Monthly Archives: February 2012

Four Mantras All Writers Know And Love

I’m on a writing retreat with my younger sister and family this weekend, and we’re editing, writing, and working on several projects (from crochet to design to catching up on other unfinished ideas). We were sitting by the ocean, bantering about writing and editing. She shared four “writing mantras,” from one of her favorite teachers,Read the article

A Rant on Ridiculous Words and Phrases

Perhaps it was my foray into Twitter and Google+ this past year, but I’ve found myself simultaneously overjoyed by the opportunities and connections, and also, now, a bit weary of repetition. Some of the same themes, ideas, and mantras crept up time and again, each time undermining their efficacy and usefulness. In particular, given theRead the article

Why Integrity Matters So Much

I was asked to write about Integrity as part of Molly Mahar’s “Blog Crawl” on self-love this February. Today’s post is part of Stratejoy’s The ABC’s of Self Love Blog Crawl + Treasure Hunt. Molly’s series is part of her bigger program called The Fierce Love Course. I had a chance to meet with Molly inRead the article

Swimming Taught Me This: Early Morning Reflections

I’ve taken a four-month break from swimming; launching a project, traveling, and other interests have put my swimming adventures on the back burner recently. For several reasons: A) I’m not super-human, and therefore, B) I can’t do everything at once. Yet I’m getting the itch, again, and feeling the need to be swimming. The glorious (albeit strange)Read the article

Are You Learning?

  I put together a series of a dozen or so challenges and questions that I ask myself and post up in my office and my home workspace. To see the rest in the series, check out the Post-It category.

Homemade Lemonade

… When life gives you lemons … At home, we have a lemon, lime, and an orange tree in our backyard, pressed up against the fence. During the big storms, my mom ties the trunk of the tree to the fence to prevent the weight of the fruit from falling the tree. The lemon treeRead the article

When The Going Gets Tough…

Hiking through urban Taipei, Taiwan as part of a landscape project. You’re probably heard the phrase before: When the going gets tough … the tough get going.  Sometimes, when the going gets tough, I want to head home, curl up in my favorite blankets, turn the lights down low and eat cookies and watch TV.Read the article