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5 Ways to Gain the Freedom to Follow Your Inner Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 27, 2011 0 Comments • views: 343
5 Ways to Gain the Freedom to Follow Your Inner Voice

There’s a lot of talk in today’s culture about how if you follow your inner voice—or think positive thoughts—the money will follow. This has led a lot of people to believe that all you need to succeed is a positive attitude and faith in yourself, but that can be a dangerous point of view. Let’s […]

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127 Hours of True Isolation

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on April 25, 2011 0 Comments • views: 500
127 Hours of True Isolation

I finally got a chance to see the movie 127 Hours a couple weeks ago. After all the accolades I was looking forward to finally getting a chance to share in what everyone was talking about—the amazing story of this young man who cut off his own arm to survive in the middle of the […]

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Can Today’s Kids Hear Their Inner Voices?

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 22, 2011 0 Comments • views: 349
Can Today’s Kids Hear Their Inner Voices?

A friend commented today on a recent trip she took with her son. Typically, on long drives, she and her husband take the vehicle with the DVD player in it so the boy can watch movies or play video games. Recently, however, the player malfunctioned, and so far they haven’t taken the time or money […]

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The Opposite of the Inner Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 20, 2011 4 Comments • views: 1047
The Opposite of the Inner Voice

Sometimes, especially when we’re trying to make a decision, we’re not sure which of the voices inside us is the true inner voice. Often it can seem like our heads are bombarded by many voices. There’s the rational one, the one that sounds like mom or dad, the complainer, the inner child, and maybe a […]

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We All Want to be Seen

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, Your Purpose as a Writer by on April 18, 2011 0 Comments • views: 552
We All Want to be Seen

Actor Kiefer Sutherland has a new, innovative series showing on Hulu called “The Confession.” Airing in five-minute episodes, it tells the story of an assassin who corners a priest in the confession booth for an in-depth conversation about the nature of good and evil. The assassin wants to understand faith, and the priest doesn’t have […]

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Stability or Authenticity? The Inner Voice at Mid-Life

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 15, 2011 0 Comments • views: 368
Stability or Authenticity? The Inner Voice at Mid-Life

I’m reading a new book this month: Living Your Unlived Life by Robert A. Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. It’s been out a couple years, but it’s brand new to me. The authors talk about how we spend the first half of our lives pursuing a certain path and creating an existence for ourselves […]

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The Key to Your Limitations: Belief?

Filed in The Inner Life by on April 8, 2011 0 Comments • views: 414
The Key to Your Limitations: Belief?

I watched Bradley Cooper’s new movie, Limitless, this week. The main character Eddy gets ahold of a new drug that helps him “access” more of his brain, which makes him smarter. A lot smarter. This gives him many advantages, including the edge at his job and a second chance with his ex-girlfriend. But without the […]

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Sleepy Nation: Are You Listening to Your Body’s Exhaustion?

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 6, 2011 0 Comments • views: 644
Sleepy Nation: Are You Listening to Your Body’s Exhaustion?

We Americans fail to listen to our bodies. I caught part of a documentary today called Eyes Wide Open, directed by Quentin McDermott. Broadcast on the Documentary Channel, it talked about how sleep deprivation is becoming a way of life for many of us, with economists estimating that sleep disorders cost us over $9 billion […]

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The Inner Voice Speaks Through the Body

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 4, 2011 2 Comments • views: 556
The Inner Voice Speaks Through the Body

For the last week my eye has been driving me crazy. I’ve got one of those muscle twitches, the kind that makes the eyelid quiver and spazz out like a dying fly. I figured it would go away after a day. Or two. Certainly after three. But I’m going on seven days now, and it […]

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When the Inner Voice Speaks Another Language

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 1, 2011 0 Comments • views: 396
When the Inner Voice Speaks Another Language

I saw a beautiful picture online recently accompanied by a very intriguing few paragraphs about “the voice inside.” (Check it out here.) The speaker, a fine photographer who goes by “ilina s,” wrote about how difficult it is sometimes to hear the inner voice. “I don’t know for sure, but perhaps there might be something […]

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Your Heroes Hold Clues to Your Inner Voice

Filed in The Writing Life by on March 25, 2011 0 Comments • views: 618
Your Heroes Hold Clues to Your Inner Voice

Sometimes the inner voice makes itself heard very clearly. People that instinctively know from an early age what they are destined to do—like Mozart, for instance—have no trouble hearing what it has to say and following its direction. Most of us, though, spend so much time tending to the everyday responsibilities of life that we […]

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The Perfect Model of True Self-Confidence

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on March 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 532
The Perfect Model of True Self-Confidence

Growing up on a ranch, I gained a lot of respect and admiration for animals. Talk about listening to your own voice. Most animals are instinctual creatures. They can’t help but do exactly what their inner voice tells them to do. They don’t question, or second guess, or worry about what some neighbor animal might […]

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