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Keep Calm and Keep Creating What You Want

 Have you ever wondered how and why so many “Keep Calm” signs are appearing all over the place? Maybe in part because the folks at the official Keep Calm and Carry On store make it pretty fun and easy…

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3 Sources of Inspiration: A Person, Place and Book

Here are a few sources of inspiration that I’ve been enjoying lately. They are helping me to deal with the self-doubts, worries and feelings of overwhelm involved with writing and aspiring to indie publish my first book and growing the Possibility Box…

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Source of Inspiration: Dani Shapiro

This is what my copy of Still Writing by Dani Shapiro looks like after one night of binge reading. Green and yellow sticky-notes sticking out like blades of grass sprouting and rays of sunshine beaming from between the pages. Nothing…

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5 Fave Sources of Inspiration at the Moment

1) My husband’s hat from Kobold Expedition Tools, with the positive message “Embrace Adventure,” which seemed fitting during a challenging family hike in the Northern California redwoods 2) The…

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Are Positive Signs Coming to a City Near You?

If you believe in signs from the Universe, you might be more likely to see an inspiring one this week thanks to Smile Across America. Starting this week, 37 billboards with positive messages from Smile Across America and their partners…

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Antidote to the Daily News? Natural Beauty

Sometimes I feel sick — literally physically ill — after reading the daily news headlines. How are we supposed to go normally about our business after reading regularly — ad nauseum — about the horrors and lack of humanity in…

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This One Goes Out to Writers Who Want to Write Books Not Blogs and Tweets

I’ve been frustrated by my initial foray into Twitter. Mainly because I cannot #decipher #whattheheck @anyone #issaying. So it struck me as funny when I recently spotted this quotation on a notebook at Target: “Shakespeare never tweeted a sonnet.” As…

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Inspiration Is Everywhere

Even on the sugar packets that Hawaiian Airlines handed out during a recent trip to the Big Island, with quotations like these from Noah benShea: “Time is an orchard; every moment is ripe with opportunity.”  “If you’re fortunate…

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Source of Inspiration: Sue Shanahan

As an aspiring author writing about the roles of inspirational messages and serendipity in helping me to write my first book, The Possibility Book, I am still astonished about connecting with artist and writer Sue Shanahan, whose heart-warming portraits are…

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Encouraging Signs for Your Quest and Mine

For a long time I have been avoiding writing publicly about the quest to write and publish my first book — The Possibility Book.  I haven’t posted much detail here within the Possibility Box, even though the box is supposed…

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