The Value In A Simple Life

The Value In A Simple Life

The Value In A Simple Life Have you ever thought that maybe your lifestyle was a bit much? That you were working far too much and not having enough time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a simple life? You get up in the morning, get ready for work, head off to work, come back home to cook dinner, veg out on the couch for the rest of the night, and then get up the next morning to do it all over again? Do you ever ask yourself: why? Why am I doing this? For what purpose? For the last two years or so, my goal has been to reduce the stress in my life. Sometimes stress comes from disorganization, sometimes it comes from having too many obligations or feeling like you never have time for the things you really enjoy. It can be very frustrating when you have your own goals, but you never seem to be able to accomplish them...
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What Can You Do Today to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live?

What Can You Do Today to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live?

What Can You Do Today to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live? I am deeply saddened by the horrific tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday. This is a day we will never forget. With each tragedy, we are rudely reminded that our time here on Earth is very limited, more so for some than for others. It reminds us that, at any moment, our time here could end. Last week, I wrote a post about doing what we love. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today, I wanted to emphasize this and expand upon it. Each one of us has a purpose and we have specific talents to help us carry out that purpose. If we don't put these talents into action to impact the lives of others in a positive way, we are doing a disservice not just to ourselves but to others as well. Most of us don't know when our lives will end, and...
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7 Ways to Be a Better Writer

7 Ways to Be a Better Writer

7 Ways to Be a Better Writer Looking for ways to be a better writer? We all know that writing well goes hand in hand with being a good writer. But that's just one part of good writing. Another part is being a good storyteller. Invoking intrigue in your readers, getting them to turn page after page until the very end where they crave your next book. Writing a good story can get tricky though. Here are 7 ways to be a better writer and to write better stories. 1. Do your research. You have to know what you're writing. To do research, you could either read about it or you could experience it yourself. Obviously, you wouldn't want to experience everything. There are certain things not even characters in a story should experience. And you'll use your imagination for some things. But to give accurate details for the others, you'll want to experience them yourself. If you have a character locked inside the trunk of...
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