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I write and sell books but my mojo goes up just as much when I sell a book with a thirty-cent royalty as it does for one with several dollars. Same thing with the "likes" on facebook or my blogs. Thanks guys! It makes me feel strong when people give me a vote of confidence. Isn't that why we fix...
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By ANASTASIA ASHMAN On my first serious expat stint, Southeast Asia in the ‘90s, I achieved a state of photographic oblivion. When I set out from Los Angeles I was already solidly unemployed, unproductive, and unmotivated. I had a capricious romance to see me through. In Asia, life losses piled up...
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I come from a land of Earth Mothers. On trips back to the West Coast -- Northern California, Oregon -- I note many hip young women are proud of their soft, rounded bellies, a more feminist 1970s standard of womanliness than the anorexic aughts. Like them, to me "being grounded" has meant...
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A longtime friend messaged me on Facebook yesterday to alert me I need to change my profile photo to a more flattering one. I snapped it in my sunny Istanbul kitchen on my iPhone last month. I’d just had my hair done — and a facial, so not a stitch of makeup. I look somewhat natural, and somewhat...
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Aspire: To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to stardom. To strive toward an end: aspiring to great knowledge. To soar. I used that word in a bio on a social networking site, as in "aspiring writer," and it prompted one of my friends, also a writer, to...