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Writers, Social Media, and In-Between Moments

Think of the last time you were truly engrossed in a writing project. You went to bed thinking about it, you woke up thinking about it. If you were lucky, you dreamt about it....
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Err in the direction of kindness

“[T]o the extent that you can, err in the direction of kindness. Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial.” ~ George Saunders Following up on yesterday’s post on time as the coin of our life, I want to share a ... Read more......

New Psychology Today Post: Doing Less

My latest post at Psychology Today is about having the courage to do less, rather than more: “Rick Hanson, whose most recent book is Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, suggests that we can begin to empty our days by deliberately putting ‘some space between finishing one thing and starting another.’ If we ... Read more......

From Not Writing to Writing

“It was as if she had an appointment to meet the rest of herself, sometime, somewhere. It was moving to meet her, and she was moving to meet it.”— Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark Is it really almost three months since I’ve written here? Rest assured that all is well. During the past ... Read more......

Writing Life Manifesto: Be a Part of the Iceberg

Why do we attend conferences? Apart from being able to present our work and ideas, meeting up with friends and colleagues old and new, learning from others, or updating professional credentials, one reason rises above everything else. We attend conferences and conventions to remind ourselves of why we do what we do. That was certainly ... Read more......