Twelve Things I learned about Self-Activation This Year

This year has been an incredible year of stepping up and growing for me. I’ve hit many walls, … Continue Reading

The Best Kept Secret To Getting Shit Done

I always admire the seemingly casual work of artists, novelists and painters. Their work looks so effortless and … Continue Reading

The 6 Ways We Fail Ourselves

It’s December 16, 2008 and I’m at a ski lodge in the Southern Alps with my husband. We’re … Continue Reading

Five Signs You’re Doing What You Love, And Five Ways To Help You Discover It If You’re Not There Yet

I’ve come across many people, and students especially, who tell me that, in their search for a career … Continue Reading

How Arab Parents Annihilate Their Children’s Entrepreneurial Future

School and society heavily impact how our kids behave and what they think, but the home environment totally … Continue Reading

The Only Step You Need to Take Right Now

I heard once that 90% of people want to write a book but in real life, less than … Continue Reading

The 7 paradoxes We All Must Live With

A few days ago, I woke up with these words on my mind: the seven paradoxes we all … Continue Reading

Who Are Your Spirit Parents?

It was the kind of day that made you damp under your arms when the salty Meditaerranean breeze … Continue Reading

How to Cultivate an Obsession: Shelter the Spark

Do you guys remember Penelope Cruz’s role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona? She was the wild-eyed psychotic painter throwing … Continue Reading

What It Takes To Be A Writer (Or Any Kind of Creator)

The Past My life as a writer started around the age of eight, when I wrote and illustrated … Continue Reading