How to jazz up your creativity!

Inspiring myself to creativity is a process. This is how I experiment: I look in different ways at what I need to figure out. I open myself to resourcefulness by allowing myself room to relax. Because there’s a natural wellspring of inspiration and creativity within! Based on a lifetime of experience. For me, tapping all…

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Simple steps simplify in silly ways that work

What do you care about? Is that included somewhere in all that you’re doing? If so, bravo! If not so much? Hey, let’s ask some questions to lead you to act to simplify your life.   Part of simplifying is go get you started. When you start, you tend to catch fire. When that level of…

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The value of re-evaluating goals

When I’m enthusiastic? Hey, I accomplish more. Even rough days! Okay, so it doesn’t work all the time. Some days I start and stop. But, hey, by starting, I exercise the habit of starting! And in any case, I do find it works often enough to make a difference. So, it’s part of my process.…

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Your search for meaning

How do you find meaning and purpose in life? Notice your response to life today. Reflect on the moments when your day flows. Quietly observe when it’s not so much flow. Allow gentle awareness to well up that lets you know what you care about today… and what no longer seems to matter quite so…

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This will show you how to Figure Out what to do in life

How do you figure out what to do in life?   What to do now? What’s next?!   It can be puzzling, right?   There’s no algorithm, is there? No recipe book. No 31 flavors store where you might reliably expect to be able to pick your “What’s Next?!”   Even if there was such…

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This will show you how to move forward under stress

Quick exercise today! Encourage yourself to release stress this easy way: First, observe yourself breathe in and out once. Next, command control of one breath by slowing it down. That’s right, slowly breathe in. Then hold your breath briefly before slowly letting it out. Then hold that outbreath for a moment. Now repeat with this…

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Simple gratitude practices lead to making a difference

What really is your #1 thing? Gratitude leads me to figure that out. What fits for me in the short term builds into my habits. Those habits form the routine that guide me to my long term future. Life goes in phases. The challenges we face today are unique to today. As we overcome challenges,…

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Personal growth mindset

What helps me enthusiastically experiment each day with personal growth? I’m open to trying new things because I’m growing from a mindset of patient acceptance that getting what I want simply takes time. My mindset fuels my eagerness to experiment, implement, evaluate and encourage myself to keep moving forward. You can do that too! Indeed,…

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How to get yourself to take action

Some seasons go the way you want. You act as planned. Other times, you get distracted, spend resources differently than intended or fail to invest in yourself. What guides you back when you get a bit lost? Your creative energy within brings you back on track. In fact, doing one small action works. How can…

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How To Inspire Yourself

Inspiring yourself to do what you need to do is a bit complicated, isn’t it? At times? You’re energized. Ready. Other times: not so much. What I’ve found helps is drilling down to what matters to me. That’s right, I allow myself to search for meaning, even in mundane tasks. Meaning injects courage. Caring guides…

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