Someone once told me that writers have especially intuitive dreams. I’ve had some soul-shaking ones, and last week’s was a doozy. But more on that later. So I consulted the Internet. Turns out there are whole books on the subject of writers and dreams. Did you know that without dreams we wouldn’t have Frankenstein, The Strange Case … More What Are Your Dreams Telling You?
Did you happen to catch Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar speech? Sure, it had your typical Hollywood elements of narcissism, divine shout-outs, and a complete disregard for larger matters that his own character brought to light. None of that impressed me. What did impress me, however, were the questions he posed regarding the three things a person should … More What Are Your Three?
At age 30, with a great education, a decent job, a loving wife, and a first child on the way, Jia Jiang realized he never chased his dreams because he always chose security over rejection. He saw himself dying with regrets and told his wife so. Despite being pregnant (when most people would choose security … More Rejection: A Love Story
Once upon a time, there was a hero. (S)he lived in a world where things weren’t perfect, but they were livable. Then something happened to change all that. At first (s)he denied it. Then someone convinced the hero otherwise. (S)he set off to do something. Things challenged the hero along the way. Eventually, (s)he got … More Story
In case it wasn’t obvious through my posts like the one on happiness and many of my Tweets, I’m a huge fan of TED Talks. I came across a new one in a book workshop I’m currently taking (shout to Debbie Reber), and it was so inspiring I had to share. Start With Why (Video) by Simon Sinek If … More Start With Why
As Dr. Shelley Carson points out her book Your Creative Brain, creativity is not limited to artists or writers. “We are all creative,” she insists. “Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far.” And she’s not just talking about surviving external events. She’s talking about surviving the internal ups and downs of … More Wallet Exercise