Could You Write a Book in a Month?

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Could You Write a Book in a Month?

In 2005 I was confident. I had just appeared on the Today show to promote my first nonfiction book, an account of how my life transformed by sacrificing some little luxuries. Just six months before, I had made a major change, leaving my position as a marketing director at a publishing company to start my own business and begin a writing career.
 
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Writing a novel has always been my dream. Although I was having financial success as a writer, I wasn’t sure that my skills could translate from nonfiction to fiction. Like most working writers, a deadl…

Lost and Stuck in Your Job: 7 Simple Truths to Shift to a Career You Love

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You look at the time every few minutes, counting down the hours and minutes until the work day ends and you can leave.

The last hour feels like forever.

It’s another frustrating day at work. Stuck in yet another project you couldn’t care less…

Rock Bottom? How to Start Digging Your Way Out

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“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Not too long ago, I had the worst week of my life.

Let me give you some background. Just over a year ago, I was diagnosed with a meningioma—a benign brain tumor. “It’s small,” I was told. “It won’t cause you any issues, at least not for several years.”

Fast forward to May 18, 2017. “It has grown. We need to start considering surgery or radiation.”

Whoa. Major brain surgery or radiation to my brain? What a fun way t…

How to Master Difficult Conversations with These Science-Backed Methods

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Everyone dreads difficult conversations. However, science can offer us some good tactics for dealing with them and achieving a great outcome. Sometimes we have to have difficult conversations we would rather not have. They may be with a colleague, lover, neighbor or child. Something needs to be expressed, but we fear the reaction. We’d rather […]…

How a 10-Day Silent Retreat Helped Heal My Grieving Heart

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“In a retreat situation, you are forced to come face to face with yourself, to see yourself in depth, to meet yourself.” ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

When I was at university, doing a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation retreat was considered a hardcore rite of passage only the toughest among us attempted. Those who lasted the distance referred to it as a “mind-blowing” and “life-changing” experience.

“Think of how you feel after an orgasm,” a friend said when I considered finally doing a Vipassana mediation retreat to reconnect with myself after a decade in full time employment. “Imagine feeling for …