Journaling – The right fit ☺ I have talked with many people who have started journaling, but have grown so frustrated with the process and end up feeling like they’ve failed at the whole thing.
I’ve often been asked why I journal. To most, the concept seems a bit “out there,” confusing, misunderstood, complicated and requiring way way way too much time! Here are a few reasons why journaling has become an indispensable outlet for me…
If you're a writer or editor who's ever applied for a job, you know about The Hoops. The hoops you have to jump through in order to obtain a full-time gig. As you listen to your friends' simple stories of success—the one and only interview that landed them the job at the consulting firm or engineering lab—you know that this will never be you.
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So many people are dying from drug addiction. The worlds drug addiction rate is at it's record high, and it is so sad, because WE DO RECOVER. The most important tool in my successful recovey was listening to other addicts about their addiction, and how they are now living a drug free life. is one of my ways of putting my hand out to help. I want everyone to know that no matter how hard life gets, how hopelss it seems, there is always a better life waiting for you. We do recover.
Naomi Epel's Writer's Dreaming, is a collection of interviews from writers on how their dreams influence their creative process. When I got to the chapter on Clive Barker, of Hellraiser fame, I was tempted to skip it. I will confess I have not read his works and have not seen any of the Hellraiser films, so I have no right to any opinion on the man at all. But really, his name did not jump out to me as a great author of our time, as say a Maya Angelou or Isabelle Allende.
Positive feedback is a thrill!
The blogosphere can be a bit impersonal at times. I write for people I never speak with, people I very likely will never meet. Email is the primary method of communication, but there is something to be said about hearing another human voice.
Why can’t I take a vacation without taking work with me?
This is a question I’ve contemplated seriously since I returned from my most recent week away.
When I taught at Yale, I felt an crushing sense of obligation to my
work but never much excitement. I packed my laptop, journal articles,
and the most recent draft of my manuscript to satisfy the throbbing
“should” that ruled my life. Those things weighed down my suitcase in
the same way that my relationship to my job weighed down my life.
With the BlogHer '08 Conference just days away, it's ironic to report the death of the world's oldest blogger, Olive Riley, age 108. The great-great-grandmother's passing came shortly after completion of her 71st post on singing a "happy song" in her Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia aged care hostel.
It sounds easy -to do what you love to do- doesn’t it? It does, however it can proof to be quite a battle at times. On one hand you have your inner voice, your heart, guts, intuition, whatever you want to call it, that lets you know what it is you truly need or want.
On the other hand you have this voice telling you that
you shouldn’t listen to your heart and use. your. brains. woman! Love isn’t going to get you from A to B, trust isn’t going to bring money in, you cannot earn a living by following your deepest wildest dreams.
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