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MOTIVATION | MOTIVATION

carole-thibodeaux's picture
Jan.06.2010
It lived a long time inside of me.  I knew it well and just needed to get it from the inside to the outside.  But I had never before written a novel.  I guess I just never took the time or found the motivation.  Finally came that blessed day known as retirement.  I looked over my long list of...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Dec.31.2009
I keep having small aha moments that all add up to the same big idea: making my own tiny difference in the world leaves me feeling empowered, while simultaneously chipping away at the problems that surround me. While my little acts won’t actually fix anything on their own, they do add up to make a...
doug-brooks's picture
Dec.19.2009
Publish… Passions… People… (Chapter 2) Write Now! I was a Cincinnati Bengals fan in the 80’s when Boomer Esiason and Ickey Woods lost in Super Bowl XXIII to Joe Montana and Jerry Rice’s 49ers.  A year afterward the Bengals sucked and continued to suck year after year.  I remember the famous games...
raymond-mallette's picture
Nov.29.2009
     My blogs have a habit of being so long. I will try to express what I want to write about here in fewer words.      Nicholas Jeffrey Mallette was born on July 17th 2005 with Trisomy 21. That's a fancy medical term for Down Syndrome.      Immediately we were showered with the, "Oh I'm so...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Oct.31.2009
I’ve discovered a fun new hobby in revisiting some memories of my youth through the pop culture markers that framed them. Whether these memories are triggered by old songs, movies, television programs or books, it’s fascinating to take them in again a decade or two since they were the must see,...
peg-crompton's picture
Oct.07.2009
In day-to-day living changes are subtle and often go unnoticed.  We move about our business and seldom reflect.  Each moment is a story unfolding that often goes untold.  For each new thing we learn, each story we hear or create, there are thousands more.   Like a photograph, we capture but a...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Oct.02.2009
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “It’s the climb.” – Miley Cyrus A grown woman who’d like to be taken seriously should probably seek her inspiration in quotes from the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, but I’m not afraid to admit I prefer teen pop tart Miley Cyrus. Until...
lakisha-spletzer's picture
Sep.24.2009
Sometimes staying motivated through all the edits and changes can be hard. You feel that despair hit you. So many edits and yet you know that they are necessary to make your story great.You have to dig in deep and persevere because if you don't, all that hard work and creativity will go down the...
mary-cook's picture
Sep.17.2009
When someone harms us or is hurtful in some way, we tend to absorb and retain these energies. We often obsess about the experience, and tell everyone we know, letting the story and its feelings grow. Our response to harm may be self-righteous indignation, or chronic pain and suffering. It may be...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Aug.28.2009
There seem to be phases in life when you need to go it alone to prove your independence, ponder your path, or just generally figure things out. These phases, I’ve discovered, are for the young. By the age of 30, it seems like every one of us Lone Rangers should find not only our Tonto, but an...