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. EachContinue reading “Keep it lighthearted.”

Just do you.

You will have moments of clarity, and moments of doubt. The important thing to remember is that you are uniquely you. No one else can express how you do. No one else sees the world as you do. Be confident in the truth that you are important. Your ideas have merit and are worth sharing.Continue reading “Just do you.”

The world is my playground.

A common thread to my recent practices as a writer, researcher, and yogi, is around the theme of finding my purpose, passions, and igniting activity the is true to my way or ~dharma~. By opening my mind and my sensibilities to learning from every experience, I’ve re-learned that having my own ideas, finding clarity inContinue reading “The world is my playground.”

Writing is a roller coaster.

When talking with others about my writing lately, I spoke of this great clarity that I now had in how to re-structure the results of a manuscript I’m writing. Two days later, I’m back in the murkiness and ups and downs, back-and-forth, writing, re-writing, revising, and re-revising… The lesson to be learned here is toContinue reading “Writing is a roller coaster.”

Conquer the Fear

Conquer the fear of being rejected. Conquer the fear of not being well-received. Take writing as an opportunity to embrace the world. Take this opportunity to teach the world. I use the opportunity to write as a way to tell my unique perspective and story about the experiences that I co-construct through scholarly inquiry. I embrace the practiceContinue reading “Conquer the Fear”

Breathe.

We all breathe, but we may not be keenly aware of how we breathe. Through my practice of yoga at Perennial Yoga and Meditation I’ve learned that the exhale carries an immense power. The power of breathing out can be one of letting go. Breathe out and let go of what doesn’t serve you. (Thank you,Continue reading “Breathe.”

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. IContinue reading “Why we write.”

Setting realistic “process” goals.

My realistic goals for the next several weeks will be based on advice to set process goals, as opposed to product goals. My process goals will be about writing. Writing every day is a reasonable process goal for me. There is something about writing every day that helps me to feel more fulfilled and accomplished.Continue reading “Setting realistic “process” goals.”

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…). ThisContinue reading “What might you learn with an open mind?”