The Year of Magical Dreaming

Posts Tagged:motivation

What I’ve Learned from 1,000 Daily Posts

In November 2013, I started this thing, this blog. I knew little where it was headed or how to garner traffic, I just wanted to write. After being away from writing for over a year (the time that it took to publish my book), I missed telling stories. Now, almost three years later, I’ve written nearly every damn day. My... Read More

Adventures Upstate in the Finger Lakes

I feel like the older I get the more reluctant I am to go on adventures, especially those that thrust me out of my comfort zone. On Friday afternoon we left the sticky hot city, two acquaintances and I, with nearly six hours of potential awkward small talk stretched ahead of us. This is scary stuff for me, I’ve only... Read More

Feeling “Meh,” and What to Do With It

At first Elisa and I thought it was summer brain, then it was the heat, and then it was the heaviness of the current state of country/world. Motivation has been low here in our Brooklyn apartment, to say the least. Passion is sputtering along with our attention turned in so many different directions: refugees, suicide bombers, Orlando, #blacklivesmatter. Our energy... Read More

Orchestrate Your Passion

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I read Steven Kotler’s Rise of Superman a couple years ago now, so this Shot of Awe with Jason Silva dissecting Kotler on passion caught my attention. The discussion on passion has been interesting lately. A couple days ago I posted an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert where she is continually course correcting her language NOT to include this illusive quest... Read More

Be Among Those Who Dare To Dare

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I like my brain too much to ever step into a ring, but I definitely feel the lure. There is something primal about fighting, something so satisfying about sparring or hitting a bag. I took and taught kickboxing for years, with zero intention to ever put my pretty teeth at risk;) I should add, I can barely watch a fight... Read More

The Gift of Your Music

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“Don’t die with your music still in you,” was one of the late Wayne Dyer’s favorite quotes. I’m almost certain he said it in every one of his lectures. It was a quote that troubled me for several years when I first heard it, back in early 2008: “But what’s my music?!” I knew I had gifts to give to... Read More

If Information Were Enough We’d All Have Six Pack Abs AND …

Millions of dollars … That ever elusive life balance … Happiness … All of it! How many times in your life have you said/thought: I know what I need to do, I just don’t do it? I’ve said it myself hundreds, if not thousands, of times. So what’s the dealio? Where are we falling short? What are the roadblocks? Sometimes... Read More