It’s the time of year when I have a lot on my plate. I get to work with my 1:1 coaching clients and my Atelier clients. I have a great group of people in my Devoted Writer workshop. I just launched a private art studio space where I invite patrons into my art process. And […]
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Sometimes I pretend I am an alien, arriving on this planet. Frankly, I feel like an alien a lot of the time because I just don’t understand humans. Something that twists my head around is violence as entertainment. Here’s what I see: We are horrified when there is a mass shooting or other cruel behavior. […]
I received a notice recently from my web host. In the email, I saw that I had registered the domain on September 3rd, 2000. A twenty-year-old web site, imagine that! With the help of the Way Back Machine, I was able to go back in time and gather images of my website through the years. […]
You may know that I am a notebook geek. I use notebooks* to gather ideas, process feelings, make plans, and stay on track with my projects. I’ve tried digital systems for these things. But I already spend plenty of time looking at a screen, and I prefer to dream and plan offscreen. Right now, I […]
You may have heard me talk about my own writing path, but in case you haven’t, I’ll share some things that might help you on your writing adventures. My hope is that this post will help you to identify the things you want to write about in case you feel stumped. I began writing in […]
If you have a business, you have no doubt spent time identifying your ideal client or customer. This is known as your “avatar.” When you know what motivates them and understand the problem your product or service solves, it’s easier to design things that you know they will need, buy, love, and rave about. Perhaps […]
It’s always fun to talk with Mark McGuinness, a creativity and productivity coach in the UK. And it was a true honor to be a guest on his podcast, The 21st Century Creative. Check out our conversation on writing and book writing.
Making decisions is often like a sweaty wrestling match with no clear winner. We grapple with what we want alongside our insecurities. We question our capacity and our abilities. We poll everyone we know to get a quick answer. I’m in this position as I look forward to my art-making. I feel ready to go […]
Robin Salcido has a great podcast for women over the age of 50. She’s on a mission to rewrite the story that women’s lives aren’t interesting or valuable after a certain age. I was honored to be a guest on her podcast. Check out the episode here and find out how I met and eventually […]
You’ve heard the expression, “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” I think that it could also be true that how you avoid one thing is how you avoid everything. The American Way of systemic racism and economic injustice have been exposed in ways I can no longer turn away from. I’ve […]