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Ten Inspirations

What inspires me today? 1. Thinking of the awesome people in my life. 2. Getting emails from my readers. 3. Reading inspirational quotes as I look for a quote for this post. 4. Creating my own inspirational quote. 😉 5. Letting inspiration flow through me while planning a new story. 6. Getting feedback from a first draft that will make […]

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The Law of Diminishing Intent

I heard of the Law of Diminishing Intent a few days ago, and my first thought was, “Wow. There’s an actual law for this?” Yes. Yes, there is. This is the principle behind it: We have a great new book idea that is going to change the world. It’s important, it’s beautiful, it’s simply amazing… OR We’re going to get […]

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The Foundation of Success

I had a new blog post all written and ready to post, and then I came across this video. It’s only 10 minutes long, and I recommend it to anyone who wants success for themselves or their children. Yes, it’s that important! Enjoy!

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Magic Realism Realized

I knew Gabriel Garcia Marquez was from Colombia, but until I went there, I didn’t realize how his homeland must have influenced his work. They call Colombia the land of magic realism, and it’s very fitting. Colombia is very REAL, and by capitalizing it, I mean more expressive, more colourful, bigger, and louder than the understated colours and culture I’m […]

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Ciudad Perdida

Two days later, we hiked into Ciudad Perdida. The trip up to that point had been amazing: the cloud forest vegetation and flowers, the river, the indigenous dwellings, coca plants, and so much more. The second day of hiking, we passed an elderly indigenous woman on the trail. She asked with hand signals for a hiking stick from a woman […]

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Being an Inspiration

So, I did my part in Colombia to inspire people. I had a panic attack. We’d been working a tough schedule. Mornings at PARE (a home devoted to helping people get off the streets) doing English lessons and teaching the residents skills that they could use to make money. It was loud, high energy, and fun – and for a […]

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Gratitude in Advance

I’ve been doing something lately, totally spontaneously, and then today I find out it’s a thing! Isn’t that the best experience ever, realizing that something that makes your day have more magic and meaning, is actually making a lot of people’s lives brighter around the world. And what is this thing? Advance gratitude. “I would maintain that thanks are the […]

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