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I was in prison for eight years. Okay, I taught yoga in a military prison for eight years. The men in my classes weren’t hardened criminals like the big institutional reformatories. Just ones caught in drug and … sexual offenses. Okay, some of them were a little scary. On the other hand, many of the …

Poet,  Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg wrote, “[Mary] Oliver’s writing is a gateway drug to poetry, gently and fiercely cajoling would-be readers into the wilds of the shining earth and living poem…Oliver’s poems landed on thousands of refrigerator doors and in multitudes of journals, scribbled by people at wit’s end finding solace in the questions she asked, such as …

I challenged myself to create a different version of an ice cream cone as part of a 20-day creative workout. So far I have 16 cones and relentless craving for ice cream. Next time I think I’ll do celery. What would you choose?  You can find my ice cream cone work so far here on Facebook and …

I noticed that when I hang out with my creativity, it wants to hang out with me. Just thinking about it can be enough for me to break through resistance to a tiny step which then leads to momentum. Writing and reading about creativity does the same thing, so I thought I’d share these ideas, …

“I’m just not creative” “I can’t draw like that.” “I wish I could write, but I can’t.” “This isn’t good enough.” “I’m not good at art.. writing… etc.” I want everyone to experience the province of creative delight the way I do… yet, I wasn’t always in this place of liberation myself, so… there’s that. …