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The Opposite of the Inner Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 20, 2011 4 Comments • views: 990
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: 519
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: 343
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: 393
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: 618
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: 521
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: 369
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: 596
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: 507
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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Inner Voice, Or Money?

Filed in The Writing Life by on March 21, 2011 0 Comments • views: 341
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: 480
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: 571
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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