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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.


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...

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...

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...

November 14, 2016

Lately, I’ve been hearing more and more about the concept of “self-care,” so I will go so far to say that it’s “in.” How I have seen it defined is in the spirit of taking care of yourself so you may take care of others - “put your own mask on first,” as the safety spee...

October 25, 2016

This is my birthday week and as such, I think about it as my personal new year. This one comes complete with a new moon for setting intentions, and yes, I believe in moon cycles. A bit. I believe in everything a little, and some things more than others. What I know for...

August 24, 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the expectations other people have of us and how they show up in big and little ways. These well-intended folks tend to fall into groups like “family,” “close friends,” “people from your past,” “work peers,” “hobby friends” and mor...

August 9, 2016

At the beginning of this year I started writing “yoga" and “meditate” at the top of my planner page as a couple of my to-dos for the week. My life was, by most standards, a mess and I had run away to another state to recover. Or hide. Or both.

The meditation practi...

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...

April 25, 2016

A surprising number of people have trouble receiving what the world gives them. From brushing off a compliment to thinking we’re not worthy of getting what we desire, we are constantly getting in our own way.

I was texting with a friend the other day and we were trying...

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