The Possibility Box

What positive messages appeared to you today?

General

Dealing with Negativity about Creativity

Recently during teatime with a friend, I was complaining about that tortuous phase of writing a book when boring qualities like self-discipline and determination come in handy. She made me laugh out loud by describing “The Life of a Project”…

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A Sign That We Shouldn’t Stress

My family and I were on a schedule, hurrying to leave the popular ski town of Truckee before everyone from nearby resorts tried to do the same. But first we needed to feed the kids, so we headed for a…

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Poster Guy for Possibilities

“If we are to teach our children to chase their dreams, we must also chase ours.” – Matt Hoggatt. Matt recently wrote those words in his blog post announcing that he has quit his job to pursue music full-time. Here’s why I’m…

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Here’s To Matt Hoggatt

To celebrate 2013 and its new possibilities, I would like to propose a toast. Because there’s a Jimmy Buffett connection, the toast might be best with a margarita, Boat Drink or virgin tropical-juice blend in a big fishbowl glass: Here’s…

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Prettiest Products with Positive Messages (Part 5)

Whatever I resolve to do in January, I often forget to do by February. Maybe this year, decorating the house with reminders of goals and dreams could make it easier to remember and prioritize them. Here and there around my…

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5 Prettiest Products with Positive Messages (Part 4)

In the home stretch of the series on top sources of Prettiest Products with Positive Messages, I’d like to feature Catching Fireflies, where you can find everything from mugs and magnets to vases and trinkets with words of inspiration. Among…

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5 Prettiest Products with Positive Messages, Part 3

This series is becoming more about five places to find some of the prettiest products with positive messages, rather than specific products, and today I’m happy to share this tip about a new place to find that special something for…

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Five Prettiest Products with Positive Messages, Part 2

Want to give encouragement and inspiration this holiday season? Let the Prettiest Products with Positive Messages series be one of your gift guides. A good excuse to make a cup of tea, wrap yourself in a blanket, and browse. A…

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Why Rejection Is Good for You

Yesterday morning I was searching for a beautiful picture to post with the following celebration of rejection. But what I found instead, is the positive message pictured here encouraging the making of your own movie, from Jeff Bollow at FAST Screenplay. (Thanks,…

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Positive Sign at the Writer’s Digest Conference

Two girlfriends and I took the mini-adventure of a lifetime and traveled to the Writer’s Digest Conference in Los Angeles to pitch literary agents on our book ideas. We stepped outside our regular worlds and our comfort zones, and offered…

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