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10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein.
I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world.

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Be the Holy Universe **
By Guest Blogger Maya Stein

If you exploded from the pressure. Left a comet trail of toothy rubble.
Blasted the sky with metal-hot planets and their icy twins.
If you ignored the usual parameters of space.
If you let the edges shrink from the margins and disappear.
If you coalesced and dissolved in the same breath. If you carried the paradox
of change, the instruction to take in and let go. If you forgot the body
that brought you here, at the intersection of now and what next.
If you unremembered your winglessness. If you overlooked the signs
that said how far and how much. You can be the holy universe, too,
carving a map from scratch, shouting your prayer of new, indefinite light.

** I borrowed this wonderful line from Mika, a student in one of the Food for the Soul Train after-school creative writing sessions I co-facilitate with Amy Tingle.

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Bav: How I Met a Dear Friend Through Social Media: And How She Baved Me

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This is a toast I gave for Karen Leland on her 50th birthday. I had ten minutes to tell her 80 friends in the room all the wonderful things about her. This is what I said: Social Media There’s only one good thing I can say about social media. It’s how I met Karen. While […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. Oxygen By Guest Blogger Maya Stein In her apartment, a 5th floor walkup on the edges of the Lower East Side, I could hear […]

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10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. Wood, Poems, Coffee for Laurie By Guest Blogger Maya Stein The day, a series of unconnectable chapters. Bends in the road that lead to a construction site in […]

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10 Genius Ways To Get Sponsored By Corporations and Non Profits: To Promote Your Business, Book, Product, Speaking Tour or Dream — On Their Dime

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by Steve Harrison My author clients often come to me for advice on how to best stretch their dollars for the marketing and promotion of their books. Especially in these troubling economic times we are all seeking the most effective ways to get our message out there, and marketing and publicity (both essential to your book’s success) can […]

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7 Inspiring Tips on How to Be a Fabulous Public Speaker – With Results

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  Whether you’re attempting to break into the world of professional speaking or you’re already a seasoned professional, it’s important that you have an edge in order keep bookings coming — and be seen as the speaker of choice in a league of your own — above of your competitors. There are two main factors […]

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Subscriber Spotlight Shout Out

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  This is a monthly shout out to anyone who has taken action and reached a goal or made a shift. I will be searching through your comments every month to choose a new person to feature in the “Subscriber Spotlight Shout Out.” So post some success you’ve had that you’ve gleaned from a webinar, […]

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Write Your Life Story in 6 Words

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  On Marketplace, one of my favorite NPR shows, host Kai Ryssdal often asks his guests to describe what they do in 6 words or less. This is a great exercise so you’re prepared not just for radio interviews but for that moment that could happen anywhere that could change everything. If you can be captivating in […]

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5 Best Ways to Get Your Product in Magazines – Plus Resources To Help You Get There

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Hard copy magazines are still one of the best places to get publicity for your product. According to The New York Times, “42 percent of people under 30 and 50 percent of people above 30 read magazines.” If you’re looking to get your product into magazines you’ve got plenty of opportunity — off the Internet. […]

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2 Questions to Ask Yourself That Stop Nervousness: During a Media Interview or Closing Clients

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   By Susan Harrow One of the most common questions I get from clients and workshop participants is: “I always get shaky and nervous before any kind of business conversation — whether I’m trying to get a client to hire me, or trying to talk about my work in the media … pretty much anywhere! […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. Almost By Guest Blogger Maya Stein The boys were told to wear pink socks for Sunday’s game, Coach’s nod to the mothers […]

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Get More Product Publicity With Editorial Calendars — and Get a Free List of 2014 Magazine Editorial Calendars for a Limited Time

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  By Guest Blogger Margie Fisher Wouldn’t it be great if you could get information about your product to a magazine editor, at the exact time when that editor was looking for products like yours? Well, that option exists, if you use Editorial Calendars. What Are Editorial Calendars? Editorial Calendars list topics and special editorial […]

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I’m a Slouch and Not Liking it: My New Year’s Resolutions Are Bunco

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  My nose is a fountain. Now would be a good time to own stock in Kleenex. I’ve been swathed up in our bed under my thick faux fur comforter with my cherry pit heating pad at my neck snuffling away while reading young adult novels and mysteries. Right now I’m in the middle of

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5 Steps to Build Your Reputation With Publicity – When You’ve Just Begun Your Business

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  What do you do when you have just started your business and need customers and sales? What if you don’t have customer reviews, testimonials, biz experience or even a bio that shows you’re amazing but you want credibility… and publicity? Imagine this: You have dozens or hundreds of people discovering you… Even if you’ve just […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. Optimism By Guest Blogger Maya Stein It may have been too late to plant the tomatoes. Regardless, yours is not the greenest […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. The day as sidewalk By Guest Blogger Maya Stein It will come upon you like the corner quadrant where goose droppings mingle […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. 7:00 a.m. bagels By Guest Blogger Maya Stein Leave the page, dear reader. This is poetry, too: Franklin Street before the kids […]

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The 3 Most Popular Posts + The Most Popular Webinar of the Year

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  Last week, when I was on a walk, some boys were selling bracelets and rings made out of colored rubber bands. I stopped at their lemonade/jewelry stand by the side of the road and looked through their goodies. I wanted to get a ring or everyone in my writing group. As I chose a […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. Spring By Guest Blogger Maya Stein Sure, there’s sun. The park is full of it,
the geese dancing in little rings,
the flowers reaching, […]

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  10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein. I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world. Clear as their joy and yearning By Guest Blogger Maya Stein We were lucky. The weather service predicted rain, gave us the […]

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