The Art of the Start

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It’s no secret that starting is one of the hardest things you can ever do. My friend Jon Acuff says it well in his great book, Start. “You don’t need to go back in time to be awesome; you just […]

Who Can Help Solve Your Problems?

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I was going through some financial statements recently when I saw a charge from Netflix MOVIES for $7.99 a month. I’ve never signed up for Netflix, so I wondered what was up. It turns out it had been happening for […]

So You Want to Be a Writer? Do This.

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I’ve been writing a lot of late. Finishing edits for next book. Writing a series on traveling the world over at my LinkedIn Influencer blog. Moaning in my journal about how much I miss eating dairy but then realizing how much […]

How to Write Your Way to Better Decisions

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I’ve been listening via Audiobook to Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content, a book on free-writing that I’m not sure why it took me so long to find. I am devouring this thing. (As […]

How to Find Free Images Online

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As a long-time blogger, I’m always on the hunt for places to find free photos on the Internet. I want cool, interesting, evocative images that don’t look like they were taken fifty years ago, and don’t look like everyone else […]

What a Dream Board Can Do for You

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I’m not sure where I first heard of the idea of a dream board, but suffice to say the first time I heard about it I thought it sounded silly. A little Kindergarten-like. A little arts-and-craftsy. A little, well, not […]

When Non-Essentials Matter More Than You Think

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I’m typically rather obsessed with not caring about the little things, and sometimes that can be a bad thing. My husband , for one, has long told me I don’t pay enough attention to detail at times, and I know […]

Why Non-Writers Should Learn to Free Write

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I was listening to a good audiobook recently on the writing process called Accidental Genius. The premise of the whole book can basically be summed up in one sentence: Free writing does a body good.  The act of free writing […]

Does Practice Really Make Perfect?

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Last year, one of my friends had a baby. It was a natural birth. It was also a home birth. It was also her fifth. Yup. A mere hour or so before giving birth, she was apparently chatting on Skype with some […]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Around the World?

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I spent 2006 on the road. And I mean that in the capital letter sense. The Road. Over the course of a year, I traveled to 19 countries and fulfilled my dream of, well, “traveling around the world for a […]