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    • 5 Steps to Start Your Own Big Vision Circle

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      5 Steps to Start Your Own Big Vision Circle

      For ten years, I gathered a group of six women each month for a couple hours to talk about our Big Visions for our work in the world. We celebrated our successes and offered support through our challenges. At the end of each meeting, we committed to the actions we’d take until the next month. ...

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      April 19, 2017

    • How to Communicate Your Hard to Explain Work

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      How to Communicate Your Hard to Explain Work

      If you’re a Big Visionary, you’re able to imagine a different future before everyone else. You’re an innovator. A changemaker. You might also be spiritually inclined. Whatever kind of Big Visionary you are, finding language to describe your work that is ahead of the curve, or that feels beyond...

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      April 19, 2017

    • Each word, image, and video we share online has a ripple effect

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      Each word, image, and video we share online has a ripple effect

      Since the election, I’ve been at a loss as to what to share online. It feels like the collective is either screaming with rage, weighed down in despair, or checked out. I stare at my screen and wonder, “What should I share? What is truly needed?” I can’t tell you the number of people I’ve talke...

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      April 19, 2017

    • How to work with fear in these times

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      How to work with fear in these times

      Please note: I don’t have a medical, psychological, or healing background to draw advice from on how to work with fear, but I can offer the tools I use, and reflections from my Facebook community. If you’re a regular reader, you know that I dealt with a lot of health issues last year, includin...

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      April 19, 2017

    • Big Vision Love Day: Pay What You Can Feb 10

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      Big Vision Love Day: Pay What You Can Feb 10

      I woke up yesterday feeling like my heart was shrinking. Something about witnessing the repeated acts of selfishness, unkindness, intolerance and hate in the news and on social media was making me feel small, powerless, and contracted. And then a video of someone bringing gifts to young people...

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      April 19, 2017

    • Every act of love and friendship will make a difference

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      Every act of love and friendship will make a difference

      My husband and I recently started to re-watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I wanted to see an epic story about a group of beings from different cultures (hobbits, elves, dwarves, humans, wizards) working together to defeat a terrible, evil force. At the end of the first film, The Fellowship ...

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      April 19, 2017

    • Calling all healers

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      Calling all healers

      Since the election, when I’ve been thinking about how to best be of service during this time, I’ve heard a little voice in my head say, “Help the healers.” At first, this didn’t make sense to me, and then I thought about how divided we are as a nation. How the election has caused some people t...

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      April 19, 2017

    • What if you could be self-promotional and be of service?

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      What if you could be self-promotional and be of service?

      One of the themes that stood out for me from your responses to last week’s Calling All Healers survey was the resistance to self-promotion: “Social media is an obstacle because I resist it. It’s a time sink and feels self-promotional.” “Sometimes it’s challenging for me to promote myself.” “I...

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      April 19, 2017

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    • Are You Hiding Your Writing Behind Busyness?

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      Are You Hiding Your Writing Behind Busyness?

      I haven’t posted in a while for a number of reasons that could be tossed into the bucket we call “busyness,” but the reality is, I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block, and being busy was easier than dealing with it. Ironically, being busy is a terrible way to move through writer’s block. As...

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      April 19, 2017

    • Weeding, Small Steps, and Finding Time

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      Weeding, Small Steps, and Finding Time

      As the season of intense rain in Northern California winds down, it’s time to face the tremendous amount of weeds taking over our front yard. This medium-sized triangular patch is full of sprawling clover, tough grass, dead dandelions, and scary spiky plants. I actually like gardening. When we...

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      April 19, 2017

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      Thank you for sharing why you blog, Maryann!

      November 17, 2016

    • 12 Saturday Shares: Work Life Balance, Our Lives Online, Practical Skills, Publishing and Communications in a Busy World

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      12 Saturday Shares: Work Life Balance, Our Lives Online, Practical Skills, Publishing and Communications in a Busy World

      After posting 20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger last week, I realized that I haven’t done #13, “practices link love weekly” in a long time, so below are links to 12 blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week. I’ve organized them into four buckets: Reflections about Work Life Bal...

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      October 4, 2016

    • What is your #1 burning question about blogging?

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      What is your #1 burning question about blogging?

      Each time I teach the Juicy Blogging E-Course, I update the material because blogging trends and tools are always changing. I also look through questions posted by students in past classes to make sure the course addresses the most common issues. For example, past students have asked: How do ...

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      September 30, 2016

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    • Why having a schedule might make you a better writer (and blogger)

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      Why having a schedule might make you a better writer (and blogger)

      “Creativity comes from limits, not freedom.” ~ Jon Stewart If we were watching a TV show, or movie about two friends, one who was considered to be “creative” and the other who was not, we would probably see them be portrayed very differently.  The “creative” character would be easygoing and we...

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      September 30, 2016

    • Connection vs. Clicks

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      Connection vs. Clicks

      Lifestyle coach entrepreneur: I love your work. Would you like to speak at my online Summit? Me: I’d love to. Thanks! Lifestyle coach entrepreneur: Do you have a mailing list of over 5,000? Me: No, I don’t. Lifestyle coach entrepreneur: Sorry, I don’t think this is going to work out. Me: (inte...

