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Book Review ‘Ripples on the pond’, Sebnem E. Sanders

“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” Carlos Ruiz Zafron Sebnem E. Sanders… tells the story to you, or – stories – where the plot changes direction all the time, the heroes expands the surfaces of the real world and all that, in turn, transforms YOU.  Here’s the blog of the author – Sebnem Sanders...

Art is Theft. Pablo Picasso

Bad blogger is Back! Wooo-hoooo-hoooo  So what are you doing today? And what I’ve done in the past three days?  To tell you the truth – not much. I’m still in the middle of the ‘Limitless’ tv-show (about the guy who’s using a special kind of drug each day and it is making him a smart ass. Ops! He’s of course working for FBI and solving different crazy cases). I...

Sex Hormones vs Stress Hormones

Sex hormones are Yin (if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, check the post #1 later: Duality ). There’re hell a lot of sex hormones, but we’ll talk about 2 of them: Estrogen = Ginger Rogers Progesterone = Fred Astaire  Some sex hormones are more yin than others. Well, estrogen (Ginger) is more yin than progesterone (Fred). Traditional Chinese Medicine is calling ‘Ginger’ – YIN WITHIN YIN. It provides nourishment,...

Secrets are…the very root of cool. William Gibson

The most important highlights from the e-book (read this morning, very quickly) – Art & Craft of Writing: Secret Advice for Writers by Victoria Mixon. E-book is free.  1. Meaningless dialog doesn’t count. “Good morning. How are you?” “I’m fine. How are you?” “I’m fine. Did you get my email?” “Yes, I got your email. Did you get my answer?” “Yes, I responded.” You know what our reader wants to know? What’s...

Duality

Duality is found everywhere in nature. We usually call it ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. Yang is the energising, activating and motivating principle of life. Yin is the nourishing and building principle of life. Here some examples:  driving the car, playing sports, multitasking, drinking coffee, eating spicy, making deals/business is yang activities. It is also hot, bright, fast, dry, aggressive, male, daytime, sun.  sleeping, mediating, getting massage, eating oatmeal is yin activities....

The greatest obstacle to “Happy You”

“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” Amit Ray, Living in the moment – Living in the breath We all know the phrase “you are not your mind”, but we don’t understand (not fully!) what does it mean. I’m reading the book “The Power Of Now”, written by Eckhart Tolle, and I’d like to say there’re a lot of great thoughts there, even if I’m...

How all of us can achieve extraordinary things

Based on the book “Peak. How all of us can achieve extraordinary things”, written by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. 
The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” Roopleen...

What makes a great hero?

We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. It just depends on the day…Brad Meltzer Epic heroes are created from a combination of things. What kind of the combination you use when you have to create the character for your story?  The first step in making a character great is to imagine it in...