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May 14, 2016

The Ultimate Recipe For Creativity

What is creativity? I have realized that it is such an amazing tool. You can harness it at any time. You can use it for so many different ventures. But what are the ingredients? How do you make this magic juice? Here's your recipe: Ingredients 1 part insomnia/sleep deprivation 20 minutes in the sunshine 1 swift walk 3 cups of tea or favored caffeinated beverage 5 rough drafts or 3 destroyed canvases 2 hours on…
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May 4, 2016

10 Things to Make You Smile

1. How every Monday feels http://bestfunnygifs.com/                 2. The cat who became a dog http://bestfunnygifs.com/                 3. This 9 Year Old Girl Singing Frozen's "Let It Go" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8IW1iFJJgI 4. Yawns that are contagious           5. A Bosh high-five                   6. Getting married at 100 years old http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIyTVH_ldHY 7. Fireman…
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March 21, 2014

The Girl with the Cupcake Tattoo

When Daniella Keenan was a little girl, she would help her mother bake cakes. She would measure the flour, butter the pan, and blend the ingredients, as perfectly as her little hands could manage. Her favorite part was glaring into the oven, watching the cakes rise. "I would watch the stuff in the oven as it baked because I was just that interested," she says. When they came out the oven, they would be decorated…
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February 28, 2014

Jewelry From the Heart: An Interview with Kemi Gadaleta

She stands alone - poised, wearing a classic dress, a floral shirt, and bronze earrings - on a New York street corner. She has that kind of sincere look in her eyes that cannot be faked. If you talk to her, you will almost always leave feeling happier. Her favorite quote is from a Red Hot Chili Pepper's song, "I'll make it to the moon if I have to crawl." Kemi Gadaleta is a jewelry…
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February 26, 2014

10 Most Uplifting Songs of 2013

Recently, I came across this amazing video chronicling the top hit songs of 2013 (you have to watch it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJMapA8WgYw It got me thinking about the songs that came out this year and all the memories I've made. Uplifting songs are a great thing to turn to when you've had a bad day. So in case you are having a bad day, and even if you're not, here's a list of the most uplifting songs of 2013.…
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February 3, 2014

How am I going to be an Optimist about this?

I have a problem. I am an eternal optimist. Many would say that's not exactly a problem, but it is when you are trying the wrestle with the problems that plague our Earth. Floods, bombs, poverty, rape, exploitation, war... "How am I gonna be an optimist about this?" From my little square of the world, how can I help? Two weeks ago my husband asked why I only write about positive things on my blog. "You…
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January 9, 2014

Call to Bloggers: Creativity Happens Randomly

Calling all bloggers! Let's get creative and collaborative. You see, I believe the most creative writing come naturally, randomly, and flows effortlessly onto the page. That's why I want to do a little experiment. I would like to write a poem/blog post with the help of all of my fellow creative bloggers. I am calling each of you to send me just one sentence on the topic: "Her." It doesn't matter what you say, how…
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January 2, 2014

Why I Don’t Believe in Perfection

My math teacher in middle school said if you can draw a perfect circle free-handed, you might be a little crazy. That's when he busted out the compass and showed us this nifty tool you can use to draw a perfect circle. I could never draw a circle anywhere close to perfect. I also colored, but never perfectly in the lines. In art class, my art teacher always admired by ability to paint abstract art,…
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June 6, 2013

10 Practical Ways To Find Your Happy

So often people go through their entire lives searching for happiness. It's funny because happiness is so totally abstract. It's like a Salvador Dali seen for the first time by a middle school student in art class. Happiness is like a symphony heard for the very first time. Or a string of stars spread across the sky. But what's most important is that happiness is real and tangible. It's something you don't have to seek…
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