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Living in the Deep: What it means to live a slow, passionate, creative life

In the past few years, I have been trying to strike a careful balance between opening myself up to the world, fully living in it, and living slowly. 872 more words

Denise D. Young

Robins, Daffodils, and ROW80 Round 2 Goals

Isn’t spring the very essence of simplicity? The daffodils speak of simple happiness, and the breeze carries the merry tunes of birds. We’re called outdoors once more. 651 more words

Denise D. Young

Coastal Magic Con Adventures!

It’s been an amazing, wonderful, joy-filled week and a half. I spent six days in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida, at this year’s Coastal Magic Con. I made a few friends, including the lovely Gina Briganti, whose book, The Dreaming, I can’t wait to read, and Nancy Holland, who just published Thalgor’s Witch, the book of her heart. 421 more words

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A Creative Life is a Magical One.

A clear February night. I gaze up at the stars. I don’t know many constellations, but I can pick out Orion and his belt, bright pinpricks of light staring down at me. 425 more words

Denise D. Young

Embracing Our Inner Hobbit: Life lessons from Tolkien

I love hobbits, and I love the Shire. There’s something very hobbit-like about my version of the writer’s life. I curl up with a cup of tea, maybe something yummy to eat (croissants from the bakery down the street are a favorite), and I set to writing. 602 more words

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Authenticity: The Right Blend of Imagination and Action

Thoreau goes on to say, “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”

I’ve talked a lot about simple living on this blog. 1,007 more words

Denise D. Young

The Practice of Stillness

“The Page of Cups is sentimental. She is a true romantic at heart, and in a world that is filled with so much noise and bustle, she longs for the time and space to simply breathe and to truly take in the pleasures that abound.

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