Express Yourself: Six Strategies for Authentic Creating

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Last week, Merriam-Webster announced its Word of the Year for 2023. The word they chose is Authentic. In an interview with the Associated Press, the dictionary’s editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski reflected on why. “We see in 2023 a kind of crisis of authenticity. What we realize is that when we question authenticity, we value it even more.”From fake news to artificial reality, what is real is constantly being manipulated and redefined. So 2023 has  been a year of...

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There’s no place like home

For most of this year friends and family have watched me flitting around three countries trying to make a first home for my husband and me. I knew 2014 would be a difficult year, as we consolidate the scattered lives of two adults “of a certain age” from three countries into one. I had no idea! Some things in life just take time. Many times what you want, as clear as you may be about it, just doesn’t happen right away. And getting from here to there takes effort, energy and...

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Resurrection of the Senses: This Creative Life

It’s Easter Sunday. My step kids have gone home. And my husband is at sea. So I decided to get myself up from the computer where I’ve been spending a lot of time lately and go for a walk. I took my iPod to keep me company and stave off those lonely holiday blues. But no sooner had I closed the door behind me than Life grabbed me by the senses. I was so impressed; I could not put the earbuds in my ears. So off I went, down the quiet tree-covered lane I like to walk, with...

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