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Reintroducing the "Original" Mobile Device ...

I’d like to introduce you, or more accurately, reintroduce you, to one of the first mobile devices specifically designed to relax you. A cell phone? No. Laptop? Nope. Tablet? Not a chance. A lawn ...

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Release the Power of Your Words

You don’t have to be a writer to release the power of words. This week during my devotional reading I was gripped by this simple, yet powerful sentence: “You have the ability, with your words, to make ...

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The Art of Living in the Moment

Ever feel like the coronavirus has put you in an alternate reality? Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the Twilight Zone. It’s natural to want to get back to our “original reality” and trade-in the ...

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Think About What You Think About--Part II

In last week’s issue, I talked about how we can choose what we think about—things that make us anxious—or things that restore peace and perspective. We choose to worry—or to trust—based on what we ...

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Think About What You Think About--Part I

I find the title of this issue of Pause More. Rush Less. provocative. Read it again. Clever? Confusing? Both? All I’m sure of is it’s profound. I didn’t write it. I borrowed it. This headline is ...

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Will You Help Me Write My Next Novel?

My next novel will be about something I’ve been thinking about for many years. And I need your help. I would like to write a novel about a young man in his early thirties that loses his wife, the love ...

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The Joy of Journaling

Journaling is a great way to slow down, recalibrate, and insert a refreshing “pause” in your hectic life. And to journal, you don’t have to be a writer. And you don’t have to write every day. A ...

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What Do You Do When Your Life is on Pause?

The goal of PAUSE MORE. RUSH LESS is to suggest practical ways to “insert pauses” into your daily routine—voluntarily. Looks like Covid-19 beat me to it. And, the virus single-handedly flipped the ...

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Introducing the Pause More. Rush Less. Newsletter

Welcome to Pause More. Rush Less. This newsletter will update you on what's happening with me, Author, James C. Magruder. Many of you have known me for years, while others I had the privilege to meet ...

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What Are You Writing Now?

I am currently working on my next novel. It's about something I’ve been thinking about for many years. I would like to write a novel about a young man in his early thirties that loses his wife, the ...

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Listed below are a few Frequently Asked Questions James has been asked. This FAQ blog post is a work-in-progress and the answers to more questions will be posted here over time. Check back regularly ...

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Why Are You Referred to as "The Reflective Writer? ...

We live in an age of brands. Every product is branded. Every product has an image, persona and brand personality. Even people are branded. Athletes. Movie stars. And yes, authors. As authors, we are ...