Why We Need Dynamic Balance

How do you balance it all? It's funny, but I always thought of balance as a static thing.  Once I achieved balance I'd just have to keep doing things exactly the same each day and it would all stay balanced, right? For example, there was that happy time of life when my one baby slept … Continue reading Why We Need Dynamic Balance

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Why You Should Be Reading at Least Three Books Today

Mind, I'm not suggesting you must finish three books today.  Though I personally would find that to be simply a wonderful day! I often get asked how it is that I read so much.  It's funny to me because I never considered that I really read more than most.  I tracked all my books last year … Continue reading Why You Should Be Reading at Least Three Books Today

Working It Out

I've been awake a bit.  You know, mind wide awake and about a hundred miles ahead of body still inert.  In fact the only reason I'm upright now is because I bribed myself with tea.  It was the last thing I did before heading to bed: brewed a pot of tea and tucked it into … Continue reading Working It Out

Explore~

"Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life." Galatians 6:4-6 (The Message Translation) Go ahead and … Continue reading Explore~

Fighting the Flight

"I Only Write When Inspiration Strikes. Fortunately It Strikes at Nine Every Morning." I loved this quotation I read in The War of Art.  He attributed it to Somerset Maughum, and though some dispute that, the truth remains the same.  For me, the inspiration needs to strike somewhat earlier before everyone else is up and … Continue reading Fighting the Flight

The War

So I read a book yesterday. Someone new to our Books & Brews Book Club mentioned The War of Art last month.  It hooked me from the first page.  Clearly defining what makes creating such a challenge and how to overcome anyway, The War of Art arms you for the battle within. And here I am, … Continue reading The War