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      September 30, 2016

    • 20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

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      20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

      The generous blogger . . . Sees her blog as a way to serve. Commits to sharing her gifts and talents through her blog regularly. Writes posts that are of service to her reader. Uses her blog stats to figure out how she can create more posts of value for her reader. Writes posts that make her ...

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      September 30, 2016

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    • How to Create a Calm, Truly Connected, Content Calendar

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      How to Create a Calm, Truly Connected, Content Calendar

        Is it wise for myself, and for humanity, to spend so much time online? I know that many of my clients struggle with this question. Whether they are nonprofit communicators overwhelmed by the staggering amount of content they are expected to create and interact with to get the word out about t...

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      September 30, 2016

    • Juicy Blogging E-Course October 3-31, 2016

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      Juicy Blogging E-Course October 3-31, 2016

      If you would like to start a blog, or if you started, but got stuck around what to write, how to make the time, or how to build community and readership, come join us. It’s packed with practical tips, resources, and exercises. You can learn more about the course here.

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      August 31, 2016

    • If we were having tea right now . . .

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      If we were having tea right now . . .

      I’m continuing to use the 20 days of prompts from Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration, (a WordPress Blogging U e-course) as jumping off points for my posts. Today’s prompt is to have a virtual cup of tea with you, so here it goes! If we were having tea right now I would tell you that . . . ...

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      August 15, 2016

    • What if I do what I love and the money doesn’t follow?

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      What if I do what I love and the money doesn’t follow?

      I’ve been enjoying the Amazon series, Mozart in the Jungle. It’s a light, easy-to-watch show about life behind the scenes at the New York Symphony. In the second season, one of the main characters, a free-spirited conductor named Rodrigo (Gael García Bernal), hears the general manager, Gloria ...

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      August 15, 2016

    • Get off the well-paved path for a while

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      Get off the well-paved path for a while

      Last week my husband and I went camping in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. We walked along the paved paths with the summer tourist masses to see the main attractions (The General Sherman Tree, The General Grant Tree, Moro Rock), but my best memories are from when we went for hikes off ...

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      July 27, 2016

    • I Blog Because . . .

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      I Blog Because . . .

      It’s been so long since I’ve written here that my blogging joints feel stiff and creaky. To stretch my blogging muscles, I’ve signed up to receive a blogging prompt each day for 20 days from Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration, a WordPress.com Blogging U e-course. Even though I coach and teac...

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      July 12, 2016

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    • 7 Social Media and Online Marketing Tips for Healers

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      7 Social Media and Online Marketing Tips for Healers

      Dear massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, therapists, and healers of all kinds, Because many of you are very kind, sensitive and generous people who would prefer to ease someone’s pain rather than think about marketing, I say to you in the gentlest of voices, your online presence...

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      July 12, 2016

    • Healing Art for Orlando in Oakland

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      Healing Art for Orlando in Oakland

      Walking to BART yesterday, I noticed that the chain link fence at 41st and Broadway was covered in strips of fabric.  A sign encouraged anyone walking by to: “Tie a ribbon for love. Take some from this fabric rainbow. Thank you.” A little further down, a heart had been created with photos of ...

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      July 12, 2016

    • Little steps over time = big leaps

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      Little steps over time = big leaps

      This is my friend Jennifer Moore in her new fabric store, Monaluna, in Walnut Creek, CA. Over the past ten years I have watched her take big vision after big vision and make them happen: Vision: design my own organic cotton fabrics Vision: sell my fabrics online Vision: sell my fabrics wholes...

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      July 12, 2016

    • “Love literally made people healthier”

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      “Love literally made people healthier”

      Last fall I took a fabulous free Coursera class, Positive Psychology, taught by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I liked it so much, that I’ve started to read her book Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection. Fredrickson believ...

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      July 12, 2016

    • Where do you create best?

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      Where do you create best?

      I’ve never found a chair that facilitates my writing. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like to work in cafes, offices, or most co-working spaces. But give me a couch, a chaise lounge, or a day bed where I can stretch out my legs and boom: the words start to flow. A couch like this would be my dr...

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      July 12, 2016

    • Navigating Creativity’s “Prickles”

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      Navigating Creativity’s “Prickles”

      As I’ve been working my way through 20 days of prompts from Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration, a WordPress Blogging U e-course, and getting my blogging groove back, I’m reminded of all the things I need to do to get my fingers on the keyboard each day. Some days are easy, but most days the...

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      July 12, 2016

    • A Note from Nature

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      A Note from Nature

      Dearest human being, Here’s what I can teach you about life today. Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end. A spring, summer, fall and winter. A waxing and a waning cycle. An ebb and a flow. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember. Don’t fight it. It’s our way. It’s y...

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      July 12, 2016

    • Use your gifts

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      Use your gifts

      I find it hard to know what to write during times like these when each day reveals another act of inhumanity. But to not address how deeply horrible many of the things going on in the world are also feels wrong. For me, the Eli Stone quote above is one way to move through overwhelm and paralys...

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      July 12, 2016

    • Surrender

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      Surrender

      Since my surgery in January, and subsequent painfully slow recovery, I’ve received a lot of advice: Have a positive attitude Believe that you will heal Believe that this is all happening for a reason Pray Have faith in God Meditate Go to therapy Think about what lessons you’re learning from t...

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      April 22, 2016

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