The Year of Magical Dreaming

Hired Help

We’ve got an Uber for everything! Every time Elisa and I leave for travel, I/we try to do way too much before we go. I know that’s not uncommon, but we’re the worst–I swear. For someone who insists on taking half her kitchen with her wherever we go, I feel like for two people … we gots a lot o’... Read More

Will & Grace

I’ve entered into many projects headstrong–will, full speed ahead. I’ve also sat back on my tush amidst other projects, with grace at the helm, wishing things to be. It’s a delicate dance we must learn, incorporating steps from both sides, will and grace. Will wakes us up in the morning to begin the thing we’ve snoozed for months. While grace... Read More

What’s Your Flavor Shit Sandwich?

I’ve almost finished Big Magic. It’s a quick read that drops a lot of knowledge in little bite-sized pieces that are easily digestible and quite filling–delicious too, like a smart healthy cookie. My latest favorite part is all about the shit sandwiches. Not so delicious, but par for any creative course. You don’t just get to leap from bright moment... Read More

Everyone is a Cute Little Old Lady

Perhaps it’s this nearly three week cold that has me a little irritable. I’m not normally this bitchy, but I can feel myself being tugged in this unfamiliar (in more recent years) I-may-just-bite-your-head-off direction. It’s really something else. Last week it was the GPS that nearly sent me over the edge. This weekend it was a bag of popcorn spilled... Read More

Have Trouble Forming Habits? Here’s Why.

I’ve been really enjoying Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before. I can’t remember my reasoning, but I’d debated reading it for some time. Yet, when I heard this Unmistakable Creative Podcast discussing the book and its breakdown of habit formation, I knew it was right up our alley. I’m only a couple chapters in and already I’m loving the overall theme:... Read More

100 Questions To Ask in Your Morning Pages

I saw this Mind Body Green article: 100 Questions That Will Transform Your Life a few months ago, saved it for my clients, and totally forgot to share it with you. I think it was Julia Cameron who coined the term “morning pages” in her creative classic The Artist’s Way. I read Writing Down Your Soul by Janet Conner, who referenced Cameron’s... Read More

Never Too Late to Finish What You Started

I’m not sure if you recall, but last year I won the Listserve lottery. I posted about it and included my submission, here. For weeks, maybe even months, I thought it had fallen on deaf ears. *Crickets* I wasn’t offended by any means, I’d blamed poor writing or the weather or whatever. (I’m usually pretty good about once I put... Read More