Always be sure to do your own art too - it will change your life for the better!
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It’s not always about you….yes, it is!

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It’s not always about you….yes, it is!

There sometimes seems to be a notion floating out there that, if you do things for yourself, then you have some kind of ego problem. That’s simply not true; nor is it a healthy approach to this wonderful and magical short time we have here with family and friends and exploring an exciting world. A wonderful and busy view of the Fish Market in downtown Zihuatanejo, Mexico.        If there were anything I could encourage you to do, it would be to put yourself first in more things in your life - not in a self-centred way or...

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Nurture Your Creative Spirit

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Nurture Your Creative Spirit

  This is the Title Page of the latest Travel Journal I’m doing - I started this last summer and will probably finish it this spring with short local trips. Permission Pause Passion Perspective     It seems to me that these 4 words combine to give us something that we all strive to have more of somewhere in our lives - a creative spirit. And it won’t surprise you that, I believe, keeping a Travel Journal is an ideal vehicle to begin that process of caring for your creative side.     A Travel Journal can hold all those unique...

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Build Your Self Confidence - how a simple Travel Journal can help

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Build Your Self Confidence - how a simple Travel Journal can help

A beautiful panorama view looking north from Madera, over the harbour at Zihuatanejo, Mexico.       If any of us had to define Self Confidence, we would probably all come up with a list of character traits that most of us would aspire to: Decisive approach to life Open to taking risks Optimistic Ability to learn from mistakes Does what is right Open minded     To one degree or another, we also probably demonstrate lots of these character traits. In the same breath, I think it’s fair to say that most of us would love to strengthen those...

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Press ‘Pause’ - the benefits of a Travel Journal

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Press ‘Pause’ - the benefits of a Travel Journal

        The pace of modern living is certainly one of the things we find most challenging. From morning to evening, there seems to be a barrage of people and events and things vying for our attention.     In the same breath, I think it’s fair to say that most of us know (even if it’s somewhere deep down inside us) that giving ourselves some form of ‘pause’ is healthy in so man ways. Mentally, it helps calm your outlook; physically, it alters your pace in good ways; emotionally, it leaves a vestige of hope that life...

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