True Magic


My post today is about magic – the true magic that occurs when Life is allowed to flow freely. Even irresolvable problems, like mine this week, are no match for it. Since I got married six years ago, I’ve been living mostly between my apartment in France and my husband’s home in England. While this may sound exotic and exciting, it’s actually become quite exhausting. Ian and I have  known we needed to make one new home together but still haven’t managed to do so. Then, last...

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Conversations for Creative Awakenings


It’s a very rainy Saturday evening here in Nice. I’ve just come home from an afternoon of conversation with two different women, both dear friends and former students in my WOC groups. Each of them touched my heart today by spontaneously sharing a turning point in her life when things changed for her – moments that occurred in my presence. In fact, I’ve had a number of touching conversations this week, many with people who were on last Sunday’s free tele-call. They’ve told...

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If you’re not living your dream, toss it. It’s taking up space.


The first rule of clearing out your closet is: If you haven’t worn it in the past year, throw it out. If it once looked great, but doesn’t fit anymore… If it’s torn, stretched, stained or faded… If someone gave it to you but you never liked it… If you got a great deal but it was never really you… Get it out of your closet. It’s taking up space! Use It or Lose It The same holds true for dreams. If 2013 has slipped by and you didn’t achieve what you dreamed to do, get rid of...

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12 Steps to Create a Life You’ll Love to Live. Step 10.


Do you ever wonder why when you create something you can’t seem to make it successful? Are you stopping short of completion? Are you expecting too much too soon? When it doesn’t fulfill your demands, do you give up in disappointment? A few years ago, I participated in an Innovation Conference in Sophia Antipolis. One of the key points of the conference was that most companies require new products to succeed immediately. They do not allow – financially or...

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12 Steps to Create a Life You’ll Love to Live. Step 8.


Where in your life do you not trust the process? Where do you feel something needs to be happening that’s not? Something’s wrong. Something’s missing. Where is the hardest part of your work to simply sit back and wait? There are times in every creative process when you look around at the field where you planted the seed and see only dirt. Nothing’s happening. And it looks like a failure. This post is #8 in a series of 12 which takes you through the 12 stages of the...

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What my Book Tour Taught me about Creativity


“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon   When I arrived in Houston, Texas on April 23, I had an idea about where my ‘little book tour’ was going to take me, but I had only glimpsed what would happen in each place. Here are the highlights:   When I began the trip, I thought I knew what I wanted to achieve, and an even bigger idea about what I should do, what had to happen, what would be...

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