch, their encroachment into my personal space as annoying as ever. “Demons” seems to be a dramatic label, but fear, doubt, worry and lack can feel like entities that chase us into the darkness.

We can all feel like this from time t...

June 7, 2016

Author’s note: This post is ever so late in coming - something I have felt a lot of guilt about. And yet it’s another opportunity for me to take my own advice: just pick up the practice again and leave the guilt behind. We all fall off the wagon, the diet, the workout...

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