Ending the “I can’t, so I’m going to quit” epidemic

Stepping in mud is never the issue… I’m writing a lot of words that I hope will someday become a book. Yesterday, I wrote about a time when I tried to do something big, something that was a huge stretch. It didn’t work out the way I wanted, the way I had vision boarded (not […]

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How to Be Determined

I’m writing. Something like 600 to 1,000 words a day. I’m spending each morning lashed to the mast of listening – what is this story that wants to be told? Alternating between shaping and spewing. Mostly trusting. Lots of spewing. Here is a fragment: “I used to have a story that I loved change, that […]

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Savor & Serving It Up in May

This month was all about seeing a behavior of mine I do not like at all. Mom had an infection in her colon (enough said) and Bob spent a few weeks really, really sick. When the people I love are sick, I get brusque. A little cold. I know, not very becoming or womanly. When […]

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What are you devoted to?

About two years ago, I asked my friend and writing mentor, Jeffrey Davis, a question that I recently learned has bore precious fruit for him, and is starting to inspire his tribe in wonderful ways. Here is what Jeffrey said about our exchange during our TeachNow call last week: “… Jen casually asked me two years ago, […]

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Getting my brain right with the fab Jenn Lee + book giveaway

Jennifer Lee is a bright spirit, an artist, able to think strategically while being wildly creative. She’s the founder of Artizen Coaching, the bestselling author of The Right-Brain Business Plan, and the proud mama of the brand-new, super amazing Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way. What I love about Jennifer most is her calm integrity […]

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You Are Abandon-Proof

You’ve been abandoned. I’ve been abandoned. It’s scarred us, of course. Made us timid to devote ourselves to our desires, perhaps more apt to believe the voice of resignation that insists, “Everybody else can have what they most desire, everybody else can be fulfilled, but not me.” But here’s the glowing truth: when you decide […]

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How to Get a Creative Project off the Ground

Ever start a creative project – a poem, a painting, a business, even a new relationship – all gung-ho and focused…and then get distracted by new different ideas (oh, wait that one is so much better, I should do that instead!) or research (…first I need to order a few of these 7,000 titles and […]

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Tips for beginning a project & bonus video of me crying

When my sweet publisher brought out the paperback version of The Life Organizer, it was partially to nudge me to write another book, which made me feel both wanted and panicked – because for what feels like eons, I’ve struggled to write my next book. I have one novel in the drawer, another started and stalled, numerous […]

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