[NOTE: I published what’s turned out to be the first draft of this post in late-October 2014. I wrote the original in kind of a free-form manner, just playing with some ideas. But the ideas have really stuck with me and I’ve been wanting to revise the post and clarify a few of my points […]Read More Life Attracts Life (revised)
One thing that’s becoming quite clear to me (as I write what is turning out to be something of a post series here) is that I’m feeling particularly drawn right now to imaginative ways of approaching my life. I think it’s because I’ve been struggling. And there are two ways to look at that kind […]Read More Getting to the Roots of a Problem
I’ve been talking about how (thanks to the influence of The Artist’s Way), Fall 2013 found me just flooded with creative energy. I was painting (despite the fact that I’m a terrible painter!) and I was writing all the time (despite the fact that the crazy fiction story I was working on couldn’t ultimately sustain […]Read More Sometimes It’s NOT a Waste of Time to Procrastinate on the Internet!
I read Journey Into Power, by Baron Baptiste, in January of 2013. I had decided I wanted to get into yoga more heavily that year (that was my New Year’s resolution, in fact.) But I don’t know why I picked up that particular yoga book over any other. It was a random thing. (Though are […]Read More Three Transformative Books
At the library the other day, I chanced to stumble upon a book by Julia Cameron that I hadn’t heard of before: The Sound of Paper. I checked it out and, while I’m not really reading it per se, I’ve been leafing through it since – just randomly opening it up and skimming through. It’s […]Read More From Amanda Palmer to The Alchemist, By Way of Julia Cameron
It’s impossible to contemplate aging (as prompted by WordPress’s writing challenge this week) without considering the fact that I’M TURNING 40 THIS SUMMER!!! Yes, the big 4-0. Most of the time, I’m comfortable with this reality. I’m actually kind of looking forward to it. I like milestones. I like those moments that ask you to […]Read More Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years (or, I’m Turning 40 This Summer!)