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Smoke Gets In My Head

Fire season is melting my brain As a native Californian, wildfire season should be no surprise I’ve lived here for most of my life. I raised my kids in the foothills of Southern California, where flames licked the ridges of the…

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The Road Trip to Inspiration

Is your well of creativity running dry? Get in the car In my experience, there is nothing that both relaxes and unleashes the imagination like settling in for a long car ride. Not a commute, not a schlepp to a…

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At a Writer’s Conference?

Do This, Not That: Seven Success Tips Attending a conference can be a powerfully inspiring and educational experience, connecting you with published authors, agents, editors, and propelling you forward on your writing journey. Or it can be an intimidating and…

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What Happened While I Sat

I carve out some time every morning to sit. Nothing special or mystical. I just sit there. Sometimes I listen to a guided meditation, or I listen to some nice recorded Tibetan singing bowls. Other times I set a timer…

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