Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thunderbolt Time

“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.” Pat Riley The great basketball coach Pat Riley once said that he not only prepared his … Continue reading

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Medalist Mentality

Mental challenges are part of the territory for anyone who wants to reach a high level of performance. Athlete, Author, Artist: we all have to crash through psychological barriers on the road to success. In a recent article called, “How … Continue reading

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Encouraging Words

Wild, Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book, has made a big splash in the media, and Cheryl is riding high. But it wasn’t always that way for her. Back when she was a struggling author, she managed to get a story in … Continue reading

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Who’s Watching?

“Act confidently. Find the courage to commit to yourself.” Ed Agresta When I was watching a master dance class recently, the instructor, Gustavo, was riveting. But I found myself mesmerized by one young dancer on stage. She was so present … Continue reading

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Cultivating Creativity

“Chance only favors the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur Fostering creativity in our everyday life can help us fuel creativity in our writing. “Creative ideas often come from unusual combinations,” notes Steven Smith, professor of cognitive psychology at Texas A&M University. … Continue reading

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Getting There

“God sells us all things at the price of labor.” Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo surely knew a thing or two about the cost of creation. His message is crystal clear: if we want to accomplish something that matters, we’re going … Continue reading

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Science Experiments

Having just sent off an oddball short story of mine to my writing group, I started thinking about the pros and cons of playing around with different sorts of writing. There seem to be two schools of thought on this: … Continue reading

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