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How to be consistent and why it’s so hard

A reader asked me how to be consistent and why it is so hard. Consistent in our creative work, our writing practice, in building our businesses, taking care of our health, staying in relationship with friends and family, or in our spiritual practice.

She asked me BEFORE the pandemic which at first made me think answering her would be pointless but as this madness drags on, I find many of us, myself included, are wanting consistency of some kind.

Friend, we must flip the question. We need to ask:

When isn’t it hard to be consistent?

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Exhausted by the Pandemic? By Not Knowing?

I think we can all agree that life is never certain, but these uncertain times are unusually uncertain and, I for one, am having fantasies of shopping in Target, which is usually my idea of purgatory. (I’m a terrible shopper.) That’s how tired I am of being confined to my home.

We’re all feeling especially unsure about what to do and what’s to come and especially EXHAUSTED by not knowing.

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We die more when we hide then when Oprah doesn’t call

Before the pandemic struck, I’d been dreading Monday mornings for the first time in years. Edgy anxiety nipped at me mid-Sunday afternoon. Thoughts of “I don’t want to” and “You can’t make me” curdled in the back of my mind. I was deep into marketing my new book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s […]

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Everything is Not Fixable and that’s Great News

There is an oft-used formula for writing a self-help or business book. You start with your personal story of how triumphed. It’s the “after” picture in all good advertising. You set up the promise that you will then show your reader how to get what you have. When I was writing my newest book, Why […]

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Why Bother Interview From Caroline Donahue

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the fabulous Caroline Donahue. Can you tell me about a time in your […]

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Why Bother Interview From Karen Rinaldi

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the amazing Karen Rinaldi Can you tell me about a time in your […]

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A Why Bother Interview From Tori Press

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the fabulous Tori Press, author of I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think), […]

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A Why Bother Interview From Lauren Fleshman

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the fabulous Lauren Fleshman. Can you tell me about a time in your […]

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A Why Bother Interview From Tara Mohr

I’ve been reaching out to people I admire to share their why bother stories – the times in their lives they felt stuck or lost or despairing – big or and small  – and what turned things around. Today’s story is from the incredible Tara Mohr. I recently was stuck in a “why bother” loop […]

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