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Why a Handwritten Letter is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Valentine

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on February 13, 2014 0 Comments • views: 2814
Why a Handwritten Letter is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Valentine

I’m willing to bet that most every woman has a secret. It’s in a box under the bed, or at the top of the closet, or in the bottom of a drawer. If not a box, it’s in an old manila envelope, worn and ragged at the edges, or a cloth bag tied with ribbon. […]

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10 Healthy Munchies for Writers and Other Deskbound Folks

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 819
10 Healthy Munchies for Writers and Other Deskbound Folks

There’s something about working in an office that compels one, no matter how health conscious, to cave in to the munchies. Why not take advantage of the compulsion to choose healthy but satisfying options?

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If Peyton Manning Can Fail in Front of 100+ Million People, What Are You Afraid Of?

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on February 6, 2014 0 Comments • views: 236
If Peyton Manning Can Fail in Front of 100+ Million People, What Are You Afraid Of?

If Peyton Manning can fail and fail BIG in front of an estimated 108-plus million people and still come out confident and self-assured, what do you and I have to fear?

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Study Says Devices Cause Eye Strain—10 Tips to Help

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 2, 2014 0 Comments • views: 802
Study Says Devices Cause Eye Strain—10 Tips to Help

A report released on January 9, 2014, by the Vision Council states that nearly 70 percent of adults experience eye strain when working on digital devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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Accept the Impossibilities and Keep Going

Filed in The Writing Life, When Writing Is Hard by on May 18, 2012 0 Comments • views: 526
Accept the Impossibilities and Keep Going

Anything worthwhile presents obstacles—how will you overcome them?

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Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 16, 2012 6 Comments • views: 563
Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Even if you exercise every day, you may not be moving your body enough for optimal health.

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“The Grey”—It’s Not About Wolves

Filed in The Inner Life, Your Purpose as a Writer by on February 1, 2012 1 Comment • views: 360
“The Grey”—It’s Not About Wolves

Hollywood isn’t known for its multi-layered box-office smashes. They don’t often make millions with metaphorical masterpieces. The general word is that Americans don’t like them. They like their stories nice and neat, simple and straightforward, properly wrapped up and sealed at the end. Apparently, that’s why many of them scored the recent release The Grey […]

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Prepare—the Universe Will Test You

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on October 31, 2011 1 Comment • views: 367
Prepare—the Universe Will Test You

In the movie “The Dark Knight,” Harvey Dent, played by Aaron Eckhart (who ends up being the evil Two-Face), quiets an angry and fearful crowd by telling them, “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” This quote comes to mind when I think about the challenges […]

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To Make a Change, Set a Deadline

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, The Writing Life by on October 27, 2011 0 Comments • views: 241
To Make a Change, Set a Deadline

If you want to make a change in your life, here’s something I’ve learned—you can’t wait for things to get to the point of being “just right.” You need to listen to your inner voice, then set a deadline. A real, solid day/month/year deadline. Something about taking that one action makes things happen. My inner […]

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Listening to the Body’s Inner Voice

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on October 24, 2011 0 Comments • views: 261
Listening to the Body’s Inner Voice

It’s my first day of vacation, and I’m sitting in the Denver airport on a three-hour layover. Doesn’t take long away from the drive of the freelance life to be bitten by the creative writing bug. I love these times when I can just sit back, relax, and let my mind roam free. No deadlines, […]

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Relationships & Energy: Look for a Charge, Not a Drain

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on June 8, 2011 0 Comments • views: 315
Relationships & Energy: Look for a Charge, Not a Drain

I was fortunate enough to talk with three people today who were full of energy and passion for what they do in life. I love talking to people like that, because they charge me up. I feel like a new battery just out of the package and go after my own projects with twice the […]

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Go Within, Young Man

Filed in The Inner Life, The Writing Life, Your Purpose as a Writer by on June 3, 2011 0 Comments • views: 265
Go Within, Young Man

At the risk of sounding ignorant, I’m going to admit something here: I’ve never read Letters to a Young Poet by Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. I’ve heard of it, of course, but never read it. Maybe my teachers were negligent in school. Maybe for whatever reason it just hasn’t hit my reading radar. It […]

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