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joann-smith-ainsworth's picture
Nov.02.2012
Thoughts and core beliefs have more impact than I once believed. As soon as I understood their impact, I brought them under my control. Thoughts and the emotions of core beliefs have become devices to produce self-fulfilling prophecies for improvement in my craft. Over the years, I’ve learned to...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jun.03.2012
I felt disconnected and preoccupied for a long time. Despite the mounting worry deep down, I never lost hope. I took what came my way, making the most out of every possibility. I held on, blindly believing that something would shift and eventually come my way. Night after night I clung to my pillow...
dave-kahle's picture
Jan.24.2012
           I fielded a call from a disgruntled client a couple of weeks ago.  He had subscribed his sales force of seven people to a program that included four one-hour training sessions, delivered on-line, and a 45 minute session for him to show him how to...
sharif-khan's picture
Aug.11.2011
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself."– Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States The turmoil from recent global economic instability has spawned a media frenzy which has all but crippled the masses with fear and panic. How can we put fear behind us in these turbulent...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.07.2011
May 7     Pinocchio as a Girl       I should be painting today instead of reframing the future, an unnecessary and ephemeral job at best.  Kind of like lassoing an unborn colt, I try to put a rope around something that cannot get away.  Outcome hasn’t much to do with...
sean-keefer's picture
May.03.2011
I just got back from vacation, which is why I haven’t posted in a while.  Quite wonderful, well except for the day one of the canines decided he wasn’t getting enough attention and had to go to the vet.  After a 45-minute drive and an eye-popping bill for an upset stomach, I spent the drive back to...
sean-keefer's picture
May.03.2011
I just got back from vacation, which is why I haven’t posted in a while.  Quite wonderful, well except for the day one of the canines decided he wasn’t getting enough attention and had to go to the vet.  After a 45-minute drive and an eye-popping bill for an upset stomach, I spent the drive back to...
steven-belanger's picture
Apr.04.2011
I used to write very consistently, every day.  Of course, that was before I had a rewarding, but draining, job; this was also before I had anything closely resembling a life, as well.  Now I have both, and the caveat to that, which in a million years I never would have foreseen, is that I don't do...
deniseWhite's picture
Mar.06.2011
Impermanence; clear your mind and write about it.  You sit still and focus on the nothingness about you, five, ten, time passes; the muse speaks and you begin to write.  Has your mind focused on a single object and left all the background noise in a blur, like a wide aperture lens opening or are...
sean-keefer's picture
Feb.02.2011
Things I have lost.  There is a guitar strap.  Been gone for years.  One of my favorite tee-shirts - no idea where it went.  And then there is my youthful innocence.  Well, actually I know where that it is, but I doubt it is ever coming back.   However, mostly what has been lost is a sense of focus...