Category Archives: Motivation

How to Stay Motivated

  We’ve all been there - late night piles of work, the feeling of procrastination overtaking your goals, and that feeling of wanting to give up on whatever it is you’re trying to do. Finding motivation can be hard. Here are five ways to stay on track:   Always look at the big picture. A…
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How To Break Writer’s Block – Option 1

Writer's Block is a very real thing. Anyone who has had to stare at a blank sheet of paper or a blank screen knows the panic that creeps up when you need to get something done by a zooming deadline, and absolutely nothing is coming. But there's another kind of writer's block too - one that…
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30-35 the New 90!

The past few weeks I have been drifting into thought about the journey through life and how our number of years on this planet in no way reflect how old you actually feel. My grandmother recently turned 95. We have been very close my entire life and it has always been a benchmark of sorts…
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Fall = New Beginnings

[caption id="attachment_1077" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Photo by Jesse Storms Linton[/caption] Many people view fall as a time of endings - the end of summer, the shedding of dead leaves, the long sleep of winter, the end of another year. Granted, most people enjoy fall activities - playing in the leaves, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hay rides,…
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Just a Thought: A Different Perspective

Our society tends to be very linear these days. There seems to be a regulation or procedure for everything. Social media is overflowing with people constantly arguing about which side is "right" or "wrong." Why does there always only have to be just one answer? The beauty in this world comes from the differences. Some…
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New Year, New You – Blah Blah Blah

I've been seeing it everywhere - "New Year, New You!" Initially, it's a nice sentiment - It's a fresh year, make a fresh start. Now is your chance for a change. But let's face it - we all know those New Year's resolutions are pretty much shot by March. And what really changes? You're still…
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Chin Up

See The Blue Beyond The Trees We've all heard them before - "Stop & smell the roses." "Slow and steady win the race." "Chin up," etc. But what about, "See the blue beyond the trees?" I went for a mini hike with my family this past weekend. Things have been mighty crazy lately, so the…
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The Importance of Looking Up

Last week the movement arts group New York Live Arts hosted a five-day festival dedicated to the work of one of my favorite writers, Oliver Sacks, a neurologist turned author whose fame stems from his ability to make medical writing digestible for a lay audience. Sacks writes primarily about neurological cases he comes across in…
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See The Rainbows?

"See the Rainbows, Mama? Seeee??" What is it that children have that always allows them to see the magic in the most seemingly ordinary things? Do they have special eyes that we slowly lose over time? Or is it merely that they have not yet become jaded as adults do, and are therefore just able…
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To Dance Like a Child

Have you ever watched a child? Every move they make is instinctual and pure. Most of the time, they're not even conscious of what they are doing. They just move when it seems right. Sometimes it may get them into trouble, but usually, it's just what the body is meant to do. Stand back and…
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