31 Benefits of Free-Writing

Since I began teaching the online writing class Free-Write Fling in 2007, hundreds of writers from around the world have gathered in the Free-Write Fling classroom.

For a month at a time, we all write for at least 15 minutes a day. It is awe-inspiring to watch all kinds of transformation unfold. I’m always blown [Read more...]

World Domination Summit 2014, Captured in Color

My fourth year at the World Domination Summit, captured in color in my Moleskine Japanese album. I won’t share all the pages, but here are a few scenes from WDS 2014. More Portland notes to follow.


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What books are in your beach bag this summer?

On my recent birthday trip, I had zoomed past the beach turn-off, and slamming on the brakes, took a quick turn into the next place. Guess what? I had come upon a little bookstore, Titcombs Bookshop in Sandwich, MA. Of course I had to delay the beach for books!

Inside, the tiny shop was full [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Your Talents

I love making art and writing things. I made this poster to celebrate Original Impulse’s 15-year anniversary and to share a gift with you. I also wanted to practice the hand lettering I am learning in Sean Wes’ online lettering course. So I was happy to do about 12 drafts of this. That’s how it [Read more...]

How Does Paris Make Us Feel Sexier? Interview with Author of Naughty Paris

Heather Stimmler-Hall of Secrets of Paris is bringing out a new edition of her elegant Paris guidebook, Naughty Paris. I had the chance to interview Heather about some of the concepts in the book. I was curious about some of the Frenchwoman’s secrets, and Heather was happy to share what she knows in an email [Read more...]

Celebrating 15 Years as a Creativity Coach for Creatives and Writers

It’s with a grateful heart and a deep bow of thanks that I share this post. This month marks my 15-year anniversary as a coach for people who want to write and create with joy.

There’s so much I want to say about running a business, being a healthy creative person and what I want [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: Writing Wild by Tina Welling

Many of my clients share my value of nature. Being in nature – a park, mountain, stream, garden – can bring us back to center. For me, being surrounded by green calms and energizes me at the same time. I love cities, and I always seek out the parks and little gardens that make the [Read more...]

Summer Hours for Creative Sanity

A coach colleague of mine practices something she calls ‘summer hours’. For her, this means that she takes Fridays off – no clients, no other work. She does this so she can spend more time with her grandson and savor the life she’s created for herself.

It might not be that easy for all [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: Jill Berry’s Map Art Lab Book

Do you love maps as much as I do? If so, you’ll love this new book Map Art Lab.

I’m very excited to be part of the blog hop forLinden McNeilly and Jill Berry‘s new book, Map Art Lab. When I got my copy the other day I flipped the pages with great enthusiasm. [Read more...]

Interview with Jennifer Lee of Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way

I love Jennifer Lee’s work that helps creative entrepreneurs get their business sense on. Her new book, Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way continues where The Right-Brain Business Plan leaves off. Full of practical, actionable advice for how to build a business that works in all ways, this book is a great asset for creative [Read more...]