Creativity

What’s with all the nature photos?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Creativity, Mind-Body, Stress management, Who Says?!, Women's issues | 1 comment

What’s with all the nature photos?

Perhaps you’ve noticed the new web design. An update was needed, as my old template was a bit outdated and dysfunctional. But what’s with all the nature photos? Think I’m bragging about all my summer escapes? Well, since I am a human being, I did enjoy a number of relaxing and/or productive journeys to beautiful locales this summer, and I had a lot of fun taking pictures. Following in the big steps of my dad, I suppose. When we were sorting through the thousands of photos he took in his amateur photography career recently, it seemed like two-thirds were sunsets, mountain...

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Calling My Readers, You Amazing Women

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in Creativity, Women's issues | 1 comment

A Flash Mob Dance Video was organized by Kim MacGregor. Kim created this as a tribute to her best friend Erika Heller who died of colon cancer last year at age 31. Each and every telephone conversation they ever had, Erika would end by telling Kim, “You’re an amazing woman”! Well, Kim wanted to do something special to honour her friend and this is the result. Kim’s goal is to reach 1,000,000 viewers – please help her reach her goal and pass this on to all the amazing women in your life. I received it from two amazing women this week myself. Only 448,856 women to...

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The Zombie epidemic

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Creativity, Mind-Body, Straight thinking, Stress management | 3 comments

You know the experience of mindlessness: you arrive at your destination, with a sudden flash that you simply don’t recall the drive. Or you walk into a room in your home and come up blank on your purpose. Or my personal Achilles’ heel: you are cooking dinner and suddenly realize you’ve polished off half a box of crackers. Multi-tasking, that supposed skill essential to accomplish ALL, feeds right in to mindlessness. The autopilot mindset that is mindlessness is rampant. Cultural forces (from ever-present technology that fosters work addiction to sleep deprivation) threaten...

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Valentine’s Day Addendum

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Creativity, Relationships, Straight thinking | 1 comment

After my somewhat minor/quick effort on a Valentine’s Day post, I happened across a blog that knocked my socks off. Better said. Check it out here. An up and coming blogger to read.

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On retreat

Posted by on Oct 29, 2010 in Creativity, Health, Mind-Body, Stress management | 0 comments

Sabbaticals are rare and precious, the property of scholars. In our hectic pace today, we all could use a sabbatical. I’m taking a sabbatical of sorts, this next week. I’ll be on a writing retreat with a supportive group of women, sharing the cabin of one friend in New Mexico. Hopefully, I’ll come back inspired and refreshed, with more to share. The recent 21 day self-care challenge on my sister site with my coauthor on Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide, Diane Sanford, drained me considerably. It was merely coincidence that I already...

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Art Addendum

Posted by on Apr 12, 2010 in Creativity, Women's issues | 0 comments

If you have time, please do make time to visit Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas to see the exhibit of Finding Her Voice: A Celebration of Women in Art. Wonderful, awe-inspiring works. And here are the links to the powerful work by artist moms who graciously talked with me during The Sanity Hour last week: Janis Mars Wunderlich and Kathleen McTee My apologies for the delay! Now go take a look and have a visual feast–one way to treat yourself...

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