My Least Favorite Word

Of all of the words in the English language, my least favorite word is “impossible.” The word is a conversation stopper, an ambition stopper and worse, a life stopper. Impossible is a word that others often use to define our dreams. If we are not careful, we can get to the point where we begin to believe the word ourselves, the word others give to our dreams. Can a lonely, poor Scottish woman who suffers from Asperger’s disease overcome her

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Inspiration Is All Around You!

Whether it’s for the sake of art, for creating anything or of simply getting through the work day with a sense of self-satisfaction, we rely on inspiration to keep us going. Inspiration is a tricky thing – it comes and it goes, either in short bursts or for a long time and then vanishes for days, weeks, months or even years. Most people tend to wait for inspiration to strike them—to have that “Aha!” moment when the creativity just flows

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Listen to Your Heart

There are times when I like nothing more than to put down the smartphone, turn off the computer and spend some time rebooting by attending a county fair. There is nothing quite like seeing new (and antique) farming equipment, walking past pens of rabbits and sheep or sinking your teeth into a freshly made corn dog or funnel cake. After delivering a presentation in Syracuse, I had many hours to relax before catching my flight. I noted that the Great

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