Finding & Following Your Voice

Check With Your Inner Voice Before Marriage

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on May 16, 2011 0 Comments • views: 412
Check With Your Inner Voice Before Marriage

Why do people get married? Our current divorce rate of about 50 percent in the United States predicts that one out of every two marriages will end in divorce. So what makes one couple think they can beat the odds? What makes them want to try? Asking yourself these questions before marriage may help increase […]

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Channel Your Inner Wild Cat

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, The Inner Life by on May 13, 2011 0 Comments • views: 538
Channel Your Inner Wild Cat

The new movie African Cats, released a few weeks ago on Earth Day, follows the story of two families struggling to survive on the African savannah—one, an aged mother lion named Layla and her daughter; and two, a strong mother cheetah and her five cubs. There’s a lot to commend about this movie, mostly the […]

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All That Matters is Doing the Work

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, The Writing Life by on May 11, 2011 0 Comments • views: 358
All That Matters is Doing the Work

Today was a good day. Why? Because after a couple days of being away, I spent two hours working on my novel. I had to travel over the weekend. The pace and requirements of my schedule made it near impossible to focus on writing, and during the few hours that I could manage it, I […]

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The Secret Saboteur That’s Stalling Your Success

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The Secret Saboteur That’s Stalling Your Success

If you’re like most of us, you have a naysayer in your head. You know the one—he’s always making you say things like “I just don’t have time,” and “I’m not very good at that,” and “That would never work,” and “I just don’t know how.” You’ve heard about him before. Yes, he tears down […]

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Whatever It Is, It Shapes You

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, When Writing Is Hard by on May 6, 2011 0 Comments • views: 537
Whatever It Is, It Shapes You

I hear people all the time say the words, “I can’t.” I can’t leave my job right now, because I have too many bills. I can’t change my relationship, because he/she just won’t change anyway, and I can’t leave, because, well, we’ve been together too long and there are the kids to consider. I can’t […]

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The Voice of Resistance is NOT the Real Inner Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, When Writing Is Hard by on April 29, 2011 0 Comments • views: 410
The Voice of Resistance is NOT the Real Inner Voice

Steven Pressfield wrote in his book The War of Art that resistance with a capital “R” raises its ugly head anytime we try to pursue something that calls to us from our higher nature. Such activities, he says, may include any calling in any creative art, any diet or health regime, any program of spiritual […]

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5 Ways to Gain the Freedom to Follow Your Inner Voice

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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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Can Today’s Kids Hear Their Inner Voices?

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 22, 2011 0 Comments • views: 362
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

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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: 582
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

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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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When the Inner Voice Speaks Another Language

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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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