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A Great Reply for “So…What’s New with You?”

  It’s easy to undervalue our interests. We think we have to master a skill, have actual talent, in order to own it. That if we’re dabbling, playing with something — for fun! — our interest is not yet ready to be declared.   So​ ​here’s​ ​another​ ​creativity​ ​exercise​ ​for​ ​us​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​plasticity​ ​in​ ​our​ […]

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Six Words to One Story

Here’s an exercise for our creativity muscles: write a memoir in six words. No more, no less. Six words to tell a story. Hmmm. Lemme think about this for a bit… I first learned of this in Pam Grout’s new book, Art & Soul, Reloaded. As an example, she shares the story of Ernest Hemingway […]

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Get Your Creativity On

I got lost in the grocery store the other day. I’d love to be able to say that it wasn’t my regular store, or that it was a really large building. Or even that something had changed in the layout that threw me off. Nope, none of the above. What was different was me. I had […]

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Murphy Was An Idiot

You know that we get what we ask for, right? That’s really what law is. Let go of Murphy’s Law, the voice of doom and gloom. The one that says, “Anything that can go wrong, will.” Replace it with a new attitude, and make it your own. Call it, “insert your name here‘s Law.” Everything […]

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It Took Me 20 Years to Learn This Beauty Tip

In my twenties, I stayed at home with my babies. I practiced a daily beauty-product routine, even though I didn’t always leave the house. I just didn’t want to let myself go. In my thirties, I went back to work in public and gussied up a bit on Monday through Friday. On the weekends, I […]

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