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Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.

from mindbodygreen

9 Books To Inspire You To Create The Happiness You Deserve

Eat. Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

from Brain Pickings

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

A few days ago I was reading author Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page — because a day is just not a day until I’ve gotten my dose of Lizzy G. — when I read the words: “Are there perhaps better virtues to cultivate than mere ambition?” Hmm, I thought.

from the ChangeYourLife blog

If you are afraid to let your creativity out…Watch:

Hiya, Superb interview between Marie Forleo and author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). If you ever wanted to quit it all and throw yourself into that book project but were too afraid. Or you w...

from mindbodygreen

12 Brand New Books To Put On Your Fall Reading List

Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert | From the deeply self-aware, poetically gifted author of Eat, Pray, Love comes a book (out September 22) about the creative process, and the bravery required to pursue our passions. For anyone who's ever struggled with feeling worthy to express themselves through art, or been discouraged by the absence of inspiration, I'm not being hyperbolic when I...


The author of BIG MAGIC helps a blogger grapple with creative passion, motherhood, guilt, and the code of family loyalty. For more information on Elizabeth G...

from POPSUGAR Smart Living

31 Motivational Quotes From Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic

Be brave. Without bravery, you will never know the world as richly as it longs to be known. Without bravery, your life will remain small - far smaller than you probably wanted your life to be. ~ 22 Motivational Quotes From Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic


Essentially, over the years, I have learned this truth: If I am feeling stuck in life, then I can be certain it is because I'm afraid of something, and I just haven't faced it yet." - Elizabeth Gilbert