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The Percolation of Creativity: How to Get Creativity to Flow

I feel the words brewing, percolating, bubbling inside my head.  They are there in limbo. Waiting for the muse to take them to their fate.  I am inspired, but only in thought. In my mind’s eye, I can see a masterpiece, a celebration of creativity.  I feel the way the words touch and move others,… Continue reading The Percolation of Creativity: How to Get Creativity to Flow

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Pushing Past Fear to Your Goals

I, by nature, am a shy person. Or, at least I was as a young girl. This shyness often contradicted my adventurous side that loved trying new things and taking risks. My parents couldn’t believe it when their shy little girl declared that she wanted to be an actress—only I didn’t use the word “actress”;… Continue reading Pushing Past Fear to Your Goals

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Bright Light Living Was My A-ha Moment

[The following was originally posted one year ago when I first began my blog. While the nature of the blog site has changed a bit, the logic behind BrightLightLiving is still the same.] Bright Light Living is about my a-ha moment. Sometimes you can hear or see something repeatedly, but it just doesn’t register –… Continue reading Bright Light Living Was My A-ha Moment

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Writing in the Zone

Do you remember when stereograms (like the one above) were really popular?  Stereograms are photos containing hidden 3D images that reveal themselves when the viewer focuses his/her eyes in a certain way.  I remember going to the mall and seeing photos of stereograms like the one above for sale. I would stare and stare and… Continue reading Writing in the Zone

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Taking Time to BREATH

On this brisk New Year's Eve morning (who am I kidding, it's downright freezing), I thought I would post something I wrote five years ago. . . One morning (in my attempt to write daily), I decided that I was just going to sit down and write, not worrying about grammar, style, or even subject… Continue reading Taking Time to BREATH

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How Bad Do You Want to Achieve Your Goal?

2018 is fast-approaching. (Granted with the Christmas holiday, I find that I don't know what day of the week it is, which is a great feeling!) Give or take a day or two, the New Year is upon us. And you know what that means?!  It's time for those good ol' New Year's Resolutions! You… Continue reading How Bad Do You Want to Achieve Your Goal?

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Writing’s Most Important Success Factor

It has been a while since I’ve worked on my blog. Life got hectic and I allowed excuses to dominate. Looking back, I realized it was actually fear that was dominating. After months of consistent writing and posting, I had put on the brakes. This was right around the time that I had announced to my… Continue reading Writing’s Most Important Success Factor

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The Art of Listening to YOU

Life does not come with a guide book.  It is filled with choices and the need to make decisions.  Should you take that new job offer? Is the person you’re dating really right for you?  Should you move into that new house? Don’t you wish someone could just TELL YOU EXACTLY what you were supposed… Continue reading The Art of Listening to YOU

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How to Get Past the Messy Middle

It's been a while since I've updated this blog.  For many reasons . . . Time constraints. Sickness. More time constraints. The longer I was away from the writing, the easier it was not to write. The easier it was to lose my vision (or rather my belief in that vision).  In simple terms, I… Continue reading How to Get Past the Messy Middle

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Trust the Process

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.        - Robert Collier I have big goals this year, and I have to admit: I am struggling with the process—the process of getting this blog off the ground, writing the sequel to my book, and getting fit. The process… Continue reading Trust the Process

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Trust Each Step

New England Patriot's Jacoby Brisett just wrote a beautiful letter to Obama after his trip to the White House.  He wrote about Obama blazing a trail for him to follow.  His posting was so genuine, inspiring, and heartfelt---I felt compelled to check out his Twitter feed which led me to this image (posted from him… Continue reading Trust Each Step

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Getting Back to Fiction

April 19, 2017 I have learned from first-hand experience that writing is indeed a muscle. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. Alternatively, when you get away from writing -- well -- it (like exercise) becomes quite difficult to pick back up. I wrote my first book, Marianna Mestre: Nothing’s As It Seems (Volume 1), and published it exactly… Continue reading Getting Back to Fiction