Tagged with Cultivating Creativity

Many Lives to Live

THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER LIVES OUT THERE. I first heard this sentiment on a television show, spoken by a woman who had reinvented herself at midlife. She’d left behind a life that no longer suited her, and created one filled with zest and enthusiasm. Always on the trail of such stories of personal … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Time Edition

The good news is that creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty. ~Anne Lamott Hard to believe, but I’ve now completed three months of Meaning … Continue reading

Please, Bore Me!

The word is out about boredom. Contrary to what we’ve been taught, boredom is good for us. Evidently it’s a precursor to creativity. Who knew? I sure didn’t. I recently read a newspaper article claiming that it’s so. And others have been on to it well before me. In fact, if you google boredom and creativity, … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle I found so much insight and joy last week from your comments about story. You captured the galvanizing impact that story has had on people for thousands of … Continue reading

Why Self-Help Bores Me

Tell me a story. In this century, and moment, of mania, tell me a story. Make it a story of great distances, and starlight. The name of the story will be time, But you must not speak its name. Tell me a story of deep delight. –Robert Penn Warren On my desk sits a stack … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Mask Edition

A person is least of all himself when he talks as himself. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth. -Oscar Wilde I stumbled upon mask making quite by accident. Early in my career, I was fascinated by the intersection of creativity and personal growth. (Still am, actually.) And since I had a … Continue reading

Introducing Meaning Mondays

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard Happy New Year! My holiday was refreshing, but it’s also nice to be back in my cozy blogging cockpit. My engines are revved up and I feel ready to fly into 2010. So. We made it. Another year. Another decade. … Continue reading

Big Questions

…Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is … Continue reading

Dancing Around the Living Room

Today finds me dancing around the living room. Just a little. A few twirls. A slide across the floor. A kick here and there. And it’s all because of the frisky little orange button you see to your right. You know, the one that says, “Subscribe in a reader.” Yes. I finally got my RSS … Continue reading