Posts Tagged with "life"

How to Recover After a Setback

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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How to Recover After a Setback

This year I’ve experienced a constant stream of setbacks, of varying degrees of seriousness: minor administrative life hassle, major family tragedy, missed career opportunities, painful emotional entanglements, idiotic breakages, unexpected financial demands. At times, it’s felt as if the universe was sending me regular doses of deliberate punishment. Each problem on its own wouldn’t be […]

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What to Do on a Personal Retreat – Part 2

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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What to Do on a Personal Retreat – Part 2

Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions for what to do during my personal retreat! I found myself feeling happier and more relaxed just by reading your comments. There were so many good ones. From non-goal-oriented art-making like sketching and songwriting, to spending time with old friends, to simply paying attention to the world […]

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Well, I’m Walking on Air…

Monday, May 8, 2017

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Well, I’m Walking on Air…

Hey multipotentialite friends, What a wild week it’s been! Not only did How to Be Everything hit the shelves across North America, but the other day, Valerie and I finalized the sale on an adorable cabin we’ve been working on buying. Our first stab at home ownership! (For future reference, launching a book and buying […]

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If you’re having a hard time…

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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If you’re having a hard time…

Hey multipotentialite friends, I don’t even know how to write this. I don’t know what I want to say, really. I’ll just start with how I’ve been feeling: Disconnected. And scared. I miss writing to you about my life, and hearing from you about yours. I’ve been so busy writing a book (which I hope […]

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How to Deal with Anxiety

Monday, November 30, 2015

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How to Deal with Anxiety

Although this post isn’t specifically about multipotentiality, it’s been my observation that many multipotentialites suffer from anxiety. Mental illness is also one of those things that can really get in the way of pursuing your many passions. I thought it might be helpful to share my experience, as well as some of the strategies I use to manage […]

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Why Multipotentialites are Attractive

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Why Multipotentialites are Attractive

Editor’s note: In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here’s a sexy guest post by Rami of GutsyGeek.com. It all began with a simple comment. “You know what? You have the strangest skillset I’ve ever seen,” Tina said. The conversation around the table died down for a second. I looked up from my drink, and smiled […]

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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

Monday, January 27, 2014

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Are You Living Your Life on Autopilot?

I’ve got some terrible habits. I eat my lunch while I’m working and barely notice what my food actually tastes like. If I make myself a cup of tea, I find I’ve become so engrossed in something else that I forget about it until it gets cold. Or, worse still, I pick the cup up to […]

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4 Skills that will Dramatically Increase Your Chance of Thriving as a Multipotentialite

Monday, January 20, 2014

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4 Skills that will Dramatically Increase Your Chance of Thriving as a Multipotentialite

What does it takes to thrive as a multipotentialite? Not survive. Not accept. THRIVE. Accepting and embracing your multipotentiality are wonderful steps along the journey. I get a lot of emails from people thanking me for informing them that there’s nothing wrong with them. That’s great, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Not only […]

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