What if the difference between writing your book or not comes down to believing in yourself or not? The same applies to any dream or goal.
It's a tale as old as time—a mystical fable with a princess, a frog and a not-so-fairy-godmother. A parable that explores Mark Twain's frog eating advice and procrastination.
A Native American hunter respects the animal, leaving its soul intact as he makes the kill and strips away at its hide and flesh. Tim Burton did not afford the same respect to character Emma Bloom from "Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children".
Consistency is more important for your goals than motivation! Here are 5 ways to overcome the inconsistency.
When the rain finally came, the smoky skies dissipated and I could breathe again. The flash flood brought with it clean air and a return to this new-normal life. For the past week, I’ve been so grateful to resume my daily walks and get back to this already messed up routine of mine. Other things… Continue reading Books and Projects Updates
I am taking a creative writing class through the college where I am an advisor. It's been ages since I've partaken in poetry, it's just never been my style. But, right now, I'm really into it. Perhaps the state of the world is fueling a poetic undertone. I just wrote this, and I am proud.… Continue reading The People of Oz
I am an author. I am… …an author… In truth I am a writer who has published a handful of magazine, newspaper and website articles. I HAVE authored an entire 220 page novel, which is currently with a professional editor. (YAY!) The term author, however, is typically reserved as a distinguishing mark for one who has published a… Continue reading Actualizing My Status as an Author
As a creative person—a writer or an artist—you have within you a shiny metal toolbox. It's full of knowledge, wisdom and skills you've picked up while developing your craft. In my previous post, I discussed some of the mental and emotional blocks I built for myself over the years. It took, it seemed, forever… Continue reading 3 Ways to Boost Creativity when you Get Stuck
Let’s talk about negative self talk. What epic stories do you tell yourself that are holding you back from creating at your highest potential? I told myself three whoppers and overcoming these lies took me ten years! Once I did the work, I could finally write my book. Here is my experience: It took me… Continue reading Negative Self Talk: 3 Lies I Told Myself & How I Finally Wrote My Book
Your internal dialogue can make or break your ability to create or create well. What lies do you tell yourself? Do you speak kindly to yourself or do you tear yourself down? In this practice, let me shower you with positive affirmations while we work on opening in the hips (By the way, we store… Continue reading Yoga for Creatives: Hips and Internal Dialogue