The Prep Work

It’s not uncommon that the prep work necessary to achieve something takes exponentially more time than the actual achievement. Just to apply for the Boston Marathon you have to have run at least one marathon within the qualifying time limits. So you first learn how to run a marathon, then run one to get a…

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Hiding Inside Your Head

There are entire universes in each of us. Our minds are an entirely self-sustaining environment just like a terrarium.  Things can get in and they can get out, but they are also a world unto themselves busily going on with the every moment process of living and being and becoming. This doesn’t mean they are…

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Creating Your Path

Ever notice that some of your best ideas, your “aha moments” and epiphanies happen when you’re not thinking of something?  In fact they come where your brain is off doing something else completely, focused on nothing and your body/emotions/soul are running the show.  We think if it as getting the right idea at exactly the…

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Crushing Expectations

Artists of all types have a bit of performance anxiety. It looks different depending on the modality and venue. Actors and dancers can get adrenalized before a performance, rehearsal, or tryout/audition, visual artists worry about the response to a particular piece or showing, writers try to not value the reviews even while they are reading…

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Musings on Science and the Akashics

It’s interesting to me to watch the scientific process, or at least as much of it as gets reported, as its reacting to and on this information age and the ongoing technology explosion. We’re taught to think of science as a linear progression, figuring out one piece of the puzzle which leads us to finding…

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Time To Quit

I’m all about follow through.  Keeping your promises. Do what you say you will do. See things through to the end. All that stuff.  But like with most everything, too much of a good thing can be too much.  Life is not about absolutes and one size rarely fits all and sometimes not even some. …

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Combating the Inner Critic

From Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert “I believe that this good kind of arrogance-this simple entitlement to exist, and therefore to express yourself-is the only weapon with which to combat the nasty dialogue that may automatically arise within your head whenever you get an artistic impulse. You know the nasty dialogue…

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