Setting An Intention

Start with this, and you'll find your path to positive change.

The beginning of any journey, endeavor, or change is setting an intention. Very rarely do people just blindly change their lives--any revolution, no matter how small or large, usually starts with some sort of declarative statement. I'm doing this. We say it to ourselves, we tell family, friends, we … [Read more...]

Destroying My Yoga Practice

Photo by Nathan Tweti.

Still inspired by Danny Gregory's epiphany in his "Why I sucked" blog, I've been reviewing my own common practices. First was a look at this blog. I started it when my book Cherries in Winter was published in 2009. Back then blogging-as-marketing tool was the Big New Thing. Authors were expected to … [Read more...]

Keeping It (Creatively) Real

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Recently, artist/author/inspirer Danny Gregory wrote a blogifesto entitled "Why I started to suck & how I plan to stop." In the annals of compelling headlines, that wins the donut. I couldn't imagine how Danny, who dedicates his life to helping people be more creative and therefore live fuller … [Read more...]

(Spring) Time to Renew Your Commitment

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Spring has finally sprung around here! Sun, temperatures above freezing, even a green shoot or two. I can't help but be inspired by nature's creativity, and hopefully you'll forgive me for using a common metaphor of spring renewal and renewed commitment to your creative project. (Hey, the metaphor … [Read more...]

Creative Handstands

Even though I've been doing yoga for almost 25 years, I've always been afraid of handstand. I'm not alone in this; most people are afraid of inverted poses--in much the same way they're afraid of turning their lives upside down by taking creative risks. Writing the book, getting paints and a … [Read more...]

The Year in Review

Norman as we met him at the Bideawee. Yes, he's wearing a Santa sweater, because he had to get a shelter shave.

On Facebook, my Friends are doing their year in review in photos. This made me think of what I've done this year, because sometimes I feel like I haven't accomplished anything. Time to make ye olde annual list! 1. I made an app. Like many writers--and people who sit all day--I was scared by the … [Read more...]

It’s time to Take A Yoga Break!

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I'm sure you've heard all the bad news about the effects of sitting for 6 or more hours a day--weight gain, increased risk of diabetes and kidney disease, even shortened life span. As someone who has spent her career writing from a chair, as a senior editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, as the author … [Read more...]

Beach Glass “Wish You Were Here” Postcard

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Fabulous, Never Better: Selfie Portrait

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                                              Two projects I'm working on: First, growing old gracefully. As I … [Read more...]

“My Writing Process” Blog Tour: Like Partner Yoga, But Without the Wedgie

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One of my NBFs, Katana Collins, recently asked: What's your writing process? My response was, What's a writing process? Where can I get one, and will it make my butt look bigger? She wouldn't answer that last one because she's too sweet, but she did give me the chance to participate in an … [Read more...]