Getting Started: 5 Ways to Overcome Creative Resistance

When I read Rachel Mankowitz’s blog post about struggling to write music for some lyrics she’d heard, I could relate. How often have I had a spark of inspiration, a desire to do something, but never managed to follow through? Even when it’s something I really care about, resistance to working on the project is always there. In fact, the more I care, the harder it is to start. Why is that?

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Keep It Short: A Less-Is-More Approach to Nature Journaling

One of the lessons I learned from Nature Journal July was “less is more.” While I gave myself permission to do just ten minutes a day, it took me most of the month to appreciate the value of short journaling sessions.

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PPP S.4 Stats for the Curious: ALL the Movies and Music (Sort of)

As I mentioned in my stats post for Season 4 of The Prancing Pony Podcast, the bar charts for band/performer … More PPP S.4 Stats for the Curious: ALL the Movies and Music (Sort of)

Graphs for The Prancing Pony Podcast Season 4 (and 3!)

What do Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies and the musician Sting have in common? The Prancing Pony Podcast, of course. In honor of season four, which ends today, here are my statistics on jokes and references made during both this season and last. And (spoiler alert) you already know who got the most mentions in the movie and music categories.

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