This is a fictional short piece I wrote at the Creative Joy retreat this past weekend. It was prompted by this photo, taken by my new good friend Toby. Thanks, Toby, for inspiring me! I was avoiding the conversation. Again. No matter how much I tell myself, “We have to get this over with,” I’d […]
Textures draw my eye. The beauty in the barren brick The scabby paint The gold-black leaf Wrinkled and worn like a former beauty queen’s cheek Lush in her heyday but So much more interesting to me Now.
NOTE: For the past few days I’ve been at the Creative Joy retreat in Garrison, NY. Brought here by my darling friend Jennifer Louden, I’m writing, talking photography with Tracey Clark, and being tempted into yoga by the adorable Marianne Elliott. Over the next few days I’ll be sharing photos and writing from the event. […]
Complaining vs. Moving Forward. Sometimes we complain. It’s natural. And I don’t think all complaining is bad. Complaining becomes unhelpful when: …we become mired in the same scripts (we find ourselves complaining about the same things over and over again) …it reinforces negative behavior or lack of behavior (we repeat “my arm hurts, so I […]
Here’s some good stuff for you to read this weekend. What to Do with Haters from James Clear. If you have any kind of public visibility – even if you just go out of your house occasionally – you’re going to get criticism. This article from James Clear walks through how to handle negative feedback. […]
“Do or do not. There is no ‘try.’” — Yoda I was recently interviewed on John Lee Dumas’s Entrepreneur On Fire podcast, the number-one business podcast in North America. John asks his guests to share their favorite motivational quote, and then to explain how it guides their life. I shared this one from my favorite […]