Be SMART and Appreciate the Little Things

I once stood upon a tall guard tower situated along the Great Wall of China, barely catching my breath with sweat dripping into my eyes, almost falling apart from the heat and the exertion it took to make it that far. Looking out from the window at the vastness all around, counting the great snaking …

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Hello Ego, So We Meet Again

Author's Note: Please Like and Share if you like what you hear, otherwise the Complaints department is at the bottom under the label 'Comments' 😉 See you next Wednesday!   "Today, before we start, I want you all to close your eyes and visualize a pose that you feel an aversion to," my yoga instructor tells …

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A Rut on the Road

"I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."                                                                     …

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Honey, It Ain’t Over Until the Fat Lady Sings

You might be familiar with the tale of the tortoise and the hare, but if you are not, let me give you a quick refresher. A tortoise and a hare join each other for a race, in which the hare - quite clearly the faster of the two - easily overtakes the tortoise and is …

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Creativity is Not Benign

"Pick up the pen." No response, I wait, hold my breath. Tell myself again, "pick up the pen." Still, nothing happens. With a sigh - is that disappointment, or is it relief? - I reluctantly curl back into my ball of misery, resolving myself to self-pity. I am unhappy because I am not writing, and …

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Do It For The Thrill

"I am furious at inspiration!"                                                                                         So exclaimed a woman once to …

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Perfect is the Enemy of Done

          “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.”                                                                                       …

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Welcome to the Doldrums

"Hi there, how may I help you?" "Hi, I'd like one kick-in-the-butt, please." "Okay, how would you like that delivered? Hard, medium-hard, soft..?" "I'll take a medium-hard. I was looking pretty good at the beginning of the week, working pretty well, but then things just started slipping, you know?" Embarrassed smile. Gives me a knowing …

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I’m a Workhorse, Not a Racehorse

It is said that youth is wasted on the young, but tell that to Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat, who at the tender age of 25 is valued at a personal net worth of 2.1 billion dollars this year. And with legions more following in that same direction –according to what our media and society …

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Working for the Muse, not the Man

Well, I did it again. I didn’t go to work. Again. I could have left this part out, hid it like I hid myself from my office. I could have maintained the validity of the positive note that ended my last post, excusing my truancy as just another blip in the road. But this wouldn’t …

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