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Rise Above The Drama, Appreciate Little Things & Calmly Stand Up To Bullies

Many people are asking the question, How are we going to survive all of this?

And it’s not famine, homelessness or direct threats to our survival. The madness is simply what’s coming out every day in the news.

How do we make it through the day in the face of so much negativity streaming at us day and night?

Author Jessica Morrell asked this question on Facebook and my answer was: “Deciding to rise above it one drama at a time. Appreciating the little things. Calmly standing up to negativity.”

If you are struggling with staying positive, and it’s affecting your creative confidence, here are some resources that may work for you.

Tap into daily doses of good news

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Have happy hobbies




Seek More Joy Now

Be the good you want to see

Doing Good Together

Remember random acts of kindness

This Spiritual Life

Project Happiness

Random Acts Of Kindness

Understand the psychology of bullies

Understand bullying

Understand non-violence

Teach kids assertiveness

Get frustrations out


Practice resiliency

Walk more

Find support groups

Fill your inbox with irreverent inspiration

Rob Brezsny

Austin Kleon

Tiny Buddha

Fill your social media feeds with mad creativity

Flora Forager

Jill Badonsky


Connect meaningfully with self and others


Practice mindfulness

Hug loved ones more


I am a veteran journalist, author and coach with over a decade and a half of experience and a wealth of techniques to share. I am focused on making the world a saner, more expressive place. I help folks become more creative for personal enjoyment, professional development and transformational growth. Whether you are a professional creative or hope to become one some day, I can help you embrace your personal strengths, explore your creative possibilities, and evolve incrementally into your most inspiring self. If you are ready to achieve creative consistency in your life and career, email me about monthly coaching calls. To learn more about increasing your creative confidence, please check out my online school. Stay tuned for ways to save money by becoming a Beta User for my next new course by subscribing to The Prosperous Creative. And don’t forget to get these blog posts delivered to your inbox, so you never miss a post. If you appreciate my work—school, products, blog and social media posts—you are welcome to make a contribution of any size at any time. Thank you for your support!

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