How To Turn Negative Vibes Into Positive Fuel

We’ve had this episode shot and in our editorial calendar for a few months now.

I’m still in awe of how our advanced planning of MarieTV somehow seems to energetically line up with what’s happening globally, and very often on a personal level for you, our audience.

Even my close friends say, “Marie, how do you always seem to know exactly what I’m going through?!”

When you wish you could turn off the pain, tune into it instead. Click To Tweet

While this particular Q&A has to do with a pretty common human experience, I can’t help but notice that this simple practice may — albeit in the smallest way — help us as we collectively strive to create positive social change both here in the US and around the world.

Pain, suffering and injustice are all around us. Like you, I see things on the news that anger me, break my heart and boggle my mind (and not in a good way).

However, I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox to stay connected to our humanity, the more equipped we’ll be create real and lasting change.

So today, learn a simple tool you can use whenever the pain around you feels overwhelming.

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Do You Let Criticism Stop You? How To Insult-Proof Your Ego.

Finding the courage to express yourself isn’t always an easy thing to do.

While technology gives us countless tools to share our creations with the world, it also opens us up to the opinions of others: the good, the bad, and the cruel.

If mean words keep popping up in your mind, don’t let them drop down and poison your soul. Click To Tweet

To keep yourself open and continuously creating amidst the rocky terrain of online public opinion is a vital skill, especially when you’re committed to being a force for good.

That’s why I was intrigued when a reader asked how I **personally** deal with criticism online.

Rather than just empathize, I thought I’d share some fun “feedback” from my own critics. If nothing else, I hope it makes you laugh.

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Thank You For Not Believing In Me

Curious…

Have you ever had someone say something about your work that felt like a punch in the gut? Where you were almost shocked how downright ignorant and mean it was?

While most of us get that learning to deal with criticism is an essential part of the creative game, that intellectual awareness doesn’t always help us emotionally.

Sometimes a put-down is the best fuel to fire you up. Click To Tweet

Especially when you’re first starting out.

Words sting. And unfortunately, the harshest words often linger in the back corners of our minds longer than we’d like to admit.

That’s why I want to tell you a story about this guy who put me down on an escalator and how I’ve used that experience to lift myself up.

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The Downside Of Gratitude

Before we dive into this week’s MarieTV episode, I have to tell you how amazing you are.

Your support of my appearance with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday was absolutely staggering.

The tweets, FB messages and emails you’ve shared with me have been so heartfelt, loving and encouraging and I deeply appreciate it.

Gratitude is more powerful than any pill you can pick up at the pharmacy. Click To Tweet

Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over!

If you tuned in, you know that one of the things I talked about with Oprah is the importance of gratitude.

But what I didn’t get to share was the dark side of this often cheery topic.

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