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Ode to the Busy

Ode to the Busy

I see you Making life easier for everyone else.     The way you are patient with the clerk Pick up yet another errant sock Get another mostly homemade meal on the table Plus extra in a tupperware for the ailing neighbor.     “Busy” is a word you left behind long ago...

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There Is No Such Thing as a Big Decision

There Is No Such Thing as a Big Decision

There is no such thing as a big decision. There are only little decisions. And when you allow yourself to believe that something IS a big decision, you instantly psych yourself out, ammiright? So you have a thought like… "You know, maybe I want to quit this job….”...

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A Prayer For Our Family

A Prayer For Our Family

A PRAYER FOR OUR FAMILY None of this has turned out how we thought. But we're old enough to know that maybe we thought wrong to begin with. Either way, we are also old enough to be exquisitely grateful for the path we have walked together for the moments when a single...

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ahem….I am officially a VERY big deal : )

ahem….I am officially a VERY big deal : )

So my friend Greg pings me the other day with a little audio clip of ME being featured on the Stuff You Should Know podcast.... and you could have knocked me over with a feather. Because I've never been on that show. I mean - SYSK is in the top 15 of ALL podcasts! So...

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Inner Glass Ceilings- Part 1

Inner Glass Ceilings- Part 1

The thing I thought we would talk about today is the inner glass ceilings- The self-limiting behavior that you may not even know that you have. This will be a 2-part blog post because I think this is so important, and I have a lot to say about it. I did a call earlier...

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A Revealing Exercise in Doodling

A Revealing Exercise in Doodling

Here's so here's the little experiment I want to do with you guys. I know you’ve got your paper and your pens ready, because you guys are known doodlers. If you don't for some reason, grab a pen and a piece of paper. Take your pen and I want you to draw a flower....

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How To Price Art To Sell

How To Price Art To Sell

Here’s a tricky topic- how to price art to sell. You might think, I'm not selling as much as I would like, and I feel like I need to cut my prices. The issue is not that you need to cut your prices. The issue is you need to market to people who understand the value of...

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The Non-Artistic, Highly Creative Person

The Non-Artistic, Highly Creative Person

I think there's a whole subset of people wandering around out there who don't think of themselves as creative. The fact is they're very creative- they're just not very artistic. They think that because they don't draw or sing or perform in some way, or create visual...

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The Groan Zone

The Groan Zone

Let’s talk about The Groan Zone. There's a time in every project where the bottom falls out. The beginning is so great because it's got so much enthusiasm, and even if you're scared of it, even if you're doing something that makes you nervous, there's a lot of energy...

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