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Wake Your Inner Artist

Wake Your Inner Artist

I think inside everyone there’s a creative genius waiting to bloom. We’re all crazy good at something, even if we don’t know what that something is yet. And when we find it and feed it, we find the power that only we have to remake the world. It can be anything—music, poetry, photography, cooking, collaging, you name it. It ‘s whatever you want it to be as long as it makes your heart sing. That’s the best thing about being creative: When it comes to letting our inner artists out, nobody owes anybody anything. I’m still trying to figure out...

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Doing It Anyway

Doing It Anyway

So yesterday it was kind of gross outside. It was that cold and gray late winter thing with something always coming down or trying to. It wasn’t making me very happy because, well, for one thing, it’s been this way forever. And I’m super tired of being inside and bored with everything. I wanted to lay in the green grass and feel the sun my face. But that obviously wasn’t happening so I curled up on the sofa with my new book (I just started Wreck and Order, by Hannah Tennant Moore—excellent!) and tried to read my way out of...

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Setting goals: One size does not fit all!

Setting goals: One size does not fit all!

I think a lot about goals because I think you’ve just got to have some. For me, they’re a way to keep going when things aren’t going really well, and they help me focus on getting somewhere when life is pulling me in so many different directions that I don’t feel like I’m ever going to get anywhere at all. If I have something to aim for, I won’t get distracted from what’s important and don’t end up just spinning my wheels through another day. A couple of years ago, I made my first-ever goal list. Walk the Camino de...

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Big night out? Try coffee the next day!

Big night out? Try coffee the next day!

I’m not a big drinker—unless we’re talking coffee!—but I definitely enjoy a little wine or a pint or two of craft beer now and then, and every once in a while I’ll wake up wishing maybe I hadn’t enjoyed it quite so much. No judgment. It’s just part of trying to stay healthy for me. I try to watch everything I put into my body but sometimes I’m looking the other way and a little overindulgence slips in when I’m not paying attention. Not the end of the world, but not great either. But guess what? If I start those...

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