Showing up.

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 of […]

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Weight of the world.

Got the weight of the world on your shoulders? You put it there. Don’t. Just let it go. Allow the energy to pass through you. Practice balance: the mindful distribution of energy. Inhale.Exhale.Repeat. Stop clinging onto blocked energy. Be with it, then let it go, for the sake of all of us. You are a […]

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Keep it lighthearted.

Have fun writing, Mom. I had fun watching you write, Mom. – Everett, 4 y.o. Sometimes, we need to be reminded of the joy in life. To keep it lighthearted. And to listen, truly listen to children. They are wise. A writing practice I am focusing on is putting my priority project literally first. Each […]

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Breathe into being.

Listen. What do you hear in this moment? The quiet sound of your child breathing. The hum of the dishwasher. The breeze through the window. The echo of a voice from another room. Watch. What do you see in this moment? A dimly lit room of familiar objects. The soft round features of a young child. […]

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Always learning.

One thing I like about myself is that I am always learning. This sentiment reflects a positive self affirmation that I am currently working to integrate into my inner voice or self talk (i.e., with each personal attack that I inflict upon my psyche, I immediately follow it with a positive one). As a lifelong learner […]

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An addiction to multitasking.

(Written March 31, 2016) Here is a mere glimpse of “The multitasking mind”… In some moments (more often than not, these days), I find myself constantly urging to multitask. Mid-bite of red lentils – I should be reading something – doesn’t everyone eat and work at the same time?… About to take a drink of water […]

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Why we write.

I re-read a quote in my journal this morning that inspired me. We write to experience life twice. Once in the moment, and once retrospectively. I remind myself that it is more important to engage in the process of writing, without worrying about the products of that writing, than not to write at all. I […]

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What might you learn with an open mind?

 Believe. “I can make a difference with my ideas.” At a Research I institution they are training you to become a leader in your field. The goal is to make advances in theory, practice, policy, and otherwise through original academic research and collaborations.  99% of academic debate is chasing the idea (with only 1% being personal…). This […]

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