A Unique Rightness and Beauty to Life

       Sylvia Plath ~ In July of 1951, a few months before her 19th birthday, she writes in her diary: On a relatively unfrequented, stony beach there is a great rock which juts out over the sea. After a climb, an ascent from one jagged foothold to another, a natural shelf is reached […]

Buoyancy is Restored

  Ok…I’m evidently having my own Anne Lamott Appreciation Fest… so much of what she has written is shouting out to me now. Maybe it will speak to you also. Enjoy! “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers […]

Break Through Perfectionism

    “Here’s how to break through the perfectionism: make a LOT of mistakes. Fall on your butt more often. Waste more paper, printing out your shitty first drafts, and maybe send a check to the Sierra Club. Celebrate messes — these are where the goods are. Put something on the calendar that you know […]

Big Juicy Creative Life

    I LOVE THIS!!!  Pick a new direction. “Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice […]

Hang Onto Your Hope

        Never underestimate the power of a few brilliant words. It’s always amazing to me how a handful of radiant words strung together with heartfelt intention can crack open even the darkest of spaces … Sometimes a sliver of luminous hope is all that is needed. Here is E. B. White’s beautiful response to […]

Live While We’re Alive

      It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.” […]

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