Contribute To Care Packages By Christina: My New Year’s Project!

February 10, 2017

I missed February due to personal commitments, so I will send two packages in March. Donate now, if you would like to contribute to my project. Last month, I saw that a fellow author and colleague had been through some tough stuff in 2016. And as I read the list of painful occurrence after painful […]

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Don’t Stay Glued To The Latest News: Skimm The News The Next Day

February 6, 2017

I have been saying for a while now that the world will keep spinning even if you go ahead and live your life. One of the ways I am able to follow this advice is by getting The Skimm in my inbox. The Skimm is a news summary service that was started by two young […]

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I Am Reading Quiet: Introverts, Why Not Join Me?

February 5, 2017

This discussion is scheduled for all day on Wednesday, March 15th right here in this blog. Read the book, and join us! I am reading Quiet, The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking [LINK], and every time I share about this on social media, folks seem interested and ask me what […]

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Self-care 101 For Creatives: Post One — Getting Grounded

February 1, 2017

Everything moves much faster today than things moved in the past. News travels fast and is often inaccurate or incomplete. People travel fast and are often stressed and rushed. As a result, our minds can race, our thoughts can be chaotic, and it’s too easy to jump to the worst possible conclusions. These are all […]

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What Are 10 Things I Enjoyed In The Past 24 Hours?

January 27, 2017

I am powerless over a lot of things going on in the world right now. It’s helpful to remind myself of this on a regular basis throughout the day and remember that I am not personally responsible for everything happening in the world. This makes me feel a bit better, but not much. In my […]

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Extreme Self-care For Creatives In Tumultuous Times

January 19, 2017

I have written, taught, and spoken so many times about self-care, but it seems like we could all use some reminders right about now. First of all, the key to all self-care is to stop making excuses for not taking care of yourself. For example, if you are thinking, “It would be selfish to take […]

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I Created A Now Page For 2017 & I Highly Recommend You Try It, Too

January 9, 2017

I have some awesome inspiration coming into my inbox these days. This is a filtering system I’ve been working on for years, and it’s really starting to pay off in inspiring ideas. Case in point, yesterday I was visiting Leo Babauta’s site, and I noticed he had something called a “What I’m Doing Now” page. […]

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Don’t Try To Start 2017 Off With A Bang, Take A Thoughtful Approach Instead

January 2, 2017

Normally, I would be all over this New Year, new career stuff. But that approach goes against the energy we’re dealing with this year. I also usually feel a more natural beginning to the year at the start of the academic year. I’ve never really felt like this Roman Calendar holiday carries a lot of […]

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A Writer’s Got To Eat: Amy Hatvany’s Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

December 29, 2016

I am a foodie, so I welcome authors with recent book publications to share their favorite recipes with my readers. I don’t care if you are self-published or traditionally published, as long as the book was published within the last year. Feel free to contact me with your favorite dish via my contact page. This […]

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