How naked can you go in your writing and your living? That is a question I’ve been asking myself lately as I’ve become aware of how much gets between us and… you name it. Other people, ourselves, our writing, full vibrant living. This question came to me, quite literally, on a recent trip to assistant teach at Esalen ... continue reading
Going from Gray to Hot Pink!
Have you ever noticed how the “gray zone” sneaks up on you? One minute you are all charged up about your day, and the next you find yourself passing time, usually quite comfortably, as all those creative writing and business ideas slowly circle the drain and disappear. Today, the gray zone looked like sitting in a chair in ... continue reading
A Room of One’s Own
I just had lunch with a memoirist friend of mine and we had a great discussion about stoking the flames of creativity. We are both working on a big project right now – she is writing her memoir and mining her past for details, while I am creating a new brand and also mining my past for clues on what it needs to be and what ... continue reading
Frittering, or what we do when we don’t want to do something!
Frittering. That’s the word my daughter uses to describe what she does when she’s actively trying to avoid doing homework, but so caught up in feeling guilty about not doing it that she doesn’t instead choose something she actually enjoys. In other words, frittering is how we pass time before and after the stuff that’s ... continue reading