6 Ways To Find Your Inner Genius

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From the Huffington Post, July 28, 2015 I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s latest book, The Innovators. It took me three weeks to get past page 20. Reading the early chapters took on epic proportion as every night I plowed through two or three pages trying to understand what in the world these innovators were trying to accomplish. […]

7 Ways To Create A Successful Life

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Life doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be wonderful. The possibility of creating a successful life that is balanced and blissful keeps options and opportunities alive so we can grow and change. To create a successful life also means being comfortable with what fits with who you are and who you want to […]

5 AMAZING FACTS YOU CAN LEARN FROM YOURSELF

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Today is everyday. And everyday is an opportunity to learn something fabulous about who you are. Think of your life as a giant goodie basket. You can use everything in this goodie basket to your advantage, such as taking on life’s challenges head on, meeting important needs or finding personal and professional success. Life is a […]

7 Creative Skills That Can Make You More Successful in Business

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As published in the Huffington Post: May 17, 2014 For as long as I can remember, my teachers, parents, friends, mentors and educators said,  “A person is oriented either right brain (artistic, intuitive, subjective, more sensory disposed) or left brain (logical, analytical, objectively disposed).” I’m creative. Analytical? Never. I guess that means I need more […]

A Streetcar Named Desire

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I’m writing this blog in the room of my 3 1/2 grandson, Jude Love. My son’s house is full of children playing – five kids all screaming louder than the next. For some strange reason, I feel this is a good time to blog. It’s counter-intuitive, but I’m putting on my mental shield and tuning […]

The Path to Creative Living: Be Vulnerable

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I heard Dr. Brene Brown give a speech on the topic of vulnerability in a TEDTalk. She made the point that to be vulnerable is to have real strength and not just the old-fashioned muscle strength. From personal experience, Dr. Brown related that getting in touch with her extensive emotional palate allowed her to realize a […]

Cruising For A Bruising

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I had trepidations about my cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl leaving on July 7th.  A week on the water with four excursions felt redundant and claustrophobic. Something about ships and small windows. And no, I didn’t have room with a balcony. My roommate and I were on Deck 5, not the lower depths […]

Creativity In The Workplace

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SEARCHING FOR CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE Creativity in the workplace begins with a well-developed understanding of your five senses, your intuitive nature, environmental awareness and  an understanding about how your extensive emotional palate plays into making creative decisions. Creativity means turning news ideas into reality. It starts from examining your extensive emotional palate. Your own […]

Magical Thinking

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We all know what magical thinking is.  I mean we should know what magical thinking means because we do it all the time. Let us say that we are in a situation that is uncomfortable and not to our liking.  For example, we’re in a relationship with a man or a woman that isn’t working […]