Letting Go Is Not Giving Up… (Or, If You Love Me, Set Me Free.)

Why do we keep holding on (with bloody claws) to what is bringing us down? When is the right time to let go of an idea, a business, a project, a revolution, a love that once gave us life and now it’s taking it away? Where should we draw the line between our heartbeats and the void? — A heart collage on Letting Go…

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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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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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#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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“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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30 Days of Writing: Write Yourself Alive! (II)

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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2 Steps to Save a Life — How Do We Live Before We Die?

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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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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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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