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Inner Voice, Or Money?

Filed in The Writing Life by on March 21, 2011 0 Comments • views: 240
Inner Voice, Or Money?

The inner voice has one arch enemy: money. At least for many, it seems to be so. We’d love to follow where the inner voice is prodding us to go, but there’s no way right now. No way we can get the time or money to do it. The problem is even more pronounced in […]

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Reprogram Old Habits to Serve Your Inner Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on March 18, 2011 0 Comments • views: 367
Reprogram Old Habits to Serve Your Inner Voice

I remember being taught how to do a lot of things when I was little. How to wash a dish. How to take care of a dog. How to pick out an outfit for school. I was one of the lucky ones who had a parent interested in teaching me the skills I’d need to […]

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Success is Impossible if You Can’t Bear Failure

Filed in The Writing Life, When Writing Is Hard by on March 16, 2011 0 Comments • views: 468
Success is Impossible if You Can’t Bear Failure

In a recent issue of The Writer (April 2011, Moira Allen), I came upon this quote: “Success will become impossible if you cannot bear failure.” Most of us don’t like to think about failure—especially when we’re talking about dreams and goals that mean a lot to us in life. We like to imagine ourselves winning […]

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5 Ways We Get In Our Own Way

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on March 10, 2011 0 Comments • views: 270
5 Ways We Get In Our Own Way

Part of taking responsibility for our own lives involves figuring out where and how we get in the way of our own progress. Seeing ourselves objectively, however, is something most of us find extremely difficult. We can go on about all the missteps of those around us—how a sister drinks too much, a friend is […]

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Should You Grab Hold of that One Great Idea?

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, Your Purpose as a Writer by on March 2, 2011 0 Comments • views: 281
Should You Grab Hold of that One Great Idea?

In April 1950, Einstein’s article, “On the Generalized Theory of Gravitation” was published in Scientific American. In it, he wrote: “Once a theoretical idea has been acquired, one does well to hold fast to it until it leads to an untenable conclusion.” Ideas can be fleeting things—especially if they arise from the inner voice. What […]

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Not Sure What You Want? Take a Trip to Fantasy Island

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on February 23, 2011 0 Comments • views: 263
Not Sure What You Want? Take a Trip to Fantasy Island

You may remember a television show that was popular in late 70s and early 80s—Fantasy Island. It starred the handsome Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) as the island’s host, and his sidekick, Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize). It ran for seven successful seasons on ABC, ending in 1984. In case you missed it, characters would pay to come […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Follow Your Own Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on February 21, 2011 0 Comments • views: 500
5 Signs You’re Ready to Follow Your Own Voice

Have you noticed some changes in your thinking lately? Are you tired of the same old routine? “If a professional loses the love of work,” wrote artist Ada Bethune, “routine sets in, and that’s the death of work and life.” “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t,” writes Dr. James Gordon, founder and director […]

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Ladies, Listen to Your Inner Voice and Avoid a Heart Attack

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 18, 2011 0 Comments • views: 267
Ladies, Listen to Your Inner Voice and Avoid a Heart Attack

Janine Krolikowski, ultrasound technician, had a heart attack at the age of 46. (She’s featured in February’s issue of Prevention.) Her mother had died of heart disease at 49, and her father at 51, but she never suspected that the disease could hit her so early in life, or that her symptom of dull pain […]

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3 Distractions That Can Drown Out Your Inner Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, When Writing Is Hard by on February 16, 2011 0 Comments • views: 492
3 Distractions That Can Drown Out Your Inner Voice

We all have them—distractions that keep us from listening to our own inner voices. They include the ones we might suspect—drugs, alcohol, sex, and television. But distractions can come in other forms not so readily noticeable. Sometimes we can really fool ourselves into thinking we’re being productive, when really we’ve just found another way to […]

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5 Clues You May Be Living Someone Else’s Life

Filed in Your Purpose as a Writer by on February 11, 2011 0 Comments • views: 316
5 Clues You May Be Living Someone Else’s Life

Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple Computer) said in his commencement address at Stanford University on June 12, 2005: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” This is what listening to your own inner voice is all about—living your own life. But how do you know if that’s what you’re doing, […]

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Where is Your Time Going?

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on February 9, 2011 0 Comments • views: 271
Where is Your Time Going?

In the throes of an Idaho winter, on Superbowl weekend, I learned that I was expected to watch the game. I was asked by friends, family, and co-workers what my plans were for “Superbowl” weekend. While grocery shopping I was surrounded by families picking up goodies for the great event, from hot dogs to chips […]

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When Dating, Listen to Your Inner Voice

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on February 4, 2011 0 Comments • views: 403
When Dating, Listen to Your Inner Voice

Why do so many of us get into relationships that are bad for us? It all comes down to whether or not we’re listening—to ourselves. If you’re still single and dating, you may wonder how best to tune into that wise person inside. The following tips may help you out. Above all, no matter how […]

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