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No Foolproof Way To Make Friends After 50

No Foolproof Way To Make Friends After 50

Can you believe it?  Almost 7 years ago I wrote a (perhaps overly) optimistic post about how people like me could connect with other potential friends in midlife.  I was one of the fortunate ones who had a great experience following the tips I developed. Many others were not so lucky. In the time since […]

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Do you think you’re just not creative? This post is for you!

Do you think you’re one of those people who just isn’t creative?  We are all creative, but sometimes we need to take steps to build our creative confidence.  Watch this inspiring TED talk by Ideo’s founder David Kelly about how to rediscover your creative capacity.  

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What Old Dream Still Strikes a Chord in You?

It’s never too late to learn a satisfying new skill.  A few weeks ago, I heard about a man who began practicing yoga for the first time at age 72, then went on to become a certified Yoga instructor.  Now this wonderful opportunity to learn to play the piano–no matter what your age!  Read on…  Online […]

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Tell 3 People Who You Are

 Last night I was listening to HayHouse Radio, which is so inspiring that it deserves a whole post of its own.  I heard for the first time Peggy Rometo’s weekly show “Intuitive Insights.”  Peggy is an intuitive medium and psychic healer.  She told a story about receiving a message from her spiritual source a number […]

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Someone won a $100 gift card…

…and 2 other people won signed copies of my book “Becoming a Life Change Artist.” We videoed the final drawing, and have spent the last 3.5 hours unsuccessfully trying to upload the video to my blog, YouTube and Facebook.  Arghhh. But more importantly, the $100 gift card winner is Angie C.  Congratulations, Angie!!!!!  You have […]

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Going Public as a Clergy Abuse Survivor

When I was a teenager I was molested by a Catholic priest who worked at my high school.  For more than 30 years I hid it from everyone.  In many respects I also hid it from myself. Though I never spoke about it, the impact on my life was profound.  Two failed marriages were just […]

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Covering Up Your Creativity?

I was doing a Q&A session at a book signing event last week when a member of the audience—let’s call her Molly—made this comment: I’m very creative, but when I’m in a job I find myself hiding my creativity, because a lot of businesses don’t seem to appreciate it.  Tomorrow I’m going on a job […]

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And the Winner is…

…Lisa W.  Congratulations, Lisa!  Your tireless support of my new book has paid off.  The random number generator picked one of your entries that was a re-tweet of one of my tweets about the book and gift card giveaway.  Which just goes to prove that more entries makes it more likely that participants will win a book […]

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Teaser Tuesday and Book Pub Date, Oh My

Today is finally the coming out party for Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life. My co-author Fred Mandell and I are very excited.  It’s also Teaser Tuesday for writers on Twitter, so here are a few excerpts suggesting how the process of life change begins […]

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Personal Creativity is Not Optional

Here is a gorgeous video by Jan Phillips reminding us that making time for creative work is as essential to our well-being as breathing.  We are all artists! What creative work is calling to you right now? How do you feed your spirit?

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