Julie Marques

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10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read

You could re-read "The Goblet of Fire" for the umpteenth time, or, you could try something new.<p>Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s occasional plot twists -- revealed on social media long after the series has satisfyingly concluded -- you’ve decided to re-read <i>Harry Potter</i>, swapping in a new pronunciation of …

Four Mental Health Tips for the Back-to-School Season

It's that dreaded back to school season. We're at the halfway mark -- except you lovable overachievers going year round or on trimesters -- as the countdown to summer vacation officially begins. High school seniors are probably wondering: <i>how am I going to prepare for my next (or final) semester</i>, <i>how</i> …

Happiness Is Looking Up!

<b>Happiness is looking up, and I mean this quite literally!</b><p>Let me explain. Some years ago I was speaking to a friend and clinical hypnotherapy colleague who has a reputation for successfully helping people to overcome mild depression. During a lunch-time discussion about different techniques he told …

Quand la MPAA publie un guide pratique du piratage (ou presque)

Dans un document adressé au ministère du Commerce américain, l'association de l'industrie du cinéma donne toutes les bonnes adresses des sites de …

The Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Chronic Pain

<b>ASKING FOR HELP IS OPENING THE DOOR FOR LOVE</b><p>I don't like asking for help. Who does? It brings out all those uncomfortable feelings of vulnerability, loss of independence, of being a burden. It requires a level of honesty and trust I have not mastered before. Haven't yet, truth to be told. But I'm …

How to Become Your Own Hero (3.4)

"We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms--to …

12 Things People With Anxiety Can Teach You

By <i>Laura Lifshitz</i><p>Dealing with anxiety can make life difficult. I sometimes feel as if my anxiety takes over the control center in my brain and puts me in the backseat.<p>I may not even realize it, but anxiety can fuel a response, reaction, or behavior. It's not until a few seconds, minutes, or hours …

Sénégal: conférence internationale sur la paix et l'islam

Terrorisme au Mali et au Nigeria, menaces sur la Côte d'Ivoire et la Mauritanie pendant qu'en Guinée Alpha Condé invite à débattre sur l'utilité …

10 New Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books To Explore This Summer

Dragons and phantoms and starships, oh my!<p>Vacation season, ahoy! If you’re stuck at home this summer, you can always set off to faraway fictional lands with a new science-fiction or fantasy novel. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from. Below, I picked the best of 'em.<p><b>The Buried Giant</b> <b>by Kazuo</b> …

How to Stop Emotionally Abusing Yourself

<i>Your dreams will never come true.</i><p>You screwed up, again.<p>You're fat.<p>You're ugly.<p>I hate you!<p>How many of these phrases have said out loud or thought quietly? If you're like me, you may have said some of these and other emotionally abusing phrases and words to yourself throughout various stages of your …

5 Tips to Cultivate Your Intuition

<b>In the quiet moments and when everything is well I hear you loud and clear... sometimes though in the busy moments, when everything is loud and I need you, you're gone....</b><p>Intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, describes the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. The word …

In A Relationship With A Highly Sensitive Person? Here's What You Need To Know

Let's be honest: relationships are complex, no matter what kind of personality you have. And some truths are universal, like fighting is never fun. Romantic gestures are usually appreciated. Communication is definitely valued. Compromise isn't always easy.<p>But a lot of these nuances are only …

Why 'Backup Plans' Are a Deadly Poison to Your Dreams

They are going to sling it in your direction. They are going to spit it in your face, pour it in a glass and serve it to you, hoping you will chase it down with a smile on your face. Whether or not you swallow it, though, is your decision. No one can force you to drink their poison. No one can …

Why Anxiety May Be Your #1 Frenemy

Have you ever had a friend that makes you tear your hair out, but you can't shake off?<p>Even though it would make life simpler, most of us know that we can't necessarily escape our frenemies -- or our anxieties.<p>A frenemy, by definition, is someone who is both a friend and enemy. They bring out the …

The Important Question to Ask Yourself First Thing in the Morning for a Successful Day

When we plan our projects we often think of all the resources we need to make it work: the financial resources, the people, the time we will be investing in each stage and the results we want to obtain. But almost always an essential element escapes us. An element that gives another dimension to …

How to Meditate Your Way

<b>"Oh, here I am. I am home again."</b><p>This is the thought that always pops into my mind the moment I settle into my workouts. Whether I'm dragging myself into the gym and picking up the weights, lacing up my shoes and going for a run, or simply taking a long walk at the nearby park... <i>Here I am. I am</i> …

Finishing Your Memoir This Summer One Scene at a Time

<i>Everyone is writing a book,</i> but only a few will finish their books, and only a select number will finish their memoir this summer. How will they do it?<p>1) By understanding a book is simply a series of scenes;<p>2) By understanding that summer is a definable block of time in which to write a definable …

The Art of Focus: How to Get Into the Zone

Early on in my career I was always amazed at exactly how little I was able to accomplishe in my day. It wasn't until I learned an easy to apply concept regarding focus that I began to realize there was potentially a solution to my unproductive behavior. It took me years to discover this concept and …

Five Tips to Keep You Passionate About Your Writing

<i>Tap, tap, tap</i> -- that is the sound of your creative fingertips hitting the keyboard.<p>As writers, we spend our days and nights hovering over our keyboards, pouring our ideas into a machine that will hopefully make sense of all that is going on in our brains. And don't get me wrong -- it is a …

Do Not Delete Your Memoir

Last week staff writer Kara Brown published a snarky piece at Jezebel titled "Delete Your Memoir." She writes:<p>Go ahead, do it. Drag and drop. Hold down the "delete" button for 45 minutes. Throw away your entire laptop if you must, but just get rid of it. Please, enough with the goddamn memoirs...If …

5 Ways Aspiring Authors Get Tripped Up in Wishful Thinking

I recently had a coaching session with an author who's finished with her manuscript and ready to shop it. Like most of the writers I work with, it's taken her a year to complete, and there were another five years before we started our work together during which she was plotting and figuring things …

Why We Should Award Courage

It could not be more fitting that Caitlyn Jenner will be receiving the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this year's ESPYs, as the internet continues to both praise and debate what it means to have a beloved Olympian come out as a trans woman. I can't help but smile thinking about how apropos and …

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Grief

<i>"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."</i> -- C. S. Lewis, <b>A Grief Observed</b><p>In 1979, when I was two weeks shy of turning 5, my father died. He had suffered for as long as I can recall from the effects of cancer, so my family was not surprised when he died. However, I shall never forget that …

Integral Dreaming, Collective Awakening

A turtle born on the beach knows to walk to the sea, birds know their migration routes, and whales have new songs to sing each year. These and other phenomena point to the idea that there is an innate wisdom in nature. There is an emergent potential in creation that is often overlooked. How do …

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard's class of 1980 - with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Death Takes a Holiday

Ten days after attending the opening night of the California Shakespeare Theater's new production of <i>The Comedy of Errors</i> I experienced a more personal comedy of errors that fell into that memorable category of "Everything's all right now" stories.<p>I had planned to meet some friends from Sonoma for …