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 […]Read More Showing up.
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 something […]Read More Keys to playing the publishing game.
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 […]Read More Weight of the world.
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 […]Read More Keep it lighthearted.
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. […]Read More Breathe into being.
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 […]Read More Always learning.
(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 […]Read More An addiction to multitasking.
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 […]Read More Why we write.
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 […]Read More What might you learn with an open mind?