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The One Thing That's Holding You Back From Change in 2016

Lindsay Harrison | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Harrison

So this year I'm holding myself accountable to small changes that are doable. Making monumental goals without a definite plan is a recipe for disappointment and failure, which is why most people don't stick with that new diet or exercise regimen past January.

Writing on Writer's Block

Marie Solis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Marie Solis

Since I've graduated from college, I've been suffering from horrible writer's block. The kind that makes you lose complete faith in yourself and in your trade.

The Perfect Book at the Perfect Time: An American Childhood

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Lindsey Mead

Has the perfect book ever found you at the absolutely perfect moment? That happened to me when I was in the Galapagos Islands last month with my children.

How to Make the Most of Your Writing Retreat

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I love my husband, my house, my work, my kids. But, like most writers, I fantasize about a room of one's own, a place where the cell phone doesn't ring and nobody knocks on my door.

Winter Is Magic! Go Outside!

Liz Olson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

So I made a pact with myself: to live in this winter, not just through it. To play more and complain less. And to appreciate each white winter day for how peacefully alive it can make you feel if you get outside long enough to really feel it.

Good Things Come to Those Who Hustle!

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Suchitra Vijayan

I have become accustomed to these words. They are a silent reminder that if Anais Nin hustled I should be hustling too. I smile and setup shop in my nook of the cafe. I tell myself that this is a new day, till I start reading my emails. Then I realize again that, I am at the very bottom of a ponzi scheme called life.

After The Jelly Beans Are All Gone Comes Pentecost

Jack Levison | Posted 07.18.2013 | Religion
Jack Levison

It's official: the end of the Easter season. Pretty soon, in fact, the church will settle in for a long summer of what it calls ordinary time. But not yet.

Annie Dillard, Wheel Of Fortune And Good Friday

Lisa Hickman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

Good Friday is a day that leaves us spinning with questions about the nature of God. Is God's hand in this? Or does this crazy world spin accidentally? How do we know?

A Writer's Must-Read List | Posted 09.17.2011 | Books

What books must any writer read? That’s not for me to say. I have, however, compiled a list of works that lecturers cited as must-reads at my recent...

Why Evangelicals Need Lent

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Lenten fasts are meant to help us see things in a new light. And if ever a people needed to turn out the lights and sit in the darkness for awhile, it is the typical American Evangelical Christian.

'Give It All, Give It Now': A Beautiful Illustration Of Annie Dillard's Writing Advice (PHOTOS)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

"Annie Dillard's words are a song for everybody," he said, "no matter what work one does. As long as you love your work, 'shoot it, play it, lose it,' applies."

Spiritual Toolbox: Meditation - Walking in the World

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Go for a walk. When you take a step with your left foot, breathe the word "Glory." When you take a step with your right foot, breathe the word "Amen."