I’d like to share some creativity-based strategies that have helped me with depression. I’ve noticed a strong connection between depression and creative block too, so these strategies can help with both.

First: writing. Any kind of writing about what’s happening in your body or life life, right now. It can be nonsense. It can be angst-ridden poetry. It can be an analysis
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softnsweet:
I liked your headshaving piece, and your thoughts and recommendations about depression are consistent with clinical treatment and great advice.
anjave:
Thank you for this knowledge, I will give it a try! :)

Holy crap! Only two weeks until my book comes out!! The timeline has been something like this:

Summer of 2014:

- write book

- get book deal

Winter of 2014/2015:

- book editing/contract stuff

Spring/Summer 2015:

- book get designed, proofed, tweaked

Fall/Winter 2015/2016:

- book is printed!

- book goes up for pre-sale!

February 16th 2016

- book is officially out in stores!!

It kind of
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anjave:
Cool, exciting!
lavonne:
Thanks everyone!!
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It’s essential that we teach kids about consent from the beginning, by both words and example. Not just sexual consent, but in respect to all personal boundaries. It’s essential that we also respect the personal boundaries of our kids so they know to respect their own.

We should also teach people who didn’t get the chance to learn during childhood, and remember...
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curtislee:
Very well written, and thank you.  I normally need a reminder of this.  I think of myself as compassionate but I choose to whom.  I need to remember that everyone is deserving of love and compassion.  
satanachist:
@dmaggot are you having read this? It is core and crucial and a difficult task but wouldn't we be better to commit to living fully free?  So well articulated. 
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brite:
You are just stunning @lavonne
ezio:
@lavonne simple, natural and unpretentious, you succeeded to prove that the natural beauty is what is most beautiful in Life !😉
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Video at marloland.com

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seawomble:
Did you do it for a reason or just because ?
eartharena:
you looks so beautiful
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My goals are kind of big and maybe crazy.

I want to help create a world where people are taught from the beginning (though children already know) how to be positively creative, and how valuable that is! I want to help people recognize their creative power, so they can use it to better the world and create better lives for themselves and their loved ones...
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stepheny967:
Amen, sister!   I believe that one of the major factors (and of course there are others) behind human conflict,  between ourselves and our environment,  is denial and repression of our true selves. If we all were allowed that actual freedom,  the world would be the Garden of Eden.  Unfortunately,  too many emotionally and intellectually immature people have a lot invested in the current "Babylon System" and have the firepower to keep it in tact.  For now...
silversurfer:
Your goals sound great.  And you're helping me just by writing about this, and so encouraging me to think about it.
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Who we connect with, and how, is one of the biggest factors in our happiness and success. People are everything.

Many creators focus mostly on making great work and pay little attention to making connections, or what can be called networking. We are often too introverted or anxious or awkward to even know how to begin; so we focus on our work and hope that...
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lizardlicks:
``Every single person you meet has the potential to change your life, and you theirs.``   - Yep ! x
silversurfer:
Excellent.  Thanks for sharing.
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I redesigned my website, and added a ton of new stuff, including online consulting packages for creatives! If you are interested in improving your creative practice, making more money, or anything related to being an artist, there's lots of stuff to check out.

marloland.com

merryboudoir:
I really like your new website and didn't know about your upcoming book, looking forward to it and taking your blog advice to start working on my stagnant creativity, xoxo
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The highest form of love is compassion, which is the recognition of the intrinsic value and connection of us all. It is unconditional, it needs nothing, it is perfectly complete on its own. There can be no true compassion without self-compassion first, however. If you separate yourself from the compassion you give to the rest of existence you are buying into the illusion of separation...
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satanachist:
Any insight on how to maintain compassion when faced with other aspects of the oneness that inspire loathing (Humans who perpetrate barbarism and multiplication of suffering, or just in-laws in general)? I find that the best I am capable of is really thinly veiled pity.
zgrat:
Congrats on the new set!