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Month: October 2014

Creativity Thursday: 7 Ways to Recover from a Bad Review

Creativity Thursday: 7 Ways to Recover from a Bad Review

    The song has been written, the portrait painted or the book written, but none of these are well received. The critics are harsh, your fans are not impressed and nothing is selling. So what do we do? We cry—allow yourself the opportunity to mourn for the project We gather feedback—at times critics can be harsh, but are there tips that you can use in that critic.  How about the feedback from your fans?  What are they saying? We…

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Caregiving Monday: Why We Don’t Like to Be Reminded of Our Own Mortality

Caregiving Monday: Why We Don’t Like to Be Reminded of Our Own Mortality

GG* has only one first cousin left on her mother’s side of the family.  Recently, another first cousin passed away.   GG’s  first reaction was “I’m the oldest now.”  She said this with a badge of honor, that she was the oldest of the cousins.  However, there was also the unstated statement of “I’m next in line.” Although she did not verbalize this statement, it was obvious this statement was on her mind. The older senior adults become, the more aware…

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Transitional Friday: When Divorce Strikes

Transitional Friday: When Divorce Strikes

Most people do not enter marriage thinking, “one day we will divorce.” However, over the last three decades the divorce rate has continued to grow to include over half of the population. I’d like to believe that most people enter marriage thinking “this is the man or woman I plan to spend the rest of my life with.” There are a variety of reasons why marriages do not work out, but irreconcilable differences and finances are two of the most…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Ways to Survive as a Starving Artists

Creativity Thursday: 9 Ways to Survive as a Starving Artists

      Some people may enjoy being a starving artists, but most people don’t. Talent and a dream is a great motivator, but there are times when it’s not enough.  Even some of the great artists of our day struggled for years before being discovered or reaching the pinnacle of their success. In the meantime, the rent must be paid and food must be put on the table. So what are some ways to provide for oneself while reaching…

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