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When You Feel Powerless

For those of us in the U.S., this week brought a double wave of horror with back to back mass shootings of unspeakable violence. Of course, we are filled with rage over more innocent lives lost to hate, stupidity, greed, and the rise of white supremacy. Of course, we wonder why we are the only […]

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What’s Pleasure Got to Do with Rewriting Anything?

Our theme at the weekly Oasis for July has been Pleasure and Freedom. I usually take each theme to heart, reading about it,  cogitating on it, turning it over in my mind and heart. I was rewriting my book (it’s due this Friday to my editor!!) and I was getting jumpy, having a hard time […]

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ME AND MY GIRL

I wanted to share a picture of my daughter Lillian and me during her spontaneous visit to see Bob and me this week. Lilly lives in Seattle. She stayed in the PacificNorthWest after we moved to Colorado four years ago, as did my bonus son Aidan. It’s the only thing about the move I didn’t […]

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Go Big and Go Analog

A simple idea has revolutionized my writing life and made writing my book so much easier. It does not involve any of the weird writing productivity rituals you read about in writing books and blogs. I’m not writing naked tied to my chair until my husband Bob releases me at the end of the day […]

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Cultivating Faith In Your Creative Work

I recently finished the first draft of a new book, Why Bother? Discovering the Desire to Find What’s Next and after I finished celebrating, and experiencing a little postpartum sadness as well, I reflected how much I learned writing this draft. I think these lessons apply to any creative project, but you tell me what you think! […]

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Desire + enoughness = truly satisfying progress!

An important idea in my new book (coming next spring!) is if you don’t declare what is enough for you when it comes to what you desire, you’ll never be satisfied. We’ve been exploring this at the weekly Oasis where we practice showing up for our lives with intention, gratitude, and focus. It’s also where […]

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Desire is the ultimate magic-motivator

What if creating more of what you want this season has nothing to do with willpower and instead everything to do with desire? Did you know when you tap into what you want and focus on the feeling vs. the outcome, you release neuromodulators that make it easier to take action? Learn more in today’s […]

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Who or what is eating your time?

I loved “stepping out of time” in yesterday’s audio. I’ve started to make this a regular practice, especially when I find myself with time to spare in, say, the doctor’s waiting room. Today we’re going to get current with our time monsters. Time monsters are things we have to do such as making dinner, respond […]

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Allow me to surprise you

Now that you have created a list of what you’re hungry for and you’ve peeked at your existing commitments (that was in yesterday’s video that you can quickly watch right now if you missed it), and maybe doing that you got a little tetchy or grumpy… Maybe you don’t like choosing, or perhaps looking at […]

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Summer (or winter) needs you!

The impetus behind this mini-course of support that starts today was hearing myself describe to my husband Bob my plans for this summer. I told him that I’m going to train for a “heavy” trail half marathon, go on a three-week, unplugged UK vacation, hang out with friends, read tons, plan my book launch, write […]

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