Perfectionism can lead to procrastination; how do we get started?
Moderation is considered a cornerstone to healthy living, but I just discovered one time when it's definitely not.
I'm not one for rushing. I prefer to take things slowly. But I'm also aware I have only so much time and energy and that can't hope to do everything. Today's quote speaks to me, not only because it's about being kind, but because it recognizes we only have so much time in which to... Continue Reading →
One of the reasons why Shakespeare's plays are still with us and still relevant is because even the simplest lines relate to common human experiences. Take for example, something Hamlet says to his friend Horatio, who gapes in wonder at the ghost of Hamlet's father. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than... Continue Reading →
It's the first day of November, and along with nearly half a million other crazy people, I will be writing a 50,000-word novel in the next thirty days. Welcome to NaNoWriMo. This month, I'll be sharing quotes to cheer on my colleagues (and myself!) as we fly and slog our way through this creative marathon.... Continue Reading →
I'm on a "baby-step" kick right now, trying to be patient with processes that are huge, complicated, and slow. The last two weeks have been full of days that did not go as planned, to such a degree that it's easy to look back over my day and beat myself up for not having accomplished... Continue Reading →
There are two kinds of change: the change we resist, and the change we long for. When it comes to the changes I am eager for (losing weight, finishing a quilt that's taken me months of work, re-organizing my studio), I want instant results. I want to be done yesterday. Instant changes are rare. Even... Continue Reading →
I'm pretty sure when E. M. Forster wrote about letting go of our planned life, he was thinking about the big picture — those ideas we have when we are kids about marriage, children, and career, where we're going to live, who we're going to be. I've had to do that in the past. Getting... Continue Reading →