Compassion and curiosity toward self remain key in healing and releasing “monsters” of self-doubt, criticism.
Showing up is important. Not only showing up for other people, but showing up for yourself. Lately, I’ve been showing up for myself by sharing my ideas. By embracing the inevitable vulnerability of sharing something personal–your art– in a way that is open for public critique. Preparing for a presentation to an international audience ofContinue reading “Showing up.”
When taking time to do something, or be somewhere, or with someone Time itself doesn’t matter; it needn’t enter into consciousness. My favorite ways of taking time occur as bookends to the day. A long breakfast, children shrieking and laughing, only silent while eating. Standing in the kitchen, enjoying coffee while cooking. Then again toContinue reading “Taking time.”
Habit forming. March 2, 2018 I’m working on a new habit of opening my computer to continue my writing. I’m working on a new habit of being OK even when I’m in what I sense to be an uncomfortable situation. With bells ringing, trucks beeping, people talking, fans whirring, engines, motors, beings, all conceivablyContinue reading “Habit forming.”
I wear multiple “hats” if you will. Mom, wife, researcher, collaborator, teacher, mentor, sister, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, to name a few. In each of these roles, I am asked to communicate, to lead, to converse, and to do. Often all I want is to just be. In drawing inward I find a great sense ofContinue reading “Being while doing.”
March 3, 2018. I’m not good at knowing when to rest. Usually I work through my day, pushing from one thing to the next, with little time spared in between. When my stomach hurts, I know I have gone to far. The ideas and work flows from my finger tips yet but body urges meContinue reading “Knowing when to rest.”
Writing is a practice that must be cultivated through dedicated practice.
Today I sat down to write and found myself sketching out ideas for how the ground the revision of a paper. I found myself then re-reading an article on publishing by 3 amazing women in #mathed that further inspired my learning Here is what I am learning about playing the publishing game… Contribution. You have somethingContinue reading “Keys to playing the publishing game.”
Do you see that? Do you see how I was stuck, and how I turned to writing as a release and way to make sense of my experience?
Feb. 1, 2018 Developing writing as a priority. Writing is a priority for me. Yet this is not the only priority in my life. In each of the roles that I play, I have priorities, responsibilities, and other things that I love. I love being on my yoga mat. I love cooking. IContinue reading “Developing writing as a priority.”