Sunday haiku – milestone

Five hundred: milestone. Writing brings me joy and peace. I am so grateful. *** cristy@meximinnesotana.com This haiku celebrates my 500 post (in ~18 months of blogging)! I am scaling back to a couple of posts per week in order to ramp up other writing projects. I am so grateful to WordPress and to this community … Continue reading Sunday haiku – milestone

Be the wordless person in the world for a moment

I borrowed the above title from a line in a guided meditation and I wish I could remember which one so I can properly attribute it. Nonetheless, it reminds me that building more space into my weekly time for reflection and writing my own work is more challenging than I thought. I am seldom the … Continue reading Be the wordless person in the world for a moment

Saturday Share — Was that my out loud voice?

A friend posted something on Facebook yesterday that pissed me off. Not sure if it was guilt/shame related or if my reaction was strictly oh FFS not again. This particular post was 8 Things Kids Need to Do By Themselves Before They’re 13 In fairness, these were logical tasks, nothing extraordinary in the group…but why? … Continue reading Saturday Share — Was that my out loud voice?

Saturday Share is back! A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018 — Discover

From mental health to writing, these are the posts that have resonated the most with Discover readers. via A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018 — Discover I am bringing back the Saturday Share! It gives me a day off writing (and I think I'll be taking Tuesdays and Thursdays off in … Continue reading Saturday Share is back! A Year of Great Writing: The Most-Read Editors’ Picks of 2018 — Discover

Favorite books about writing?

On Thursday I finished a book that I got for Christmas. Though I had read it before (in college, I think), I no longer had a copy of Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones. Awesome book and a lovely gift for someone like me. I realize that I have adopted some of the techniques Goldberg … Continue reading Favorite books about writing?