Prevention In Mind: 6 Tips for Transitioning into Fall

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September is often seen as the beginning of the fall season and is considered a “joint season” in Ayurveda, because it is a vulnerable time of year when it’s easy to catch a cold or get sick if your life is moving too fast or is out of balance. Slowing down from a busy, fun […]

Commit To Your Art

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As I look around my front sunroom and see the many antique ornaments collecting dusts it reminds me of all the art projects I have started and, instead of finishing, put up on the shelf. There are dusty beginnings patiently waiting for me to pick them up, wipe them off, and polish to completion. I […]

Book Review on “The War of Art” By Steven Pressfield + Author Q & A

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It took me three months to read a book about resistance. Yes, my hand did hurt when the cookie jar slammed shut. But oh, the lessons learned were so worthwhile. The force behind the jar? A free copy of Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. I received a copy to review in October and I eagerly placed […]

Simple Daily Habits To Ignite Your Passion

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For the past 8 years I’ve run experiments on myself and others to better understand what makes us come alive. This has taken me on ultra-marathons, to the tops of mountains, the bowels of bookstores, around the world and in front of some pretty fascinating people on some very deep soul searching. Finding passion and […]

Creative Questions To Get What You Want Out Of Life

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“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon The first time I picked up a brush to paint I was 28 years old. I had never painted before, not even as a child. I couldn’t draw (except lousy little doodles) and never even […]

Discover Yourself Through Creativity

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Creativity is a key component to our spiritual health and is accessible at every moment. It sometimes seems we are waiting for a muse or an exotic swoosh of energy to burst into our lives throwing our skirts overhead and giving us an inspired, new perspective. An unexpected inspiration may happen, but often times it […]

The Stress Factor

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The Almost Working Girl’s Guide to Managing and Ignoring Everyday Stress Stress is tricky. There’s negative stress and positive stress. It’s bad to have too much stress, but good to have a little. It has the potential to induce heart attacks or strokes, but the ability to motivate and spark creativity as well. Stress is […]