Mandalas: first step


As soon as I read today's Reverb14 prompt (signs and symbols), my mind immediately picked mandalas as something to focus on. I've been wanting to draw mandalas for a long time. I borrowed a book about mandalas from the library a couple of times. Then I returned it unopened. I wanted to write a … [Read more...]

6 creative thinking techniques to learn from children

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We're born creative, but often, somewhere between homework and soccer practice, we lose our ability to see the world as a place where anything is possible. Luckily, we can always re-learn... or remember what we once knew. Today I'm sharing some creative thinking techniques I remembered from watching … [Read more...]

Blog Tour Stop 4: How does my writing process work?

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I used to write 750 words a day every day (a version of the morning pages). It worked really well to get all the clutter out of my mind down on paper... I mean on the screen. When I saw a spark of an idea, I'd go deeper with more free-writing and then finally arrange my thoughts in a post that made … [Read more...]

Adults need imaginary friends, too


Welcome to the August 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Friends This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories and wisdom about friends. *** Please meet my imaginary … [Read more...]