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Inspirational words

Inspirational words

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"Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." ~Hermann Hesse I woke up this morning with one pervasive thought—how very different my life w...

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One of the best things about starting my career in theater is that I got used to rejection very early on in my life. Now every once in a while I get disappointed, but in a few minutes (literally) I...

This just in: Don't let rejection stop you from writing and submitting your work

"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours -- it is an amazing journey -- and ...

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"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ~Leonard Cohen

This just in: How to let the light in

"After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world." ~Philip Pullman My dog, Phin, is adjusting to our new apartment. Sometimes he gets some anxiety tha...

This just in: Anne Lamott and Brandon McMillan taught me another lesson about the power of stories

As I finished unpacking the last of my boxes, I realized I haven't had my own space in almost a year. My apartment building in New York was converted to condos so my lease expired on May 1, 2014. A...

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Taking life one day at a time as I start over in D.C.

This just in: Taking life one day at a time as I start over

Waking up in Washington and inspired by Dr. Oliver Sacks

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Happy Lunar New Year! How will you make this your best year yet?

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"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters." ~Seneca Today's my last day in Florida. Tomorrow I'll take off for Washington D.C. to start the next chapter of ...

This just in: Ready to meet what's been waiting for me

Washington D.C. - my new home city

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"And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." ~J.K. Rowling There's something amazingly strange and eventually wonderful about starting from rock bottom. Rock bottom'...

This just in: Rock bottom is a strong place to start

Feeling down? Write yourself a letter from the future.

This just in: Feeling down? Write yourself a letter from the future

Practicing long-distance meditation with others is a powerful and restorative gift.

This just in: Joining forces through long distance meditation

"To bring the end safely home is the goal of the creative mind." ~Dr. E.O. Wilson

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It's hard to understand life in the moment, especially the tough moments. When I look back on my hard times, I know now why each of them happened. This is why reflection is so important, why it hel...

This just in: We're not meant to see everything that's meant to be

This is my pup Phin on crate rest. The goal of every march to healing is wholeness, not speed. Slow and steady wins the race.

This just in: Take your time to heal

I saw this hand drawn index card yesterday and it felt fitting since I'm preparing for another move into a future that seems uncertain. Whenever I get a little queasy about leaving my comfort zone,...

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I'm making the move back to Washington D.C.!

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Whenever something surprises my 4-year-old niece, Aubree, she says, "I did not see that comin'!" in her trademark raspy little voice. I find myself saying that on a more than daily basis this year....

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Healing is a lot like becoming a Jedi - it requires a lot of waiting, learning, puzzling & patience.

This just in: Healing is like Yoda

"If you see a whole thing -- it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern...

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We are what we think, and what I wanted to think about were the blessings of life, large and small. I wanted to be wowed; I wanted to laugh; I wanted to stay positive and send that positive energy ...

This just in: We are what we think

When Will Ferrell took to the screen to play Buddy the Elf, I'm certain he was channeling the disposition of a dog - a happy-go-lucky, life-loving dog. While we spend a lot of time wallowing in our...

This just in: Dogs remind me of Buddy the Elf