Shedding the Energizer Bunny Costume

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“Language here still clings to its local shading and is not yet totally corrupted by the bland usage of mass media. We also treasure our world-champion slow talkers, people who speak as if God has given them only so many words to use in a lifetime, and having said them they will die.” ~ Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (p. 20) …

New Psychology Today Post: Doing Less

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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 don’t want to do it …

From Not Writing to Writing

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“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 several months I have been …

Writing Life Manifesto: Be a Part of the Iceberg

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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 the case for me last …