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Stress Relievers

“A relaxed mind is a creative mind.” Yogi tea bag tag We all know that stress can short-circuit our creative drive and leave us feeling drained. A few simple stress-relieving techniques to help you stay calm and focused:* Pick a … Continue reading

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Refreshing Pauses

“Writing is a patient and slow process that requires total concentration but also a relaxed state of mind so ideas and images can flow with an almost organic energy. If I am trying too hard, the muse of inspiration backs … Continue reading

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Slow Motion

Does this ever happen to you? Your day never quite seems to get going and when it does, everything happens in slow motion? Though you had the best of intentions, your creative motor never quite shifts into gear? You’re tempted … Continue reading

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Not Lost

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” “It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” “A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.” “Not all those who wander are … Continue reading

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Napoleonic Napping

“Napping has been found to be physiologically and psychologically beneficial. Napping for 20 minutes can help refresh the mind, improve overall alertness, boost mood and increase productivity. Napping may benefit the heart.” Wikipedia Whoops! I just learned* that the Monday … Continue reading

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Relaxed Attention

“Resolve to do each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master There’s a wonderful story I once read about a cartoonist who had to produce a new cartoon and caption every day. His … Continue reading

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Stress Relievers

Working at your computer for long stretches and pushing yourself mentally to meet your writing goals can be tiring — and sometimes stressful. Sometimes there just isn’t as much variety and energizing activity in our workday as there could or … Continue reading

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