PreOrder Kelly Eckert’s Spirit Animal Book!

My very dear Kelly Eckert, who’s been teaching courses in finding and communicating with spirit animals, has been collecting her wisdom into a book and set of cards (Unleash the Animal Within) that are due to appear in April. You can pre-order now, in any one of several interesting packages, ranging from the book and…

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Becoming an Expert. One Day at at Time.

Over at Study Hacks, which if you read this blog often, you know I both adore and argue with often, Cal Newport is talking about his strong belief (and I’m with him here) that to become successful, we need expertise. He got started on this, this time (he addresses this a lot) in thinking about…

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Getting Involved

I’ve been consciously practicing getting involved when I see something that looks like it needs to be addressed — a dog wandering around in a neighborhood where I don’t usually see dogs, for instance, or a baby groundhog looking like it’s about to wander into the street.  This requires that I 1) pay attention to…

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Secrets and Keeping Silence

It’s been a week all about secrets, for me.  First off, we listened in coven to a story from Diana’s Grove Mystery School, which included Cynthea’s brilliant work on secrets:  “The sin that haunts a secret,” she writes, “is not found in the desire for private sharing or the need to keep a confidence held tight.  The sin that…

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On Not Being Productive

  I’ve started taking an online course from Pace and Kylie,  called “Peaceful Productivity.”  I love Pace and Kylie’s work; they’re funny and smart and loving and Full Of Good Ideas. So one of the first Good Ideas in the Peaceful Productivity course is to live through an hour of UNproductivity.  And Pace and Kylie will be…

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On Not Starting New Projects

I’ve been thinking about Marie Forleo’s post on how to start following through on projects, since I linked to it on Friday.  She’s got excellent advice on creating the follow-through habit, but I’ve been most intrigued by her last hint: don’t start new projects till you finish the ones you started. What.  The.  Hell. Now, this…

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Brief Thoughts on Courage

Cal Newport has an interesting post up at Study Hacks on the problems with, as he puts it, “the courage culture.”  He means by this the construction of our lives as one in which we are the heroes, battling against the surroundings which seek to keep us tied down to our boring jobs, rather than seeking our…

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