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The Secret to Getting Better Results in Anything You Do

by Umar Hameed, founder of Productivity Cubed The best deal I ever negotiated wasn’t even for me. I was helping a friend buy a new car and I was fearless. My friend was ecstatic with the deal and in awe of my negotiating abilities. Six months later it turned out to be a lie! Six […]

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5 Tips on the Fine Art of Storytelling

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. The purpose of storytelling is to share those stories which unite us as human beings. Stories bring us together and bridge the gaps among our differences. They are also tools for learning and exchanging ideas. But not all storytellers are created equal. Surely you have noticed that some people are wonderful […]

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How to Create a More Intentional Life

By Whitney Freya Are you living “intentionally” or by “accident”? This is the question at the root of the self-help industry, the science of Quantum Physics, and the current Spiritual Movement. This trifecta of human development is all coming to the same conclusion, that our world is what we make it. It is this essential […]

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Authenticity is an Inside Job

Everyone thinks they want authenticity, but what does it really mean? If you look at Encarta World Dictionary, it says that it refers to the genuineness or truth of something. For you, that something is YOU – it is being true to your self – your values, your hopes and dreams. It is what was […]

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6 Ways to Nourish Your Muse

By Diana M. Raab, PhD. The term muse comes from the original Muses who were the nine daughters of the Greek God, Zeus. In today’s world, a muse may be thought of as a source of inspiration for a writer and can be a person, situation or even a fantasy. In Ray Bradbury’s book, The […]

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3 Ideas to Help You Blast Through Mental Blocks

by Whitney Freya Do you ever just feel stuck? Do you know how your right brain, as I term your “Artist Within”, can help you to write, write and write without experiencing any sort of writer’s block, or innovate that record-breaking marketing plan, or reconnect you with your teenager? Today, these three ideas will help […]

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6 Ways to Find Focus For Your Memoir

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” ~ Maya Angelou Both memoir and autobiography are written in the first person. However, the difference between them is that memoir is about a slice of life, whereas autobiography is about an entire life. Typically, autobiographies are written […]

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6 Ways to Write a Personal Story

by Diana Raab A personal story can be about an experience you’ve had or a story you want to share about someone else’s experience. You might have a burning need to write about a particular incident and get it off your chest. Whatever your motivation, personal stories do not have to be written only about […]

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Here Are the Keys to Building Relationships That Make a Difference

by Froswa’ Booker-Drew I was fortunate to attend an Intensive at the Jean Baker Miller Institute on Relational Cultural Theory last summer in Boston. Started in the 60s and 70s by individuals such as Dr. Jean Baker Miller, Dr. Judith Jordan and others, Relational Cultural Theory is typically used in counseling but it is a […]

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We Find All That Is Good When We Are Heartfully Present

by Bruce Davis, Ph.D., Author of The Love Letters: Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi Meet Pope Francis Nothing can be compared to the profound joy of inner peace. St. Francis, the medieval saint from the 12th century, is remembered for his love of nature and his humility and concern for all–particularly the very […]

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