I Choose Love

July 9, 2015

I haven’t been writing much, which concerns the writing coach part of me.  But I’ve heard this is normal for many authors, this relative quiet in the wake of writing a book.  We live in, for, and with the books — constantly — as we write them, so it makes sense that it takes a while to […]

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Stop Crying Wolf

June 5, 2015

You’ve likely heard Aesop’s fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” which goes something like this: A little boy is tending sheep, and gets bored, so he shouts at the top of his lungs, “WOLF! WOLF!!” Much to his delight, the concerned villagers race up the mountain to help protect him and the sheep from the wolf. […]

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Shine when you can

May 8, 2015

I hadn’t been in touch with her — at all — for about 25 years, yet ever since I found out (3 days ago) that my long-ago friend died, she’s been on my mind. An eating disorder stole her away, unbeknownst to me.  The only version of her I knew was a young, vibrant, gentle, […]

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What if it’s just an excuse?

March 6, 2015

What if it’s just an excuse, this writing thing? What if it’s just an excuse to live softly, senses-first, engaged foremost in the itty-est bitty-est details of the space around — and within — me? What if what I really want is the freedom to live against the grain, and “I’m a writer” is more about […]

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February 6, 2015

“I need to be silent for a while, worlds are forming in my heart.” ~ Meister Eckhart It’s quiet season in me, somewhere between winter and spring. “There is no fix and no problem, no hurry and no wait.  You are sitting upside up in the echoless calm of a vast, clear ocean, no wind […]

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When the font is wrong

January 16, 2015

I was planning to write a deep piece in response to Seth Godin’s brilliant-as-usual blog post today called “You are what you share.” But then I saw that WordPress changed the default font of writing mode, and all I can think is “that’s the wrong font.” I can’t write when the font is wrong. Or […]

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Take it or leave it, as a new year dawns

December 30, 2014

I find the threshold of a new calendar year to be a delicious time of reflection and intention-setting. We can stumble sleepily over that threshold into the next year and carry on with the same burdens and stale dreams, or we can step wide awake into the new year carrying only that which we choose. […]

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