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How To Think Like A Writer

How To Think Like A Writer

Commented May 17, 2014 at 09:04:19 in Books

“This is so excellent. I have nothing to add. I WILL save and revisit! THANKS!”
I Lost Weight: After Being Inspired By Carnie Wilson, Stacey Morris Lost 185 Pounds

I Lost Weight: After Being Inspired By Carnie Wilson, Stacey Morris Lost 185 Pounds

Commented Jun 12, 2013 at 21:00:43 in Healthy Living

“This success is very exciting. But losing the weight--for all the attention it gets--is a minor thing compared to keeping it off. Please come back in ten years to tell us how you kept it off.

In fact, tell us now exactly how you'll keep it off. It can be tough to realize that fat or thin, life goes on. It doesn't get perfect just because our bodies are right-sized.”

chickey soup on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:12:49

“what a negative nasty defeatist attitude.

plenty of people keep it off - by staying active and continuing to monitor what they eat.

plenty of people gain it back because
1) they lost it wrong to begin with (crash diets anyone)
2) they go back to their bad habits

sounds like you may have a weight problem and are using "it will just comeback" as an excuse.”

Sidney F on Jun 14, 2013 at 06:47:05

“Stacey's weight-loss journey and success is exciting, but losing 185 pounds is no minor thing. Moreover, demanding that the author "tell us now" what her plan for keeping the excess off and implying that she doesn't know that it will entail continual hard work is simply rude. Why not tell *us* now how you'll be kinder to others brave enough to risk sharing their stories.

Stacey, congratulations to you for an amazing accomplishment and thank you for letting us know. Much good health and good fortune to you now and in the many years ahead.”

StaceyMorris11 on Jun 12, 2013 at 23:43:15

“I've kept it off for four years and have pretty much outlined in the above essay how I'm keeping it off. In other words, I've beaten the odds. But I promise to get back in touch with you when I hit the 10-year mark. How I did it doesn't involve dieting or miracle cures or cute-looking exercise machines. There are no tricks. There's only adopting new attitudes and practices. Many people don't have the patience for building a house of bricks; quickie straw structures look much more appealing on the surface. For more on how I keep it off, visit - and stay tuned for the book. Thanks for reading, Gay.”
Dear Wendy Davis: Please Stop Talking About Your 'Story'

Dear Wendy Davis: Please Stop Talking About Your 'Story'

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 22:39:01 in Politics

“Well said, Ann. C'mon Wendy. We need you to keep moving your story ahead.”
You Have Wings! Get Inspired to Fly by Rumi and Cute Baby Photos by Danielle Hark Photography

You Have Wings! Get Inspired to Fly by Rumi and Cute Baby Photos by Danielle Hark Photography

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 17:07:16 in Healthy Living

“These are so incredibly splendid. I feel like I've taken a lovely mental vacation though it only took moments to look at the quotes and photos.”
Five Secrets of Successful (and Happy) CEOs

Five Secrets of Successful (and Happy) CEOs

Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 12:22:24 in Small Business

“Wow! I'm so inspired. In this climate where there's so much fighting about ways to do things, these people are just doing them. You didn't mention ethics directly and maybe that should be given, but for me, hearing how they do things and think, well, that's just down right encouraging!”

hp blogger Melody Stevens on Sep 16, 2012 at 08:59:06

“Thanks for your comments Gay. Yes, it's totally uplifting to talk to leaders who dispel the perceived norm.”
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What Do These CEOs Require of Themselves?

Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 14:45:45 in Small Business

“I am so heartened by the humanity these three have a business, you have to be the business. One of my mentors always tells me that the most important thing is to honor who I am and what I know how to do. Then do it!”

hp blogger Melody Stevens on Jun 21, 2012 at 18:02:48

“I'm meeting many great and inspiring CEOs in these interviews. Thanks for your comment Gay.”
Eight Big Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating a Lease for Your Business

Eight Big Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating a Lease for Your Business

Commented May 24, 2012 at 09:25:44 in Small Business

“Wow...your timing is perfect. I'm considering renting space. NOW I'm prepared...I'll print this out and refer to it so I don't get hijacked. Good orderly direction, right?”

hp blogger Melody Stevens on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:11:29

“Happy to be of service, Gay.”

Karlus60 on May 29, 2012 at 11:10:42

“Recall best advice given...there is no standard lease. Its all negotiable. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. But you need to know what that is first. The owner wants to rent as bad as you need the space.”
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Is Tech Addiction Killing Your Small Business?

Commented May 14, 2012 at 16:18:40 in Small Business

“This is just what I needed to get a handle on too much of a good thing. My tech is like the food I eat. I gotta have it, but healthy foods in the right proportions--with the occasional splurge. Healthy connection in the right portions at the right times--yes!

What I love best about this blog is that it's so darn practical and takes into account that I may be a business-owner, but I'm a person, too, with a life.”
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The Power of Generosity and Anonymous Giving

Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 13:24:05 in Healthy Living

“Awesome, Judith! My friend Santoshi always says, "Oh money! When I get worried about it, I give some away!" She isn't rich in dollars, but oh, so wealthy of spirit. In keep with that idea, I'm committed a credit-free holiday season. If I mortgage my future, even just a little, I'm denying the fact that my life is happening in the present. More about what abundance through debt-free living looks like at
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Wealth School: How To Value And Appreciate Yourself

Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 18:58:32 in Healthy Living

“Great stuff. If we'd allow follow this advice even half way, we'd be in a much better world. As Thomas Merton said, "Be at peace with yourself. Then at least there'll be some peace in the world."”

hp blogger Anne Naylor on Aug 5, 2011 at 01:23:32

“Hello Gay,

I love the quote - thank you!

Peace - and joy to you,
6 Tips to Help Summer Depression

6 Tips to Help Summer Depression

Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 11:44:02 in Healthy Living

“Great ideas, all of them. I'd add one more that really helps me--lower expectations. A sunny summer day can be very demanding--it practically DEMANDS that I ENJOY! I need to keep to my mindfulness practice, of living in the moment and in the day, no matter what the schedule, weather, etc.”

reganrd on Jul 5, 2011 at 14:36:05

“Great comment. Summer is kind of like New Year's Eve to me; expectations tend to override reality and presence.”