So many dear and wonderful women I know (including me) get caught in trap of perfectionism on a regular basis. We wonder: Is this good enough? Will it land with my audience? Am I doing it right? What if I mess up? These are all common concerns, but they stop us from taking the necessary … Continue reading Move on and create more
On the holiday yesterday I was reflecting a bit on the notion of space. I learned through some reading (and probably a podcast as well) about a Japanese concept called "Yutori" and it caught my attention. It describes a notion of spaciousness. It's leaving time between appointments so you can get there early and look … Continue reading Allowing space
You can wait for it: Inspiration. Or you can: Keep writing daily. *** As words start to flow Pay attention to the arc It will carry you. Sign found while visiting my old "hunting grounds" of Appleby Hall where I used to have an office at the University of MN. I just love this idea.
It's Friday, and Fridays are for fun, says my realtor friend Teresa. She has a beautiful photography blog at http://stpaulphotos.com/ in addition to her St. Paul Real Estate blog, also lovely with great advice. I was reflecting on the past year and a piece of art which I acquired (~about a year ago, I think). I … Continue reading How does Art help us live creatively?
I nearly forgot to celebrate my 400th post to this blog yesterday! I like to acknowledge milestones that feel significant. It helps to consider that small, consistent efforts over time can build a body of work. I noticed when checking blog stats that I have nearly 10,000 hits since I started writing last September. Thank … Continue reading 400 posts
I mean it, schedule fun into each week, each day, maybe even in every hour if that is possible. It is not optional. Fun feeds your creativity. I used to take breaks to play and rest only when I had "earned" them through doing enough work. Probably that daughter-of-an-immigrant work ethic that many of us … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday – plan time for fun