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Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, personal performance coach, and martial artist. He has lectured on creativity and human consciousness at UCLA, Mensa, and the Smithsonian Institute. Steve created the Lifewriting system of high-performance living for writers and readers. Learn more at

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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ten Secrets of Hatha Yoga Ten ideas to take you beneath the "surface" of your yoga practice.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 18, 2013
Why I Stopped Using NLP NLP is a phenomenally powerful set of tools, but as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 28, 2013
Thoughts on Mastery As a boy I wanted to master martial arts & writing, & the art of loving and living with another human being. To do that, I had to define what "mastery" was. Tricky subject, because of the media images we accept in such arenas. Having been around people considered in the top .1% of various fields, people totally committed to their crafts, people who other experts consider "masters" I began to compare what they were saying
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2013
Movie Review: Django This, the ninth film directed by Quentin Tarantino, and a doozy. In order to discuss this, I have to look at it from two different positions: as a movie separate from cultural context, and then, as a cultural artifact.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Human Adulthood Part Two: Rejection of the Challenge The transition to mature adulthood can be difficult in a culture without meaningful ritual. This series addresses this question.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Human Adulthood Part III--Acceptance of Responsibility Accepting responsibility for our actions and emotions is the line separating children from adults. It is the first step on the road to full maturity.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 9, 2009
Human Adulthood PART ONE Ancient cultural patterns point the way to future success for any human being willing to mature to full adulthood.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 26, 2009
Daddy? When Am I Ready To Have Sex? Parents need a darned good answer to this thorny question. Here's one that has worked for hundreds.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 1, 2006
Surviving A Good Review Critical review of your creative work can be both valuable and devastating. One artist's reflections on the science of surviving critics.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Escaping the Matrix A spiritual view of racial and other issues in America
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 13, 2006
The Magic of Balance Addressing "balance" in our lives can greatly multiply the effectiveness of our intelligence and emotions
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 11, 2006
Writing What You Don't Know
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 9, 2006
Zen And The Heart of Writing Life's "messiness" is not an obstacle to creativity--it is the very source and substance of it.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 7, 2006
The Golden Hour Just an hour a day can anchor your health, your success, and your spiritual growth.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 6, 2006
No Time For Exercise? Try This? Even five minutes a day can make a big difference in your fitness level--if you know what you're doing!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2006
Human Fallibility and Torture Those who think only the "guilty" will be tortured are deluding themselves.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 12, 2006
Turn Writer's Blocks Into Stepping Stones
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 11, 2006
"Match Point" (2005) A critique and philosophical commentary on Woody Allen's latest film.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 25, 2005
Five Things You Need To Know About Stress A new approach to healthy stress management.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2005
Seven Ways To Connect Your Writing And Your Life A method to connect the inner and outer worlds of the writer.

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