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A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon I must admit, so far I have only read the first essay in this book. It’s by Caroline Paul and it’s about how at age 50, she taught herself how to surf. When reading this chapter, I was about to embark on SCUBA lessons. I was a little nervous. […]
It’s all too easy to play it safe with our creative work. There’s a segment in my podcast that’s the fun part. The whacky part. The part that brings me joy and makes me giggle. It’s also the daring part, the part that is different than anything I’ve heard. It’s the part that makes the […]
The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker I loved this book. It almost changed my life when I finished it and thought, I want to facilitate these kinds of experiences Priya describes. Then I realized I don’t need to change my career to host more illuminating and connective events. This book will spark hope for […]
We’ve never had more resources to bring our creative ideas to life. Yet we still get stuck and often abandon our dreams for our books, art or businesses. Maybe it’s not because you are incompetent or not talented enough. What if the creative process just inherently has hurdles that we all have to overcome? What […]
It’s Not Your Money by Tosha Silver I’ve been reading Tosha’s books for a couple of years now. Her basic premise is that if we turn ourselves and our actions over to the Divine, Love, God, whatever you call it, life will lead you to unexpected but wonderful places. She leads an online community and […]
My friend, colleague and former coach Charlie Gilkey is a wiz at all things productivity. We had a blast talking about what it takes to write a book and why doing so is great for your business. Also, Charlie’s new book, Start Finishing, was just released this week. Get your hands on a copy now […]
I do a lot of things in my office/studio aka atelier. I write, meet with clients, lead groups. I make videos, art and recordings. I ship packages out. That’s a lot of different activities, and I need different spaces for each one. Lately, I’ve been frustrated having to move things around each time I switch […]
A Beautiful Morning by Ashley Ellington Brown Morning routines are popular these days, and advice on the sometimes daunting routines we should be doing just make some of us want to burrow deeper into the comfort zone of our bed. Ashley pulls together interviews with a range of women to show a variety of ways […]
While it might be appealing to go away to a writing retreat for a week or weekend, the reality is that you will probably write most of your book in the interstices of your life. But because you don’t want “Write book” to be something on your calendar that you see and dread, you will […]