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“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Motivation can often seem like a mystical force that some people just seem to […]

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If you look at your life, you might start to notice a pattern emerge: Certain kinds of relationships, certain kinds of job situations, certain kinds of body difficulties, and all sorts of other things.  Sometimes these patterns can work to […]

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Radhika Vekaria is one half of the singer/songwriter duo TemperHeart. Ms. Vekaria left behind a successful career in England in order to move to Los Angeles and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional singer.  In this exclusive interview […]

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Question submitted via About.me/BDaveWalters: “Okay, your post said if I am struggling with online dating to message you. Here I am struggling with online dating! My problem is that I’m not attracting people I am interested in. Maybe it’s the […]

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., but I want to take some time out from cooking turkey to have a quick talk about what you’re grateful for. On a recent episode of Rise UP with B. Dave Walters: Simple Answers to […]

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Question submitted via Formspring.me: “I have split recently with my partner of 12 years. He demands to know what goes on in my life and who I am seeing. I don’t want to share my life with him anymore but […]

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In my coaching work, the number one question I get is: How can I be happy?  Inevitably, the second question is: How can I find true love? A common mistake people make is believing that the solution to their problems […]

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Question submitted via Formspring: “Hi, I’m a nineteen year old African American female and ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be attractive. In this society, being “HOT” is valued. At least in the mainstream sort of way. […]

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“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying…or busy with other assignments. Because dying, too, is one of our assignments in life. There as well: “To do […]

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  Question submitted via Formspring: “I need advice. I’ve been seeing this guy for about 8 months now. We started out with a very casual relationship. We would hang out and we would have sex. That’s it. It was fun […]