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30-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE

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30 Days of Writing: Write Yourself Alive!

Writing is healing, life-changing, revolutionary. How about a 30-day Writing Marathon to help us put our passion first and make of writing one of our top priorities, by practicing it every damn day, like our life depended on it?

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WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU

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Fall from the Highest Place: 7 Tough Lessons Learned from Failure.

“Never judge yourself by what you have done. Judge yourself in terms of what you will do.” — 7 fail-proof ways to accept, forgive & learn from your missed-takes…and be a goddamn phoenix.

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WELLNESS ALCHEMY

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Spring Cleansing 101 — 11 Tips to Help You Detox.

Spring is for opening. The whole of nature is back in business. And being a part of nature, your body wants to do the same. But first, you must let go of what is holding you back. Here are some symptoms that you may need a detox + 11 spring cleanse essentials that can be tweaked into your lifestyle to help you clean up your game.

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WRITE LIKE A MOFO

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5 Ways Writing can Save Your Life.

In the end, we write simply because we can’t help it. It’s a little bit like love. It’s not something you plan because it’s ‘good for you.’ It’s something you fall into because you’re made of the same material. So falling is your inevitable way of returning home… Top 5 ways writing can change (and save) your life. + Results of the “30 Days of Writing” challenge.

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WRITING AHA’S

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29 Best Quotes About Writing: We Are Legion.

There is nothing like the feeling of being understood, seen, perceived in your uniqueness and complex simplicity. I’d kill (my ego) for the aha moment of supernatural connection with another human (or creature) that hears my tune, gets my story and understands the blood and gut and beauty of it all.

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30-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE

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30 Days of Writing: Write Every Damn Day.

It’s easy to say No to people, things or activities that don’t interest you. But it’s the hardest thing in the world to refuse the good for the best. And you can only find the strength to do so, if you have a greater-than-you Yes, burning in your chest…

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TOP RENAISSANCE MAN

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“I Want to Work Miracles.” Leonardo da Vinci’s Cover Letter — The Profile of a Genius.

How do you determine someone’s multiplicity and overall Renaissance spirit? What makes a person more “genius” or multi-dimensional than another? And most importantly, how do you cultivate this genius in your own life?

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CREATIVITY SHOTS IN YOUR AORTA

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31 Magic Quotes to Summon Your Creative Genius.

Inspiration melts down your ice blocks, unlocks the doors you don’t have a key for and it helps you go beyond just believing and into your becoming. It’s the only way to affect, change or save any free-willed creature. So let’s get high on it for 15 minutes…

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

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A Letter I just Sent Myself from 2149.

In case this story we call Earth, this wonder we call Body, this day we call Love and this universe we call Mind should come to an abrupt end, I want you to know five, impossible, true things.
(I know how you love lists…)

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THE SECRET TO WRITING

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7 Things Writers Need to Get More Of.

The Secret to Writing has nothing to do with writing, but everything to do with the life you will later put into writing. Think of yourself as a Novel, unfolding on the shelves of life. You are the magical combination of all your parts aligned and interacting with each other at a specific time in history, in a unique, unrepeatable way… — 7 Ways to Escape Writer’s Block

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CREATIVITY IS A HUMAN RIGHT

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Creative Rehab 101: How Creative Responsibility Will Save your Life.

Creativity is not a talent. It’s not a mood or a feeling, it is not art, a special ability or any other temporary state of mind reserved only for a a privileged few. Creativity is a modus operandi, our intrinsic individual ability to face and respond to the uncertainty and mysteries of our existence. It is our birthright and our irregular heartbeats…

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SAVE ME

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2 Steps to Save a Life — A Heart Experiment.

Aliveness 101. How do you live before you die? If I had to bring The Art of Being Alive down to 2 daily life shots in your veins, what would I do for you? What would I want you to do for me? How can we set each other free, for free?

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CREATIVE POWER BITES

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5 Causes for Creative Block & How to Walk through Walls.

Dear Creator, have you been banging your head against too many walls to count lately? Do you ever miss having both, the dreaming and the doing, working together and in synergy, to get you faster where you need to go?

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SCHOOL OF GENIUS

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7 Steps to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: The Guide to Everyday Genius.

What does it mean to be a genius? Is genius born or made — or both? How do you practice brilliancy? How do you cultivate aliveness? How do you develop your multiple talents, loves and abilities and how can you evolve in every aspect that amounts to the complex equation of You?

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HUNGRY FOODIE

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Vegan Foodporn: Turmeric Brown Rice Superpowers.

I’m a great cook when not under pressure and the worst, unintentional pyromaniac when expectations point a gun at my head, demanding to be fed. Here are two delicious, versatile and spontaneous rice & salad ideas you can tweak it any way it suits you still make it taste like your last meal.

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30 DAYS OF WRITING – THE DAILY MUSE

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30 Days of Writing — The Daily Muse.

“Writing is so difficult that I feel that writers, having had their hell on earth, will escape all punishment hereafter.” (Jessamyn West)
Daily inspiration, musings & updates on my progress during the 30-Day Writing Challenge.

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LOVE IS A COUNTRY

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5 Ways to Say I Love You Without Money.

There was a time when love and money hadn’t met. When people weren’t products, so to enjoy them, you didn’t need your wallet. When to show someone your love the question wasn’t “What should I get them?” but rather “What will I give them?”

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END OF THE WORLD STARTS HERE

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How to Survive the End of the World.

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.” – Death is Change. Change is Life. Life is You…

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C’EST LA FUCKIN VIE

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Instructions for a Crappy Day: From Victim to Creator.

If we realign our life’s movie to be watched and lived from the director’s perspective, rather than just from a tired supporting actor’s missed takes, then every storm we have to walk through will be the “perfect” storm…

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OH LIFE

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Evolution: 5 Bloody Lessons (I think) I Learned in 2013.

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

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YES, YOU’RE A SUPERHERO

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11 Superpowers You Didn’t Know You Had.

Extra-ordinary things don’t happen by chance. They happen to people bold enough to believe and attempt them. Awakening to your true nature is like a gentle hurricane. You have no idea how it started or how it found you — you just wake up one day in the burning heart of paradox and realize…

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YOUR LIFE IS YOUR CANVAS

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7 Myths & Truths About Creativity.

Creativity will turn you into a river. And you’ll be filled with fish and creatures. And people will have picnics right by you. Some will swim in you and others drink out of you. And that’s the meaning of life.

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