Burn a Bridge, Light a Creative Fire

    When I let go of a job to write full-time, many people cautioned me not to. They said, "Think of the bridges you'll be burning!" They were right: I had a great job, and I did run the risk of burning some bridges by leaving it so abruptly. But I did leave it. I raced ...

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How To Avoid The Vicious Cycle of Work Life

In this case, a picture (or should I say graphic, courtesy of the uber insightful Lunch Breath) is worth at least a 250 word blog post. It seems most of us are now hopelessly (or hopefully, depending on whom you talk to) committed to the rat race. We work, work, and work some more, hoping ...

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Dee Dee Meyers: Enough For Me (On Parenthood)

"When my daughter was just shy of her first birthday, we joined a toddler class. Every week, a dozen or so parents and the instructor would quietly observe the children, in an effort to raise "authentic" and "competent" human beings, with a minimum of intervention. One afternoon, a little boy toppled off a slide and began ...

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How to Survive El Niño as a Creative

Well, El Niño 2017 has finally arrived. Cue the hysteria. Los Angeles is really great about handling a lot of things -- celebrity scandals, record heat waves, organic food trends. Sadly, rain is not one of them. Drivers become paralyzed and erratic, street corners immediately flood, and everyone realizes they don't own the equipment needed to elegantly ...

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What Not To Say This Year

There's been a lot written lately about words women use that undermine their power and impact. Business Insider makes an impassioned plea for the elimination of the word "Just." Goop has a great list of verbal/written faux pas including "But," and "Actually." Both links (especially the Goop article) share a bit about the philosophy behind banning these words, ...

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Shel Silverstein – Not Giving Up On The Giving Tree

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"I am sorry, Boy," said the tree, "but I have nothing left to give you.  My apples are gone." "My teeth are too weak for apples," said the boy. "My branches are gone," said the tree. "You cannot swing on them.” "I am too old to swing on branches," said the boy. "My trunk is gone," said ...

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It’s never too late to be what you may have been

Wise words from George Eliot: "It's never too late to be what you may have been." Are you feeling stuck? Unfulfilled? Like you're wasting your life and potential? Change. Change now. As a resume writer, I work with clients from all walks of life. Some discover and realize their dream careers at 20. Others are still searching at ...

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The Sophistication of Truth by Seth Godin

Love Seth Godin as much as we do, check out more of his work here, here and here.Is there a particular Seth Godin passage you want transformed into art? Write In Color can help. We're offering 20% off Seth Godin graphic design projects through the end of October. Email info at writeincolor dot com with the ...

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A Typeface Designed to Help Dyslexics Read

You read the title right: designer Christian Boer has designed a typeface to help dyslexics like himself read more easily in a digital world. With 10% of the world's population dealing with dyslexia, a neurological condition that makes it difficult for people to read, this simple fix could be a game changer. You can read all ...

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Re-Learning How to Read in a Digital Age

If you ask my grandmother her favorite story about me, her answer is always the same. "When Melody was 10, she would stay up all night reading books using a flashlight under the covers." I was a big reader. I'm known for it in my family. And I remained a big reader, until I got ...

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