Unlocking the Secrets of Inspiration: A Guide for the Everyday Person


Inspiration is a powerful force that can drive us to achieve great things. But for many of us, finding inspiration can feel like a mystery that seems to elude us. In a world filled with distractions and competing priorities, it can be hard to tap into that inner spark that propels us forward.A research article published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience provides some insight into the science of inspiration. The article suggests that inspiration is linked to increased...

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What Defines You? A Time to Choose.


What Defines You

At our house, one of our favorite holiday films is Love Actually. We watch it every year. It starts and ends at the Arrivals lounge of Heathrow Terminal 5. The opening scene sparkles with smiles, tears of joy and welcoming embraces as the Narrator soothes our souls as he interprets the scene:"Whenever I get gloomy... with the state of the world, l think about the Arrivals gate… at Heathrow airport. General opinion makes that we live in a world of hatred and greed......

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A Call to Meaning: How Gratitude Guides Your Life


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A Call to MeaningIt’s November. So here in the USA, before we’re called to the Thanksgiving table, we’re called think about what we’re grateful for. We are called to acknowledge the meaning in our lives.Gratitude is  an expression of love, an appreciation of what you value, a confession of your connection to what you have. In my experience, what I’m most grateful for is evidence of what matters to me. So this year, before we sit down to that well-laden table, let's...

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Your Sacred Sovereignty: Claiming Your Personal Power


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What would it take for you to fully step into your power? What would it change?For the past couple of months, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to be sovereign, especially as a woman, to stand in my power in my relationships, my work and my life. This concept of ‘sovereignty’ has been front of mind for me for a couple of reasons:   A Queen’s Passing, of which you are no doubt awareA Queens’ Council, which I’d like to share with you nowPlease read on to reflect...

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Creative Bravery: Four Antidotes to the Fear of Self-Expression


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What is your first memory of creative energy?I remember so clearly that night in our family room in Houston. I was about three… and I could feel it. I was dancing around, laughing and waving my arms in the air. But something was different.Suddenly I could feel that the other people in that room were uncomfortable with me, wanted me to stop. What did I conclude? “I’m just too big. I’d better reel in my energy. And quick!” It was a turning point in my life. But it took me...

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Creative Freedom and How to Defend It.


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Vive la (R)evolution!July is the month we celebrate Freedom, both here in the USA and in my other home country France. Yesterday was Bastille Day, the day in 1789 when an angry crowd of Parisians stormed the Bastille. Only seven prisoners were released that day, but Quatorze Juillet initiated the French Revolution and the end of the monarchy in France.Freedom celebrations throughout the world are expressed with picnics and parades, fireworks and family. And it would be...

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