Dear Inner Critic,Sorry I’m not always perfectBut I’m not the shmuck you paint me asI am strong I am braveI have survived a lot of shitRemember that time my cousin got killed by a fuckin’ volcano?Or how about that time my dad suddenly collapsed and went unconscious and I never got to speak to him … Continue reading Dear Inner Critic
Recently I began feeling like a sculptor. I suck at ceramics, but hear me out. Sometimes when I write I feel like I am not creating an idea, rather giving an already-created idea a space for expression. Molding an idea that already exists out of its amorphous surroundings.
I have yet to watch the highly-regarding Ted Talk on this topic by Sir Ken Robinson. But this very question evokes so much for me. I have often wondered if I would have started writing if my dad didn't die when I was 21. If I would have blossomed creatively in my 20s, had this … Continue reading Does School Kill Creativity?
Recently I started having some pain in the ball of my foot. This was a few weeks after I had restarted teaching Pilates and yoga. This followed my previous trajectory of starting to teach exercise and then psyching myself out to the point where I feel a bit overzealous in my own exercising and get … Continue reading Injury Makes Me Be with My Thoughts
I started writing the year after my father passed away. I had written poems and songs since I was a kid, but these writings were different. They expressed a voice inside of me that I only became introduced to after the sudden passing of my father in the Fall of 2006. I had always been … Continue reading TBT: The Backstory to My Story
My first blog was notsowideawake.com. (Well, if you don't count the blog I did for a brief period several years before that...) Then theroadmapendshere.com, reflecting the title of my first book—which was actually a compilation of the blog posts from notsowideawake.com. Then I created firstcomesselflove.com, reflecting the title and topic of my second book. At … Continue reading Evolution of My Blog
Sometimes I fear that I won't have new insights and therefore will be left with nothing to blog about. Usually I end up having insights and/or experiences within a few days of this fear, and when I don't, I just accept (or try to!) that creative flow is unpredictable and has a mind of its … Continue reading The Unpredictable Nature of Creative Flow: Fear I Won’t Have Anything to Blog About
I still have mom brain when I speak to people but somehow when I blog my words come a bit easier. Recently I was wondering why. When I blog I access a deeper part of myself. My inner voice. A part somewhat less impacted by the mental exhaustion of bearing and raising a child. Writing … Continue reading Blogging with Mom Brain
"Consistent practices yield creative episodes that wouldn't have otherwise occurred had one not been doing them consistently." This was an idea I thought of when I was 19. I wrote it down following a jog I had taken that evening. I realized that while not every jog would be invigorating and amazing, by jogging regularly … Continue reading Run, Pray, Blog