Living in this state of readiness is what I call Creative Mindfulness. You can train yourself to be swept up by any project that inspires you (rather than putting it off for another time, or giving up on it all together). Here’s how.
In Susie Augustin’s book, Sexy, Fit & Fab Sirens, contributing writer Janée Dana asks two important questions when it comes between you and your desired success, “What do I have to lose?” and “Why not me?” “Why not me?” is such a powerful question. Why not me, she asked, in relation to being someone she… Continue reading Unleash Your Magnitude; Inspire.
energy exists and needs an outlet. it is neutral, neither “good” or “bad” or “sad” or “happy” although I’d assert that some energy is more “dense” or “light” or “fast-moving” than others. the way we wield this energy is key: with it, (in the physical realm) we can choose to build or destroy. add to… Continue reading when using the power to destroy and deconstruct is productive
“I can’t sleep in this fevered dream.” It always starts with a “Yesterday” or a “Last week” or some marker in time, as if closeness or distance matters to what’s right, versus what’s right now. As it goes, yesterday, I received a surprise Reiki session, gifted by my neighbor and former client, Arthur. He wrote… Continue reading Writing and Editing at the same time, in one brain
this lady wrote that the artists, musicians, authors, and scientists and “creative geniuses” she studied all had a solemn bent towards melancholia. some experienced severe mental illness, or had a prevalent history of mental illness within their family sphere. people like Kurt Vonnegut, Sylvia Plath, James Joyce, etc. It’s called, “Secrets of The Creative Brain,”… Continue reading based on a study, where creativity is dark. thoughts?
When troubled for things to do, read. When down or stuck or bored, read. To hone your articulation, read. To sharpen the thoughts in your mind, read. Before and after editing, read. Instead of automatically checking Facebook, read. To sober up, read. To get drunk, read. I say this not to make you a better… Continue reading Yo, Whatcha Readin’?
Stripped of your ego, the confines of this body, the self’s listless desires, habits and needs, what are you, really? The essence. The scent beneath the senses. The immaterial you, master of shape-shifting, lover of spaciousness and form. Can you give yourself a color? A material? Are you silky? Matted? Splintered? A quilt of painted… Continue reading Considerations of Self for Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry
on editing: getting started is the hardest part. because it’s work, and the work is deep and exhausting. but, once I’m in it, in the rich and tender heart of someone else’s storm, i feel so calm and purposeful, directed. like a quiet ship that’s wading through with a white flag that says, “not to… Continue reading on editing: a seafield.
When trying to be cute and unexpected ends up with you calling your boyfriend “daughter.” Yep. (See picture to the right). I thought “chorri” meant bird in Nepali, his native tongue. Bird is what we call each other. Sometimes bug. Sometimes tree. Whatever flies out of our mouths. But, daughter? That’s not in my league of… Continue reading The Time I called my Boyfriend “Daughter”
Many of my clients are professional consultants, healers, pioneer parents, leaders in their field of mastery… ….and first-timers in the arena of writing. It’s not a scary thing. It requires no degree or experience in publication, although sometimes those things are helpful. Did you know that Ray Bradbury never went to college? Same goes for Argentinian writer,… Continue reading First-Time Writers: How to Master Your Craft