Quiet your anxiety. Write, Forrest! Write!

Are you anxious? Writing makes a person clear. I write privately (journal) almost every day of my life. It settles down my robust, wants-to-think-everything-through, rule-the-world, solve-all-problems brain. Let’s blast through our old writing fears about writing. Here are a few:  “My writing is full of mistakes.” Of course! Mistakes are proof that you tried. Successful people...
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Small is the new Big!

I last sent this post out in 2013 entitled: “Two’s company!  Three’s a crowd!” Now I’m naming it:  “Small is the new big!” Invest in the small and big will result—not always visibly but in results! Here’s the post: What we said as kids, “Two’s company!  Three’s a crowd!” …can be mathematically proven. The  formula is: P x P –...
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What’s in your ___________ ?

It’s not how powerful, rich, intelligent, efficient, pretty or famous we are or are not. It’s easy to rate ourselves by such standards. We’ve been trained in such things. Thankfully, they simply don’t work in the long haul with regards to what really matters. What matters is that we truly care (however imperfectly) and that we seek to (however imperfectly) be completely trustworthy.  ...
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Paying Respects Today

Today and tomorrow, many folks remember those who have passed before us. It’s an encouraging gratitude exercise. Here’s mine:  Mrs. Beeman, R.I.P., my next-door neighbor during my grammar school years, taught me how to slant all my cursive writing in one direction.  Seeing a sample of my penmanship, she exclaimed to my mother, “Eleanor, send John over. I...
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Those Writing Ah-ha’s can be Yours!

Image Source Some of us want to write emails that are easy-to-read, accurate, organized, and convincing. In the various business writing and grammar classes I teach around the country my participants have lots of ah-ha’s and break-throughs. They learn how to really connect with their readers–including their boss! I love it! I also love your writing stories. I want to gently re-awaken the...
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Crayonic instead of Cryonic

Oops! I wanted cryonic to be crayonic in my post just five minutes ago! But I’d just eaten chocolate ice cream and strawberries so I missed it.  Even though crayonic is my made up word for using crayons to write, it is definitely better than cryonic which is “the practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may...
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