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Mary Beth Maziarz
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Mary Beth Maziarz is a professional songwriter, creative workshop facilitator, and the author of Kick-Ass Creativity: An Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers, and Creative Professionals (Hampton Roads). Visit her online at

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Dropping Out of the Cult of Busy

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:59 PM

There comes a time when you just realize: okay, that's enough.

For now, I respectfully have had enough running around, hyperscheduling, always muscling toward some idea of full personal potential and chronically chemically convincing my body and brain to be up or down or organized or...

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Nine Ways to Screw Up Your Creative Mojo

(3) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 6:12 PM

There are a lot of resources out there for us writers/artists/creators wanting to crank up our creative energy and productivity, and some of them are fantastic. (I may have a specific one in mind, even.) However, it's often easier to find wisdom under the hearty contrast of what NOT to...

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4 Ways to Kick Your Year into Creative High Gear

(7) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 7:38 AM

I have a long-term love/hate thing going with resolutions. I love how they infuse us with boldness and adventure and hope, but I'll confess: there's a "fizzle effect" that can hit pretty hard after the initial buzz wears off. Many of us who work in creative fields or pursue artistic...

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The Creative Family Summer: 6 Breakthrough Ways to Ignite Your Family's Creative Side

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2010 | 9:21 AM

It's been weeks since the kids got out of school, yet the idealistic scenes of summer you imagined are nowhere to be seen. Between the various enticing digital screens, catching up on the lawn and house projects, and the usual outdoor activities, there's lots of individual "playing" -- sometimes even...

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