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Posts by Amy Isaman

Creating Space to Create

Last weekend, I BLEW it.  I had the opportunity to travel to Taos, New Mexico for a retreat with a group of super creative, amazing women. And I didn’t go. I thought I was being responsible.  I wasn’t being responsible. Nope, more like dumb.  I ended up majorly regretting this decision, so instead of feeling (more) sorry…

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How to Deal with Fear When You Let it Lead

A few weeks ago, I wrote about letting joy lead after reading the memoir Fierce Joy. This whole idea made me explore what happens in my life when I let fear lead. It’s been an interesting exercise in feeling the emotions of fear vs. joy in my body and seeing how I respond. I encourage…

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The Power of a Smile

Here’s a “funny” for you…”What did the 0 say to the 8?” Read this post and the answer is at the bottom! I often share random jokes in my Play Everyday Facebook group or on my writer page. And, there’s actually a psychological reason for sharing random “funnies” other than just being silly. There’s a…

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Are you letting JOY lead?

July has been a month full of adventures, growth, and self-discovery. The first weekend found me swimming a class V rapid in Colorado. The middle of the month I was in Belize with my mentor and coach on a transformative trip with an amazing group of women where I got to inner tube the Maca…

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Leaving (and returning to) my Comfort Zone

Last fall I took a super scary BIG deal step for me and made the investment to work with a mindset and business coach. This was a huge initial step out of my comfort zone. Part of my coach’s program included three retreats, one of which was international. I would obviously NOT be going on…

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The Power of Doing Nothing to Feed Your Soul (and creativity)

This spring, I started on my newest novel…and have made very little progress. My goal was to WRITE, to get words ON THE PAGE because that’s how progress is measured. Or is it? It’s been so long since I started a new novel project that I’d forgotten a key component. Rather than taking the time…

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Facing Fear Head On & Blasting Through

This happy 4th of July, when we left for a visit to see our son and some dear friends in Colorado, I was looking forward to a little vacation, helping him get settled in his new apartment, maybe taking a fun hike, and focusing on friends and family. And that’s what we did. We spent…

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#truth – You will never complete your to-do list

This whole idea about NEVER totally finishing my to-do list was an epiphany I had this past week. A total ‘DUH’ moment. When have I ever finished my to-do list? Um…never. Have you? I might check all the boxes off of a list I’ve made, but there’s always still laundry to be done, books and…

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Create Your “Ta-Da” list

Let me start this post by saying that a TA DA list is NOT a to-do list. This exercise is not about adding anything else to your already full plate. It’s all about celebrating and shifting your mindset from doing to being and feeling, which is key when you’re trying to get out of overwhelm…

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Are you brave enough to be a beginner?

Starting something new can be terrifying, especially for those of us with, um, some perfectionist tendencies. It’s scary because we might totally suck, it might be hard, it might hurt (I thought I might die after my first Cross-fit class ever), or we might be awkward and terrible.  On the flipside of that super positive…

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