Category Archives: Creativity

Do you meal plan?

I’ve been a pretty ardent cook for years now but I wasn’t always the best about efficiently planning family meals. Last year I turned that all around and never looked back. Here’s how it works: Every Saturday morning I sit … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

“If you’re showing up as honestly as you know how to — you’re going to annoy someone. Criticism and counter opinions are part of dynamic expression and creativity. If you’re not generating some resistance, you’re probably not fully stepping out. … Continue reading

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Want to feel better? Create something.

One of the best feelings in the world is to create something. Human beings have an innate drive to create and when we do we feel a deep sense of satisfaction. But what I’m discovering now is that creating something … Continue reading

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Evolution and the Joy of Change

Hello dear readers. This feels a little announcementish, it being in writing and all, but I thought it only right to let you know that something has been brewing. And while a part of me thinks “resist!” “stay the course!” … Continue reading

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An Artful Life

Credited to Debutanteseason.tumblr which I unfortunately can no longer find on the web.

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I am looking at… (a writing exercise)

This was a ten minute timed writing exercise offered in Natalie Goldberg’s book An Old Friend from Far Away which I just cracked open this morning. The instructions are simple. Get a clock or timer and give yourself ten minutes. … Continue reading

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The Poetry in the Music: If dreams were thunder and lightning was desire

If dreams were thunder Lightning was desire This old house it would’ve burned down a long time ago Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery Make me a poster of an old rodeo Just give me one thing that … Continue reading

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Connection, Vulnerability, and Finding Your Voice

“I couldn’t hear the music, I couldn’t remember how to play my own song.”  ~ Anne Lamott I’m still digging it up, still brushing it off, but there’s something here. Something is just below the surface, and I’m wiggling it … Continue reading

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How to do Something Worthwhile

Sorry I’ve been gone for a while. I haven’t posted in a week. I only post once or twice a week as it is but going an entire week without a peep? Well, I missed it. It’s not that I … Continue reading

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None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. Henry David Thoreau Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm … Continue reading

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