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Can Instinctive Norms Damage Our Physical Health?

We’ve been on the same topic all week, so why not? How do these mysterious Instinctive Norms fit into your physical health plan? Same way they fit into mental health. And success. You become what you think about. I’m talking about what you think about subconsciously. Again. See, we don’t look at the subconscious mind …

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How To Stop Outsourcing Your Inner Strength And Learn To Unicorn

We live in a world of outsourcing. Have a kid and a job? Outsource that to daycare. Hate taking care of your email? Outsource that to a personal assistant. Can’t remember to eat? Outsource to your phone alarm. Don’t know how to deal with the physical presence of people? Outsource your social life to social …

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10 Career-Killing Doubts and How To Squash Them For Writers

Yesterday, I said I’d be using Tuesdays to talk about Success. So, I ran across a Facebook status by the lovely Mette Harrison that inspired this post. Let me know if the link ever breaks. For ten years, I’ve fought these devils of doubt in my own writing. Most of them are like little ankle-biting dragons …

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Inspiration Abyss: Unblocking The Creative Block With Practice

Four days into National Novel Writing Month, and I’m behind.  I’ll admit it.  Some types of writing I find come easier than others, and I got far too comfortable pantsing (for those unfamiliar with the term, that’s where all your writing happens by the seat of your pants.)  About a month ago, I looked at …

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Inspiration Abyss: Turning The Heart Of Your Dead Muse Into Passionate Drive

So, as I lay me down to sleep last night, I realized…yesterday’s post encouraging any creative type – be you graphic artist, writer, sculptor, web designer – to assassinate your muse left out one critical point.  At the risk of sounding a little too much like a bad rendition of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, YOU …

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