As I sit and wait for something to arise, I find myself staring at a decoupage elephant that hangs on my wall. It was one of my first “big” craftprojects, completed when I finally had the confidence to just do something without worrying about the outcome. When it was first done, it was bright and vibrant, with subtle yet significant things purposely placed throughout its colorful body. Now as I look at it, it has faded in so many places from hanging in a particularly sunny spot. Oddly though, much like the Velveteen Rabbit, it feels old and wise and loved just the same, as if time has only made it more worthy of being there.
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What's Your Anchor?
My nephew JoJo’s boat race across the Atlantic Ocean became a metaphor for what had been thrust upon all of us in 2020 with the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
WHEN YOU DON'T HIT THE JACKPOT
We all have different lessons at different times, and prosperity might not be up for you right now.
Are you longing for that experience of innocence and awe that may now seem hidden behind masks and walls?
UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL
Hypnosis is a way to empower yourself to have the life that you truly want.
The Ripple Effect
We may not always reach the multitudes, but we each can follow our inner calling and do our best.
Get ready to walk into the life of your own making.
No Turning Back
How I took my power back and transformed my life in the midst of chaos and addiction.
Focus on Eye Health
Treating macular degeneration and vision problems with Eastern medicine and acupuncture.
Who Will You Be?
Identity is a version of reality we experience according to the vision we are using.
Inside Your Bubble
Your Bubble is an organic energetic imprint of how YOU are seen, and how you project—inwardly and outwardly—to the world.
The Radiant Inner Life of a Robot
Kazuo Ishiguro returns to masters and servants with a story of love between a machine and the girl she belongs to.
The Culture Pages – The Queen of Fractured Fairy Tales
Hlen Oyeyemi writes magical, unsettling novels in which nothing remains fixed. She has lived her life that way, too.
Revising the Dream
Publishing a debut novel in an uncertain world
Yes, Fall It's Still Happening
THE CHANGE OF SEASONS during a pandemic can happen almost imperceptibly. Suddenly, summer has slipped through your fingers. Fall usually signals the start of a fresh cultural calendar, but this year, none of the clear markers are there. Broadway remains shut down; the pageantry of Oscar season isn’t quite the same when everything’s streaming; release dates are pitched further into the distance, pegged to the hope of some theoretical future. But amid uncertainty, great art can feel like a grounding force, and there’s plenty to challenge, entertain, and debate this fall. The final stretch of 2020 includes some of the most exceptional films, shows, and books of the year: weird clown comedy, the next Big Little Lies–style soap, and the kinds of novels that help you see the world more clearly. Mark your calendars—just maybe use a pencil.
Ayad Akhtar – Truth
In homeland elegies, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar blurs the line between fact and fiction in an attempt to reclaim the novel: "I think that reality has outpaced the capacity for fiction to speak to us about what we have become."
Master Of Enchantment
In her latest novel, Alice Hoffman works her magic on World War II
Broken Spies For A Broken
Mick Herron is the John le Carré of the Brexit era.
Nostalgia por el futuro
Paulina Márquez ilustra la magia de lo cotidiano y sus recuerdos, aunque muchos de ellos no hayan ocurrido.
La publicidad en los años 20
Hace dos años, Marta Gracia Pons (1988), licenciada en Historia por la UAB, publicaba una novela, Agujas de papel (Maeva), con la que invitaba al lec-tor a conocer la Barcelona y el París de finales del siglo XIX, en una mezcla de personajes ficticios y reales.
Susan Choi's Trust Exercise Is Spring's Most-Talked-About Novel
How rage and the Access Hollywood tape inspired this spring’s most inventive and polarizing novel.