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A Recent Social Experiment that Reveals How MerPreneurs Talk About What They Do

Personally, after I broke out of the corporate jail of my family business in marketing, and did my own art/ music/archetypes/wellness/teaching/spiritual/business thing, I was going in every direction like a kid let loose in a candy store.

But I was literally terrified every time someone asked me “What you do?”

I was terrified for three reasons.

1. I didn’t want to be pigeon-holed.

Because I was doing so many different things I didn’t know how to tell people what I...

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An Awkward Moment in the Chemo Ward

“Hey I didn’t die!” (AWKWARD)

The oncologist that had treated me for 3 years, who had told me I wasn’t going to survive my cancer, nodded his head and began to walk away.

There I was in the very same treatment rooms at the Health Sciences Centre where I’d sat for nearly 300 hundred hours in 3 years, receiving chemo.

But this time I wasn’t taking chemo, I was singing like a birdie and playing guitar for an ‘Artists in Healthcare’ program...

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A Deep Dive into the Nature Child Archetype

Returning Humanity Back to Its Rightful Nature

By Beth Martens Archetypes are traditionally said to live in the unconscious, and were discovered by Carl Jung in his epic breakthroughs on human consciousness. I saved my life from cancer working with archetypes, and saw how they can be awakened out of the unconscious and  magically go from feeling like an enemy to being a superpower that exists to help us complete our missions on earth in the human family.

In 2015 when my dad died of...

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Life's Work Business Story: Natalie Reimer Anderson

This woman has so much to teach and offer in the world.

She’s heard her call and answered it by creating a business in service to helping others with self love, her field of expertise.

Crafted out of her own life’s journey, her unique marriage of art and science together for the sake of truth and guiding people to their own.

I had the privilege of working with her 7 years ago to conceive of her life’s work as a business. At that time she pulled together all her passions for...

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Journey Like a MerPreneur

Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul: A MerPreneur's Journey

Hey Beth here, I had the great privilege of interviewing an amazing writer, poet and author of several published works including “The She Book”, Tanya Markul creator of Thug Unicorn blog and the the Eat My Stardust" writing course.

I wanted to interview her because after watching her work evolve for the past years, I dubbed her a bonafide MerPreneur who is being valued for her authentic life’s work.

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Awakening the Warrior Archetype Shows Women with Caring Businesses That It’s Not Always Necessary

The MerPreneur's Journey Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul

Part 2 of a 5-part article series

The questions I asked her in this 5 part series are an archetypal map of the MerPreneur's Journey, the heroic journey for slaying the demon-mermaid-dragons, for returning to community with the gold and being valued for it so it's a sustainable movement.

The Warrior is about where you have put in the muscle, gone the distance and taken the time to create. It's the energy it takes to be...

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How the Thug Unicorn Blogger Turned a Major Betrayal Into a Creative & Professional Rebirth

The MerPreneur's Journey Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul

Part 1 of a 5-Part Article Series

I had the great privilege of interviewing this amazing writer, poet and author of several published works including “The She Book”, the Thug Unicorn blog and the the Eat My Stardust" writing course.

I wanted to interview Tanya because after watching her work evolve for the past several years, I realized she is a bonafide MerPreneur who is being valued for her authentic...

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One Woman Reveals How She Turned the Pain of Her Past into the Deep Pleasure of Her Life's Work

The MerPreneur's Journey Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul

Part 3 of a 5-Part Article Series

The questions I asked her in this 5 part series are an archetypal map of the MerPreneur's Journey, the heroic journey for slaying the demon-mermaid-dragons, for returning to community with the gold and being valued for it so it's a sustainable movement.

How did you discover the soul of your business, so it became a voice for your truth, the beauty of who you are and love you want to...

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How Artistry and Creativity Can Be Braided with the Magic of Making a Difference

Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul: A MerPreneur's Journey

Part 4 of a 5-Part Article Series

The questions I asked her in this 5 part series are an archetypal map of the MerPreneur's Journey, the heroic journey for slaying the demon-mermaid-dragons, for returning to community with the gold and being valued for it so it's a sustainable movement.

Was there a time when you decided you were going to take more responsibility in your work? 

What happened when things grew out of...

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What Empathy-Driven Women Entrepreneurs Can Do to Return Humanity Back to Nature

Through the Lens of Writer and Poet, Tanya Markul: A MerPreneur's Journey

Part 5 of a 5-Part Article Series

The questions I asked her in this 5 part series are an archetypal map of the MerPreneur's Journey, the heroic journey for slaying the demon-mermaid-dragons, for returning to community with the gold and for being valued for it so it's a sustainable movement.

Beth: Given the state of the world, how do we turn turn it around and bring humanity back to a natural state...no pressure, LOL?

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