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How to Discover What You Want to Write

I’m toast. Exhausted. In need of renewal. Since I refuse (most of the time) to be a hypocrite, I am taking a few days off. I wanted to write a post about how to savor renewing but I’m too toasted to write it, and if forced myself to write it, I would be a hypocrite. […]

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Early Harvest Brings Creative Freedom

I’m writing in the living room at the Mable Dodge Luhan house in the midst of leading my annual writing retreat.     I can still taste the gluten-free coconut strawberry cupcake from dinner. I can hear the applause from the reading circle happening nearby. I can sense hearts stretching as each woman steps ever […]

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Liberate Your Genius Now

What liberates your genius? (By genius I mean that which brings you alive and brings your gloriousness to the world.) Enough sleep? Bounteous self-kindness! Community? How about mindful questions? I adore questions – after all, I designed an entire organizing system around them. We ask not-so-mindful questions all the time. “Do I have to wake […]

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Learning What You Are “Meant” To Do

                    Have you said it? Or heard a friend or client say it? “This is what I’m meant to do.”                                      or “This is not what I meant to do.” Join me in banishing these words from our mouths, our brains, our future. “What am I […]

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What Does Ira Glass, Being-Well Fed, & Not Writing Have in Common?

They all inspired me this week. Here is my recommendations for savoring and serving support this week: Ira Glass, the laconically brilliant host and creative voice of This American Life did a series of You Tube videos on his creative learning curve. Struggle to create? Think a long learning curve means you aren’t doing what […]

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Too Tired to Dream?

Over tea with a friend I love and who lives far away, after catching up on our kids and partners and parents, we got to the yummy stuf of talking about our dreams, our “bright shinies” as we call them, the new creative inklings beckoning to our hearts. I sipped my lemon ginger tea and […]

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Savor & Serve Re-Sources

  An occasional round up of Savoring & Serving inspirations from my heart to yours: Dave Meslin’s TED talk offers 7 antidotes to antipathy. Vibrate off your chair and into action. Join me for Good’s 30-day Waste Less Challenge. The goal: Produce just one paper grocery bag of trash per week. Per person. Get inspired […]

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Want More Energy, Passion, Creativity?

  I pulled a muscle in my back 3 weeks ago doing pull-ups.   Painful, annoying, but you know what’s really icky? I can’t move much. (The photo is from our trip to Costa Rica to remind me of feeling healthy and whole again!) I love to move. I need to move. My creativity is […]

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How to Be Astonished before 10 am

              Although it is not yet 10 am, I have: enjoyed clean running water eight times and indoor plumbing twice sipped tea from the Qimen County in Anhwei province in China nibbled strawberries from the foothills of the Cascades drank blue-green algae from Lake Tahoe meditated thanks to the […]

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The Hummingbird Will Help Us

A video about hummingbirds in which I tear up as people walk by my house – it makes better sense if you watch (click here if you don’t see a video). It’s been a fabulous week. Monday I was over at The Domino Project’s Self-Reliance Initiative; a 30 day compilation of writing prompts inspired by […]

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