My Writing Ritual

My writing altar I’m writing. A lot. Maybe a book. For sure a way home to myself. I’m headed out next week to Taos to teach our annual writer’s retreat. (Next year’s dates will be the same). I thought it might be helpful to share my writing ritual because it is helping me. The night […]

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How to Practice the Art of Choosing

One of my fab TeachNow students wrote me after Sunday’s post: Could you explain what you mean when you wrote, “to serve clients and students more fully rather than, as self-care sometimes has, given me an excuse to collapse and hide, to give up?” Because I’ve been wondering about this whole self care thing, as […]

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Savoring & Serving in June

I woke up a couple of mornings ago hearing the words, “Don’t be afraid of rigor.” There is a growing love in me for showing up as fully as I can through presence and choice, rather than rules and comparison (by comparison I mean seeing that someone else is doing a green juice cleanse and […]

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What world do you want to shape?

1. I’m choosing to write this post because I’m afraid to. I’m fearful Amazon could get wind of it and yank the buy buttons from my books. Staying silent about what bothers me so I won’t get hassled — that hit me hard. That is not the world I want to contribute to shaping. 2. […]

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Maybe you need to go backwards to flow forward?

I found an old email file this last weekend. Okay, truth: I found several. I’m not saying how many. These were email files filled with advice and instructions from coaches and consultants I hired in the past. As I read some of these emails, I blushed. There were so many things they’d suggested that I […]

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Ending the “I can’t, so I’m going to quit” epidemic

Stepping in mud is never the issue… I’m writing a lot of words that I hope will someday become a book. Yesterday, I wrote about a time when I tried to do something big, something that was a huge stretch. It didn’t work out the way I wanted, the way I had vision boarded (not […]

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How to Be Determined

I’m writing. Something like 600 to 1,000 words a day. I’m spending each morning lashed to the mast of listening – what is this story that wants to be told? Alternating between shaping and spewing. Mostly trusting. Lots of spewing. Here is a fragment: “I used to have a story that I loved change, that […]

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Savor & Serving It Up in May

This month was all about seeing a behavior of mine I do not like at all. Mom had an infection in her colon (enough said) and Bob spent a few weeks really, really sick. When the people I love are sick, I get brusque. A little cold. I know, not very becoming or womanly. When […]

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