Category Archives for Shero’s Journey

What You Can Learn From My 120,000 Words of Failure

As I shared last month, the memoir I sweated over for four years and 120,000 words is kaput. I’ve started calling it “the book that shall not be named.” I promised I would share what I learned from the book failing. I hope these are useful to you. #1 – NOTHING IS WASTED So many […]

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Have you ever ignored a nudge like this?

Psychologist and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman and Antonio Damasio say that intuition is a mix of “condensed reasoning” and “swift cognition,” an incredibly complex ability your brain has developed to recognize and respond to situations based on your experience without you consciously doing a thing. Dive into this growing body of research and you […]

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How we do hard things

We all want and need to do hard things. And our ability to do them determines so much about the quality of our lives and what we are able to create. It’s a rare day when I don’t stare at a couple of things on my list and feel a twinge of fear or trepidation. […]

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Has your teacher appeared?

I have a dear friend who found his spiritual teacher and path very early in life. One day, after a number of years of study, he asked his teacher if he should teach the dharma. His teacher replied, “Not yet. You need to go out in the world first.” My friend took his teacher’s advice […]

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How to own “I am a writer”

I taught one of my amazing writing retreats last week (and I love that I can claim that – amazing retreat – with pride and love). On the first day, we do an exercise where we declare “I am a writer” aloud. And then to each other. And we notice what we feel and think, […]

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How One Metaphor Can Change Everything

Some ten years ago, when writing The Life Organizer, I stumbled upon a super useful metaphor for organizing your life that has since rocked my world and tens of thousands of other people’s worlds, too. You start with a stove. A plain, simple four burner stove. Not a six burner Wolf Range or a professional […]

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5 Sneaky Ways Fear Might be Stopping You

I do this thing that I call “fear sniffing.” Which sounds super weird. Basically, I’m obsessed with how fear shapes our behavior. How fantastic fear is at tricking us and convincing us we can’t do that thing we really, really want to do. I think it’s because I’ve struggled with fear so much. In conversations […]

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Why You Need a Road Trip

I’m writing this on a bus. Trailways from New York City to New Paltz. I’m on a 19-day road trip. I’m traveling to learn, to see friends in-between, and to teach Creative Joy. These are all fine, smart reasons to travel. And underneath all that purpose is an equally important reason – to stay life-limber. […]

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