The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago. It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children - who were two … Continue reading Got Silence?
I thought perhaps I would feel re-invigorated after vacation. That maybe the time spent totally in the present, not worrying about the dogs or laundry or dishes would allow space for inspiration to break through. Nope. It did let in space for a cold, though. So, I’m taking a break. I’m in the middle of … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; day’s 81/82: Post-vacation let down
As you likely know - if you have read a few of my posts - I used to be a track athlete. A pretty decent one. [You can catch up on that here if you need to.] Since I quit competing - many, many years ago - I have tried a lot of other forms of … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 63: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
I may look tough, and I may handle a lot, but I need downtime. I need time to nap. To recharge. To chill. It's essential to my sanity, which is actually quite fragile! So when I have a series of days like the last 5, mmmm, well, it ain't so pretty. Let me run the … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 61; A Moment of Mommy Martyrdom
I read a story about Tony Robbins, the mega-watt coach to billionaires and King of all motivational life coach types, and how he didn't make it on a sports team in high school. Did he work hard to improve and come back like Michael Jordan did after getting cut from his freshman basketball team? Nope. … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 58: Who’s Your Guru?
It’s been about a week since I found out I didn’t get the Big Job. You know, it's really okay, because it wasn’t exactly what I was trying to manifest anyways. They don't have an office in France NOR a flexible schedule, which was the most important thing I wanted. Well, one of the top … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 57: Going Deeper