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How do you believe in yourself?

You realize it’s a choice. Your choice. You revoke permission from anyone who tries to oppress you, drain you, demean or diss you. You direct your attention toward what you want to do and how you wish to be vs. letting your attention zing wherever your mind or the internet wishes to take it. You […]

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How to Trust Yourself More

A member of the Writer’s Oasis, my support community for creatives who use writing to think or share their voices, asked me recently how I learned to trust myself. I was delighted I could quickly make a list of all the ways I practice self-trust. Not that I don’t struggle sometimes, but I know how to […]

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Become a Mythbuster with Me

I’m offering a free course, Choosing is the Ticket Price to Your Creative Life, starting September 10th – did you sign up yet? You have to sign up here  to be part of the challenge. *** In anticipation of our time together, I thought it would be useful to examine the myths that might be making […]

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Choosing is the ticket price to a creative life

Fear camouflages itself as confusion and keeps brilliant creative women from the pleasures and successes of a fully expressed life. And fear’s number one choice when trying to trip you up? Your inability to choose. Your refusal to take a seat at the table of desire. To say, “I want this! And I am willing […]

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My Summer Reads

It’s been a pretty good summer for reading. Backpacking and camping trips gave me extra time to read, and I worked less than normal in June and July. Also, when I lead retreats, I go to bed early and read. It’s how this introvert recharges. I read for pleasure, I read to be a better […]

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How to Recover from a Vulnerability Hangover

After 11 years of failed books and ideas, I hit send on a book proposal I’m truly excited about. More than excited: committed. The plan was to send the book proposal to my agent during a live Facebook event because I wanted support and a dose of confidence from my community (thanks for being there […]

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Self-Care Isn’t Always a Sublime Goddess Kind of Experience

There is an idea floating around certain corners of the internet that self-care should always feel delightful or be soulful or important somehow. Maybe involve scented candles and make you feel like a goddess. Or a unicorn. But I want to talk about when we don’t want to take care of ourselves. A lot of […]

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Are you too tired to dream?

Over tea with a friend I love and who lives far away, after catching up on our kids and partners and parents, we got to the yummy stuff of talking about our dreams, our “bright shinies” as we call them, the new creative inklings beckoning to our hearts. I sipped my lemon ginger tea and I waited for my friend […]

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How to Start

Accept that there’s no right way to start because a trackless wonderland has no maps and not a single do not trespass sign to speak of. Gently tug your dutiful mind away from trying to begin at the beginning. Who knows what that is? Begin where there is energy or an image or a line […]

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