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5 Daily Habits of Highly Productive People

Posted by Stephanie LaTorre on August 30, 2016 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Unless it's Sunday, I've got a lot to do that day.  During the week its work house work and Saturdays its errands cleaning cooking.  Each week our task lists grow.  What gets me is the leftover tasks.  The things I was supposed to do yesterday or last week that are still lingering.  That's why I HAD to develop my little system.  Here are my tips to being highly productive and making each day count!  Even when you have a headache!

Have an awesome planning system

I use OneNote.  Others like written planners.  Other's use whiteboards.  I'm sure there are tons of other apps out there as well to help organize yourself.  My planning system is a bit more detailed however.  Yes, of course I schedule out all of my daily…


The Time it Takes to Write a Book is the Right Time

Posted by Gita Arian Baack, Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments



I am writing this blog as I’m finalizing my book, The Inheritors, Moving Forward from Trauma.  It has been a seven-year journey researching, writing, and the never-ending editing.


My book started with a compulsion to close some gaps on what I knew and didn’t know about my family’s survival and losses in the European Holocaust, after many years of avoiding the topic. I never thought it would still be relevant today; I believed that after such a horror, it would never happen again. When I realized how wrong I was, particularly these last few years, I, like…


It's Hard to be Creative When You're in Pain

Posted by Carol D. Marsh on August 30, 2016 at 2:03pm 4 Comments

I intend this blog to be about my life as a person who is disabled (chronic migraine disease) and a writer. When I wrote the first post for this blog, I thought I'd post every two - maybe three - weeks. So I haven't made a good start, given that my first post was more than four weeks ago.

My excuse is that it's August in Washington DC: hot, humid, air quality so bad we're all warned to stay indoors if at all possible. And my migraines are always worse in hot, humid weather. So that first post about accepting all the limitations that migraines set around my writing endeavors turned out to be helpful ... for me. I needed to call on those thoughts several times during the month.

But it also made me think about what keeps my creativity lively and well when I am not, when I must accept that I can't keep a schedule, can't write x amount every day, can't discipline myself to be more productive.

I used to get frustrated with the…


When You Don't Want to Write That Memoir Yourself--

Posted by Patti M Hall on April 7, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

It's tough enough to get started.

Everyone says how easy it should be to write about your life. You can keep a journal and tell a good story at the dinner table, right? So it should be no problem to whip out a 60,000 word book.

If you've been believing that, then no wonder if you get stuck.

I'm here to tell you that it's brutally difficult to keep writing and let's just say it openly here--most of us don't know how to write that memoir ourselves, even after taking the classes and doing the self-guided courses, and plugging away with a notebook during our free time.

So, should you drop the idea?

No way. Don't drop that idea, that dream which took at least five years of percolating to solidify into a conviction.

I say--No, way. Don't stop for anything. There a ton of options if you just can't write that memoir yourself.

Aspiring memoirists, wannabe life writers, people with a compelling story to…


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Good Evening

This is your decision and your decision alone- the path you take in life.

So what feels right to you? What is calling to you? Those are strong indicators of the right road for you.

And it doesn’t have to be what everyone else is doing- that’s why they call it “your path” It’s not about your sister or…

Good Morning!

Good morning on this very rainy Wednesday. Today is a good day to reflect- what motivates your actions? Are you confident about what you do? Is confidence and a healthy self respect ruling your actions or are you letting fear run your life?
Fear will do nothing for you but…

TODAY 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show:


Are Alcoholic’s Anonymous and other treatment modalities outdated? A conversation about #heroin, painkiller overdoses, addictive behavior, legalization of …

The Battles of a Woman in Architecture

The most recent result of the Women in Architecture research by the Architects Journal (AJ) voiced out the utmost dismay of thousands of women employed in UK's architecture industry. Their frustration rooted from sexual harassment, discrimination, and gender pay gap that still exists, despite the influential…


nothing is as it seems.

there are enough disturbances in the world,

without another.

stay under glass.






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