Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

“I have been struck by the examples of a national leader whose social-media post in response for people’s suggestion for self-care at a time of great external intensity was to be upset: ‘I don’t have time for y’all’s self-care bullshit. We are out here facing real shit. Keep that to yourself’ is how I read… Read More »

Hate Is Too Great a Burden to Bear

While white supremacists were causing violence and inciting riots through their fear and hatred in Charlottesville, VA, I was attending a celebration of love at the wedding of a friend of mine. While three people died in Virginia, I was in my husband’s arms, celebrating the union of two friends. While people were feeling hate,… Read More »

Helping Others

Let me share a little story about my day. This morning, as I’m in the shower getting ready for my day, I find a little black spot on my stomach…a deer tick. I quickly hop out of the shower, dripping wet and still soapy, go to the hall closet, dig out the tick kit, and… Read More »

Planting the Seed

Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring, and the beginning of the rebirth of life in the Northern Hemisphere. I always feel so optimistic in the spring. As the trees bud and the daffodils and tulips are starting to pop out of the ground in my yard, I am reminded that all… Read More »

Taking the Plunge

There are two levels of creation: the actual act of creation, which is a private act most of the time, and the letting go of what you have created into the world, which exposes us to all the positive and negative in the world. Comparatively, the first one is easy. The second one is much… Read More »

What Do You Value?

Recently I was reading the book The Creative Compass by Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada. The focus of the book revolves around the creative process when it comes to writing, especially writing fiction. I’m always fascinated by over peoples’ creative process, and thought Millman’s would be an intriguing one to get to know. I found… Read More »