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Ingrid Ricks is the author of Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story, a New York Times memoir bestseller that was recently acquired by Berkley, a division of Penguin Random House. The book is scheduled for nationwide paperback release January 2014. She is also the author of Focus, a memoir about her journey with the blinding eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. She is currently working on a memoir about her yearlong quest to heal her eyesight, and is blogging about her journey at www.determinedtosee.com
  • Write Your Story – And Claim Your Power

    Posted on February 12, 2018 by in Featured

    If I needed a reminder about the power of personal storytelling, I got it in spades over this past week. I spent Super Bowl weekend at an amazing retreat center in Roslyn (thank you Revel Retreats), helping seven incredible writers identify and structure the deeply personal stories they need to tell. Along with intensive writing […]

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    Loving the Life You Have

    Posted on January 29, 2018 by in Dream Blog

          I decided to work from home this morning and was in the middle of a deep breathing/meditation exercise when my friend Maria called. She was doing her own form of morning meditation by taking a walk through the woods. And as we started talking, we both came to the same conclusion: We […]

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    Choose to Have an Amazing Day

    Posted on January 25, 2018 by in Featured

    My morning started with a coffee collision in the hallway with my daughter Hannah. I was carrying two steaming cups and one ended up all over the two of us and the hallway floor. I admit that I had a moment of shock and let out a few choice words. But then I remembered what […]

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    Celebrate Mid-Week with Homemade Pizza Night

    Posted on January 24, 2018 by in Featured

    In my family, Wednesday means one thing: Pizza Night. We started this tradition about five years ago to accompany our other favorite Wednesday night tradition – Survivor (though we are currently between seasons.) The beauty is that it’s easy to make, customizable for each person, and can be as healthy or as decadent as you […]

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    Just Do Your Best

    Posted on January 22, 2018 by in Featured

    I am dragging this morning. Usually, I would force myself to head into the office anyway. But because I’ve vowed to focus on health, happiness and passion, I’m working from home this morning – and allowing for plenty of breaks along the way. As I was drinking my morning coffee in bed an hour ago […]

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    Expect Good Things – And Watch Them Come

    Posted on January 19, 2018 by in Featured

    After being diagnosed with two serious, scary-sounding diseases, I became consumed with hear and convinced I was jinxed. I started expecting bad things to happen and it seemed like that’s what I was getting. When I finally got sick of being scared and miserable, I threw myself into he self-help world and began  learning about […]

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    Breathe Deeply – For At Least Six Minutes

    Posted on January 17, 2018 by in Featured

    I didn’t understand the power of deep breathing until I started doing it recently in an effort to increase blood flow and circulation in my eyes. Turns out that in addition to improving my overall health – including immune system function, absorption of nutrients and the release of toxins –it’s amazing for relaxation and stress […]

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