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Perception: The Power to Reframe Things

How you perceive the world needs to be seeded from the inside. by Gerthy Bingoly No one can see the world as you do, and within that canvas we all share, you are the producer of your own reality, a world only you can carry. Add another pair of eyes, and you find yourself with two … Continue reading Perception: The Power to Reframe Things

Helping Other Writers

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou by Catherine Evans Helping others seems like a strange way to work on your writing but please stick with me and let me explain. Something happens in my brain when I work on someone else’s writing. I’m objective because it’s not my … Continue reading Helping Other Writers

Have You Encountered Someone from A Past Life?

Some connections never die. “Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.” — Paulo Coelho The idea of having lived before can be difficult to wrap your head around. As humans, we’re so ingrained in the here and now; caught up in our current life drama. That’s completely normal. It’s easy to … Continue reading Have You Encountered Someone from A Past Life?

News Break Ghost-Rejected Me

Not every Medium writer is permitted to board this gravy-train. Sometimes the writing life can feel like one big hustle. I’ve got the tattoo on my left leg and the garter on my right. I’m wheelin’, dealin’, writing. I’m holding a wild deuce one day and the next, I’m folding, ready to walk away. The … Continue reading News Break Ghost-Rejected Me

Kickstart Your Writer’s Ear

Don’t you just love overhearing snippets of conversations? I do. I’m not a snoop but some types of random communication between strangers help to kickstart my writer’s ear — I like to tune into the way people talk, their quirky wisecracks and tone of voice. It can be interesting research for any writer. Why? Because … Continue reading Kickstart Your Writer’s Ear

How The Four Happy Hormones Can Help Replenish Your Vitality

#3 Oxytocin, the love hormone. by Gerthy Bingoly The human body is a machine made to feel, an apparatus of excitement and pain, a box of emotions. Those feel good and feel bad moments are at the center of your everyday activities. The difference between waking up with a smile and jumping out of bed with … Continue reading How The Four Happy Hormones Can Help Replenish Your Vitality

How to Absolutely, Positively Get Life Right

By Julia Hubbel Before you throw your laptop at my head, read this first: The best way to be different is to consistently do the things other people refuse to do.The best way to live the life you dream is to stop obsessing about what other people think.The best way to succeed is to out think, out hustle, … Continue reading How to Absolutely, Positively Get Life Right

Handling the Friend Who Shamelessly Flirts with Your Man

There’s always a friend you can never quite trust. She’s the friend who barely waits for your back to be turned before she transforms into a sex bomb, tossing her hair and swinging her hips as she saunters across the room with your man firmly in sight. You try to quell the annoyance splitting your … Continue reading Handling the Friend Who Shamelessly Flirts with Your Man

Dirty-Love Dozen

A Grunge-Rock Love Journey. Honestly, I’m not a Valentine’s Day kind of woman. I won’t lie, there was a time when it might have meant something to me. When I fell for the “flawless” romantic Valentine’s Day hype we see in the media. You know, the pipe-dream feeding us the scoop about how important it … Continue reading Dirty-Love Dozen

A Writer’s Wine

Is the echo of their soul. Just as I sit down to write this message for you, Never Tear Us Apart by INXS starts drifting through my opened office window. The neighbours are using their outdoor sound system. At least they have the fortitude to play decent music. Kirk Pengilly owns the saxophone that carries along the summer … Continue reading A Writer’s Wine