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Concentration and Flow

So, this is what makes most people never get to where they want to be. It’s why many people never get into a flow. It’s because they aren’t able to concentrate. Once you understand the simplicity of flow, you will see how easy concentrating can be. Once you start working with a kaizen approach (a

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Creativity and Growth

Step back and tap into your inner drive. Tap into your inner why. Believe that you know what to do. Listen to the voice within. Every time! It always works. Trust it. It knows. Play! Laugh. Spend one day not saying you’re busy. And watch what happens. Life opens up. We have a great deal of

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The Development of You

“Reshuffling psychic material unconscious to the individual.” –Skinner Behavioral psychologist, B.F. Skinner talks a great deal about creativity. He says that one needs to “reshuffle the psychic material” that we don’t understand consciously so we can re-discover it in a conscious way. It’s really just becoming aware of your imagination. What’s going on under there?

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It takes time to write clearly

The two main reasons why it takes time to develop as a writer is because we have to (1) trust our writing, and (2) turn the tables around and realize we are writing to someone else. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a matter of calming the ego and not finding fault with what you’re going

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Change Your Mind

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage

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How to Write a Book When You Have 4 Children

After I finished my schooling last year, I spent a good amount of time on self-care, relaxation, and learning about Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I researched Shamanism to no end–and I poured myself into the understanding of self-healing. I also devoured everything I could on living a plant-based lifestyle and plant medicine. Studying these areas

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The art of self-discipline

“To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the work and let it go: for just letting it go is what makes it stay.”  ―Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching A few years ago, I came to a crossroads. I was slacking a bit with my studies, though I thought

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On Being Tranquil

If you’re a creative thinker, my advice is to work to become tranquil. What a paradox. But, it’s true. If you aren’t tranquil now, it may only be because societal tendencies got into your brainwaves. So, yes, you may need to work to go back to being tranquil. It’s a journey, for sure. But, it’s

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Creating your art

The idea of art seems elusive to some. It seems mysterious to others. It seems ridiculous to many. It is mind-blowing to me. I’ve been teaching “art” professionally since 2001. Over these years, I have heard so many people say they can’t draw or they can’t paint or they have no artistic bone in their

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Beginning

When you’re beginning any endeavor, there’s commonly an exuberance. It’s scary and exciting! You fall into it with ease. When you’re starting out in something that is brand new, you’re a beginner –and there are new steps that you need to take in order to continue to improve. In Zen Buddhism, the beginning stage of

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