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7 Ways to Make People Like You: The ABC to Genuine Connection.

Is there a genuine formula for being liked? And I don’t mean more Facebook likes, a better image, reputation, status or all the superficial votes-up you can gather — but to truly connect with people in a way that transcends our fear, apprehension, disconnectedness, misunderstandings… Here are 7 actionable tips to an authentic exchange of aliveness between two or more humans…

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#WhyIWrite KINDLE GIVEWAY: Winners Inside!

I have a special gift for all you voracious readers and writers, pressed for time and space, and thirsty for more compact inspiration, who could use some extra focus and save some trees: A brand new Kindle Paperwhite + 3 of my Favorite Books on Writing! Yay? More details inside…

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17 Questions for the Writer’s Soul. — An Interview with Your Creative Self.

When was the last time you took yourself on an artist date, and interviewed your inner creative over coffee or tea? If you haven’t yet, or if it’s been a while since your last journey inward, here is a pocket guide to reassess your love affair with writing…

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The Sun’s in love with the Moon’s in love with Life’s in love with You.

When I was a child, my mother told me that the sun was in love with the moon, the moon was in love with life, life was in love with me, and I, with you. — An Insomniac’s Howl for Life, Love & Loss…

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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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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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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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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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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…

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30 Days of Writing: Write Yourself Alive! (I)

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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“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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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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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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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…

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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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Why You Must Write Every Single Day of Your Life.

“You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books…I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories…May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

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“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” — Coco Chanel on How to Be a Woman.

To me, Coco Chanel set the first example that it was possible to care about both, your mind and looks equally, to cultivate and excel at both, the inside and the outside, to turn your defeats into opportunities, your weaknesses into strengths, to embrace your light and your darkness…

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3 Reasons Writing is a Greater Art & Why You Need it Badly.

Okay, so let me tell you why you should fall in love with writing again or for the first time, whoever you are, wherever you’re at, whether you call yourself a “writer” or a scribbler or a lover of words or just a homo writing sapiens who wants to master the Art of Communication. – When they ask you WHY WRITING, tell them this…

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Tips & Tricks for Troubled Writers #1 — Show Me, Don’t Tell Me. {Video}

One of the biggest black holes a writer can fall into is an excess of telling and an absence of showing. 5 Tips to help you Show More & Tell Less…

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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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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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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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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.

“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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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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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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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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Evolution: 5 Bloody Life Lessons I Should Have Learned by Now.

“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…”

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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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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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