I’ve started a new practice of writing morning pages–three notebook pages handwritten in stream-of-consciousness style. The “instructions” literally said there is no way to do the pages the wrong way. But I found myself wondering as my ancient nemesis whispered doubts: Are these pages too small? Does that mean I need to write on the […]
Most of the time when we are blocked in an area of our life, it is because we feel safer that way. I ran across that quote today in a book called The Artist’s Way. I was shocked by how clearly I could see the truth in those words, taste the fear they hinted at. […]
I’m sitting outside, enjoying the fleeting moments of the first weekend in May. This is (besides Christmas) my favorite time of the year. A cool breeze is blowing from the west, and the sun is heading quickly toward the horizon. The sunlight slants through the trees, and the bird song is joined by only an […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about other adjustments we make in life, these tiny steps of self-regulation that help keep us on track. I’m trying to make small changes in my relationship with my hubby, with coworkers, and in how I interact with the people I meet on a daily basis — even those I don’t know.
Yesterday, my undergrad alma mater made its first trip to the NCAA men’s basketball tourney. I got home from work during halftime, pleasantly surprised to see my Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs leading the No. 1 seed. I joined in the social media buzz and cheered hard. Throughout the rest of the afternoon, I connected with some […]