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Intuitive Collage and Spring Cleaning for a Woman’s Spirit

  Spring cleaning for your Spirit! by Dr. Minette Riordan If you are anything like me you are experiencing a bit of spring fever! Spring is my favorite time of year. At the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, our minister commented that “Spring in Santa Barbara is like icing on the cake.” What a great…

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Writing Prompts: Are you afraid of being creative?

Writing Prompts: Are you afraid of being creative? I was surfing through some of my LinkedIn groups and I came across a link to this article about Living with a Creative Mind. The authors share 5 tips for living with a creative mind that made me think about people’s fear around creativity. I had difficulty…

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How to Live a Creative Life: Advice from Julia Cameron

How to Live a Creative Life: Advice from Julia Cameron I have been reading Julia Cameron’s book The Creative Life: True Tales of Inspiration. It’s a charming insight into her life, friendships and struggles to create. Julia Cameron is the bestselling author of The Artist’s Way, one of my all-time favorite books on rediscovering creativity…

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Writing Prompts Inspired by Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Speech

  “A breathtaking moment in the history of the country.” – Bob Schieffer This quote is from one of the correspondents during the 57th presidential inauguration of the United States. My kids and I watched the preparations this morning and the swearing in of our 44th president, Barak Obama. Politics aside, the inauguration is a…

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Mindfulness Writing Prompts: How Scrubbing a Pot Changed My Day

Mindfulness Writing Prompts: How Scrubbing a Pot Changed My Day It was getting close to dinnertime yesterday and the kitchen was still piled with dirty dishes. No one else had bothered to fill the dishwasher, which I had emptied that morning. I find it difficult if not impossible to make dinner in a dirty kitchen,…

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Two reasons we don’t stick to our New Year’s Resolutions

Two reasons we don’t stick to our New Year’s Resolutions There are two reasons we don’t stick to our New Year’s Resolutions: lack of commitment and focus. Are you making progress on your 2013 resolutions yet? Have you already lost your list or given up on that new diet and exercise program? Or perhaps like…

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6 Writing Prompts for Your Business Blog

6 Writing Prompts for Your Business Blog You know you need to be writing more but you are feeling stumped for ideas. You sit staring at the blank screen, surfing the web or otherwise creating distractions from doing what you need to do: write that blog post! I want to share 6 writing prompts that…

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Writing Prompts for Mindfulness: How do you eat your lunch?

 Writing Prompts for Mindfulness: How do you eat your lunch? I was reading another beautiful post from my friend Charla Bregante this morning. I am envious! She is on a week-long sabbatical, just her and her dog staying on the beach. You can read her post here. As a working mom and wife (or dad…

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Writing Prompts: Lookin’ for Love in all the Wrong Places?

Writing Prompts: Lookin’ for Love in all the Wrong Places? Do you remember the country song “Lookin’ for love in all the wrong places”? It was recorded by Johnny Lee as part of the soundtrack for the movie Urban Cowboy in 1980. Growing up in Texas, I listened to a lot of country music and…

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3 Writing Prompts for 2013: Are you focusing on the right things?

Writing Prompts for 2013: Are you focusing on the right things? I have never been a big fan of goals and resolutions for the New Year. It always felt like I was setting myself up for failure instead of success. Or perhaps it was a history of setting goals that I never reached. I realized…

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