mindset

Writing is a Bare Necessity

Consider writing as part of your self-care. You need air, water, food, shelter. At the next level of caring for yourself, you need warm clothes, boots perhaps, ... Read More...

Disciplined Thinking

My coaching sessions this week had a theme. Painful thoughts. No one complained, saying, "hey, this thought hurts," but they stated what they thought was true... Read More...

What’s holding you back?

I hear it all the time. "I want to write." People say it as if it's not in their control whether or not they write. They even believe they don't get to decide i... Read More...

Troving

Troving is a lovely word that has all but disappeared from use - except for 'treasure trove." The other day, somehow, I came to know its meaning outside that ph... Read More...

The Trump in You

My creative, intuitive friend, Jamie Stein posted this on his FB page: I can’t help but look at this conversation around mental stability as a larger-than-life... Read More...

The Personal is Universal

Howpersonal can you get in your writing and still appeal to more than just yourself?Does anyone care about your own small struggles? It depends. Are you actuall... Read More...

Who I Thought I’d Be

Are you living the life you thought you'd live? When I was little, my mother left typewriters sitting around, with paper on the platen. (If you know the word p... Read More...

Validation

Creating is exclusive. You wonder... Do I have what it takes? Can I get the job? Will someone like what I write? Can I change minds? Change lives? Change the wo... Read More...

Cooking for Julia

When you can't sleep, what are your options? The other night, I was oddly awake, just thinking and creating from 2am on. I had gone to sleep without a problem a... Read More...