Suleika Jaouad‘s The Isolation Journals has been a lovely way to find writing inspiration this Covid-19 season. This week the prompt was inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s essay called “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon.” Prompt 114: “Excavate the long-buried lowlights of your résumé and jot down a list of your first seven jobs. Then… Read more My First Seven Jobs
I am the queen of NOT having rituals that help me get into a creative mindset. In the mornings I wake up early or late. I exercise or not. I eat first or I shower first. I have few if any steady rituals for life, much less for creative time and space. I’ve been trying… Read more Creative Ritual
Ways of Looking with Susan Ahlbrand Ten Ways of Looking at Time I When it began My childhood prayer growing up in a “Thief in the Night” church: Jesus, please don’t return until I grow up and get to have my own family. II When it’s focused Softball practice in the park, softball games every… Read more October Open Write with Ethical ELA
You know when time flies and you don’t know where it went? You want to stop it, but, of course, you can’t? I experienced that this evening in a workshop. I am part of a leadership team doing a storytelling training on Zoom. (Yikes!) The leaders were given 90 minutes to help our small group… Read more Time is a Great Teacher, But it’s Killing Me!
Prompt 112 last week from Nadia Bolz-Weber was writing about “Things I’m not proud of…” Here is more: Write a confession—something you did or said that you still carry with guilt and shame. Then write your own absolution, honoring the aftermath of your actions, calling in grace. *Optional: Burn after writing. This was powerful for… Read more The Isolation Journals and Studio Visit with Nadia Bolz-Weber