Eliminate Writer’s Block with Rituals

Eliminate Writer’s Block with Rituals

Experts in sleep medicine recommend establishing evening rituals to signal your body that it’s bedtime. Changing into PJ’s, brushing your teeth, drawing the blinds, lowering the lights, reading a book in bed – every night beginning at 9 PM. Then your...
5 Reasons Your Journal is Rubbish

5 Reasons Your Journal is Rubbish

The road to journal writing is lousy with road blocks. You should see the collection I’ve amassed over the years! Everyone’s got their own favorites. I was recently talking to my friend Nathan, a gifted photographer and documentary film maker. He’s...
How to Accept Criticism, Gracefully

How to Accept Criticism, Gracefully

When I moved to the West Coast from Boston, I went through an awkward adjustment period. Seattleites are notoriously polite. They like to discuss the weather at length. Complete strangers greet one another on the sidewalk for no good reason. You can sit at a four-way...
Pen Lust and Alternate Lives at Pike Place Market

Pen Lust and Alternate Lives at Pike Place Market

After sharing that in an alternate life I’d be an apothecary, my creative compadre Kerry suggested a visit to Tenzig Momo at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. A sunny Friday afternoon seemed like the perfect opportunity for exploring the warren-like underbelly...
100% Crayon-free Creativity

100% Crayon-free Creativity

My friend received an email newsletter from SARK last week, sparking an interesting debate. SARK (who legally changed her name to “Susan Ariel Rainbow”) is an author and creative coach known for writing entire books by hand in multi-colored crayon....