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Kellie R. Stone

"I make no excuses for my diverse roles as a Rock Your Feminine Type Coach™ and Branding Expert, best-selling author, and crime thriller novelist. Yes, I do still chuckle a bit at the irony. I kick ass as a women’s biz coach by day and kill off vulnerable fiction characters at night. What the hell, it makes for some interesting dreams. I believe that everyone should pursue their passions no matter how out there they seem to be. One of those pure heart-fluttering passions for me has always been writing. Since I did, indeed, chase my dream of being a writer, I've published two non-fiction books in the self-development genre, co-authored an international best seller, and now I'm finally pushing my much-too-old-to-be-in-the-nest novel out the door and into the world. My whole world is empowering and I adore showing others how to live life unfiltered, whether I do that through the written word or my coaching work. I love my job!" ~Kellie R. Stone

Diehard Creativity: What Does It Take?

In my own pursuit of creative goals, I've realized (sometimes the hard way) that things don't always go the way you hope them to. However, it isn't necessary to understand the "whys" and "hows" of every vision or effort before stepping into a process of getting them done. I do believe that focus and determination rule in the creative arena, though. You have to keep going toward your dreams...no matter what gets in your way. This week I'm being greatly challenged in my physical body to even get anything typed out or on paper. But, you know what? I'm doing it anyway. Because I love what I do and I can't hold in my thoughts because my body doesn't want to cooperate.

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Let It Rain

Have you ever purposely stood outside in a summer downpour, let the warm rain trickle down your face and cleanse your soul? It feels good, doesn’t it? Your inner-child may come to the forefront. With a childlike heart, you become a part of something that’s out of your control and it’s OK…profound simplicity.

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Stay Out Of The Blog Graveyard

Blogging can be a lonely way to spend your time. On the other hand, it can be rewarding and bring lots of new acquaintances (even friends) your way. I've been doing this blogging thing for well over two years now and have noticed something: Blog life is very short for some. I often catch myself thinking, where did that blog go or I wonder what made her stop writing. And, you know what, I really miss some of the blogs that are nowhere to be found.

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Want To Curb A Monster Appetite? Try This…

Here's a tidbit from my friend, April Morris. April is a successful entreprenuer and beauty innovator. You may have seen her on ABC's Shark Tank recently. Read on and learn how something simple as using a certain color can help you suppress your appetite and help you lose weight.

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Soaring Feminine Spirit

Sorry about the lateness of my post...it's already Monday in some parts of the world. Anyway, I'd like to share a piece of prose that was an exercise from our exclusive email community. That's why you didn't see it on Women's Creative Life Link. So, if you haven't already signed up for our weekly newsletter, please do today so you don't miss the next issue. The form is in the right sidebar and says "Want To Bring Out Your Creative Mojo?" The exercise was to creatively express your femininity. And because writing is my main form of self-expression, I chose to share the following...

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How To Jumpstart Creativity

Being creative isn't something that anyone should take for granted. It's one of those if-you-don't-use-it-you'll-lose-it things. Well, sort of. You won't ever lose natural talents and gifts; those are there to stay. I'm talking about keeping up the momentum and desire to create. Avoiding diving into projects and hobbies, or even work-related creative efforts, can hinder positive emotions and self-growth, especially if you are what I call a "creative soul". Here's why:

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One Creative Young Lady Changing The World

I was recently sent a press release about a young girl who is using her creative ideas and huge heart to change the world. Nine-year-old, Lizzie, is folding her way to raise $1,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and she's already almost halfway to her goal. Her simple idea challenges adults to use talents and creativity to serve mankind in some way. The fact that she's spending her time working for this worthy cause is also a reflection of how she's been raised...praise to you Jennifer for teaching Lizzie the power of thinking outside the box and giving! My hope is that Lizzie surpasses her goal in a big way and even gets opportunities to help on a larger scale. Let's help Lizzy make a difference by reposting this article or sharing it on your social networking pages. If you have your own blog, please write a post about her and what she's doing.

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Five Creative Lessons Learned From Children

Watching a child play, learn, and just be free is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. And not just for the entertainment value but for the lessons you can glean from his/her unhindered actions. I know as a mom it's sometimes difficult to find time to be still and soak up these profound events, but when I do, it's SO worth it! I've compiled some thoughts about how watching and understanding the child's heart can move us into higher levels of our own creativity.

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Why You Want Boredom…Sometimes

It occurred to me that boredom or the state of being bored is not such a bad thing. Yes, it's uncomfortable; it makes you feel useless; it creates a low-energy vibe; and it makes others think you are ungrateful. "Wow, Kellie, that doesn't sound like something I want in my life," you so forcefully say. Hold on there...I have a point.

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A Little Earth Day Controversy

Striving to "save the planet" is the passion of many individuals and corporations all over the world. And with good reason, considering the crisis of sustainable energy, clean water, declining supply of quality foods, and the senseless extinction of countless animal species. Though not everyone knows and understands the problems and how to solve them, at least some are trying to make progress with physical intervention and education. But what about the people issues...the greed issues...the "I don't care as long as I get paid" issues?

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Out Of Your Mind Creativity

Creative thought does not live in the ordinary or in any box, for that matter, but it thrives in an infinite world with no boundaries, no sharp edges, and no boring waiting rooms. Getting outside the “box”, out of “your mind” is simple but not always easy.

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These Three Things Make You Happier…

Straight to the point today with a Power 3oo! Happiness, joy, bliss, peace, and love are all emotions that fuel a fulfilling life. But what happens when none of these show up regularly? Well, the opposite: sadness, anger, anxiety, hate, dissatisfaction - a life that lacks substance and purpose. While you can do many things to add a little joy to your day, these three things are more than quick pick-me-ups; they are lifestyle adjustments that move you and the Universe to actively change your life.

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Second Brain Theory About Depression

Brain disorders can take many forms, one of which is autism. In this particular area you can again find compelling evidence of the link between brain and gut health. For example, gluten intolerance is frequently a feature of autism, and many autistic children will improve when following a strict gluten-free diet. Many autistic children also tend to improve when given probiotics, either in the form of fermented foods or probiotic supplements.

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Lose Weight On Vacation

A weight loss holiday is quite simply a holiday where relaxation is combined with weight loss and fitness goals. Generally they are less structured and extreme than fitness boot camps, but with a little more guidance and assistance on tap than a traditional spa break, with all the facilities and knowledgeable, well-trained staff ready to help you achieve that first step in adopting a healthier lifestyle, or to help assess and fine-tune any regimen already in place.

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What The Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know…

Photo by Lumin01   One more thing…after watching it, please post it to your social media pages and/or forward this link on to those who …

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