What Writing Has Taught Me

“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.”Continue reading “What Writing Has Taught Me”

Creative Urge

“The people we walk by every day have untold talents, passions that beat in their chest like a witch doctor’s drum.” ~ Pam Grout, Art and Soul Reloaded “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” ~ Victor Pinchuck “It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’Continue reading “Creative Urge”

I am Enough

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare “If a man wants to be sure of his road he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.” ~ St. John of the Cross, Mystic and Saint I’m kind of stubborn and sometimes unteachable. I’m like my dadContinue reading “I am Enough”

Letting Go of the Old, Welcoming the New

“What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?” ~ Rollo May, Existential Psychologist “Creativity, it seems, has much in common with spirituality and may, in fact, be the same thing.” ~ Pam Grout, Art & Soul Reloaded “Be Loki. Be Coyote. Be willing to stir the world’sContinue reading “Letting Go of the Old, Welcoming the New”

Rethinking Meandering

“Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.” ~ Phillips Brooks “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” ~ Douglas Adams “Artistic self-indulgence is the mark of an amateur. The temptation to make scenes, to appear late, to call inContinue reading “Rethinking Meandering”