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LATEST COLUMN

+ How to sit with, reframe and leverage rejection  Rejection stings, but is inevitable for all creatives. In my latest column for ArtsHub, artists, writers, actors and more share how they have moved through painful moments to learn and improve their art. 
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"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open..." – Martha Graham

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EXTRAORDINARY FINDINGS 

+ Confessions of a burnt out over-achiever – Jocelyn K. Glei 

+ 7 ways being along can change your brain – Bustle (complementary reading could be my no social life experiment)

+ Why gossiping is good – The Atlantic

+ 57 email etiquette tips to avoid writing sloppy emails – HubSpot


+ 10 things you don't know about yourself – Scientific American

+ How to get back on track when you're having an unproductive day – Fast Company

+ Two ways to stop caring what other people think – Raptitude


+ Ira Glass's commencement speech – Columbia Journalism School 
INTERVIEW ARCHIVE

+ Lisa Congdon on the attachment to working hard – "
I think often we push the envelope with something until it's not working for us anymore, but just because something isn't working doesn’t mean that it is an easy habit to break..."
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EXTRAORDINARY THOUGHT
 
"Be yourself, be the person you are. That will make the work good." 

– Ira Glass
 
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Hello! I'm Madeleine Dore, a writer and interviewer based in Melbourne.

Curious about how creatives do what they do, I founded Extraordinary Routines in 2014 as a labour of love to better understand how creativity and human imperfection intersects. 

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