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How To Talk *With* Your Fear

As a fiction writer, conversations with parts-of-myself feel a little less woo and more common than perhaps most people might find. If writing our conversations between two characters for a scene is ‘normal’ then writing out from “future, confident me” to “current, worried me” really isn’t so much of a stretch.   I’ll begin with the cognitive side of the story. From the scientific side, journaling has a few benefits.… Read More »How To Talk *With* Your Fear

How To Use Psychology for Life Project Success

For those who have taken a psychology class, you may have heard of something called “Miller’s Law” or just “the 7 (plus or minus 2) rule” about human nature. Today I’m going to apply this memory rule to those (big or little) life projects or self-development quests. Don’t worry if you hadn’t: I’d never heard of the first term until this week, and the second was a tiny part of… Read More »How To Use Psychology for Life Project Success
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Works in Progress

We’re all works in progress.   I don’t believe we’re ever truly ‘done’ with growing, with inventing ourselves or evolving our personalities. I’m not very good at giving up, and I’ve spent decades reinventing myself. I believe it’s okay to have different sides of ourselves, different costumes.   My business is no different. What began in 2011 as The Phoenix Mind, has now evolved to Rooted Reinvention. Because as I shift,… Read More »Works in Progress