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Elizabeth Gilbert

'Big Magic': A Book Review

Jessica Barrett | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Jessica Barrett

The sentiments in this book are lovely, the advice sound. But I couldn't help but think that it was somewhat like one really long inspirational Pinterest post. Gilbert's personal success is what makes this book credible, and what is getting people to pay attention to it.

You Might Not Be Built To 'Follow Your Passion' -- Here's Why

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.10.2015 | OWN

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The Key To Being Creative Isn't What You Think It Is | Pam Masin | Posted 11.09.2015 | OWN

You do not need anybody's permission to live a creative life. Maybe you didn't receive this kind of message when you were growing up. Maybe your pare...

What 3 Words Define Your Personality Traits?

Sophie Frodsham | Posted 11.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sophie Frodsham

One way to set your intentions on who you want to be in life is to list three words that will, from now on, define the trait of who you are as a person -- who you are today and who you want to become.

10 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Badass Women You Can't Afford to Ignore

Jill Dahl | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

Have you ever listened to someone speak, and the truth in their message shook you to your core? It's a rare moment, but you can probably recall someone you watched live, listened to on the radio or on a podcast, or saw on television that challenged your way of thinking.

On Authorship and Authority

Brooke Warner | Posted 10.22.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

That "authority" and "author" share the same root is a given in publishing circles. To become an author you should have authority in your subject, and those with authority often write books

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Kylie Dunn | Posted 10.18.2015 | Arts
Kylie Dunn

It's not easy to convey just how fantastic TED Talks are and how life changing they have been in my life. So I thought that I should do a post for people who may not be familiar with TED.

Oprah: 'What do you believe?'

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Tony Lobl

Such communion with the Divine has resolved issues for me as diverse as chronic career concerns, health problems, loneliness, and lack. It has also rescued me from self-destructive habits, masked as the false promise of finding happiness in self-centered indulgence.

The Good Advice I Wouldn't Have Listened To In My 20s

Vicki Larson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

First, I would like to congratulate you on your new life. You went through one of the hardest things to experience in life outside of a loved one's death, and here you are -- perhaps a bit frayed around the edges but full of hope, wisdom and enthusiasm nonetheless.

Elizabeth Gilbert Shares A Message of Courage, Passion and Creativity With A Sold Out Seattle Arts & Lectures Audience

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women
L. Steven Sieden

Last night, author Elizabeth Gilbert spoke at the opening session of Seattle Arts and Lecture's 2015 season. The sold out crowd of 2,500 at Seattle's Benaroya Hall came expecting an inspirational evening based on Gilbert's new book Big Magic, and they were not disappointed.

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'Your History Is Whatever You Choose To Tell'

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

Everybody in my family is a talented storyteller. We can't play team sports, we have a tiny little problem with drinking and we're all pret...

Why 'Factually Inaccurate' Memoirs Are More Than Okay

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

This week, Elizabeth Gilbert released what I assume was a highly anticipated new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Unlike her last book -...

Spearheading the Spiritual Revolution: Reflections on Oprah's New 'Super Soul Sessions' Program

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Last weekend, when I stepped onto the campus of UCLA I could feel the buzz. A line extended throughout the campus of energetic people chatting with one another they waited to enter Royce Hall.

Dancing to the Song of the Disciplined Half-Ass: After Reading 'Big Magic'

Jill Dahl | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

Elizabeth Gilbert is my new spirit animal. I have profoundly changed my approach to creating since I read this book. So much so, that I dedicated ...

5 Reasons You Must Follow Your Passion

Susie Moore | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

So often we think we can't make money doing what we love so we do not begin. We separate our job from the work we truly love to do. Getting started on a passion project overwhelms us and we never start. We think an entire life change is required when this is not necessarily true.

Thank You, Elizabeth Gilbert, for Encouraging the Hummingbirds!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Please share this story with your daughter, and encourage her to approach life with wide-eyes and an open heart, following whatever bread crumbs capture her interest without trying to manufacture a calling.

Is it Time to Reignite Your Personal Brand?

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

You may have worked really hard in one career for a long time. You're well established, have a great reputation. Perhaps you're feeling it's time to switch things up. Or maybe you're earlier in your career and not liking how your brand is feeling. You need to reinvent yourself.

8 Famous Authors On The First Book They Ever Loved

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts

What does it mean to love a book? Should it be relatable? Beautiful? Must you share common interests? Is it not just as exciting to curl up with one ...

Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

Freaking Out? 5 Ways Elizabeth Gilbert Deals with Fear & Creativity

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Chantal Pierrat

I recently interviewed Elizabeth Gilbert for the Emerging Women Podcast on the subject of Fear and Creativity (the focus of her newest book, Big Magic, due out in September). The fact that this wildly successful woman still struggles with fear gives me hope!

Evolution of a Writer: An Interview With Elizabeth Gilbert

Omega Institute | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, The Signature of All Things, and the forthcoming Big Magic, speaks with Omega about her...

Why It's Harder to Write the Next Book Than Your Last--And How to Keep Writing Anyway

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

I have experienced more success as a novelist than I ever imagined. So why is writing every new book harder than it was to write the one before? And how do I keep going despite my fears?

How To Spend A Day In The Life Of Your Favorite Fictional Character

Culture-ist | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel

If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.

Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Surprising' About-Face When It Comes To Social Media

OWN | Posted 05.08.2015 | OWN

Elizabeth Gilbert readily admits that just a few years ago, she deliberately avoided using platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Like many others initi...

Blogging Your Novel

Dorit Sasson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

With publishers emphasizing platform to ascertain evidence of future sales, blogging your novel can be much more lucrative than you think. Blogging is still considered to be one of the greatest ways to expand your reach.