Just kind of letting it all hang out…design-wise.
While all the collected events of this life and others coalesce to make the unique you, you don’t have to be a victim of other people’s choices. Shedding the residue of the past is much easier than you think.
There are lots of reasons to curate your personal story. Don’t be that person. Own it, wear it, and share it with the world, bumps and all.
In another moment down went Alice after it [the white rabbit], never once considering how in the world she was to get out again. —Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I love to write, and I write a lot. But it’s not easy. Slow Writing is the process I’ve developed to get going, beat block, stay moving, and produce finished work.
Soon, all the experiences you ever wanted will be available without leaving the comfort and safety of home. But is that any way to live?
Four simple techniques to develop a level of intimacy with the things that make you scream.
Four simple rules to guide your creative endeavors as drawn from the career of Bill Watterson, the creator of Calvin and Hobbes.
Never stop gazing upon the heavens in wonder.
A lesson from master navigators of the open ocean may be the key to becoming the most authentic version of you.
Instead, use these three questions to create sustainable learning systems.
Just get going with what you have right now.
When the luster you added begins to rub off life, you’re faced with just one option.
Each of us is one thing and many things at once, but we often spend large swaths of life avoiding our own complexity instead of embracing it as a sign of our uniqueness.
Reconnect your inner essence with your outer actions to reveal your authentic self.
Is it a balance, is it integration, or is it something altogether different?
Live your own dream, or you may just end up living someone else’s.
What do you do when you’re just not that into it: do it.
Sometimes to go fast, you’ve got to go slow. Four approaches for restoring life’s natural pace.
How David Sedaris approaches to writing to get a little bit better every day
What writing is, is not, and why everyone should endeavor to write well.
“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” ~Muriel Rukeyser
It seems inevitable that we’ll all do it at some point in our lives. But we don’t have to accept it.
A tattered reel of memories reveals why we keep coming back year after year.
Aligning your outer actions with your inner essence.
Continuous learning is a prerequisite for growth.
Five actions you can take to get closer to mastery of your art
How systems create structure, which produces habits, so you can be your most creative self.
Beating fear as the first step toward building a creative practice.
Chinese food, Buddhist monks and the music of Martin Sexton: finding answers in the unlikeliest of combinations.
Stop objectifying art and focus on the work instead.
A semi-spiritual experience from an unlikely mentor, if you’re open to the possibility.
A poem about changes.