Notes For Creators

cross fit for the creative soul

An answer to ‘What helps you see in the dark?’

In my latest Reader Circle eletter, I riffed off this […]

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14. One-minute weights

Is this the easy workout you’ve been pining for?

Ahhh, the One-Minute Workout … where have you been my whole life?

For Week 13 of My Year of Micro Experiments I wanted to get back to micro. Really micro. So small an effort you could stumble through it.

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12. Measuring weight once daily

Every so often a small change you make turns out to be revolutionary. This incremental one-minute tweak turned out to be my revolution. My body revolution.

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11. One splurge day a week

It may have been the accruing momentum of the micro challenges overall, or riding on the coattails of No Sodas success — either way it was a breeze. Demonstrating that if you keep trying tiny innovations eventually one will come easy.

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The Creator’s dilemma

The moment we seek to create something fulfilling chaos envelops us. Before even. Chaos is the condition of a universe without fate, without predetermination. Chaos is a trillion trillion objects energies lifeforms moving on their own trajectories, not yours.

There’s a way to dispel the snarl of chaos . . . the sense of futility inside, the urgency outside.

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7. Stevia: Some micro changes come easily

This micro change started out the best of them all! […]

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6. No sodas: A story of abysmal and repeated failure that led . . . eventually to sparkling (water) success

Sometimes failure is just failure. You miss the mark by […]

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4. The day begins the night before

Does this recur in your life like it does in […]

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3. Pre-New Year’s resolutions, you could say

Here’s the thing about a tweak a week. It gives […]

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2. Feed your head: Jefferson Airplane had it half right

When I was a druggie we all grooved to Jefferson […]

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