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22 writing prompts that jog childhood memories - WriteShop. My childhood memories are rich and varied.

22 writing prompts that jog childhood memories - WriteShop

I loved visiting my grandma’s apartment, with its fringed window shades and faint smell of eucalyptus. Her desk drawers, lined in green felt, spilled over with card decks, cocktail napkins, and golf tees. Every door in the house was fitted with wobbly crystal doorknobs. 115 prompts to get you writing your life story: What To Do When You Don’t Know What to Do.

“He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.”

What To Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

~Chinese Proverb Here’s the thing: I don’t know what to do. About this thing, about that thing. About big things and small things. About anything. Ways Writers Can Collaborate - and Kick-Start the Creative Process! - Cheryl Reif Writes. Earlier this week, I shared some of the joys of collaborating with other creative types…but I think I missed something.

Ways Writers Can Collaborate - and Kick-Start the Creative Process! - Cheryl Reif Writes

It’s all well and good to talk about why collaboration is great for the creative process, but if you’re a writer–probably working solo from your home office–what does collaboration actually look like? Hans Splinter, Flickr. 10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s. A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. Maybe You Don't Know What Love Is. Love is Not Enough. The Guide to Strong Boundaries. This post is long overdue.

The Guide to Strong Boundaries

Since I wrote Models: Attract Women Through Honesty and mentioned the importance of maintaining strong personal boundaries, people have been asking me what boundaries actually are, what they look like, how to build them and maintain them, do they help that much, are they that important, do they stop your girlfriend from farting too much in her sleep, where are my keys, have you seen my keys, where are my damn keys? PSA: Setting strong personal boundaries are not a cure-all for your relationship woes (or your lost keys).

The Most Important Question of Your Life. Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room. Everyone would like that — it’s easy to like that. If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” And you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? The Vulnerability Primer. I’ve talked a lot about the benefits of vulnerability and how we can implement it in our lives to make deeper connections and ultimately have more satisfying relationships.

The Vulnerability Primer

Interestingly, I get a lot of questions surrounding the same issues about vulnerability, so I figured I’d try to clarify myself here, once and for all. As a quick refresher, vulnerability is consciously choosing to NOT hide your emotions or desires from others. The Theory of Meta-Awesomeness. Meta-awesomeness is a term I invented for when someone recognizes that something about themselves is uncool, which then ironically makes them cool.

The Theory of Meta-Awesomeness

For example, the guy who can be a condescending prick who also makes fun of himself for being a condescending prick. Or the boyfriend who knows he can be insensitive at times and asks his girlfriend to help him be better about it. Why Some Dreams Should Not Be Pursued. Shut Up and Be Patient. Managing wounds doc. Healing Your Mother (or Father) Wound. If you choose to follow the path of meditation, you are likely to encounter what are sometimes referred to as your "karmic knots"-those physical and emotional traumas you have accumulated throughout your lifetime.

Healing Your Mother (or Father) Wound

For instance, when you sit in meditation for a lengthy period, physical tensions in your body caused by stress or old injuries may manifest as a stabbing pain between the shoulder blades, an aching neck, or throbbing legs. Similarly, all your unfinished psychological issues will appear either as physical pain or other body sensations, intense emotions, voices, or as disturbing images that arise seemingly from nowhere. There is no way to avoid these experiences, nor should you. By allowing these sensations and emotions full expression while mindfully paying attention to them, you become free of them. Acknowledging & Healing Our Generational Pain with Self Love. 10 Feb The MOTHER/PARENTAL Wound :: Acknowledging & Healing Our Generational Pain with Self Love “During the creation process we borrow tissue from our mothers body.

Acknowledging & Healing Our Generational Pain with Self Love

That means that your matter or material is all maternal. This is why in Latin mother means “mater” and father means “pater”, he sparked the pattern.