If you want to be a writer…write…right?
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If you want to be a writer…write…right?

You want to write a book, but can’t finish. What’s holding you back? Maybe you feel that you haven’t written enough words, perhaps you’ve written too many words, or you can’t write any words at all. Maybe you aren't sure how to create a book that will appeal to a broad swath of people. Regardless of the nature of your obstacles, FOCUS and ACTION are the two main buzz words to remember. The first and most important step is to FOCUS in on your audience and your content. What do you want to write about? How broad or narrow do you want to go with your subject matter? Who are you writing this book for? How can you address the problems or interests of your…

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What are you putting off?

Are you a procrastinator, especially when it comes to things you don’t want to do? If so, do you feel guilty about the things you put off? Do you always seem to have a lot of loose ends? I know I am guilty on all counts.

My wife and I have made the decision to organize our house and downsize the stuff we have. We’ve been living in our home for over thirty years, and we’re collectors of everything! Sometimes just the thought of this project is overwhelming, and I really wish that we had not let this go for so long! Another source of anxiety is the idea of parting with some of our things. Anyone who collects can probably relate to this issue. (more…)

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To go to a Meetup or not go to a Meetup?

Meetup groups serve a very useful purpose to bring together like-minded people who share a common interest. The meetings are normally in person and provide a safe way for people to socialize.

There’s a Meetup group for any kind of interest imaginable. Go to http://www.meetup.com, type in your interest and zip code or country, and you’ll find a group in your immediate area. It’s easy and you don’t have to make a commitment to go to other meetings if it’s not right for you. (more…)

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Are you self-conscious?
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Are you self-conscious?

For as long as I remember, I’ve always been a highly sensitive person (HSP). Always self-conscious about my appearance, I worried about what other people thought of me. Since I was tall for my age, people frequently teased me about this.

While it’s normal for young people to feel awkward and self-conscious, HSPs are like “human sponges.” We react to, and take in everything around us. Feelings are magnified. We have certain intuition or strong feelings about everything and everyone. We feel we’re different from others. (more…)

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