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Creativity is intelligence having fun.
-Albert Einstein

My mother was an artist and so my brother and I were brought up in a home where creativity was valued from an early age. We used to play with clay and LEGOs for hours at the kitchen table while listening to Neil Diamond, Elton John, and Carly Simon. There were no deadlines, text messages, obligations, or meetings — just the pure joy of being in the moment, alone with our imagination.

My mom always encouraged our creativity, even though my brother had much more natural-born talent than I did. I was “the…

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This is not a story about cake, cookies, pie, or biscuits. It’s a story about creativity, failure, camaraderie, fun, patience, and resilience — all of which are emblematic of the bakers on The Great British Baking Show and are essential to being a successful entrepreneur.

  1. Creativity. No one is going to win The Great British Baking Show with a run-of-the-mill yellow cake, no matter how good it might taste. Winning takes ingenuity and imagination; you’ve got to wow the judges with something wonderful and whimsical like a Bavarian Clock Tower made with biscuits, edible glitter, buttercream and icing. The same…

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Photo by Erik Dungan on Unsplash
Photo by Erik Dungan on Unsplash

This is not a story about new year’s resolutions. That’s so 2019. This is about how to make simple, small changes to your life that will make you happier, calmer, healthier, and more productive.

At age 50, after years of battling depression and poor body image, I’m living proof that these relatively small changes can make a huge difference. I’ve incorporated all of them into my life and while the results are not dramatic, they are definitely noticeable. I’m less irritable, more grounded, fitter, and more joyful than I’ve ever been. …

We all have a narrative that runs through our brain. Are these stories true? Do they hold us back? They certainly can. One of the stories that I’ve told myself since my childhood is that I hate running.

This story begins in elementary school when for a few months my dad decided to take up jogging. Let’s be clear: My dad was most definitely not a runner. He was chubby, always on a diet, and preferred to lounge around all day doing the crossword puzzle rather than partake in any sort of physical activity.

But jogging was big in the…

I was thrilled to learn that October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and it seemed like as good a time as any to share my story.

I moved to the U.S. from England in 1976 at age 7. My parents were American but we lived in England because my dad had a business there. From an early age, I felt like an outsider — a chubby Jewish American kid living in a relatively small city in England in the 1970s. All my friends were skinny British kids with straight hair and proper parents. I was short, a little overweight and…

Sacha Cohen

Sacha is a writer, holistic wellness advocate, rescue pet mom, and the founder of Grassfed Media,

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