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Creativity – from Maya Angelou

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DOUBT – a roommate in your head

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I was watching an interview with Arianna Huffington on PBS  (I love her accent, intelligence and gumption) speaking about her life’s trajectory. Talking about her own experiences with ongoing doubts she said “Doubt is the roommate living in my head.”

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The time to flower – Patti Smith

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“I believe that we, that this planet, hasn’t seen its Golden Age. Everybody says its finished … art’s finished, rock and roll is dead, God is dead. Fuck that! This is my chance in the world. I didn’t live back there in

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Make a mental movie

Warren Bennis, one of the most respected authorities on leadership in the world, said: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” On the surface, this sounds perfunctory. But when we examine this more deeply, several important implications arise.

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Why Beauty Matters – Roger Scruton

Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives. In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness and

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Web of Influence

YESTERDAY’S “MOMENT” ~  Time Warner Cable was in the studio again trying to get me steady internet connection *).  One of the two technicians was helping me  move part of my scattered collection (in the art studio) of broken branches,

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…all part of creation

“Everyday we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we

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Is procrastination productive?

WHAT WE DO TO NOT GET TO THE WORK **) A comic by Lauren Purje ~~ and you can immediately relate! http://hyperallergic.com/68846/is-procrastination-productive/  

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Originality by Robert Henri

“Don’t worry about your originality. You couldn’t get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do.”  ― Robert

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First aligning…

“When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical

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